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  • It's Lightroom update time again! New cameras (including the Canon R5/R6), lens profiles and bug fixes, and the ability to disable built-in lens corrections for specific new cameras. Here's the usual list

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  1. LouieSherwin

    Clearing up disk space. Tips and guidance is needed

    I almost exclusively use the Reject flag in my workflow to manage my deletions. In addition I have an extensive set of filter presets that are active when browsing the Library that all hide Rejects. This will immediately hide the image when I type "X" this allows me to focus on the remaining...
  2. LouieSherwin

    Replace NAS or cloud storage ?

    Does your Mac have Thunderbolt 2 or3 port? If so you might want to consider making the jump to a more flexible 4 bay Thunderbolt enclosure. It will consolidate multiple dries into one box and minimize cables and power. You want something that supports hot swapping drives and JBOD (Just a bunch...
  3. LouieSherwin

    Library module What do you put in the IPTC State/Province field for the UK?

    All of this highlights my frustration with the limited scope of the IPTC Location fields. As far as I can tell they almost never map to a real location so I am always having figure out how fill them. They seem to been created by a committee ;) based in good ol' USA. most of the world does not...
  4. LouieSherwin

    Problems Crashing and Syncing

    Hi John, Would you please clarify the precise version of Lightroom you are using? The best place to get that information is using System Info... from the help menu. Please copy and paste the first 5 lines from the System info window. That will give us the exact version and os release that you...
  5. LouieSherwin

    Catalogs Classic vs Lightroom - trying to unravel a mess

    Hi Ed, To follow on what Johan has said. The problem that you have is that Collections do not correlate to storage. Your physical storage is represented by the folders on your drives. Each image can only be in one folder. Collections are your logical storage and images can come from...
  6. LouieSherwin

    White Balance/Color Space Questions on VueScan DNG & TIFF Files

    Hi Ken, Yes it sounds like the VueScan Default Scanner color space is making a best guess of what an "average scanner" colors would be. So exporting the scan into another color space Pro Photo RGB for example would carry forward that "best guess" in to Pro Photo RGB. That is a big difference...
  7. LouieSherwin

    White Balance/Color Space Questions on VueScan DNG & TIFF Files

    Scanners are like any other RBG device in that the color measurements are unique to each device. So in order to get the most accurate color rendition from you scans you will need to create a device specific color profile. This is possible only for color pictures (reflective) or slides (positive...
  8. LouieSherwin

    Calibrating Monitor

    I suggest that you checkout the tutorials by Andrew Rodney, particularly the one Why my prints are too dark. He goes into the details of what is needed to setup your monitor profile and viewing conditions to get the best possible match. -louie
  9. LouieSherwin

    Edit original in photoshop changes capture time, other oddities

    Hi @Ferguson , The rules that Lightroom uses to populate the date used to be documented back in V3.x, However, that snippet of information was removed and does not seem to be something that Adobe wants to tell us. As I recall it was quite involved. I have found that the only way to avoid...
  10. LouieSherwin

    Why is YYYY/YYYY-MM not a subfolder option for cataloging?

    I use the fully annotated date (YYYY/YYYY-MM/YYYY-MM-DD) for my folder structure. The primary reason is that when using any other application (Finder, Explorer or other) there is no question about where you are in your storage. It is always easy to aggregate by year or month setting your...
  11. LouieSherwin

    Calibrating Monitor

    He recently reorganized his main site and posted low resolution videos to YouTube. Here is the link to the high resolution video. Video tutorial: Why are my prints too dark
  12. LouieSherwin

    Calibrating Monitor

    For more detail about why this works check out Andrew Rodney's video tutorial "Why are my Prints are too dark?". -louie
  13. LouieSherwin

    Question about XMP files

    Since you are running MacOS the simplest way to implement an incremental backup is to allocate a large external drive to TimeMachine. This will backup your entire system including the Lightroom and all your images. It will keep track of any changed files and allow you to recover from any...
  14. LouieSherwin

    Using Backblaze for Online Backup for Lightroom.

    Hi John, Hard to say exactly what has happened but obviously Lightroom is not dealing with the situation. The truth is that Lightroom is not the best tool to use to move large amounts of images from one drive (HD or SSD) to another. Any number of minor or major errors can cause it t abort as it...
  15. LouieSherwin

    Converting a collection to a smart collection

    All of my import presets put all new images into date based folders so the images for a specific shoot or project almost always reside in multiple folders. Putting all the images in to one top level collection gives me one clearly identified place to to to see all the images captured for that...
  16. LouieSherwin

    Converting a collection to a smart collection

    You should not think that normal (static) Collections and Smart Collections as mutually exclusive. Their different characteristics are both useful. For example I do all my image processing, development, keywording, etc. in normal Collections. These are project based, i.e. a specific shoot...
  17. LouieSherwin

    All files on camera card recognized as "new", when they're not

    Hi David, I also rename as part of my import preset and when traveling I don't delete images or reformat my cards until I get home. As of my last trip in December I was able to do as you are trying and have the Import dialog identify and import only the images not previously imported. As...
  18. LouieSherwin

    Missing files

    You can also use the Open context menu, Right Click on the file in Finder and select the application from the resulting list. Other than that you have to change them one by one or globally for every file on your computer with the same extension. I wish there were a way to apply the change to a...
  19. LouieSherwin

    Recommendation for best monitor for photo editing

    This is primarily a function of your OS and having the correct print driver software installed. Then in Lightroom you will need to make them visible by adding them to Lightroom's internal profile list. You do this while in the Print module, Print Job tab, Color Management, Profile pull down...
  20. LouieSherwin

    Exporting problem

    Hi Graham, Are you unable to switch to another running application by CMD-TAB? Or can you access Force Quit (Opt-Cmd-Esc)? Then just force quit Lightroom. Also is is perhaps due to one or more specific files. A good way to safely continue testing would be to select the same images and...
  21. LouieSherwin

    Hello, friends. Please, help.

    I suggest that you inquire to PPA.COM a large organization of professional photographers who could be interested in your services. -louie
  22. LouieSherwin

    Developing from old prints

    For the definitive guide of camera scanning of old slides and film take a look at Peter Krogh's multi-media eBook Digitizing Your Photos with Your Camera and Lightroom. If you have a lot color negatives as apposed to color transparencies then you may want to consider VueScan if you already...
  23. LouieSherwin

    Import synced photos

    Also you can specify a different location where Lightroom stores the images downloaded from Creative Cloud (CC). This option is accessible in the Lightroom Preferences, Lightroom Sync tab, Location section. Once you change this all future images synced form the CC will be put into this new...
  24. LouieSherwin

    Need help with Locations in Maps

    I found this tool much easier to use than trying to twiddle Lightroom to make permanent updates. You can select which fields are overwritten and you can easily override the suggested field value if you want. I generally make a selection in Lightroom and use the "One-by-One" option, update the...
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