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  1. BobMc

    Reconnecting Collections to a new Catalog

    I am confused, Did you have a backup of the original catalog? If you did, you should have been able to use it without creating a new one.
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    Welcome. I started with perpetual licensed version 1 in 2007. Today I am using perpetual licensed version V6.14
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    finding folders not in collections

    The Library Filter tool Text includes a filter that says “Any Searchable Field” . You can successfully search for a folder name. It will then select the images from that folder. You can then right click on an image and select “Go to Folder in Library” The main issue is, are your folder names...
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    LrC converting previous edited photos to B&W

    I don’t know of any way just clicking on an image would change the image in grid mode or loupe view, but the letter V will change the image to B&W. Two options to check: 1) The key combination of ctl+Z will reverse your last command. 2) Press D to go to the Develop module and in the left...
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    LR 5 Issues

    The images are in subfolders under your Year folders. There are two options Click on the arrow to the left of the year to see the subfolders that actually hold the images or While in Library module, click on the word Library in the upper left of your screen and select “Show Photos in...
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    Tracking what you've reviewed

    If you use the Dropdown menu to turn the feature on, both the Shift and Cap Lock can be used to temporarily turn it off the feature. Enjoy, it does let you fly through a lot of images quickly.
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    Tracking what you've reviewed

    The Auto Advance can be implemented three ways, All three work in all modules. But the first can only be set in the Library module. 1) In the Library Module, follow the dropdown menu under Photo (in the upper left) to Auto Advance, clicking on that line will set a check mark to indicate that...
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    Tracking what you've reviewed

    A useful Shortcut - If you set the Caps Lock on, any assignment of a Star, Color or Flag, will AUTOMATICALLY advance to the next image , WITHOUT having to press the arrow key.
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    Tracking what you've reviewed

    There are several tools for marking images. (Flags, stars, colors) I suggest you use the Flag. Once you set the filter to flag, when closed, the Flag attribute remains set for the next time you open the Attribute filter. The simplest solution is when ready to close your work in that folder...
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    How could I unsharpen special areas?

    The Develop module Brush has a slider for sharpening. The slider is centered, move it to the right to increase and to the left to decrease sharping. You may apply more than one layer to accomplish the desired effect. Remember to used feathering on the brush so edges are not too harsh.
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    Unwanted copies of pictures

    Collections, selecting a parent folder (with “Show photos in Subfolders” selected) or selecting multiple folder directly can all show images with the same file name. What the original post shows that I do NOT know how to do is, how to show Rotation Buttons on one selected image which is not the...
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    Avoid overwrite Lightroom Classic v 6

    That quote was from October 19, 2017, follow Link. That was 31 months ago or @ $9.99 eachor a total of $309.69 Do you think the improvements since 2017 are work it? In another 31 months will they be worth $619.38? Camera support is an issue, but you might try DNG conversion before you...
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    Safely copying a catalogue off a failing drive

    Barbara, Another Link the you might find helpful: Cambridge in Colour - Photography Tutorials & Learning Community Bob PS: Like DPBESTFLOW it requires a good bit of exploring to find all the gems.
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    Safely copying a catalogue off a failing drive

    There is software that will do a copy and verify. which compares the new copy to the original for you. Follow the link below and look under Software. They are grouped by PC or Mac. I use SYNCBACK. Links | dpBestflow
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    Long time, first time!

    In your reading of Victoria’s Quick Start eBook, pay attention to the chapter on Backup. Most people want to jump to the develop module and there are lots of resources on that, but knowing the relationship between your images and the catalog and having multiple copies on external drives and...
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    Lightroom when traveling

    1) The three were a) internal on desktop, b) external in a box on a shelf at home, c) external stored at my wifes office. First a) failed, then getting b) out of box I dropped it. After getting c) home and verifying it was good, I attached it to the desktop along with a new...
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    Lightroom when traveling

    FIRST!! Your opening two sentences imply that there are no backups of the external drive containing ALL OF YOUR PHOTOS. At one time I only had three. I lost two in ten minutes and was down to one. I now have seven, including one off site. Would you buy a new car expecting to last for the...
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    Move part of catalog to another catalog on another computer

    On the Mac using an external drive or thumb drive, "Export as a catalog" the selected images , then on the .your PC, "Import as a catalog" from the external drive.
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    Horizontal scroll bar in Develop Module

    The function key F6 toggles on/off the film stip accross the bottom of the screen. When on, there is a scroll bar at the bottom. edge.
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    Converts to B/W when entering develop module

    The letter V is a toggle shortcut that changes an image from color to B&W. You could be hitting it when you press D or there could be a short in the keyboard or a stuck key. You could try changing your keyboard. Or you could try hitting the V to see if it changes back. No guarantee, but it...
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    Crop tool options

    In the Develop Modules Crop Tool (R), click on the text to the left of the Lock symbol. You will get a drop down that includes "Enter Custom....". See below:
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    Export after editing

    The first section of the Export dialog box, Export Location, has a box: Add to This Catalog.
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    Where is "search" in the ebook?

    In Windows OS, fora PDF file, a CTL-F (while holding the CTRL button press F) will bring up a search box in the upper right corner
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    Catalogs Can I move LR Classic catalog off Startup drive?

    One of the reasons for moving the Catalog to an external drive is space on computers primary drive, but another is to move LR (Cat & images) between a desktop and a laptop. If you are sharing this Catalog between two or more machines, change the preferences Preset Tab under Location by...
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    Making a virtual copy of an original AFTER editing it

    One option you can use: After you create the VC from the Master (original photo) that you have edited as you have described having selected “Import” in history, hit G to go back the Grid view in Library , select the VC that has no changes. Then select “Set Copy as Master” from the drop down...