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  1. MarkNicholas

    Simple Windows based backup software

    Call me a dinosaur but i now just backup manually using File Explorer. I have previously used dedicated backup software including Synctoy but always got into difficulties with backups either not happening or being incomplete, resulting in me having to do it manually anyway which then caused...
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    Filtering multiple keywords

    Yes this was when I used the search bar without selecting from the drop down list. If I select only keywords then it seems to work ok.
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    Filtering multiple keywords

    i did a little checking myself in LR desktop. I searched for a word by typing in the search box and it returned a number of results. Cleared it and repeated and it returned a slightly different number of results. I did this several times and a different result each time. I then did a compare...
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    Bluetooth Transmitter

    My desktop does not have Bluetooth. Previously I have just connected speakers with a cable. I now have some nice Bluetooth speakers. Can anyone recommend a good Bluetooth transmitter that I can simply plug into the audio sockets in the sound card ?
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    Reverse engineer a preset

    You could make a note of all the settings immediately before you applied the preset and then a note of the settings after you applied the preset. That will tell you which settings the preset changed. However, there may be other settings on the preset that are the same as the previous version...
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    Best workflow if using Lightroom classic and Lightroom.

    Jim does this new thinking also apply when moving large numbers of files from folder to folder on the same drive ? I am very comfortable moving moderate numbers of files within LrC but would hesitate at moving large numbers.
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    Starting over in Lightroom

    If from within your existing catalogs you do a "Save Metadata to File" (ctrl +S on a pc) on all your photos then when you reimport you should be able to salvage most of the editing / keywording information. Also, like Jim said above, before you reimport get all your files sorted into a tidy and...
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    Best workflow if using Lightroom classic and Lightroom.

    I use both LrC and Lr. I use LrC on my desktop and I use Lr on my IPhone. If I take photos with my DSLR (quite rare these days) then I upload the photos from the camera to my desktop hard drive and import into LrC. I will then apply Keywords and then sync to the Lr cloud (which uploads smart...
  9. MarkNicholas

    Syncing Keywords

    This is along the lines of what I have suggested but the gurus don't seem to like it. It would be interesting to know which was the quicker solution, i.e. deleting keywords in cloudy one by one and still not having synced keywords with classic or just de-syncing, fixing the the keywords in...
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    Syncing Keywords

    Yes its a work-around for problematic situations not an everyday thing to do. However, I do it so often that it is part of my work flow and is a very quick fix. I think "starting-over" is a bit dramatic. Its more like going back and repeating a couple of steps.
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    Syncing Keywords

    The one-time, one-way transfer is a bit misleading. With smart previews if you want to change the keywords and have them fully synced with classic then all you have to do is de-sync them from the cloud, make the necessary keyword changes in classic and then re-sync. You can do this as many times...
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    Syncing Keywords

    Cletus, are your photos that are in the cloud smart previews or originals ? I only have smart previews in the cloud. All originals are on the desktop and backed up on external hard drives. If I want to change / add keywords then all I have to do is de-sync them from the cloud. Make the changes...
  13. MarkNicholas

    How do I get F2 file renaming to work?

    I see you sorted it. I usually rename my video files in Bridge. Can I ask what is the point of importing video to LRC. Last time I imported a video I could not do anything with it other than play it ?
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    syncing photos

    The sync feature does have issues from time to time. If its only 2 photos then I would suggest removing them from the cloud (if they are there) and removing them from LRC and then start again.
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    Sync Speed

    In my experience the time it takes to sync photos to / from Adobe's cloud varies dramatically. I have synced 100 RAW files in a matter of minutes but recently 20 phone photos took several hours and then didn't sync correctly. It took several days for the cloud and LRC to properly sync. I...
  16. MarkNicholas

    Adobe Creative Cloud Keeps logging out

    Recently (last 3 months) Adobe Creative Cloud logs out very frequently, almost daily which is becoming very annoying as it shuts down open pdf files etc. Does anyone know why this might be happening ?
  17. MarkNicholas

    A Curious Question...

    After every session in which I have added or edit photos or applied metadata.
  18. MarkNicholas

    Lightroom not copying to correct date folder?

    Cletus, It is never a problem with clean photos taken directly from a camera. The problem is always with photos that have been distributed on mobile phones etc. Whilst I can nearly always find the date the photo was taken in other software, Lightroom often chooses the wrong data. As I said this...
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    Lightroom not copying to correct date folder?

    This is the single most annoying issue that I have with Lightroom. To be fair it is not always Lightroom's fault but it does not help itself by its apparent inability to extract the correct data (that is definitely there) from the photo file.
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    Clearing up disk space. Tips and guidance is needed

    Its good that you are having a think about this before diving in and deleting / moving / photo files. Whilst LR is a great photo management tool I like to have a neat and tidy folder structure so that outside of LR I know where everything is and how to find it. If you are simply going to...
  21. MarkNicholas

    Library module What do you put in the IPTC State/Province field for the UK?

    Haha. I always put HK as the Country. Technically, I am probably infringing the new security laws.
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    Library module What do you put in the IPTC State/Province field for the UK?

    How would you deal with Jersey, a self governing dependency and part of the Channel Islands but the sovereign state is UK :eek:
  23. MarkNicholas

    Lightroom Classic Not Working

    I am running Win 10 Pro version 2004 version which is apparently the latest version and do not have any issues. Can you update to version 2004 ?
  24. MarkNicholas

    Lightroom Classic 9.3 annoying cloud sync symbol

    Try sticking a bit of black tape over it on your monitor :cool2: I preferred the way it was and I use the cloud a lot. They have done this to make it similar to Lr.