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  1. DGStinner

    Library module Just to make sure...

    All edits are in the catalog. If you're writing XMP sidecar files for raw images, most of the information will be there as well. If you're going to export a selected group of images along with their edits to a separate catalog, you may want to think about just keeping them in your current...
  2. DGStinner

    Library module Just to make sure...

    One option would be to export the edits to their own catalog before removing the image folder in Lightroom.
  3. DGStinner

    Sony a7ii

    An exclamation point means Lightroom cannot find the files. Did you either rename or move them outside of Lightroom?
  4. DGStinner

    Remove an object with spot removal?

    When all else fails, Photoshop will typically do it better.
  5. DGStinner

    Lost My Color Tagging

    You should see this .
  6. DGStinner

    Can't Import CR2 files to LR Classic CC

    You're surprised that images from a 2017 camera can't be read by a copy of Lightroom from 2015? You need to update your Lightroom to Lightroom Classic CC using the CC app, not checking for updates with Lightroom.
  7. DGStinner

    Edited images and uploaded ones have different names: how to find the originals the uploaded ones are copied from?

    You may export two different images because you want to print the image but also email to someone, or put on a website/facebook. Yes, you could use the full size image for everything.
  8. DGStinner

    Edited images and uploaded ones have different names: how to find the originals the uploaded ones are copied from?

    I think Cletus is saying you would export img_20233.cr2 as img_20233.jpg NOT 1.jpg. If you want to export a full res and reduced res version, you would export img_20233.jpg and img_20233_1500px.jpg.
  9. DGStinner

    LR Changed the name of my external HD to Macintosh HD??

    Finder also shows three volumes named Macintosh HD. Have you checked each of those? Lightroom does not have the ability to change volume names.
  10. DGStinner

    How can one move folders / images wihtout losing the develop settings and without needing to import the moved images again?

    Don't use the import screen to move images that already exist in the catalog. If the folder exists in the OS but not in Lightroom's folder panel, you can either import a new image from the folder, or move the image outside of Lightroom (using Windows Explorer) and then, when Lightroom reports...
  11. DGStinner

    How can one sort the images in the "Library" by the image size or file size?

    You could rename the files to begin with image dimensions, and then sort by filename.
  12. DGStinner

    Export Original File Could Not Be Found

    It sounds like you're confusing how Mac Photos works (where images are actually stored within the Photos library) and how Lightroom works (where it merely points to where the images are stored). The only thing stored in the Lightroom catalog are develop settings and other metadata. Many people...
  13. DGStinner

    How could one search for a preset?

    You could mark some of the presets as favorites. Right click on the preset and choose Add to Favorites.
  14. DGStinner

    What is the easiest way to copy the file name to the clipboard in the Library and Develop module?

    Highlight text then press Ctrl+C from the metadata panel in the Library module.
  15. DGStinner

    Is there a downloadable manual or may be an e-book or such for the newest LR?

    Other than Victoria's? Adobe Lightroom Classic CC - The Missing FAQ | The Lightroom Queen
  16. DGStinner

    Edit only the sky / white area?

    If you've completely blown out your highlights, including the sky, moving sliders isn't going to help. You might be better off replacing the sky in Ps.
  17. DGStinner

    Edit only the sky / white area?

    Without further details, I'd suggest using one of the local adjustments (gradient filter, local adjustment brush)
  18. DGStinner

    Importing Keyword File

    The list will always be sorted alphabetically. The tilda prefix just allows you to "move" a keyword which would be farther down the list to the top. If you have multiple keywords in the same level prefixed by ~, they will be sorted alphabetically based upon what comes after the ~.
  19. DGStinner

    Problem straightening horizon with the crop tool.

    If the squares are distracting, use the level tool inside the crop tool. Just draw a line that should be horizontal or vertical and Lightroom will rotate accordingly.
  20. DGStinner

    Confusion with destination

    The date chosen for the folder names is the date the photo was created, not when it was imported.
  21. DGStinner

    Confusion with destination

    If you look near the top of the destination panel, you'll see you have selected to organize by date. That is why you're seeing it in a subfolder named 2017-05-17 inside a folder named 2017. Also, it appears that the parent folder of 'LIGHTROOM' is not shown. If you right click on the 2017, you...
  22. DGStinner

    How to unset a preset, take it back?

    It sounds like you may be better of using Photoshop where you can perform each edit in a separate layer and then hide the layer to see its effect.
  23. DGStinner

    Develop not seeing changes/adjustments

    Did you maybe select the adjustment brush, which won't apply any changes until you brush the image?
  24. DGStinner

    Import - modified date not capture date

    The created date you're seeing in the info window is the date the file was created on the drive it is stored on. That's how operating systems work. Also, if you assign keywords to a JPG, instead of modifying the file, the original file gets replaced with a new file. The new file will have a...
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