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  1. NJHeart2Heart

    Library module Revisiting DNG Pros and Cons

    Operating System: Mac OSX Yosemite Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): Lightroom 5 I'm indecisive at this point about what to do regarding the push to subscription services. That got me thinking of the relative non-transferability of LRs xmp files, especially if they get...
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    Questions about LR for Android..

    Mobile Operating System: Android Desktop Operating System: macbook pro Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): 5 classic I have not read much about the LR app - I have been too busy rebelling against the idea of a subscription- but I suddenly have discovered a few reasons which are...
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    Catalogs Best practices for preserving LR when upgrading OS

    Operating System: Macbook Pro, OS 10.10.5 "Yosemite" (currently) Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): 5.7.1 So, I having attempted to upgrade my computer once, and having an almost disaster, I am now super suspicious and want to take every precaution to preserve LR (and my whole...
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    Catalogs Reintalled LR5-need to find catalog from backup

    Operating System: Mac High Sierra Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): LR5.7.1? I had to erase/reinstall/upgrade my Mac OS. I did a photos backup and a time machine backup, but when I re-installed, I did not ask it to re-assert the newest backup since I wanted to start with a...
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    Conditions for Title Field vs. Conditions for Caption Field, etc.

    Hi all, I've been refining my skills as I am teaching a friend about the nuances of Lightroom's facility for building smart collections. I am still stumbling over a few things: Why does Lightroom 5.x allow for the conditions "is empty" vs. "isn't empty" in the Captions field but not in the...
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    Troubleshooting Smart Collection

    I initially created a smart collection as follows: Folder > Contains All > DDG_Photographs + Size > Less Than > .4 MP Where DDG_Photographs is the parent folder of (almost) my entire collection, including my scans folders. The smart collection is NOT pulling out images contained in a subfolder...
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    Roll Call - Those using Lightroom to manage scanned photos

    Hi all, Visiting again after a long hiatus from Lightroom centric activities. This is not so much a call for help as it is a call for those sharing the same types of challenges due to the less standardized process of scanning physical photos. I'm back at my long term family history photo...
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    Print Module: Export multi page contact sheets to pdf

    I'm having a heck of a time figuring out the save, print settings and export functions when in the print module. I have a collection of photos from which I've created multiple pages of 4x5 contact sheets. I want to create a pdf file from that formate that I can view/print at work, outside of...
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    Importing keywords to existing keyword list?

    I think the answer is going to be "this is too difficult for me to handle" but I wanted to pose the question to be sure. I have an existing keyword list that I'm relatively happy with, but I have an existing spreadsheet with data that I would like ADD to the existing keyword list. The data is...
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    For those who do date based importation..

    I'd like to know who sorts by the following: Year, then individual Year-Month-Day folders? 2015 . . . . 2015-01-02 . . . . 2015-01-03 . . . . 2015-01-04 2016 . . . . 2016-01-02 . . . . 2016-01-03 . . . . 2016-01-04 Year, then Month folders, then Day folders? 2015 . . . . 01 . . . . . . 01 . ...
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    Article on integrating physical and digital photos.

    Hi all, I just finished posting an article that details my process for integrating my physical photos into my digital photo collection with help from the Lightroom program. I hope it reaches others who are considering a large digitizing project and helps someone else get a feel for how to...
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    Keyboard stroke to get out of right side fields...

    Hey all, I'm doing a lot of keywording and when I need to type it in the keyword field, I have to constantly click outside of all of the keywording fields before hitting "9" to color label which then automatically moves it to a collection and auto forwards. Is there a simple keystroke than can...
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    What's the latest advice on the now extinct "edited last hour" criteria?

    I just realized this disappearance today as I was working on my scanned images workflow. I read something about it not working correctly, which is why they got rid of it. That's a shame. How have other LR users compensated for this loss?
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    Scared about losing Ownership of my software

    I currently own LR 5x. I happened to be reading a blog today and the author's comment...scared me. She said "LR is available by subscription, or can be purchased outright I think.". The fact that this author wasn't even sure if a local copy could even be bought just gave me a moment of panic...
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    DISABLE face recognition from the beginning?

    I've been hearing about this face recognition "feature" in the newer LR (I have 5x currently), and as far as I'm concerned, it sounds like it's caused more trouble than help for those who already tag for names. I have enough work just keeping with my own workflow. I don't want to have to go...
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    Question about Beardy's smart collections workflow

    I was going to message privately but thought other people (especially newbies) might find the answer helpful.. I've been using John Beard's Workflow Smart Collections concept for a while now, and I love it's effectiveness, efficiency and flexibility, but something still catches me up.. How does...
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    What's your solution for a "no keywords" smart collection?

    Hey all, Please direct me elsewhere if this has been discussed recently. My current project is adding captions then/or keywords to scanned photographs. Ideally I'd like to have a smart collection which will indicate what photos have no keywords, but then as I add keywords, the collection does...
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    Corel Aftershot Pro? Curious about comparisons

    My uncle recently became more interested in digitizing old family photos. I've been trying to convince him to get LR, but he seems convinced that Corel Photoshop Pro is the way to go. I said as a courtesy to try to help him out, I'd look into and watch a few videos on that software, but was...
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    Renaming old scanned photos efficiently

    Hi all, Back to working on my scanned images and have chosen a new, consistent naming convention which allows for incomplete dates. I have files with several patterns of filenames, and would like to re-name them in batches. I LOVE the little Windows program called "Renamer", which allows for...
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    Is it worth converting (scanned to) tif photos to DNG to save some space?

    Title pretty much says it all. For those who have done conversions from scan to TIF to DNG, I'd like to hear your experiences. I've read about DNG for many years, but never considered until doing just one to experiment and seeing how much smaller the file footprint becomes... Does it hurt...
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    Drag and crop not working now??

    I currently have 5.6, I haven't been in LR to do any adjustments for several months. In develop module, I used to be able to crop a photo by clicking on the "aspect" icon and could then place pointer, drag and create the size of box I want to crop. Now it seems the only way to crop is to use the...
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    Export to flickr taking foorrreever!

    I'm trying to export 470 photos to flickr using the flickr collection that came with LR 5.4 and each photo is taking around 10 secs to upload. Corporate (should be fast) Wifi connection, internal hard drive with photos, on a full battery... Is this normal? Thanks, Dawn
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    Flickr vs. Smugmug

    I did a search and didn't find anything, so I'm posting now. Can those of you with experience (preferably with BOTH), opine about Flickr vs. Smugmug? Please indicate if you use them for professional or hobby use. I'm a current flickr user and content right now. I don't do professional- just...
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    Signature changes haven't caught up?

    Hi all, Quick question. I've been away for a bit, and had upgrade my os and LR versions since last time. After my first post I went into my profile and changed those pieces of info, but I just replied to an existing message and my signature still shows the old versions. I re-checked my...
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    Lightroom 5 crashes on startup - can't find preferences file to delete?

    I did a search on the forum here and it seems the first step to possibly fixing this is to delete the preferences file. I followed the instructions in Victoria's post specifically on how to do this, but can't seem to find the file. FYI, my folders were visible, and I searched for it through go...
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