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  1. Kirby Krieger

    Menu command and/or keyboard shortcut for Set Poster Frame?

    I write macros in Keyboard Maestro to automate many tasks I face in Lightroom. I would like to automate setting the poster frame of a video at the current insertion point. The only way I know to access this command is via the unconventional drop-down menu that shows on the far right of the...
  2. Kirby Krieger

    Culling before LR, versus culling inside LR

    IME, you have nothing to worry about. Lightroom is designed for grouping your Photos myriad ways. Culling a set of photos usually involves grouping them in ways that are meaningful, and eventually removing a portion from the set. Culling even a lifetime's worth of photos is a perfect use of...
  3. Kirby Krieger

    Library module method for adding info to museum photos

    I catalog _photographs_ as art, as well as photographs of _artworks-that-are-not-photographs_. I suggest that you start with a clear distinction between title and caption (and author and copyright) of the _photo_ and those similar-by-name metadata of the _artwork_. All metadata fields are...
  4. Kirby Krieger

    Searching for "portrait" images

    Whatever best fits your need ... but simply gang-selecting them in Grid View and applying a marker (flag, color label, keyword), or adding to a Collection is one of the things that is very easy to do in Lightroom.
  5. Kirby Krieger

    Still generating conflicts in metadata. How to compare disk v. catalog?

    Thank you! I can confirm that the Photos that show a conflict in Metadata are all used in slideshows — but it's not as simple as just having been used in a slideshow. There is something in my making and playing slideshows that triggers the metadata conflict. I do not intend to do any further...
  6. Kirby Krieger

    Being an Old Guy...…….

    Adding to the hopefully-helpful non-answers: I use PDF Expert to annotate manuals (the ones in PDF format, of course). In fifth grade we were taught how to underline, highlight, and write marginalia as study aids. I never stopped. That said, I recently purchased the new The Lightroom Queen...
  7. Kirby Krieger

    Searching for "portrait" images

    To clarify, you do not want to differentiate between portrait orientation and landscape orientation — you want to differentiate between Photos that show "mostly head" and ones that show "more background than head"? That is going to end up being a manual distinction (afaict). There are many...
  8. Kirby Krieger

    Still generating conflicts in metadata. How to compare disk v. catalog?

    Thank you Johan. That would make it a bug, no? It's disconcerting. I use Lightroom to _bank_ my digital _assets_. As such, I expect it to treat them as valuables, and to not generate reports alarming me that their status is in question. Ignoring the reports is an effective practice, but it...
  9. Kirby Krieger

    Still generating conflicts in metadata. How to compare disk v. catalog?

    Even after resolving all metadata conflicts (I got no conflicts over the course of several opening/closings of Lightroom and several reboots of my computer, Lightroom continues to create/find conflicts in metadata. (Afaik, I'm not doing anything that might trigger these. No satellite or...
  10. Kirby Krieger

    Quick ways to manually sort new photos into a collection

    Interesting quandary. Here's one way that works. I don't know whether it is worth it to you. Make nested Collections such as: - Slideshow Name {this is a Collection Set} - - Section One Cover Slide - - Section One Slides - - Section Two Cover Slide - - Section Two Slides {etc.} That would...
  11. Kirby Krieger

    Quick ways to manually sort new photos into a collection

    Hi Rob. This seems to be one of those cases where — since Lightroom does not provide the functionality you want from it — it would benefit you to specify you exact use case so that others might offer solutions that provide the _results_ of the functionality you seek via an alternate workflow...
  12. Kirby Krieger

    Lightroom to PS to Lightroom - image not appearing Library

    Are you completely closing the open file in Photoshop?
  13. Kirby Krieger

    Import incredibly slow in lightroom

    A small fwiw: I have this happen regularly. Rebooting the computer has always restored regular import speed. I now reboot at least one per day.
  14. Kirby Krieger

    Gah — used copy of Catalog & Catalog over three days. How to merge/recover?

    I'm sorry — I'm probably being a dunderhead, and being dunderheaded I can't tell. The problem I have in resolving my mistake of editing Photos in two copies of a Catalog is that I can't tell which copy has the most recent edits. (Lightroom _should_ make this distinction, but it does not.)...
  15. Kirby Krieger

    Lightroom to PS to Lightroom - image not appearing Library

    Do you not get this dialog when you execute "Edit in Photoshop"? There are several ways to "Save" in Photoshop. The method the OP used may bear on his result.
  16. Kirby Krieger

    Lightroom to PS to Lightroom - image not appearing Library

    Just to check, how are you closing/saving the open file in Photoshop? And what container are you showing in Lightroom after you've closed the file in Photoshop? It may take several seconds for the Photo to show up in Lightroom. It should show stacked with the Photo you sent to Photoshop if you...
  17. Kirby Krieger

    Gah — used copy of Catalog & Catalog over three days. How to merge/recover?

    Do you advise doing so? (Also: what does Lightroom do when the file originally imported is a JPG?) My experience is very limited, but from what I've learned I'd recommend that everyone keep every Catalog set to "Automatically write changes to XMP". This serves as a potentially work-saving...
  18. Kirby Krieger

    Gah — used copy of Catalog & Catalog over three days. How to merge/recover?

    This post will attempt to explain what happens when you merge two Catalogs with Photos based on the same image file and each Catalog is set to write changes to disk ("Lightroom ▹ Catalog Settings ▹ Metadata ▹ Editing ▹ Automatically write changes to XMP"). There is nothing tricky here — it’s...
  19. Kirby Krieger

    Gah — used copy of Catalog & Catalog over three days. How to merge/recover?

    In the "Import from ... " dialog box, checking "Show Preview" will fly out an extension of the dialog box with a grid displaying the Photos in the container selected in the left sidebar. If there are changes to a Photo, it will be selected and will show a white border around the thumbnail...
  20. Kirby Krieger

    Gah — used copy of Catalog & Catalog over three days. How to merge/recover?

    In general, yes — because in general the edits in situations like this have been made by different people. In my case, I made all the edits, and I would be satisfied to be able to move forward with the presumption that the newest edit is the one I want to preserve (and have as the "master").
  21. Kirby Krieger

    Gah — used copy of Catalog & Catalog over three days. How to merge/recover?

    I hope it's now clear that in the case that there are edits in each Catalog for any given Photo, the automated system is not at all helpful. Lightroom would be helpful if it differentiated Photos by the time-stamp of the edits, but it does not. I _think_ we all agree that it would be best if...
  22. Kirby Krieger

    Gah — used copy of Catalog & Catalog over three days. How to merge/recover?

    The problem that approach presents is that there are 28,000 Photos that Lightroom identifies as having changed. I can't go through 28,000 Photos to make the decision whether to keep or not. (Edited for clarity.)
  23. Kirby Krieger

    Gah — used copy of Catalog & Catalog over three days. How to merge/recover?

    I tested it. This reply addresses the current behavior of Lightroom when it merges Catalogs. Lightroom does not compare the date-stamp of the settings of the Photos when it selects between Photos with conflicting settings. Lightroom will always use the Photo in the source Catalog as the...
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