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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. PatrickC

    Perpetual to CC

    I have resisted being blackmailed by Adobe into joining their subscription-based money drain, but a friend showed me some of the recent additions to the toolset and I want to try it out in the hope that I can persuade myself to maintain my principled stance. I am forced to admit that it is...
  2. PatrickC

    Sound when Re-sizing Brush

    Just a minor irritation; when re-sizing a minus brush, ie when holding down the Alt key, when using the [ and ] (square brackets) it plays the Windows asterisk sound. Does anybody know a) why? and b) can I stop it doing this?
  3. PatrickC

    Video in Slideshows

    We did our first presentation using LR 5.2 today. The talk includes two short video clips, with sound. When it got to the first of these it played immediately (oh joy! no more scrabbling into Quicktime!), but the sound was at first loud, then went too quiet to hear requiring me to turn up the...
  4. PatrickC

    5.2 Official; Will it ever be released?

    I purchased the Lightroom 5 upgrade but I have held off from installing it because of worries over the functionality of 5.0. Instead I decided to wait for the official release of 5.2, but I seem to have been waiting a very long time. This worries me, since it indicates that there might be some...
  5. PatrickC

    Graphics Card Woes

    My old faithful MSI NX8600GTS T2D graphics card died - a clearly overheated power control component - so I invested in what I thought would improve things, a Gigabyte Geforce GTX 550 Ti, faster with more ram and all the trimmings required for Photoshop to use the graphics ram. The GTX 550 Ti is...
  6. PatrickC

    Changing the Metadata Panel Contents

    In this thread http://www.lightroomqueen.com/community/showthread.php?11893-Customizing-your-Metadata-panel Mark Sirota explains how to change what fields are displayed in the metadata panel. I have Jeffrey Friedl's plugin but it doesn't give me the result I want. Specifically I want some of...
  7. PatrickC

    Keyword searches and CAPITALISATION

    I use a hierarchical structure for keywording. My top-level keywords are all non-export, and I use a convention of capitalising non-export keywords. But sometimes I want to add the same word as an exportable keyword. EG under 'WEATHER' I might have the exportable keyword 'weather', which I...
  8. PatrickC

    Laptop/Desktop Compatibility Enhancements

    Posted to Adobe's Lightroom feature requests; posted here for discussion - how useful would these features be for you? If 'useful', please add your endorsement here; it will help to encourage Adobe to address these issues. Other suggestions re:laptop/desktop use welcome. [hr] Many...
  9. PatrickC

    Caption Shortcut

    I'm just trying to improve my captioning and keywording workflow by learning/using more keyboard shortcuts. Is there one for adding a caption? I find using the Wacom pen and the keyboard is clumsy. I can add keywords using ctrl-k, but I can't find how to get into the Caption field without...
  10. PatrickC

    'Will Export' Keywords should be copiable in the Library module

    Well, the title says it all really. If you select 'will export' in the Keyword Tags pane, Lightroom displays the keywords which will be exported. While revising my images with Alamy, I realised that there is no way to simply copy these 'will export' keywords because you can't select them. In...
  11. PatrickC

    Print Module Text

    I thought I'd pretty much explored all the areas of Lightroom which could be useful to me, but today I found what I think is a distinct weakness, so I can feel a feature request going Adobe's way, unless someone can enlighten me first. I'm trying to do a simple thing; just produce a 'contact...
  12. PatrickC

    Export for PAL video

    We're working on a video project which will make extensive use of stills. Is there a standard format to export images to the PAL image size, bearing in mind that PAL pixels are not square? Patrick Cunningham
  13. PatrickC

    Kewords: Copying 'Will Export'.

    I have been doing some work on reworking the keywording of images, some of which I have previously uploaded to my PhotoShelter account. I now want to update the keywords on the corresponding PhotoShelter images, but I don't want the endless hours to re-upload the images. I'm prepared to do the...
  14. PatrickC

    Lightroom Interpolation

    Does anyone know how much effort Adobe put in to the interpolation algorithms? The general rule when interpolating with PS is to only inteerpolate in +1'% increments - as far as I know, this still stands in the latest versions CS3/4. Obviously it isn't possible to do this when exporting from...
  15. PatrickC

    Brush tool improvements

    Now that I have a faster system, I find I am using the Brush tool much more, eg to burn in out-of-gamut highlights instead of using Highlight Recovery. It's great, but a little limited and could be improved. Most frustrating is how the auto mask works. There needs to be a 'feather' option to...
  16. PatrickC

    Slider sensitivity

    There are plenty of ways to make the various adjustments in Lightroom; using the sliders, using the +/- keys, dragging in the histogram, dragging over the numbers next to the sliders for a finer adjustment, entering numeric values. Before I upgraded, I thought my difficulties were simply down...
  17. PatrickC

    New To Lightroom? The Basics

    This is an edited copy of something I wrote to a friend who is a part-time photographer incidental to her main activities when she was starting out with Lightroom, so apologies if it talks about some things which are below the necessary expertise threshold for some people. I thought it might be...
  18. PatrickC

    New To Lightroom? The Basics

    This is an edited copy of something I wrote to a friend who is a part-time photographer incidental to her main activities when she was starting out with Lightroom, so apologies if it talks about some things which are below the necessary expertise threshold for some people. I thought it might be...
  19. PatrickC

    Locks on Panels - cross posted to Adobe

    Cross posted to Adobe feature request forum: There are several places in Lightroom where it is too easy to inadvertently move or change things. Sometimes it is just a minor irritation, but one which in aggregate slows down the workflow. Other times there can be more serious knock-on effects. It...
  20. PatrickC

    The New System Revealed (Windows)

    Upgrade time came and I decided to go for speed. Ready-made PCs with a high enough spec are mostly set up for gaming, so I decided to go it alone. Here's what I ended up with: Motherboard: Asus P5Q-E RAM: 4GB Corsair Dominator RAM Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q955' processor Graphics card: MSI...
  21. PatrickC

    Lightroom Fails to open with....

    ....message:Database "H:\Lightroom\LR2Catalogue\LR2Catalogue.lrcat": column absolutePath is not unique Statement: INSERT INTO AgLibraryRootFolder( id_local, id_global, absolutePath, name, relativePathFromCatalog ) VALUES( ?, ?, ?, ?, ? ); in a dialogue box. Click once, it reappears; click again...
  22. PatrickC

    Copying collection membership (only) between computers

    As many who lurk here, we use a laptop and a PC, both with LR installed. Generally, I use the PC (Windows XP) and Sue uses the laptop (Mac Book Pro). I've worked out a fairly foolproof system of downloading images from the card to the Mac, doing some basic fixing and keywording there...
  23. PatrickC

    Custom XMP Templates - Alamy Submissions

    I have a vague memory of reading somewhere ages ago that it is possible to make LR see fields in a customised XMP template, but I can't find it again. I think this was way back during the beta stage. This arises because of Alamy. They have introduced a 3-tier keywording system, with Essential...
  24. PatrickC

    Lightroom Keywording (again)

    Some of you may remember my posts about transferring over five years of keywording into Lightroom. It's now done (almost!). I've been away travelling for three months and have only just got back to finishing it off. Before going further, I should say that in accordance with my normal practice...
  25. PatrickC

    Importing Files: Added Option for Importing Keywords

    Would it be possible to add an option to 'Ignore Case' when importing files with existing keywords? At the moment, if I have 'country' as a keyword tag in LR and I import a file with a keyword 'country', LR will find the tag and assign it to the imported image. But if the file has 'Country' as...
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