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    Develop module LR 5.3 gets slower and slower the more I use it

    Laptop spec: i7-8550U CPU @1.8GHZ 16GB RAM 2 x SSD (both >50% free space) Windows 10 No other software running Catalog size: 200GB, about 10k images (mix of DNG and JPG) Full size JPEG preview has been built Images on the first SSD Camera raw cache set to 40GB on the second SSD On the develop...
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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?

    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

    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?

    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?

    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

    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?

    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...
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    catalog and renamed files...

    I have two computers A and B at different locations. I import files into computer A, renamed them using their timestamp as filename, edited them. Now I want to export this catalog to computer B. Computer B has all the files, but the names were not the same as computer A's. Is it possible?
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    Quickly select images based on filenames

    I have a text file with file names, e.g. aaaaaa1 bbbbbb2 cccccc3 dddddd4 What is the quickest way to select images with file name = any of the above?
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    lightroom 4.3, how to drag the ends of a tone curve?

    Take a look at the diagram below. Notice that the 2 ends of the tone curve has shifted upward and downward. I am using LR 4.3, and I was not able to drag the ends points like the diagram has shown. Is it supported in the LR version I am using or is it a new feature for later versions of LR?
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    conditional adjustments

    If I have a bunch of photos shot at different ISO settings, is there a way to apply different levels of noise reduction based on ISo value of each image in a batch mode?
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    'save for web' function in lightroom?

    I m running LR4. Is there a way to export images for web use (same as 'save for web' in photoshop)? I tried limiting the export file size to 80k, but the quality is terrible. However if I do 'save for web' for the same image in ps, the result looks fine.
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    external drive letter and lightroom catalog

    I am running lightroom 3 on windows xp. I have a catalog on an external drive. When the catalog was initially setup, the ext drive was known as G:. Sometimes windows decided to give the same ext drive a different drive letter, and lighhtroom would think all the pictures are missing...