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    Develop module LR 5.3 gets slower and slower the more I use it

    Upgrading to a newer version solved the problem, thank you.
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    Develop module LR 5.3 gets slower and slower the more I use it

    I have a lot of hand made presets, and I notice the newer LR uses a different preset format, I dont want to risk losing all my old presets. In terms of performance, what type of response time can I expect, on the subscription version LR? Does it do all the processing on the server side and I...
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    Develop module LR 5.3 gets slower and slower the more I use it

    Laptop spec: i7-8550U CPU @1.8GHZ 16GB RAM 2 x SSD (both >50% free space) Windows 10 No other software running Catalog size: 200GB, about 10k images (mix of DNG and JPG) Full size JPEG preview has been built Images on the first SSD Camera raw cache set to 40GB on the second SSD On the develop...
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    Strange lines on lightroom when viewed using an external monitor

    After I restarted the computer, the problem went away.
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    Strange lines on lightroom when viewed using an external monitor

    I have lightroom 5.x installed on a windows 10 laptop. When I view it on an external monitor, connected via mini hdmi (LG 29" LG 29UM59-P | 29 Inch LCD Monitor | LG HK), I get these weird white drop shadows everywhere. See the attached image, which shows the white lines on the develop module...
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    Develop module Control-Z map to a preset, how to reset or remap?

    You are right. It does look like a bug. After restarting LR, ctrl-z is back to its normal behaviour. So that means its not due to short cut mapping. Thanks.
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    Develop module Control-Z map to a preset, how to reset or remap?

    On lightroom 5.3, in the develop module, when I press control-z, instead of undoing the last change, it applies a preset to the photo. I have been searching for where the mapping is defined but had no luck. Does anyone know? I would like to restore the default keyboard short cut of undo to...
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    Correct setting to export to JPEG without huge file size

    When I reduce the size of the image from 3500 on the long size, to 32xx (all other settings the same), I found that the file size dropped significantly, from 15-20mb to 5-10mb. Also the image actually looks better when zoom in 100%. I tried this with a bunch of images, shot with a canon 5d3 at...
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    Correct setting to export to JPEG without huge file size

    I export to JPEGs with 100% quality, 3500 pixel on the long side and 300 dpi, and I notice that file size range from 15-20mb each. I found that to be huge, considering my 22MP raw file is only 30mb, and 3500 pixel works out to be 15MP. I also don't see the same quality to match what I see...
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    what to look for when buying a laptop to run lightroom?

    A lot of good advice here thank you I would like to stay with a Dell windows laptop unless there is a huge price/performance difference with another brand. From what I have gathered the min requirement is an i7 cpu and 16gb ram. I use an external monitor so screen size is not an issue. I had...
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    what to look for when buying a laptop to run lightroom?

    I am still using an old version of lightroom (5.x) on a 5 yr old dell xps 13 laptop. It is getting slower and slower when processing 30mb raw files from canon cameras. The response time to view photos (even with 1:1 previews built) is a 2-3 sec wait. The photo export function is extremely...
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    How to export a catalog and keep the folder structure?

    Operating System:Windows 7 Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): 5.3 I m trying to export a catalog with selected folder, for external edits. In the library module, I highlighted a few folders, went to file->export as catalog, chose 'build/include smart previews', and save. The...
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    Applying non-text watermark in LR 5.x?

    Thanks! I totally missed that option.
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    Applying non-text watermark in LR 5.x?

    Is there an easy way to apply graphics watermark when exporting photos in LR 5.x? My backup plan is to create a photoshop action for it, but would like to do it in LR if possible.
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    How to read newer raw files using lightroom 5.x?

    I am running lightroom 5.3. I bought a point and shoot camera (panasonic gx85) and lightroom is not able to read the raw files. Is there a way to update my current version of lightroom to read these raw files? I am aware of the adobe dng convertor, but am hoping to keep the workflow simple if...
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