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    New Mac set up

    This is generally great advice. However, if this is a migration from an Intel Mac to an Apple Silicon Mac, that’s a special case where one more thing must be considered. One of the goals of course is to “ensure it runs to the best performance possible.” If the old Mac is slow because it’s...
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    Classic/Cloud Integration

    “All Synced Photos” isn’t a folder, it’s an automatically maintained collection (virtual list). It lists anything stored in Lightroom Photos in the cloud, which can include photos synced up from any cloud version of Lightroom (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, web browser), as well as any photos...
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    Free online portfolio still available?

    The two options available from Lightroom Classic at no additional cost do two different things: Lightroom Photos sharing lets you create a web photo gallery for a Lightroom Classic collection, when you turn on cloud syncing for that collection. Some collaboration with other users (such as...
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    Want a training course for Lr using an iPad Pro

    Thanks for confirming, that is precisely why I threw in the disclaimer…I thought I had heard that maybe an external storage location could be set on Android.
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    Want a training course for Lr using an iPad Pro

    Yes, that is a huge area for misunderstanding, especially for users coming from Lightroom Classic. Such an explanation should also make clear distinctions between importing from, editing off of, and backing up edited images to external storage: You can use Lightroom to import from or export to...
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    overthinking import choices

    Lightroom Classic offers an instant way to locate any photo, as long as its cataloged folder path is current. Select a photo, and choose either of the following: Photo > Show in Finder will switch to the Mac desktop and open the window for the folder where it’s stored. If you are not sure where...
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    Value of soft proofing in LRC for the purpose of correcting colors for 3rd Party printing (ie Bayphoto in this case)

    There is certainly no point…if your display is already reproducing sRGB. But there is a potential benefit if the display you use reproduces a significantly larger color gamut than sRGB. For example, if you use a wide-gamut display (e.g. reproducing Adobe RGB or Display P3), detail in the most...
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    iPad/Lightroom workflow while traveling thoughts.

    When I tried that a while ago, it worked fine. Others are posting concerns about exporting as DNG, but the last time I tried it, DNG was really the only way to go if you wanted to preserve raw editing capability for Classic without using the cloud. Because in the export options for the...
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    Latest version of Lightroom

    Lightroom Classic 10 is the last version that supports macOS 10.4 Mojave. You can still install Lightroom Classic 10 today, using the Other Versions option in the Creative Cloud desktop app installer. Keep in mind that Adobe supports only the last two major versions of Creative Cloud apps...
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    Catalog question

    And about how they got that way, here’s how it probably happened: Lightroom Originals.lrcat — my guess is this was created in Lightroom Classic 7. Lightroom Originals-2.lrcat — probably automatically renamed when the catalog was converted to Lightroom Classic 8 format. Lightroom...
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    best option to batch auto enhance collection of TIFF images

    It shouldn’t be very confusing. It isn’t a lot of steps (see below). An automatic enhancement pass doesn’t have to use the Develop module. It could work like this: In the Library module in Grid view, if you want to auto-correct all files in the current view, choose Edit > Select All. Choose...
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    best option to batch auto enhance collection of TIFF images

    The auto enhancements available in Lightroom and Photoshop fall into two categories: Algorithmic (the old way), and machine-learning powered (the new way). Photoshop offers the algorithmic method that goes back many years. You can use three commands on the Image menu: Auto Tone, Auto Levels...
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    MBP 14 not reflecting correct storage availability on external Sandisk Extreme SSD

    Well...actually, it might. As a normal procedure when any Mac backup utility (Time Machines, Carbon Copy Cloner…) takes advantage of the Snapshot feature of APFS-formatted volumes, temporary backup snapshots may accumulate on a volume. These are invisible on the desktop, so if they are building...
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    In addition to export what else is now GPU accelerated?

    You might find some info straight from Adobe in the Lightroom Classic GPU FAQ. The first paragraph lists what is GPU accelerated at this time. Adobe seems to be expanding that list a little more often now. And a Caution box further down the page lists important limitations of GPU acceleration.
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    Printing contact sheets that include the IPTC data "Person Shown", "Event" and "Additional Info"

    Doing it in InDesign doesn’t have to be a mail merge. It can just be a template that you throw images into. InDesign supports caption variables based on image metadata, which can be inserted into a text frame as a sort of caption template, and when that frame touches an image, it will display...
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    Develop module Slow Lightroom on extremely fast M1 MAX MacBook pro 16"

    It’s odd that Accessibility is selected in that Privacy panel screen shot; it may be a mistake. I can tell you that I have no Adobe applications listed under Accessibility, and I use Lightroom Classic and Photoshop every day. Some applications do legitimately ask to control the computer, such as...
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    Mismatch in external SSD file space left

    How free storage space is calculated is not as straightforward as it used to be. As usual, macOS expert Howard Oakley comes to the rescue in his article: Explainer: Disk free space A lot of it has to do with the modernization of the file system from HFS+ to APFS. Some important and valuable...
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    Should I throw out my old Photoshop 6.0 manual?

    A reason to toss it out is that Photoshop has changed a lot in the 22 years since Photoshop 6 was released. Many of the basics in the manual are still true, but many details, practices, and workflows are now different. A reason to keep it is if you like collecting “vintage” computer items. 22...
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    Color profile in Macbook Pro

    I've seen Color LCD as the default profile for MacBook Pros as well. I think Display P3 is an idealized color space provided more for conversions than for use as a display profile. Display P3 could be a display profile if the display has been measured and turns out to exactly match Display P3...
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    Problems printing monochrome

    I'm not sure if this is exactly the right answer because I’m not familiar with the Canon TS6250, but historically, 4-ink (CMYK) printers have not been very good at monochrome printing. Many of them have similar symptoms: Either the print is not perfectly neutral gray when printing a monochrome...
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    Lightroom Classic on Macbook Air M1 or M2

    You might want to look through the videos by ArtIsRight on YouTube. He has been doing extensive testing of M1/M2 models, and his tests include Lightroom Classic. He might not have run all those tests on an 24GB M2 Air yet, but he has for the M2 13" MacBook Pro and the results should be similar...
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    Very strange issue with projector

    Yes, it’s interesting that the same effect happens on both the MacBook Pro and the HP laptop. That would suggest it isn’t specific to the Preview app on the Mac, and it’s probably not specific to macOS or Windows. And it might also mean it isn’t specific to calibration, if it does the same...
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    PC vs Mac

    Yes, Intel and AMD are already on it. Traditionally, all cores on a CPU were the same. Apple Silicon deviated from that by splitting the CPU into “performance cores” and “efficiency cores” optimized for low power use. That’s one reason Apple Silicon achieves higher performance per watt than...
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    LR & The Fastest SSD in the Consumer World

    Of course. But the reason I asked the question is to isolate that one thing, and see if any other commercial or noncommercial/open source raw processing apps have achieved, or at least made a priority of, matching the maximum read rate of storage. If none of them do it, and if a lot of them...
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    LR & The Fastest SSD in the Consumer World

    If the problem is that Lightroom Classic is not properly optimized in this area, it would be good to know about the alternatives that do it right. Which other raw photo processing applications read and write original files at the maximum transfer rates of the best SSDs, like over 3000MB/sec, and...