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    LR version's file names

    Recently I had to restore my catalog, which got me looking at my back-up process. Attached screen shot shows what I think is all the important "stuff." I don't trust my "knowledge" (or more precisely my lack thereof) since experience has proven I sometimes make very dumb mistakes. If I'm...
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    renaming files

    I just discover that somehow (I am still baffled how) the file names on my hard drive & LR are different. I know they matched at one time since the empty cells still show the various VCs & color labels. So renaming should be easy -- library & rename… well not my day. Attempting to rename, I...
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    Any method to pull files that are NOT virtual copies from a group?

    Early on I added keywords to all appropriate files, whether I worked on them via VCs or not. It's now dawning on me that, when reviewing types of images, all I really want to see are the VCs that I worked on, not the many more numerous images that I chose to not process. I see that I can...
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    backup file not found in previous location

    Per my previous 'compact cell info' post, I had to access my back-up file to retrieve all the LR files, virtual copies, etc. Now I just discovered that the backup file is not appearing where it has always been located before. The 2020-11-22 2322 was, as dated, done two days ago & is the...
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    backup file not going to previous location...?

    Per my previous 'compact cell info' post, I had to access my back-up file to retrieve all the LR files, virtual copies, etc. Now I just discovered that the backup file is not appearing where it has always been located before. The 2020-11-22 2322 was, as dated, done two days ago & is the...
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    Can't find back-up file

    Per my previous 'compact cell info' post, I had to access my back-up file to retrieve all the LR files, virtual copies, etc. Now I just discovered that the backup file is not appearing where it has always been located before. The 2020-11-22 2322 was, as dated, done two days ago & is the...
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    compact cell info

    After a short power outage literally 1ish second after a back-up completed, when starting LR again, I had the proverbial cupboard was bare. LR thought I was starting from scratch; no photos were imported. I accessed the back-up file & LR restored my tens of thousands previous work. That is a...
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    only one specific keyword, not all, does not export

    I've been exporting selected processed VCs as TIFs to make it easier for my kids at some point to sort through my obsession (not theirs, but that's ok.) I've been including the tags, & I just noticed that one of the keywords (faces) is not included in the TIF files. All the other keywords that...
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    exporting files

    While I've been scrupulous backing up the LR catalog & the original imports, I've been concerned that the work I've put into the VCs seems thin; maybe I worry too much. I'm still using the stand-alone LR6, so there's no cloud backup involved. I'm about to start culling my way too many adjusted...
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    saving metadata to file

    Hello LR folks, While I've been very good backing up my original photo files & LR catalog, I have not been saving the metadata when I develop them. I've decided finally to export at full size as back up for my thousands of developed virtual copies. (For any who care for my motiviation to do...
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    can't add keywords

    Operating System: Windows 7 Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info):6.6.1 While for a very long time, I was diligent with keywording, for quite awhile I have not. Just tried to add some, & LR is not applying them. When I do add one i(clicking on the keyword), the check mark shows...
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    well, not really printing, but how to export with a pre-set

    I've never previously wanted to export a file with a pre-set. What I've exported is what I've wanted. What I'm trying to accomplish is to lighten a batch of photos a stop or two for a TV monitor I know runs dark. Is there a method to do this within LR without adding an external pre-set, or is...
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    to remove a photo from the survey view

    I know that when the photos are in the grid view of the survey, clicking on the X removes it. What I'd like to be able to do is, with a group of photos, to remove individual photos when going through them in the loupe view with out having to go back to the grid.
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    invert/reverse tone curve?

    I recall (which I admit is not the most reliable device) reading somewhere that there was a "trick" to reverse the curve so that the LH black point is at the top, dropping to the lower RH corner, making the white end dark, effectively making a negative. Is there? Thanks.
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    gradient filter & alt key (PC)

    I'm a bit confused... Read that holding the alt key & starting the gradient filter expanded the outer lines away from the center, & that's what I'm seeing. But also read that it allowed the gradient to start on the inside of the image, not the edge, & I'm not seeing that; the effect goes...
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    image selection on filmstrip

    I'm not at all certain where I got the impression (& incorrectly is quite possible) that if I selected an image in Library & went to Develop, that the selected image would be the one highlighted on the Develop filmstrip. That is not happening. It's only an annoyance when I know (when in...
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    new computer (& I knew I'd get stuck)

    Hello all, Going from my son's old laptop w/ barely enough memory to run LR3 to a new computer. I assume it is a better path to get LR3 installed & established before I go to LR5, my end goal. All photo files have always been imported to an external drive. This remains & the drive letter is...
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    cropping tool will not select custom aspect ratio

    After years of great pleasure using LR (now 3.4.1), finally a bug has caught up to me; my turn had to come. Any other issues I've ever had could be traced by to user error. The Develop screen starts with "original" & I can actually select "custom." But as soon as I move an edge, it goes to...
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    smart collection shows no photos

    Long ago I made a smart collection to show photos that have been modified. It showed the number of photos in the collection, but when I just tried to enter the collection, got a message of no photos. Deleted the collection, tried again (set for all, modified, true), a quantity again...
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    shorten the listing of std develop presets?

    I created a folder that I was going to use to hide the presets that I never/rarely expect to use. (I'm not trying to delete them as I've read that LR will not delete a std develop preset anyway.) However, unless I'm missing something, I see that LR will only copy, not cut & paste, them to the...
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    import question - from folders on memory card

    Importing from a card reader where the camera puts the photos for each month in a separate folder. Nice for me since I download every month. LR3 doesn't seem to let me drill down to the folder level. Seeing the images is nice, but simply marking all images in a folder was easier. I'll certainly...
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    When returning to grid from viewing enlarged images, returns differnt location

    Happening more frequently lately so that it's becoming annoying... When in Libraray mode, starting from the grid, if I view an image individually & magnify it, when I return to the grid, my location in the grid is several screens away. It seems to happen more if I move around the image when...
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    all virtual copies disappeared?!

    The good news is that when I reloaded from my back-up, they were all there with all the work I put into them. Luckily all I lost was a couple hours of adding keywords. But...my question is, "Any idea how I did that so I don't do it again?" The last BIG thing I did was marked all images &...
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    Re: error msg - lightroom 2 corrupt (oh what fun I'm about to have...)

    error msg - lightroom 2 corrupt (oh what fun I'm about to have...) After reading some of the posts on corruption, trying to figure out what exactly I should do, an unabashed plea for help seems the most appropriate concrete step I can take. It is curious to me that I went into LR without any...
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    more precise method to alter a gray color via HSL?

    When trying to adjust gray (usually tree trunks) to be lighter or darker, not a different color, the adjustment also affects the yellow, red, green, etc. (usually leaves) that make up the gray. Is there any way to limit its affect on the component colors? The tone curve does the trick if there's...
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