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    ON AI 1 Noise Reduction

    I use ON 1 AI Noise Reduction and am satisfied with the results. I have been advised that I should use it after cropping and before any editing ,I use Lr C. When I come back from a short wildlife/bird shoot I often have 100 images. After culling ,I might have 40 images that are worth editing. If...
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    Auto Import Preset.

    Lightroom Classic. I have recently been trying the Auto Import Preset. Finding it a good starting point. Is there a way to add Lens Correction to this preset ?
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    Import New Folder

    Thanks Johan and Rob for the help. Problem solved. These tricky ,subtle issues can be so frustrating.
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    Import New Folder

    Morning all and a Happy New Year. Using LRC. Store all my photos on an external HD by Year ,Month, Date. On my HD I created a new folder , 2022 with the months. LR shows all the previous years but is not showing 2022. When I import a photo it shows it below 2021 . as 2022-01-01. Does not show...
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    Fuzzy image after editing in Elements

    Thanks,. This is the original before being sent to Elements for adding the border.
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    Fuzzy image after editing in Elements

    I have edited a macro flower in LR Classic and moved it to Elements to add a fine border. On returning it to LR C the border is there but the flower petals are fuzzy and there are some colour blotches. The photo is totally unusable. What has gone wrong ?
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    SMART COLLECTIONS

    Another Smart Collection ,Key Word issue. I have a smart collection for all my grandchildren. The rule is Keywords; Contains: then I list their names. One of them is Liam. I now see included in this smart collection photos of a town Clan William. What rule do I apply to not included the name...
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    Missing Photos that aren't

    On a similar vein. I have put some missing photos back where they should be. However they still appear in the missing folder. The ! has disappeared. The photos are in their correct folder as well as in the missing folder. Please help.
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    SMART COLLECTIONS

    Many thanks Johan and Cletus for your interest and solutions. I recreated the rules as per Johan's initial advice and there are no longer any Village Weavers in my smart collection "Mtunzini Village." Thanks.
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    SMART COLLECTIONS

    In LrC I am creating Smart Collections. One of my Smart Collection Sets is Mtunzini Village , the town where I live. All my photos of the town are now in this collection. We have a popular bird in our area the Village Weaver. All photos of this bird are also in my Mtunzini Village smart...
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    Metadata

    Thanks Paul, made the tick on Automatically Write Changes to XMP and all the recent photos with missing XMP files have been added.
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    Metadata

    For the past few years my catalog shows all my photos first as a NEF file +- 23000 Kb and below each one a xmp file +- 9kb. However for the past month the catalog only shows a small picture of the NEF file. Something has obviously change. I must have done something. How do I get back to...
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    INSTALLING lRc ONTO NEW SOLID STATE HARD DRIVE

    Morning, what am I doing wrong ?. I recently installed a SSD to my laptop. Prior to removing my old one I backed all my photos to and External HB and also did my normal backup of my Catalog. Followed the instructions on this forum very carefully. I want my photos to remain on my External HD. I...
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    Working off an external Hard Drive

    Sorry I forgot to also ask. Is what I am considering a logical and correct process.?
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    Working off an external Hard Drive

    I am sure this has been asked many times but there is no search engine in this forum. I am using LrC and have just over 14000 images on my internal hard drive. I have been advised that my internal HD is nearing capacity and I should install a SSD. I currently back up my images to two...
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    Catalog Backup

    When I back up my Catalog do my Collections also get backed upped.? Can I check this ?
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    MOVE TO OPERATE FROM EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

    Thanks Paul, I have read that if your internal H D is more than 80% full your laptop can slow down. I am in this position. I think the suggestion to keep the catalog on the internal H D and all my photos on the external H D is the way to go. Any tips on how to set this up. I have nearly 20 000...
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    MOVE TO OPERATE FROM EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

    Sorry I did not make it clear. I want to operate LR from a permanently connected external hard drive. How do I change my existing set up on my internal hard drive to an external one.?
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    MOVE TO OPERATE FROM EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

    I am currently using LR 6.14 from my internal hard drive. I have full backups separately stored on two external hard drives. My internal hard drive is about 80% full and my laptop seems to be running a lot slower than previously. I would like to remove LR from my internal hard drive and run...
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    New Catalog

    Using LR 6.14 How do I open a new , 2nd, Catalog and import the images from my hard drive to this new Catalog.? Thanks.
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    COLLECTIONS BACK UP

    Hal, Jim, Do I need to also open all the folders in the Catalogue Preview File in LR
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    COLLECTIONS BACK UP

    Thanks Hal, Will try from a regular catalogue backup I made a week ago.
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    COLLECTIONS BACK UP

    Johan & Hal, Prior to reformatting my internal hard drive I backed up my Catalog as I do every 2 weeks. It was saved to an external hard drive. I have now reloaded LR6.14 and copied all my photos from my usual back up place and they are now all there and all in order. For the Catalog I went to "...
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    COLLECTIONS BACK UP

    Johan, Does this screen shot help.
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    COLLECTIONS BACK UP

    Hal, Still cannot find my Collections. Any other suggestions. Your attachment does not open
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