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  1. kitjv

    P/S Sky Replacement Adjustment

    As a preface to my question, I am a longtime Lightroom user that occasionally makes forays into Photoshop 2022 to use tools that Lightroom either does not have or Photoshop does better. With that, I used Sky Replacement in PS. As you can see in the image, some of the spokes on the ferris wheel...
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    Can I Drag & Drop an Image from Folders?

    I am trying to avoid any catalog-corruption issues. With that in mind, can I navigate to a specific folder, then drag & drop an image into another application (specifically, into Topaz DeNoise)? Thank you so much.
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    Topaz DeNoise 3.5 Plugin Issue

    I recently purchased Topaz DeNoise 3.5 & installed it on my iMac27 running OS12.1. As expected, the plug automiatically installed in Lightroom 11.1. However, when I tried to send an image from LR to DeNoise, DeNoise failed to launch. Interestingly, a TIFF copy of the image nevertheless...
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    Problem: LR Automatically Snaps to Another Display

    When I work on images, I will open LR11.1 & do all editing on my secondary display only. I just noticed that if LR is open (on my secondary display) & I click on my primary iMac27 display (e.g. to open another app), LR will automatically snap over to the primary display. And, interestingly, I...
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    Enlarging the Caption Field in Metadata

    I seem to remember that whenever I typed in a description in the Caption field in the Metadata Panel, the description was always visible whenever I click on the image in Library Mode regardless of the length of the description. Now for some reason, I now notice that the words in the description...
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    Deleting Old Catalogs

    I updated to LR v11 a while back & now want to delete the old catalog. Of course I want to be careful not to delete the current catalog files. This might sound a bit elementary but can I assume that the catalog files titled "Lightrroom Catalog Classic 2 -v10-v11" are the files associated with LR...
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    Adding Same Caption to Multiple Images

    Prior to LR11, I was able to add the same caption to multiple images in Grid View by selecting the images & typing in the caption. However, with LR11 that does not seem to work. Could someone please help me with this? Thank you so much.
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    Deleting Old Catalogs

    Now that I have LR11 up & running, I assume that the old catalog & catalog data files can be trashed. However, I am a bit confused as to specifically which are the Catalog11 & Catalog11 Data files as opposed to the older versions. I certainly do not want to trash the wrong ones. I would...
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    Lightroom Classic v10.3 Released?

    Is v10.3 actually released? I ask because my computer says that v10.2 is up-to-date. Thank you.
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    Mac OS Big Sur Compatibility

    What is the consensus of this forum regarding the compatibility of LR Classic v10.2 with Mac OS Big Sur? I am currently running Mac OS Catalina. Thank you so much.
  11. kitjv

    A Bit of Color Management Frustration

    Using soft proofing & display calibration, I have been trying to sort out a screen-to-print match issue. Namely, some of my prints had come back from the lab considerably darker than the on-screen image when viewed under D50 lighting. After several test prints based on different display...
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    Color Management Question

    I have noticed that when I send images to an online print lab, the prints are darker than the on-screen image. I assumed that the luminance (i.e. brightness) of my display was set too high. Therefore, in an effort to achieve a better screen-to-print match, I have calibrated & profiled my NEC...
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    Exporting Soft-Proofed Image

    I recently sent an image to a print lab (ProDPI) for printing as I have many times in the past. This time the actual print came back much darker than the soft-proofed image. The only thing that I might have done differently with this image was failing to uncheck the Soft Proofing checklbox in...
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    Issue With Topaz Labs' Mask AI

    As many of you likely know, Mask AI is software that can be used either as a stand-alone app or as a plug-in in Photoshop. My preference is to use it as a stand-alone app. However, after I finish processing an image in Mask AI & save it, the file is not recognizable & cannot be opened. This...
  15. kitjv

    Removing Collection From Collection Set

    I unexpectedly discovered a collection residing inside of Smart Collections. How can I remove that collection from Smart Collections but still include it in Collections? Drag & drop does not seems to work? Thank you so much.
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    A Question on Retouching Along Border of Subject & Background

    As a casual user of Photoshop 2020, I have hit my limit of knowledge & need some experienced advice. I have an image of a bear on which I have replaced the background (using Topaz Mask AI). I likely was not careful enough when I created the mask to delete the background. As a result, there are...
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    Issue With Topaz Mask AI

    I recently downloaded a 30-day trial of Mask AI. Although I was quite pleased with its ability to mask & replace the background, whenever I saved the composite image as a TIFF file, it could not be opened in Lightroom, Photoshop, or Mac's Preview. I have a support ticket filed with Topaz Labs...
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    I'm Confused! (in-camera crop ratios)

    I shot an image with a full-sensor Canon 6D with a native aspect ratio of 3:2. I have never change that ratio in-camera. With that said, I am confused why the 3:2 aspect ratio of the image in LR is cropped from the "original" or "as shot". Am I missing something obvious? Thank you so much.
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    When Photoshop Just Does It Better

    I am a longtime LR user. If I am diligent about image capture, I find that only occasionally do I have to do any editing in PS or a 3rd-party plugin. So as you might expect, my experience with PS is very limited. Recently, I used the clone stamp tool & content aware fill in PS when I wasn't...
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    When Photoshop Just Does It Better

    With all of the updates in Lightroom over the years, it is my post-processing editor of choice. Given my style of photography, Lightroom generally does what I need it to do & consequently Photoshop rarely gets used. But after using the Clone Stamp Tool several times, I started to wonder which...
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    Wacom Tablet Recommendation

    As a longtime LR & Mac user, I am finally coming around to understanding the benefits of a Wacom tablet versus my trackpad for post-processing. Since I am sure that many of you are veteran Wacom tablet users, I would like to lean on you for a recommendation. Specifically, what features & size of...
  22. kitjv

    Copying Lightroom Classic to Another Computer

    This is a remedial question. But I want to make sure that I am not overlooking something. I plan to use a new MacBook Air to back up image files that I shoot while traveling. Since I only need to copy the Lightroom Classic app from my iMac to the MacBook Air (not the catalog/image files froim...
  23. kitjv

    "All Synced Photographs": A Couple of Questions

    Having some spare time on my hands, I was curious why in the Catalog Panel I had about a thousand images in the All Synced Photographs collection. It is my understanding (which could be totally wrong!) that images in this collection are from using Lightroom Mobile. If I am correct, this is...
  24. kitjv

    Can't Move Lightroom Classic Between Displays

    I am using LR Classic 9.2 on an iMac27 connected to an external NEC display. I recently noticed that I can no longer drag & drop LR from one display to another. Can you please help? Thank you kindly.
  25. kitjv

    Defringing a B&W Photo

    I have several old B&W images that have considerable fringing along the edges. Is there a way to eliminate this using Lightroom 9? Thank you so much!
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