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    Lightroom Classic showing different images from Lightroom web

    Hello Jim, This ought to be really easy to implement; the tools to preserve custom order are in place, e.g., as used for albums. May I suggest that you submit a request to Adobe to implement it? You could surely phrase the issue and the solution in their language more clearly than I can! I'll...
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    Lightroom Classic showing different images from Lightroom web

    Jim has suggested several times that you try experimenting with a small collection, so that you can learn what works and what doesn't. This is excellent advice, and is an efficient way to attack difficult problems. He also suggested, I think, that one source of complications is allowing several...
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    Lightroom Classic showing different images from Lightroom web

    I don't use the Cloudy version so I can't offer any help with using it. But I can suggest that you make a small catalog in Classic, and try syncing it to the Cloudy version, and perhaps syncing it in the other direction. More generally, doing experiments on an unimportant test catalog should...
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    What is this?

    It would have been a courtesy to people reading your initial post to have said what "this" is. That is, a title or a brief text saying "What are these weird spots on the right side of the images?" I didn't even see the spots when I looked at the photos, but TBH I figured that, if you couldn't...
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    Exporting opens duplicate copy of target folder in Windows

    Bingo! Thank you. I wonder how that happened. Is it a setting that is a default with a new update of LR CC? I don't recall setting this on purpose.
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    Exporting opens duplicate copy of target folder in Windows

    When I export an image to a particular folder, if that folder is already open in Windows (listed on the taskbar) the export process opens a new copy of the same folder. To be clear, there aren't now new copies of the folder. Instead, the same folder is opened a second time, so that on the...
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    Terence

    I suggest that you make up a small catalog (50-100 images or so) and practice on that until you understand the mechanics of keyword hierarchies. That way, your initial learning steps won't mess up your main catalog.
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    Missing photos help please.

    I'm not sure what the source of your problems is, but here are three suggestions, from the specific to the general. 1. Windows has a specific way to assign drive letters like C:\ , D:\, etc. Beyond D:\ it assigns the first available drive letter. So if you have several external drives, which...
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    Lightroom Unable to Megrge

    It used to be said that doing lens corrections in LR before trying to merge was advisable. I don't know if that's still sound advice. But from all the advice above it sounds like there are pretty extreme distortions from a wide angle lens. So it might be worth a try. Does PT GUI do lens...
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    Error in Creating Panoramas

    I'm no expert, but I vaguely recall hearing advice to apply Lens Correction to each image before starting the merge. Is this still considered good practice? At least it ought to minimize edge distortions. And, FWIW, I always do this (LR 10.2 and earlier) and don't get "Unable to Merge" messages.
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    Metadata Conflict

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    High Anxiety: LR Catalog 140k Missing Files/Human Error

    One more thing: I don't know about Mac's or how one does backup on them, or RAID drives for that matter, but if your backup system writes to the RAID drive, probably automatically, it would be important to shut that down. Ditto for any process that writes to the RAID drives without your taking...
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    High Anxiety: LR Catalog 140k Missing Files/Human Error

    Others here can doubtless provide more authoritative advice, but I've always been advised to avoid writing anything new to a drive from which you hope to recover data. This was on PC's, and I bet it's the same with Mac's. The idea is that if you delete a file, the data are still there, but the...
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    A Confused Newbie

    One way to help you decide whether Lightroom works for you would be to start small. Make a small catalog and work/play with it a bit. Learn something about the power of keywords--they help you find photos without a highly elaborate folder system. I'd start doing this on something that's not...
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    Photos previously posted to Flickr are being marked "Modified"

    Thanks. I guess the good news is that I didn't do something to cause this. And who knows if the update had something to do with it. It started after I updated, for what that's worth...
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    Photos previously posted to Flickr are being marked "Modified"

    I recently upgraded to LR 10.1 . I have a Published Collection under Publish Services/Flickr of the images I've posted to Flickr. Ever since the update, more and more of these are being put in a category or tab "Modified photos to re-published". I don't believe I have done anything to modify...
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    Deleted most recent catalog! Need help re-importing, pls.

    It is critically important that you understand that the catalog is a database. It contains info about the images, not the images themselves. So importing your images does not make a new copy of them. The images can be anywhere in your system as long as LR knows where that is. Take a look at the...
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    Not quite Clueless Newbie but almost.

    I didn't express myself clearly. What I meant is that one might be tempted to design a file structure based on topics rather than other options such as dates. Being aware of the power of keywords might influence the choice of file structure. And with a small trial catalog and datastructure one...
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    Not quite Clueless Newbie but almost.

    A good practice is to start small, and make a relatively small catalog and file structure, and see how it goes. This will help you road-test whether your initial ideas about organizing a massive set of photos will actually work for you. It will also make the task seem less overwhelming. Another...
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    Lightroom STILL doesn't make images unique

    Here are a few more factoids that might help. 1. I'm attaching a screenshot of the altered image I sometimes (seemingly at random) get when I try various things with the images. It looks to me like the first or a very early image in the image stack--the focus in the front. This implies that at...
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    Lightroom STILL doesn't make images unique

    Edit to add: I checked whether the photos would look different if I applied my usual preset to them. One of them looked different; then I removed the preset and the changes persisted. When I looked at the other two, I got what I think is the OP's experience, namely that the proper photo would...
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    Lightroom STILL doesn't make images unique

    I don't know if this will clarify or muddy the waters further. I was curious to see whether the photos look the same on my computer (Win 10, running LrC 9.2.1) or different as most folks have reported. Sure enough, they looked somewhat different. But then I noticed that a develop preset I often...
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    Lightroom STILL doesn't make images unique

    5. As I understand it, several Helicon output files that are known to be different (e.g. by viewing in Photoshop) look the same in LR. What happens if you go into Develop and make some kind of minor change, such as a small tweak to texture or vibrance or clarity? I gather from previous threads...
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    Lightroom STILL doesn't make images unique

    I can't follow all the twists and turns of this, but a good general philosophy for problem solving is to divide the universe of possibilities into two roughly equal-sized chunks and rule one chunk out. Progressive iterations narrow down the problem. Is it correct that the problem lies in how...
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    Can't delete "Deleted photos to remove" from a collection

    Thanks. For reasons that are lost in the mists of time, it was actually in Publish Services under Flickr, but I don't think I ever published to Flickr straight from that. So I selected all the photos, added them to a regular collection, then deleted the images in the collection that was under...
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