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    95% size reduction when converting 16-bit tiffs to DNG (!!??)

    I'm running some tests on ProRAW files from an iPhone 14 Pro. The photos were sent via AirPlay from the iPhone 14 Pro to another iPhone, where they synced to iCloud and from there to the Photos app on my iMac*. I exported (as originals) these images, and imported into LrC. The total file size...
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    import iphone photos ( are optimized on phone, but have Full Res in Apple photos on mac mini)

    Since you said you had "download originals to this Mac" checked, you simply could select all the photos you want to get into LrC, export as originals from Photos to a folder of your choice, then import into LrC from that folder. There is (was?) no need to redownload all the files from iCloud to...
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    Converting Cr3 files to dng

    You shouldn't have to convert the CR3 files to DNG in order to send them to PS via "Edit in." I send .CR3 files from LR to PS all the time. Is it only the .CR3 files that you cannot send to PS via "Edit in"? Are these files on an external drive that is not connected so you are working off of...
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    Less metadata, please...

    You might take a look at this plugin: http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies/metadata-viewer You can build your customized metadata view pretty easily.
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    lrcat file missing - no recent backup - urgent help needed

    1. Since you should be backing up your your main drive regularly anyway (best method = runs automatically so you don't have to initiate in manually), your #1 would be taken care of by setting up a good general backup strategy 2. I have LR make backups EVERY time I quit LR. Doesn't take that...
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    Preparing to meet one's maker...

    So many of the articles I have come across are focusing on the (very important!) issue of PRESERVATION of data. (Obviously, if the data is gone, nothing else matters.). BUT, it strikes me that equally important is how to have others ACCESS the data in a relatively straightforward manner. If...
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    Preparing to meet one's maker...

    Well, I've clearly poked the bear! Thanks to all for your responses! My feeling is that the legacy probably doesn't have to extend more than 1 or 2 generations after us. I think if someone told me that they found all the photos taken by the first ancestor of mine to come to the New World in...
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    Preparing to meet one's maker...

    My photo collection is getting close to 20,000 edited and published photos, of which probably about 75% are family photos dating back to 1975 (pre-2003 photos are all scans). Being just shy of my 70th birthday, I figure that I have most likely someplace between 10 and a maximum of 20 years to...
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    Jeffrey’s “Folder Publisher” Lightroom Plugin need ask a question

    You are mixing up two concepts: The amount of compression ("jpg quality") to apply to an image file rendered by Lightroom to be exported (save on a hard drive, published to a publish service, etc.) The bad effects of repeatedly opening a jpg file, saving it (perhaps after working on it)...
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    video import (.mov) fails

    FWIW, I just ran into the same issue with video importing failing with LrC 11.5 on a Mac. Same message. I quit and restarted LrC, which did not help. I then noticed that in the Import preview, new videos had the words “Preview not available” on them, which I hadn’t seen before. I rebooted...
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    11.5 update still does not fix the "truncated metadata fields" bug in LrC for Mac, alas

    I have, indeed, quite a while ago! If I were allowed to do so, I would upvote again!
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    11.5 update still does not fix the "truncated metadata fields" bug in LrC for Mac, alas

    This has been outstanding since 10.2, IIRC, and although it was fixed on the PC side, it still is an issue on the Mac.
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    Upgrade to Mac OS Monterey?

    I personally never upgrade MacOS before the X.1 version is out, and recently (since Mojave) never until the X.2 version is out. There have been too many reports of bugs, and the recent new OS versions haven't had any new features that I consider to be "must haves," so I'm not motivated to...
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    Should I keep my Lightroom Catalog Backup on a separate drive?

    I think this is an excellent solution! I have never investigated Acronis for Mac, although I do use it on my wife's PC to backup her machine to an external drive. IIRC, Acronis does use a proprietary format for storing the files on the target, which some folks consider a disadvantage over...
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    Should I keep my Lightroom Catalog Backup on a separate drive?

    If one uses cloning software such as Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper! to backup multiple source drives to a single target drive, I find it convenient to partition the target drive (1 partition for each source drive to be backed up). If one formats the drive as APFS, then one doesn't have to...
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