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    OT: Anyone have an Olympus XZ-1?

    I just picked one up for my son, and it's doing something I didn't expect -- specifically, I think it is doing dark frame subtraction after long exposures. I'd like to find someone else with one to run a quick test. The test is simple: In Shutter Priority, set the shutter speed for 10 seconds...
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    Potential JPEG bug in Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4

    A significant bug has been found in Lightroom 3.4 and Camera Raw 6.4 that can cause corruption of original files. This only applies if: Your original files are JPEGs The JPEGs include large amounts of a specific type of metadata You write your XMP data back to the originals The vast majority...
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    Customizing Lightroom through TranslatedStrings.txt

    One of the several ways Lightroom can be customized is by editing/creating a file called TranslatedStrings.txt. What it is Ordinarily, this file is used by Lightroom to generate text suitable for the chosen language. It's how Lightroom knows that "Library" is "Catálogo" in Spanish, "カタログ"...
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    Customizing your Metadata panel

    Library's Metadata panel has a number of views, and there is a plug-in called Metadata Panels from Matt Dawson that adds a few more. That's by far the easiest way to get more options, but it lacks customization. You can also make your own, customizing both the list of fields shown, the layout...
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    New Nikon D3, D300, and D700 "Camera" v3 beta profiles

    See the post on the Adobe Camera Raw forum. Nik, how about untwisted & invariant versions of these?
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    Lightroom 3.3 now available!

    The final release of Lightroom 3.3 is now available: See the post on Lightroom Journal. Mac | Windows
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    Now available: Lens Profiles for pinhole cameras

    I've hand-built some Lens Profiles which correct for the vignetting associated with wide-angle pinhole cameras. They're not available through the Lens Profile Downloader (and probably never will be), but I can mail them to you. Adobe Lens Profile for pinhole camera by Mark Sirota, on Flickr...
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    LR 3.3 RC Available on Adobe Labs

    Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 are now available as Release Candidates on Adobe Labs. See the announcement on Lightroom Journal. Edit: The announcement now also introduces the Adobe Lens Profile Downloader.
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    Now available: Softproofing plug-in for Lightroom! [I haven't tried it yet; this isn't an endorsement.]
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    LR 3.2 RC is available

    A release candidate for Lightroom 3.2 is available on Adobe Labs. Read more on Lightroom Journal. My favorite part of this news: Sticky filters are back!
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    I love learning new things about LR!

    I just discovered that the mouse wheel changes the size of the sampling loupe for the WB dropper. Way cool.
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    Location of TranslatedStrings.txt for Vista?

    Does anyone know the correct location for TranslatedStrings.txt for LR3 running on Windows Vista Home Premium? Thanks!
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    Formatting question

    I just posted a new tip/trick, and can't seem to get it to display the way it displays when I enter it. Numbered lists show up as bullets, and I can't get a blank line to show up before or after a list. Trying a blank line between this one and the list below:[list type=decimal] This is the...
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    How to change Lightroom's default Develop settings

    The Develop module's defaults include: White balance: As Shot Blacks: 5 Brightness: 50 Contrast: 25 Point Curve: Medium Sharpening: 25 Color noise reduction: 25 Profile: Adobe Standard These defaults can be overridden by a Develop Preset applied at Import time, or can be changed...
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    Naming your date folders on Import

    A common recommendation is to organize your folders by date, but to also give each a name so you can easily find them outside Lightroom. For example, you might have folders called: 2''9-'7-'1 Beach 2''9-'7-'2 Birthday Party 2''9-'7-'4 Fireworks Doug Young pointed out to me an easy way to do...
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    Why doesn't white balance sync across multiple images?

    One subtle point about syncing white balance: If your source image (the "most selected") is set to As Shot, then the others will also become As Shot. If you want to sync the actual temp and tint values, the source image needs to be something other than As Shot. Changing it to Custom before...
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    "new" button is off by one

    When I click the "new" button next to a topic, it brings me to the last post I read rather than the first post I haven't read. In other words, it's off by one. I read upside-down (newest at the top), if that makes a difference.
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    Nikon users: What's your favorite profile?

    Please vote for your favorite profile, the one you'd generally use as a starting point. If there's a particular reason you can vocalize, please elaborate!
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    Alternate folder structures on Import

    Since the very early pre-1.0 betas, I've wanted to organize my files by date, but using a hierarchy unavailable in Lightroom -- specifically, YYYY/YYYY-MM/YYYY-MM-DD. In other words, shots from today would go into 2008/2008-10/2008-10-30. Lightroom offers eight different ways to organize by...
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    Lightroom 2.1 RC is available on Adobe Labs

    The Lightroom 2.1 release candidate is now available on Adobe Labs.The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers. The Lightroom team would like the...
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    The "back" and "forward" buttons

    The left and right arrows just above the filmstrip, on the left side of the screen, are called the Back and Forward buttons. The back button takes you to your previous view, and the forward button goes the other way. As part of the filmstrip, they're visible in every module. One of our Gurus...
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    Before and after viewing tip

    You can choose any history step or snapshot to be the Before view -- just right-click on the history step or snapshot in the left panel, and choose "Copy ... to Before". By default, the Before view is the Import state.
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    Lightroom 1.3.1 announced

    Lightroom 1.3.1 Available, Now It's a bugfix release, coming in the next week. See the announcement on Lightroom Journal:''7/12/lightroom_131_and_camera_raw_4.html
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    Mark Sirota - Lightroom Guru

    I'm an avid amateur photographer. Most of my photos these days are of my kids, but I really enjoy the too-rare opportunity to shoot other things when I get the chance. I switched to digital capture in April 2''6 with a Nikon D2'', and have been using Lightroom since then. Apparently my...