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  1. lbeck

    Can keyword associations be copied from one catalog to another?

    I've been manipulating my Lr catalogs for some time now. Mostly because my "master" catalog became bloated with more than 45K photos. My latest manipulation was to parse out about 3000 images of scanned 35mm slides into a separate catalog . The primary reason for this latest activity is that...
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    Best way to resolve highlight clipping

    I've used an inexpensive slide scanner to scan a number of 35mm slides and return JPGs. Most of the slides came out well but several have some serious highlight clipping. I've tried using conventional exposure/cloning/healing/adjustment brush with unacceptable results (the clipped images look...
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    6.0 won't update

    I recently needed to reinstall Windows 10 on a repaired laptop. On reinstalling apps I tried to update 6.0 that I installed from a purchased DVD. Trying to update to at least 6.1 to enable the Lr dehaze plugin I get the message that it won't install in 6.0. How do I update?
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    Any news on Lr Perpetual crashing on facial recognition?

    I've spent some time searching and reviewing posts regarding this (e.g., Here and here) Unfortunately, and disappointingly, the perpetual license isn't really perpetual.... I may or may not pay the monthly fee that Adobe is apparently wanting to extort from us, but I want first to see if...
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    Question regarding combining/consolidating catalog

    I have a bloated catalog that I'm trying to consolidate. I have a number of files that I have renamed to remove the long prefix (from e.g., 20000223-75-10-06 1200.JPG to 75-10-06 1200.jpg). This will help me to search and to reorder my library. I currently have 940 of these renamed files in...
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    Can I sort by "Photo has Develop adjustments"?

    I've rescanned thousands of photos with new hardware to get better resolution than was used decades ago. I'm in the process of combining these rescanned photos into my master catalog and don't want to lose previous keywords and most edits (cropping, exposure, etc.). I've parsed out photos...
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    Combine catalogs and keep keywords

    This query is similar to the one that I posted here a few months ago but different enough that I decided to post. Forgive me if this is considered a re-post. I'm continuing to optimize my major catalog and have kept some archives along the way. Recently, I purchased a better slide scanner and...
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    Convert NEF to smaller file size

    I tend to capture using NEF. Though most of my photos are scenery I have many that do not need the extra dynamic range editing capability afforded by the raw file format. I see that I can convert to DNG but that doesn't appear to produce a smaller file. Also, I can export and get a JPEG...
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    How do I unburden my catalog from unused photos?

    Over the years I've used the option [Remove from Lightroom] rather than [Delete from disk] because I may want the photos later. This has satisfied my deletion paranoia but I now find that I have a few thousand photos that I should've deleted instead of removed. I want to move these unneeded...
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    Is it possible to merge keywords to a more recent catalog?

    For months I've been actively editing my Lr catalog to both 1) delete photos and 2) enhance my "keepers". I've successfully updated my catalog by eliminating about 7000 photos and have done a decent job of editing the ones that I want to keep. Unfortunately, I haven't kept track of keywords in...
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    Separate "removed" photos from Lr catalog folder

    Over the years I've been hesitant to delete from disk any except true rejects (exposure/focus). The result being that I now have more than 17K "keeper" photos in a couple hundred subfolders in my Lr parent folder. Probably twice that many I have removed from catalog but left in the HDD. Now...
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    Help me to prevent further data loss!

    I continue to be frustrated by Lightroom's diversion from conventional PC protocol. But I now find myself in an area of discomfort fearing that I may lose a couple of month's work. I try to prevent such data loss by mirroring my LR catalog on a different drive in case I make an inadvertent...
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    Can I parse out photos deleted from catalog but still in HDD?

    Over the years I've been deleting photos from my Lr catalog but NOT deleting them from my hard drive. This is because of my paranoia of deleting something that I may value later. But now I have a catalog bloated with these photos (thousands) not in my catalog. I've now decided to remove the...
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    Edit Preferences causes Lr 6 to lock up after increasing font size

    I decided that I need a larger font so I navigated to preferences/interface. On restarting my computer the larger font is present but too large for my preferences so I decided to try another choice. However, now the program is locked up. I can't close the program from any place in the GUI...
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    Can I sort by most recent modification?

    I have two copies of my Lr catalog. A master and an archive. Unfortunately, I've made changes to each and didn't synchronize. Is there a Lr function that will allow a sort by date modified? That would allow me to view the files changed on the archive and move the recent changes to the...
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    Any Tricks to find only one pic of doublet duplicates?

    I've imported many files of a kind set. When I "find duplicates" using the Duplicate Finder Lightroom plug-in I come up with several hundred duplicates. How can I identify only one of the several duplicates to delete without deleting them both? Some have keywords and of course, I'd like to...
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    How can a catalog best be placed on a DVD?

    I'm wanting to archive a few parts of my large Lr catalog to DVDs, and then delete those photos from my HDD. I've parsed out a sub-set of my catalog to a DVD. A finalized DVD-R is not a writeable medium, so I figured that I could dump the entire contents to a folder on my PC. When I click on...
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    How can I rename a catalog?

    According to Victoria's Lr 6 FAQ book: ******************************************************************************************************* How do I rename my catalog? Lightroom doesn’t offer a catalog renaming tool, but you can rename the catalog in Explorer (Windows) / Finder (Mac) as if...
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    Thumbnails missing - file information (sidecar?) present

    I'm doing some major modifications to my catalog (disassociating and combining libraries). My most recent edit shows FOR MISSING FILES ONLY a placeholder and indication of metadata (see attached screen capture). The bulk of the library EXCEPT for the missing files show thumbnails and metadata...
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    How do I move photos AND METADATA to a different folder?

    According to Victoria's Lr 6 book I can move photos from one folder to another (from p 127): ****************************************************** How do I move folders into other folders or drives? Moving folders into other folders is simply a drag-and-drop operation, just like Explorer...
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    Photo doesn't show in navigator tree

    I'm in the process of reorganizing my catalog and want to get all my photos onto one EHD. I'll then archive a clone. Some of the photos are on different drives. When I drag/drop the folder (in Lr) from the other drive onto my EHD it moves and shows in the metadata flyout but continues to be...
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    How do I archive my entire catalog and photos to a separate EHD?

    I have reconstructed a catalog from bits and pieces of folders of archived photos following the loss of my Lr HDD. Fortunately, I've been able to recover practically all of my photos and associated metadata using a recent backup and relinking photos. A secondary problem that I'll handle as a...
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    Identify photos in folders but NOT in Lr?

    I'm doing some housekeeping and wanting to trim fat from my Lr catalog prior to saving it to a separate, external HDD. My extensive catalog has many files peppered throughout 5-6 folders. Only about half of the total files in my folders are being used by Lr. Is there a way to easily identify...
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    Consequences of upgrading from perpetual to classic?

    I'm currently running perpetual to avoid the monthly fee: Lightroom version: 6.14 [ 1149743 ] License: Perpetual Will upgrading to VERSION 7 / 2018 RELEASE be available for me and will there be any adverse consequences? I want to continue my perpetual "no monthly fee" usage which I'm totally...
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    How can I remove unused photo files from my large catalog?

    I finally have trimmed my large catalog from about 40K photos to about 28K. My problem is that the photos are contained in several hundred folders Many folders that I'm carrying with my catalog may have 50-100 photos with only a few imported to Lr. So my catalog currently occupies over 700 GB...
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