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    Missing Steps from Develop History

    Thank you gentlemen, I think we can now bring this to a close. I believe I have now reduced this to the absolute minimum: Create new catalogue Import a single image Do stuff to it Export or Publish Do more stuff to it Undo until the buffer shows empty (option grey'd out...
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    Missing Steps from Develop History

    What I am seeing is that the sliders on the Publish step are different to the sliders on the Auto Tone step - of an image I haven't worked with recently. Furthermore, the sliders in the publish step do not match the sliders in ANY earlier step for that image. I am NOT saying that I see the...
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    Missing Steps from Develop History

    I'm referring to the four steps in the history panel of a single image. I would have expected the Publish event to be unchanged with respect to the Auto Tone step.
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    Missing Steps from Develop History

    [or, there's something weird going on here"] Imagine an image with a fairly simple history, displayed as: Publish Auto Tone Auto White Balance <Name of Import Preset> All four show different settings on the develop sliders. How can Publishing an image change its Develop...
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    Library module Searchable Metadata

    Time to go and read a book I think, I've never played with a smart object in my life. -Andrew
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    Searchable Metadata - Part 2

    Thanks John, I'll give it a go. -Andrew
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    Searchable Metadata - Part 2

    John, Thanks for the note on '#'. Since you're here, I'll enquire whether you would expect your Search/Replace plugin to have any problems searching on '#' characters. If not I may just register that and do a mass replace of the '#' with something less confusing. The original intent was simply...
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    Library module Searchable Metadata

    Louie, As regards (1), I do have to do it pretty much across the board. The Minolta Dimage was a lovely camera (of its time) but lens distortion is quite noticible and the vast majority of the images are architectural/industrial in nature which makes it even more obvious. The end results are...
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    Searchable Metadata - Part 2

    During my investigations into searchable metadata (in another thread) I've noticed some very strange results when the search string includes the hash '#' character. Is anyone aware of '#' having any mystical properties as some sort of a wildcard, or maybe being ignored completely? Or is search...
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    Library module Searchable Metadata

    The original issue went roughly as follows: I have several thousand images, spread across several hundred collections, which all have to be processed through Photoshop (to do lens corrections that are known to the PT-Lens plugin but not to Lightroom itself) the results of which then need to be...
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    Library module Searchable Metadata

    Thanks for the link. That was actually the page I had reached last night when I threw in the towel and posted here. After an evening of tutorials and blog posts telling me how I could "search for fields LIKE ..." and "search for fields SUCH AS ...", I finally find the right page on the Adobe...
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    Library module Searchable Metadata

    Before I waste too much time working it out for myself <G> ... Is anyone aware of a definitive list of which IPTC and EXIF metatdata fields are treated as "searchable" by the Library Filter "text" search? Ta.
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    IPTC Date Created

    Thank you all for your thoughts. I suspect that Johan has hit the nail on the head - Adobe either didn't think anyone would ever use Lightroom for images that didn't arrive straight from a DSLR (datestamped to the nearest second - or better) or else they just didn't read the standards ...
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    IPTC Date Created

    According to the IPTC Spec: IPTC Date Created Represented in the form CCYYMMDD to designate the date the intellectual content of the objectdata was created rather than the date of the creation of the physical representation. Follows ISO 8601 standard. Where the month or day cannot be determined...
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    Multiple Lens Profiles - Search Order

    This question arises from my "Tokina AT-X 12-28 F4 PRO DX", but is probably more general. First: The Background When I got this lens I was using Lightroom 4 and the lens was not recognised. Following the clues on the web, I proceeded to copy the file: "NIKON CORPORATION (Tokina AT-X 12-28 F4...
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    Developing From the Right

    Thank you, that video neatly addresses exactly the situation I'm looking at and clearly shows me the sort of things I should be aware of. [How could you have known, seven years ago, what I was going ask?]
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    Developing From the Right

    Much has been written (and argued) about "Exposing To the Right", but this is more about "Developing From the Right". Given an exposure-bracketed sequence, in which NONE of the frames show any highlight clipping, am I correct in thinking that I should always target my Development efforts at...
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    Nikon Shutter Count

    The intention is to rename the images already inside Ligthroom, to match a future pre-import renaming scheme. (Shuttercount looked like a convenient and, above all, compact solution to uniqueness). It took me a while to work out what my Nikon was doing with its filenames, when changing SD cards...
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    Nikon Shutter Count

    Thanks for the speedy reply. Does the fact that I've got Rob Cole's ExifMeta installed open any avenues? That appears to be able to read Nikon_ShutterCount, and get it into the catalogue, but I see no way of exposing it to the rename functions (yours or otherwise).
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    Nikon Shutter Count

    Does anyone know of a way to expose the "Shutter Count" value present in Nikon EXIF data such that LR6 Rename Files function or John Beardsworth's "SearchReplace" plugin can get hold of it? This needs to work without editing the original image files (otherwise I could obviously just use...
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    Sidecar Files - What extensions does LR6 recognise

    Johan: Thanks, Synchronise does indeed pick up lately-added sidecars. Rob: You warning about DxO is much appreciated. The issue is compounded by the fact, that on my setup at least, DSC_0001.NEF is accompanied by DSC_0001.NEF.dop which isn't even the same base file name! I can see a need to...
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    Sidecar Files - What extensions does LR6 recognise

    Does anyone know of a definitive list of file extensions that LR6 treats as being sidecar files? What I've deduced so far: .xmp (this is a given - after all, LR writes them) .jpg (when shooting RAW+JPG) .wav and .mp3 (from what I have read on the web) .thm (by observation of what happens when...
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    Confused by scope of "Backup Location"

    Thanks Hal, I appear to have inadvertently started a war about backup schemes. Agreed that you don't set the backup location "in" the Catalogue Settings dialogue, but you do have to go through there to set the backup schedule to "next time I exit" such that the "backup location dialogue" will...
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    Confused by scope of "Backup Location"

    When I visit "Edit | Catalog Settings | Backup ....." and specify a location for my backups, am I (A) setting a location specific to the current catalog? (each catalog has its own backup location) or (B) setting a location specific to the current installation of Lightroom? (all backups of all...
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    Adding Multiple Folders to Library

    I see where you're coming from, but in my specific case I wasn't trying to create multiple folders, merely to add pre-existing folders to the list that Lightroom is aware of. I would agree that I've never met any interface that creates multiple folders but... The import dialogue allows me to...
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