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  1. rob211

    Adding time to one's Photography Plan subscription

    I was considering adding another year to my existing Photo Plan Lr/Ps/20GB subscription when I noticed Amazon had it on sale for $100/yr. My current subscription runs out in 2021. In order to be sure it could be done, I contacted Adobe support via a chat (that took almost an hour) only to have...
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    GPS "Direction" metadata in Lightroom

    My cameras record not only GPS location info, but also the orientation of the camera, ie the direction the lens is pointed. This is recorded in a standard exif tag, "GPSImgDirection" (see here for others: GPS Tags). Unfortunately, this metadata is apparently not read by Lr Classic. Classic...
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    Depth masking on iPhone

    A new experimental feature in Lr CC on iPhones only is the depth mask, which I think leverages the second camera in an iPhone (but not sure) to allow for creating a mask based on, well, depth. Create mask, then say blur or darken the background, etc. New Features in Lightroom CC Mobile (August...
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    Camera specificity and profiles

    I am wondering if someone can point me to more detailed info about the new profile system. In particular, I'm wondering about what distinguishes the Legacy profiles from others. Also, I have some VSCO presets. With the new profile browser it's more obvious that they are specific to a certain...
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    Lightroom Classic and CC workflow re metadata

    Operating System: High Sierra Lightroom Version: Classic & CC (Please go to Help menu > System Info to double check the exact version number) I am wondering about the interaction of the CC system and the desktop version, and how a workflow could make the best of both. I use hierarchical...
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    White & black point preset?

    Is there a way to construct a preset that sets white and black points dynamically? as opposed to the same static value? I currently use the Lr General Preset "Auto Tone," which more or less does that, but also does some stuff I usually have to undo (like too bright). I'd like to use just the...
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    Moving multiple selections via the keyboard

    I think we've discussed this before, but I can't figure out how to find it. If one is using the filmstrip and say the Survey view, and one has say three images selected, how do you move the entire selection of three to the next three images (so say one on the right would drop out of selection...
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    Smart collection by GPS coordinates; request it from Adobe

    I had occasion to use Aperture and I ran across a feature I used there, but cannot seem to replicate in Lr. When viewing a map, in Aperture you can select the images shown on the current map view and create a smart album for that area, say a park. So any images you geolocate to that same spot...
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    How much to brighten for printing?

    I recently started doing some printing at Costco; I've been soft proofing using the Dry Creek profiles for my local shop. But stuff is turning out too dark, especially on the poster printer. It's kind of hard to keep doing trial and error, so I'm hoping someone else has done this before and...
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    Keeping track of images printed at a service

    I'm doing more printing these days, but to an outside service, not via Lr itself. So I create virtual copies for soft proofing and some changes, then use an export preset to send out a JPEG, which gets uploaded to the service. I'm wondering how folks keep track of these. I was thinking of...
  11. rob211

    Help me understand View>Go Back

    I haven't used this command a whole lot, but recently I had a scenario where I had to jump around out of one module and into another, viewing a different image, and coming back. I thought this would just cycle between each "window" I had been viewing, but it didn't seem to keep track of the...
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    Workflow for resizing and resampling images

    I may have missed it, but it doesn't seem that Lr has much in the way of controls for exporting images that you want to scale UP and resample. Photoshop does, of course. But since I have a batch of small JPEGs and TIFFs I wanna resize, I'd be starting from Lr. And I'd need the resized images...
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    Aurora HDR 2017 by Macphun

    For those on a Mac check out the newest version of this application. It's the Trey Ratcliff-inspired application, but before you say "yuck, I hate that HDR look" note that you do NOT have to go all overboard. In fact, this application is quite nice to use even if you're NOT doing HDR, and not...
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    Updating preview in DNG: speed up?

    Does using the command to update the preview of DNG files substantially decrease the time it takes Lr to show the image in the Develop module? I am about to deal with a whole mess of heavily adjusted DNGs, with their original previews, and I am wondering if a batch update would be worth it...
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    Generating and validating DNG checksums

    It having come up on another forum, I'm curious about the checksum in DNGs. As of Lr 5 there's a command within Lr to validate DNGs. But it doesn't work on my Pentax camera-generated DNGs as they don't have a checksum (see DNG Verification in Lightroom 5). I suppose I should convert my DNGs to...
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    Lr Mobile now officially does RAW FROM an iOS device

    Adobe in Lr Mobile 2.4 now has a camera to mobile device raw editing feature, rather than either having to use a camera JPEG to mobile device workaround or, of course, the normal raw on desktop to mobile workflow. See Lightroom for Mobile July Releases Also adds local adjustment tools and bug...
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    Auto black and white point

    I know about using a shift click to make Lr auto set the white and black point. But is there a way to do that without the clicking? So as to do it to batches? I recall from the past that it's auto set when you use the Tone>Auto button, but then you have to apply a blank preset with the other...
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    Any way to force Lr to import or copy unsupported files?

    I use a camera that outputs an image in a file format Adobe doesn't recognize. Actually, it DOES recognize the file format, but not the extension (ORI). I can import after changing all the extensions to ORF, but it's annoying. I'm wondering if there's any way to get Lr to copy these off the...
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    Migrating Lr/Ps CC to new boot drive Mac

    Last time I swapped out boot drives on a Mac I just migrated from a TM backup (or the old boot drive in an enclosure; can't remember). But that was pre-CC with all the junk Adobe spreads on my machine. So can I just migrate my Lr/Ps installation over to the new boot drive? or do I have to...
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    Keeping notes on images in the Mac OS: GhostNote

    We had a discussion recently about retaining notes. I make use of the "instructions" field in IPTC, but it is a bit cumbersome. Ideally I'd like a pop-up type note in Lr itself. But I'd also like it to be available in the Mac Finder. IPTC works, but if your instructions are "convert to BW and...
  21. rob211

    Hiding Faces frames?

    I'm using the tool to draw frames around faces to add People names in some group shots. But I can't figure out how to auto-hide (or manual hide) the already-filled in boxes. The problem is that the name field hides part of the image of the people nearby. I have to zoom to stupid levels to get...
  22. rob211

    Improving Lr labeling

    I put up a thread on improving the usefulness of Lr labels here:Improving Lightroom labels | Photoshop Family Customer Community Feel free to chime in there. It was prompted by a problem a poor fellow over on dpreview.com had: turns out you can add label names via the Default Metadata Panel...
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    Dates in Lr: examples of differences

    I've had a lot of frustration with dates (and times) in Lr, in part due to the fact that there are so many, and that they are often poorly described (in specs and as labeled in applications, not just Lr). And that makes it tough to sometimes sort out and solve date related problems, since...
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    Distinguishing place keywords from description keywords

    I'm wondering how folks who keyword extensively deal with the issue of distinguishing a place keyword from say a descriptive (of the photo subject) keyword. For example, I have lots of photos of Mount Diablo, where it's the subject and depicted in the photo. Just like say a frog. So I could...
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    Searching text and highlighting results?

    Is there a way that Lr can highlight or otherwise show the text it finds when doing a search on any searchable field? as would occur if searching say the text on this page? I realize there isn't text in the grid, but do I really have to cycle through the various metadata panels? Also, I have a...
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