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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

    Thank you. So that means that I will not be able to run both LR 6 Perpetual and LR Classic CC on the same machine? I need to have access to, and be able to modify, my LR 6 catalogue while I run the trial, so if LR Classic CC overwrites LR 6 I will have to install it on another machine, which is...
  2. 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...
  3. PatrickC

    Sound when Re-sizing Brush

    Today I discovered an issue with the workaround. You can use Alt-Gr to re-size the brush, but if you then use the brush while still holding Alt-Gr it appears to temorarily apply the auto mask, though it doesn't check the automask box. Yiu have to Alt-Gr, change the brush size, then Alt to paint...
  4. PatrickC

    Sound when Re-sizing Brush

    Okay, I've done a bit of Googling. Gnits was right, in a way. Alt activates the menu - as soon as you press it the underlines show up in the menu to tell you which letter to press to activate the menu item. Obviously [ or ] are not assigned to any menu item, so it beeps an error warning. This is...
  5. PatrickC

    Sound when Re-sizing Brush

    Not much point reporting it. I'm on a perpetual license and I object to being railroaded into a subscription, especially since I am now semi-retired. Adobe have already said they don't plan to support people like me, so I guess that's it. Doubly annoying since I was deeply involved from the...
  6. PatrickC

    Sound when Re-sizing Brush

    It's not that. This happens when I hold Alt and use the brackets to re-size the brush. The Alt makes the brush delete areas of mask, the brackets make the brush larger or smaller. The key combination is correct; without the Alt it adds to the mask, with the Alt it deletes. The sound issue only...
  7. 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?
  8. PatrickC

    Video in Slideshows

    Sorry, I should have answered this before. The problem was with the Playback>Audio>Audio Balance slider in the Slideshow module. Although I didn't have any background music, with the slider set at anything other than fully towards the 'Video' end, this problem occurred. To be honest, the...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. PatrickC

    Creative Cloud only?

    Can someone explain what the benefits are in dng? When they were first introduced, and since, I have followed the arguments, but I couldn't see any real advantage. It is, after all, just another way of representing original pixels recorded in a digital camera. But it strips away any quirky...
  12. PatrickC

    Creative Cloud only?

    And thereby hang some of the problems we face today. We are held captive - enslaved even. Our apparent purpose in life is to enrich the corporations who control the world. These days they don't need to own it, the control is economic not geographic. Catch 22: use a product which works well, but...
  13. PatrickC

    Creative Cloud only?

    Yep, I would suggest that Apple look hard and fast at supporting Lightroom users to make the transition. I will not be coerced into buying in to a Cloud model. If that's the way Adobe go, then they lose me as a customer, even though I was very active in the LR1 beta program, work and advice...
  14. PatrickC

    Graphics Card Woes

    I finally solved this, after endless hours of waiting for the seond monitor image to update and frustrating lags every time I used the spot removal tool, with unpredictable pauses before the secondary window image would update after making changes. This is what I have found - I hope it might...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. PatrickC

    printing problems

    If I understand correctly what your problem is, all you need to do is go to Page Setup (button on bottom left), then go into the printer controller and change the number of prints there. I think this is different from changing it from the Print button. Patrick Cunningham
  18. PatrickC

    Custom XMP Templates - Alamy Submissions

    Okay I took the plunge and the plugin seems to work fine. I don't understand why it isn't possible to make this into a Publish service but it doesn't really matter. I like the way it handles the three-tier keyword system Alamy uses; it creates two Alamy-specific keyword fields for the Essential...
  19. PatrickC

    Slideshow comprising mixed images and videos?

    We use Lightroom for the same application. We use the LR slideshow with the projector set up as the second screen, set to display the slideshow full screen. On the computer, LR occupies most of the screen with a Finder (Windows Explorer) window just below which contains the video clips. The...
  20. PatrickC

    File naming conventions

    I've never understood the desire to use the filename to replicate information which is held elsewhere. You are using Nikon, so you have the option to make use of the alphabetical part of the camera generated file name to add your initials. The image number can be set to be sequential, not...
  21. PatrickC

    Custom XMP Templates - Alamy Submissions

    Reviving an old thread because it carries on. Today, I discovered this: http://www.lightroom-plugins.com/AlamyIndex.php Although it doesn't make use of the Lightroom Publish Service (I think because it seems to have been developed for LR2) it does seem to fulfil my needs in managing my Alamy...
  22. PatrickC

    After some 20 yrs transitioning to Apple ...

    I use both. The most remarkable tool on the Mac is Spotlight - it'll find pretty much whatever you're looking for in a trice! When we first got the Mac I spent ages trying to find out how to uninstall a program. Eventually discovered you just drag it to the trash; now, that really shouldn't be...
  23. 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...
  24. PatrickC

    "Finished" Lock

    That would go a long way to help with my problems - see http://www.lightroomqueen.com/community/showthread.php?10570-Laptop-Desktop-Compatibility-Enhancements (doesn't seem to be gaining much interest) - so yes please! Patrick Cunningham
  25. 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...
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