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    iPad configuration

    12.9" vs 11" is mostly personal preference. The 12.9" might be better for someone who edits photos on it every day, or uses it as a laptop replacement. The larger size makes it easier for using multiple applications on one screen using the Split View, Slide Over, and Drag and Drop features...
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    Is there a way to automate clearing out catalog backups?

    Since you're on a Mac you might look into Hazel. It isn't free, and I've never used it, but it comes up in discussions where someone wants to manage a folder automatically. It lets you do things like delete items based on rules you specify. You might see if it's possible to create a rule that...
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    Best option for storing image files - internal or external?

    The second link has USB descriptions that are a little out of date, they don't explain the differences between the current USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2 labeling, and Thunderbolt is only discussed as far as the USB-C connector it uses. The following link has a more recent explanation of USB 3.1 Gen 1...
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    Best option for storing image files - internal or external?

    Here's an example of a Thunderbolt multiple drive enclosure: https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TB3IVKIT0GB/ For some, the point of a multiple-drive enclosure is to either provide some uptime protection in the form of a RAID. Partitioning won't get you that. Another big reason is expandability...
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    Reproduce Dehaze/Texture in Photoshop

    (The following is assuming you want to do them using Photoshop tools, not Camera Raw where they already exist for you as Rick pointed out) The Texture slider is sort of a third variation on the Sharpening and Clarity sliders. All three are (generally) about enhancing local contrast, the...
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    Auto

    There's definitely no Auto Crop tool in any version of Lightroom that I know of. But several companies have applied AI/machine learning research to automatic cropping. Because even though cropping is subjective, there are definitely common cultural conventions of composition that drive most...
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    iPad limitations vs desktop

    Yes, using any mobile version of a desktop application requires some additional study to learn how keyboard-dependent or right-click-based actions are translated into the gestures in mobile OSs. Regarding the clipping display, in the mobile version of Lightroom you use two fingers: With one...
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    Am I Viewing JPG or RAW

    If you don't see magnification controls in the secondary display, they're probably hidden. Click a triangle at the top of bottom of the secondary display to reveal the top and bottom panels, and the secondary display magnification controls will be at the right end of the bottom panel. The...
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    How do I rename a customised/created colour profile

    The way I have done it, at least for profiles generated from LUTs (I hope this works with DCPs, haven't tried that) is: In Lightroom, right-click the profile in the Profile Browser, and choose Show in Finder so you can see the profile on the desktop. Open the profile in a text editor. The...
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    keyboard shortcut to deselect multiple photos and return to previous 1 image selection?

    There's an indirect way. It's based on the notion of there being an active ("most selected") image when more than one image is selected, and then using the shortcut for the Select Only Active Photo command. When multiple images are selected, the active image is the one with the lightest...
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    What colors for publishing? Photos (colors) look very different in different viewers?

    Calibration means bringing a device into a known state, like saying we're going to set a display to a luminance of 100 cdm^2, white point 6500K, gamma 2.2, using Adobe RGB…and using an independent instrument to measure and verify that it’s actually doing those numbers. On a lot of displays you...
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    What colors for publishing? Photos (colors) look very different in different viewers?

    Colors vary among devices because: Different display panels reproduce different ranges of color, depending on the quality of the panel. Different instances of the same panel can reproduce the same range of color differently, due to manufacturing variations. The reason professional displays cost...
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    Print module Bottom Margin sets to 0.56"

    Now I'm trying it in my Windows 10 virtual machine, and the minimums I get for US Letter are 0.11 for Left and Top, and 0.13 for Right and Bottom. Is that what you normally expect? The Epson 3880 driver I'm using on Windows is version 6.62. Also, when trying different things in Windows Print...
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    Print module Bottom Margin sets to 0.56"

    Have you made sure to double-check that the Epson printer is selected in Page Setup before adjusting margins? A bottom margin of .56 is a sign that the Page Setup dialog box may have reverted to the “Any Printer” setting. If Page Setup is set to “Any Printer” it will probably send Lightroom...
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    Modifying a watermark for just the current use

    This has been a long-time annoyance with Lightroom: There's no way to apply a quick, single-use watermark. If you make any edit to the watermark settings, Lightroom refuses to let you apply them unless you go through the time and trouble of saving it as a named watermark preset. The workaround...
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    Changes to Adobe Software Availability

    It has been pointed out that Avid published a nearly identical announcement for their applications, with very similar impacts regarding perpetual and subscription licenses: http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/FAQ/Changes-to-Media-Composer-Licenses-in-2019/ Avid is also not going into...
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    How do I export JPG photos without any quality loss?

    You can pick up a multi-bay enclosure for a reasonable price (this is the one I have, 4 bays), and stuff it full of big affordable 2TB or 4TB bare drives so you don't have to swap. I chose that over an NAS because: I don't need it to be on the network because only one computer needs to use the...
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    Rename photo keyboard shortcut on a mac

    I have used the older, USB-powered version with Lightroom, very productively, for many years. The picture below is the one you’re using; the layout hasn't changed. The function key row is labeled across the top; I highlighted it in red. I outlined the F2 key in red near the top left; that's the...
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    How to change Copyright in Metadata??

    What I understand of US Copyright law is that the copyright date should be the date of publication, not creation. Accordingly, my default import metadata template applies an undated copyright notice to the metadata for all images on import. Later (e.g., just before exporting) I update the...
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    Macbook Pro late 2013 goes black at 45% battery charge when using LR

    Yes, it's a little odd for Apple to be calling it a 1000-cycle "limit" when hitting 1000 isn't supposed to mean the battery dies, but should still have 80% of original capacity. But battery performance isn't just about the cycle count. Two batteries at 1000 cycles may perform differently if one...
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    Print triptych from one panorama photo?

    Try this in the Print module: Set up a print on the paper size that you have, but don’t worry about the fact that the panorama is small on the page. Enable Zoom to Fill. This makes the image fill the entire height of the print cell. Now the ends of the panorama are not visible. But they’re...
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    Secure backup for Lightroom CC?

    Another option is to use the free Adobe Lightroom Downloader app. It will download "all your Lightroom photos and videos from the cloud as original files and writes them into a date-based folder hierarchy at the hard-drive location that you specify," according to the linked Adobe page.
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    Selecting Multiple Images in the Filmstrip

    If you are looking at the Enable Auto Sync command shown below, yes, you found the correct shortcut. Are you using Windows? The shortcut in my screen shot looks different, but that's probably because I'm on a Mac. Whatever your menu shows for Enable AutoSync is the right shortcut for you...
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    "Back buttong" in LR

    Last viewed image: No, and that's something many of us wish Lightroom had. There's a feature request over at the Lightroom Feedback site, vote it up if it's close enough to what you want: Lightroom: Remember last image selected in each folder Last viewed location: Yes, if you look near the left...
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    "Image Basket" View in LR

    I'm not familiar with ACDsee, but when I searched for "image basket" on the web, the one picture I saw showed the Image Basket as a single filmstrip running horizontally at the bottom of the window. In Lightroom, you will get that same look if the Filmstrip is open and you select the Quick...
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