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Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – Quick Start Essentials
Chapter 3 – Import
Chapter 4 – Workspace
Chapter 5 – Library Module
I have a long list of folders – can I change it to show the folder hierarchy?
How does the Synchronize Folder command work?
The time on my camera was incorrect – how do I change it?
Lightroom thinks my photos are missing—how do I fix it?
Chapter 6 – Working with Catalogs
Should I use one big catalog, or multiple smaller catalogs?
How do I move only my photos to another hard drive, leaving the catalog where it is?
How do I back up Lightroom?
How do I move my catalog, photos and other Lightroom files to a new computer?
Chapter 7 – Previews & Speed
Everything in Lightroom is a funny color, but the original photos look perfect in other programs, and the exported photos don’t look like they do in Lightroom either. What could be wrong?
How do I change my monitor profile to check whether it’s corrupted?
The previews are slightly different between Library and Develop and Fit and 1:1 views—why is that?
How can I speed up browsing in Library module?
How can I speed up browsing in Develop module? And what are these Cache*.dat files?
Chapter 8 – Develop Module
Why do my raw photos change color? When the first preview appears, it looks just like it did on the camera—how do I stop it changing?
How do I apply Auto settings to individual sliders?
How do I copy or synchronize my settings with other photos?
How do I change the default settings?
How do I use the different Noise Reduction sliders?
In the Lens Corrections Setup pop-up menu, what’s the difference between Default, Auto & Custom?
What’s the difference between Flow & Density?
Can I select a color tint from the photo itself?
Chapter 9 – Editing in Other Programs
Chapter 10 – Export
Chapter 11 – Publish Services
Chapter 12 – Slideshow Module
Chapter 13 – Print Module
Chapter 14 – Web Module
Chapter 15 – General Troubleshooting
I have a problem with Lightroom – are there any troubleshooting steps I can try?
How do I delete the Preferences file? What is deleted when I delete my Preferences file?
Default File Locations
How do I switch language?
I accidentally deleted my photos from my hard drive and I don’t have backups! Can I create JPEGs from Lightroom’s previews?