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    Single Keyword Search

    I'm sure there is a simple answer but it escapes me. I recently did an import in which, upon import, all photos were given a keyword to represent the session. As I have been going through the photos I have added keywords to some photos but all still contain the original root keyword. Is...
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    Backup to XHD - what files?

    My current set up has LR5 on my internal (C:) hard drive. When I import images they are not saved to the internal drive but rather an external HD (K:) in folders named for the date taken. Also, during the import I have a second copy saved to a second external HD (L:). The K: HD also backs up...
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    Purple Label

    I know this is going to be a quick answer but after searching this forum and a couple of LR books I haven't found one. I know that the yellow, red, green and blue labels can be assigned and unassigned with the keyboard keys 6-9. Purple is not assignable via a shortcut. So, once I assign...
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    Importing as Second Copy - Naming Convention

    I apologize if this is covered elsewhere. I did a search on this forum and after combing through 15 pages of topics decided to ask. I even Googled and didn't find an answer. I use 2 external hard drives for importing and storing photos. No photo files are kept on the internal HD where LR...
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    Speed issues with LR 5.3

    I went from LR 3.6 to LR 5.3 not too long ago when my old system crashed. My old OS was Windows 7, the new OS is Win 8.1. I keep LR on my system's internal HD but all images are downloaded to an external HD and a second external HD backs up only images from the first. Long story short, I...
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    Emailing a RAW file

    This seems like a simple question but I don't know the answer and didn't find it in my search. My brother and I both have LR 5. For Thanksgiving I took several photos of his family with my camera in RAW. I shoot Canon (he uses Nikon). If I want to send him a photo in RAW format so he can...
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    Keyword Count

    I have been reworking my keywords into hierarchies. I have it down to around 7 or 8 main parents with 2 more that are identifiers - @no keyword and @ To Print. None of the parents have a photo count at their level whereas the identifiers (no child) have a count - which is correct. My issue...
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    LR 5.2 - A Mouse (cursor) and a Shut Down Question

    I just upgraded to LR 5.2 two days ago and I have a couple of questions concerning operations. First question relates to the mouse cursor when I am in Library mode. My mouse cursor is set as a pointer (arrow). However, I have found on a sporadic basis that when moving from the center panel...
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    Library Filter - Title Search

    My apologies for the length of this inquiry. I feel I have to give some background before the actual question. I have been using LR 3.6 for some time now. Recently I came to the conclusion that my keyword setup was creating a cumbersome and busy keyword list. In order to reduce its size I...
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    Keyboard Shortcut within Develop Module

    Just realized my Return key will not start a new paragraph so sorry for the drag on paragraph. I did a search and also reviewed Victoria's Keyboard Shortcut list, as well. If my answer is in either I apologize for not seeing it. When in the Develop Module is there a keyboard shortcut that...
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    File Name - What did I change?

    Folder Name - What did I change? I just noticed folder names have changed format when I import into LR. I have a very simple folder name set up to which to save photos. In the past and up through April of this year I have a parent folder of YYYY, e.g. 2012, 2013, etc. Within these parent...
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    Adding Multiple Words to Empty Keywords

    I have did a search and did not find an answer to my question. I apologize if it is here somewhere. I have a smart collection that captures photos with empty keywords (yes, I know I can filter for the same criteria). When reviewing these photos and adding keywords as soon as I finish the...
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    New Drive - How to handle change?

    I currently use LR 3.6. I import all my LR images to an external HD (K) which also saves copies of all my computers internal HD files. This external drive is 1TB. I have another external HD (L) that is 500 GB which only backups my photos from the K drive. The L drive is approaching capacity...
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    Import File Naming - Camera Specific

    I apologize if this is answered somewhere as my search did not locate an answer. I have a camera that allows you to set a filename internal of the camera. So, my pattern is initials, camera model (CM) and file number - e.g. MKCMxxxx.cr2. This filename pattern imports to LR3. I have another...
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    Moving Subfolder Files

    I searched for quite a while and even read some LR books but found no answer. I apologize if it is here somewhere. First off, when I save photos they go into a YEAR parent folder under a date subfolder (YYYYMMDD) based on the date the photo was taken. During the holidays I took photos on two...
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    Converting CR2 to DNG

    I shoot 95% of my photos in RAW format. When I download to LR3 I leave them in the CR2 format. If I want to convert photos already imported to DNG can a single photo be converted? Or, will they all convert over at once. I chose a single photo and selected "Convert to DNG" but the popup gave...
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    Moving Child Keyword Level

    I have searched the forum and haven't found what I am looking for. I use a few keyword hierarchies, such as: People =>Family =>Spouse's Names =>Children's Names Is there a way that I can move the "Children's Names" keyword level to equal that of the People level? For example...
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    Smart Collections Doubled

    All: I haven't found an answer to this in my searches on the forum. For some reason, my Smart Collections, which I did not create, are doubling. I have a Colored Red and a Colored Red 1, Five Stars and a Five Stars 1, etc. Both collections have the exact same number of photos. If I right...
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    Raw Loaded into LR3 not seen in PSE8

    This is my first post to this forum. Though, I have been reading posts for a few weeks now and I have a question. I tried the trial version of Lightroom and then ordered my own (v3.2). I just received it a few days ago so to say I am new at LR is an understatement. I have been using PSE8 up...
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