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    Keeping previews separate from catalogs?

    You don't have to tell me that. That's why I'm backing everything up first.
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    Keeping previews separate from catalogs?

    Wow! This is great! Right now I'm in the process of sorting out all my data (not just the photos). Once I back everything up, the first thing I'm gonna do is try to get a symbolic link to reference the previews. So, for now I can't confirm that it works. Although I don't see a reason why it...
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    Keeping previews separate from catalogs?

    Command line? Bring it on, man! Oh, I'm on Windows 7, btw
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    Keeping previews separate from catalogs?

    Quick question. By default, LR generates image previews in a subfolder of the folder that holds that actual catalog file(s). After some digging around I still can't see a way of modifying this behavior. Is there a way to tell LR to store the image previews on a different drive while keeping the...
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    Importing and playing 'voice memos' from a voice recorder (not a camera)

    You can get all kinds of voice recorders on ebay for around $10. You can opt for something slightly more expensive in the $50 range. In either case, getting a very compact and capable voice recorder is not a problem nowadays. One important feature to look for is the ability to properly...
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    Importing and playing 'voice memos' from a voice recorder (not a camera)

    You'd know that statement to be false if you actually tried doing it yourself. Or maybe I didn't paint an accurate enough picture. Since I have no intention of convincing anyone of anything I am not about to engage in a pointless argument. I do believe, however, that your knowledge and...
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    Importing and playing 'voice memos' from a voice recorder (not a camera)

    I'm a somewhat happy owner of a camera that by design is deprived of the so-called 'voice memos' feature (Nikon D800 to be specific). Lately I began working on all sorts of projects that require fairly extensive annotation. Scribbling something down on a piece of paper is almost never a...
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    Modifying the default way LR assigns "copy names"

    Thank you. I am familiar with the plugin, however, I personally would stay away from it as it is potentially hazardous. Overwriting (by mistake) even a hundred perfectly good 'Copy Names' would cost me at least a couple of hours of time and 4 hours of headache. Similar 'accidents' have happened...
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    Modifying the default way LR assigns "copy names"

    Like the other gentleman states, the "copy names" of my virtual copies are indicative of their nature. I have different codes for crops and other things. When I export virtual copies, I select the copy names to be used as the filenames. Later down the road I'm able to tell what kind of version...
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    Modifying the default way LR assigns "copy names"

    A copy of the original filename + suffix... So no.... your suggestion wouldn't work for me but thanks! It's kind of obvious that it's possible to change multiple "copy names" in one go but I didn't actually realize it.
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    Modifying the default way LR assigns "copy names"

    So do I and it's super easy but if this step can be automated, then - why not save a couple seconds here and there, which would amount to hours.. eventually. Again, I know that this is a long shot.
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    Modifying the default way LR assigns "copy names"

    I don't think this is possible and it's really not a big deal. I thought I'd ask just in case. When you create a virtual copy of an image, Lightroom puts "Copy 1" in the 'Copy Name' metadata field. Is there any way to modify this behavior? I would only be interested in assigning a 'Copy Name'...
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    be careful of this MISTAKE

    Wow! Been using Lightroom since version 2. Never realized you could do that. Thankies! This is extremely useful to me. Anyway, for about 4 years or so I've been doing most of the LR and PS work with the Logitech G13 (programmable) gaming keyboard. I've dedicated one of the keys to "Deselect"...
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    Need a 'visually convenient' keywording plugin

    Photo Mechanic? I had it when it was just a Photoshop plugin. I think it was the late 90's. Didn't know it was still around.. Not sure if it's even the same thing. Anyway I pulled up a couple 'keywording' videos on Youtube and nope.... not too impressed. It may be useful to those who want to...
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    Need a 'visually convenient' keywording plugin

    I remember giving it a try a few years back. I do recall something about the plugin being "quirky"... AND that I eventually gave up on it.. but not much more. Maybe I should give it another go and see what's what. I think I even still have the license.. The whole 'hierarchy' B.S. is just not...
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    Need a 'visually convenient' keywording plugin

    I don't expect Lr to guess anything in this case. I just want it to DISPLAY what's already there. Just give me a nice "uncheckable" list of 50 keywords FOR THE ONE PHOTO ONLY. Nothing else. No parents, uncles, grandparents or any of that mess. How hard is it to do?
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    Need a 'visually convenient' keywording plugin

    Thank you, I did know which panel you were referring to, however, I was asking something else. Anyway, the method of removing unwanted keywords you're implying would work in a case where each photo had only half a dozen keywords AND if the panel was displaying the actual keywords for the photo...
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    Need a 'visually convenient' keywording plugin

    I never claimed to be a Lr expert. In fact what I have is Lr 5.5. So, maybe I am missing something here. Tell me, Marc, in the "Keyword List" panel, there's a field that says "Filter Keywords". Is there some code that I can I enter, which will tell Lightroom to display ONLY the keywords that...
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    Need a 'visually convenient' keywording plugin

    So basically you both are OK with having to scroll through a thousand keywords for EVERY SINGLE photo you have to change the keywords. Call me crazy but I want to see ONLY the keywords that are relevant to the ONE photo I'm looking at. I want to see them right in front me, large font, black on...
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    Need a 'visually convenient' keywording plugin

    Let me start by stating that keywording photos in LR is a pain in the rear. No one's gonna argue with me on this one. However, my main complaint is that the keywords are just mashed together in a list that's displayed using a tiny font. Typing in each keyword, trying not to misspell, is painful...
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    Export plugin that can ADD keywords?

    I'm having great success with the Metadata Wrangler plugin in controlling what information is attached to my photos. Among other batch-processing I use it to actually *remove* certain keywords. I can use prefixes and suffixes along with wildcards and it works great! Saves me a lot of time. How...
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    Can't search in the 'Additional Information'' metadata field

    That's the one. And yes, it works now (kinda). I can input data in that field, run a search with 'Any Filter' and it comes up. Since I don't use this field for its designated purpose I chose to do with it something else. I have developed a special set of codes and each of my photos is assigned...
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    Can't search in the 'Additional Information'' metadata field

    A few days ago I was pointed to the "Any Filter" plugin to help me with this little problem. I can see how Any Filter can come in handy for me in the future but right now it doesn't do me any good. I can't seem to be able to come up with *any* matches trying to search the "Additional...
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    Need to extend search capabilities with a plug-in

    Found it. Thanks, man. I need some shuteye. Couldn't see straight the whole day..
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    Need to extend search capabilities with a plug-in

    Looks promising but to make sure I'm not wasting any more of my time can anyone confirm that version 1.9 works with LR4-64 bit on Win7 Pro 64-bit? I've "installed" it and had LR update my catalog. 'Any Filter' appears in the plugin manager but that's about it. I have nothing in 'Plug-in Extras'...
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