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    Strange lines on lightroom when viewed using an external monitor

    After I restarted the computer, the problem went away.
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    Strange lines on lightroom when viewed using an external monitor

    I have lightroom 5.x installed on a windows 10 laptop. When I view it on an external monitor, connected via mini hdmi (LG 29" LG 29UM59-P | 29 Inch LCD Monitor | LG HK), I get these weird white drop shadows everywhere. See the attached image, which shows the white lines on the develop module...
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    Develop module Control-Z map to a preset, how to reset or remap?

    You are right. It does look like a bug. After restarting LR, ctrl-z is back to its normal behaviour. So that means its not due to short cut mapping. Thanks.
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    Develop module Control-Z map to a preset, how to reset or remap?

    On lightroom 5.3, in the develop module, when I press control-z, instead of undoing the last change, it applies a preset to the photo. I have been searching for where the mapping is defined but had no luck. Does anyone know? I would like to restore the default keyboard short cut of undo to...
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    Correct setting to export to JPEG without huge file size

    When I reduce the size of the image from 3500 on the long size, to 32xx (all other settings the same), I found that the file size dropped significantly, from 15-20mb to 5-10mb. Also the image actually looks better when zoom in 100%. I tried this with a bunch of images, shot with a canon 5d3 at...
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    Correct setting to export to JPEG without huge file size

    I export to JPEGs with 100% quality, 3500 pixel on the long side and 300 dpi, and I notice that file size range from 15-20mb each. I found that to be huge, considering my 22MP raw file is only 30mb, and 3500 pixel works out to be 15MP. I also don't see the same quality to match what I see...
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    what to look for when buying a laptop to run lightroom?

    A lot of good advice here thank you I would like to stay with a Dell windows laptop unless there is a huge price/performance difference with another brand. From what I have gathered the min requirement is an i7 cpu and 16gb ram. I use an external monitor so screen size is not an issue. I had...
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    what to look for when buying a laptop to run lightroom?

    I am still using an old version of lightroom (5.x) on a 5 yr old dell xps 13 laptop. It is getting slower and slower when processing 30mb raw files from canon cameras. The response time to view photos (even with 1:1 previews built) is a 2-3 sec wait. The photo export function is extremely...
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    How to export a catalog and keep the folder structure?

    Operating System:Windows 7 Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): 5.3 I m trying to export a catalog with selected folder, for external edits. In the library module, I highlighted a few folders, went to file->export as catalog, chose 'build/include smart previews', and save. The...
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    Applying non-text watermark in LR 5.x?

    Thanks! I totally missed that option.
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    Applying non-text watermark in LR 5.x?

    Is there an easy way to apply graphics watermark when exporting photos in LR 5.x? My backup plan is to create a photoshop action for it, but would like to do it in LR if possible.
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    How to read newer raw files using lightroom 5.x?

    I am running lightroom 5.3. I bought a point and shoot camera (panasonic gx85) and lightroom is not able to read the raw files. Is there a way to update my current version of lightroom to read these raw files? I am aware of the adobe dng convertor, but am hoping to keep the workflow simple if...
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    Using lightroom to manage 4k videos

    I use lightroom 5 as a library tool to keep track of my photo and video clip collections and perform basic editings (mostly cutting). Most clips are no more than 30 seconds long. I run lightroom on laptop so that I manage my media at home or on the road. So far I am happy with this workflow...
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    How to speed up tendered capture?

    I am shooting with a canon 5d3, Small jpeg, connected to laptop via USB cable that came with the camera. It takes 5 seconds for the image to appear on the screen. Is there a way to reduce the time to less than 2 seconds?
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    Takes too long to zoom in 100%

    LR5.2 CPU: i5-3380M @ 2.9GHz 8GB Ram Win7 Prebuild 1:1 Preview Takes 5-10 second to zoom in 100% on 5d3 or 6d Raw files, that have not been edited. I think that's too long. How to bring it down under a second without hardware changes? I can not imagine modern computers require 10 seconds to...
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    Response time when working on catalog/images on an external drive

    Is there a way to cache 1:1 image previews and camera raw on a per catalog basis? For example, I have a catalog of over 10,000 images on an external drive. I want to keep the cache on that drive to improve performance. Is this possible? If not, are there any tricks to improve response time...
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    Compare two photos side by side in the develop module

    In the library module I can use the compare view (X|Y) button to compare any two photos. How do I achieve the same in the develop module? The compare view in the develop module compare before and after of the same photo. What I am trying to do is to compare different presets. Let say I...
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    all of a sudden, lightroom can not import any video files...

    I have been using lightroom to import both photos and videos, taken with a sony rx100 camera, for the past few months. Recently, I notice that LR refuses to import any video files, stating "there is a problem with the video files". Where can I find more diagnostic information? I am able to...
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    Import a book from another catalog

    The backup catalog already exist. I periodically backup files from my current to the backup catalog. I think that is a very common workflow? Unless there is a better way to do it that I m not aware of.
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    Import a book from another catalog

    I am on LR5, and I have 2 catalogs - working and backup. I have finished creating my book on the 'working' catalog. I am trying to back it up to my 'backup' catalog on an external drive. The photos used in the book have already been copied to the 'backup' catalog via File->Import from...
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    Create custom page layouts?

    I m planning to put together some travel photo books for personal use. I don't want to restrict myself to one single provider by using their design tools. I would prefer to stay within LR because I have my photos there but looks like it is not doable.
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    Create custom page layouts?

    Does anyone know if it is possible to create custom page layouts on the book module? I am running LR 5. If not, any suggestions on what is an easy to learn tool to design a photo book?
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    incorrect lens profile for tamron 24-70 2.8

    Images shot with the tamron 24-70 2.8 lens were being mistakenly labeled as sigma 24-70 when I click on the 'enable profile' panel at the bottom of the develop module. So when i have images shot with different lenses, check 'enable profile' and sync all, shots with the tamron were incorrectly...
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    giving someone a copy of the catalog file (.lrcat)?

    I edited some photos for a friend in LR4. I heard you can just send the catalog file over, and he will get all the edits. Since I edit on a catalog that contains some of my own files, how do I create a new catalog that only contains edit for his files? and after that do I just send the one...
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    export catalog stuck in the middle during file copy?

    I have a catalog of about 5000 images in about 5 different folders. I was trying to export 3 of the folders into a separate catalog using 'export catalog' function. I have tried it three times now and each time the process is stuck in the middle (about 30-40%). I m on LR 4.3. Just curious if...