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  1. Bob_B

    Book module: Publishing to Blurb... layflat conversion?

    Operating System:Win7-64 Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info):5.7 I recognize that the Book Module in LR5.7 does not offer to print a lay-flat book using Blurb. My question is there a way after uploading to Blurb to convert your book to a lay flat format without having to...
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    Making global change to title in metadata?

    Operating System:Win7-64 Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info):5.7 I've added titles in the metadata to over 200 photos that are part of a book I am working on. I need to make a spelling change to approx. 20% of these titles. Is there a way to search and change globally, without...
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    My CS6 registration number no longer valid?

    Operating System: Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): 5.7 I recently recognized that my copy of photoshop cs6 is not the latest version (of the CS6 lineage). I discovered this when wondering why its patch tool did not work on a new layer, even though I had clicked on the all...
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    Photoshop CS6 Step and Repeat not working

    I understand that photoshop's step and repeat involves selecting an object, using ctrl-alt-T (windows) to transform the object, followed by shift-ctrl-alt-T to repeat the transformation. At least, that's what I've read in numerous forums and seen on youtube tutorials, yet on my version the...
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    Removing deleted images from a smart collection?

    When I first started using LR, I made a series of smart collections to make my workflow a bit more manageable. One of these I call "Rejected Images", which (as you may guess) contains all the rejects from past work contained within my catalog. This collection contains nearly 600 images due to my...
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    Not seeing camera raw 'editor' when importing to PS CS6

    I made some changes to photoshop CS6's preferences a few days ago that I unfortunately did not note down in case of troubles. My bad. Now, when editing a raw file from LR, I no longer am presented with the camera raw editor in CS6 prior to starting my edits. I'd like to get that back, but don't...
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    Monitor lut doesn't always load (Win7)

    I was wondering if anyone else has this problem? I use x-rite's i1Display and Profiler to calibrate my monitors. It works great, and I love it. However, I find that Windows 7 (64bit) occasionally (maybe 20% of the time) does not load one of the luts on startup. I solve this inconvenience by...
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    Full screen view in Library with rating?

    My workflow involves an initial pass through newly acquired photos in the full screen view in the Library module. In this run, I delete unwanted photos and occasionally add a star to standouts. I usually let a day or two go by and then repeat the process with one or two stars for those that...
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    Using two calibrated monitors on LR 5.7 under Win7-64?

    I bought an X-Rite i1 Display Pro to calibrate the two monitors that I use with LR v5.7. My monitors are a few years old: 23" Viewsonic LED as my main monitor for editing and an older HP CFT 22" monitor for surveys etc. I don't have any issues with the 'how to' part of calibration, but I ran...
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    LR v5 printing and Canon XPS drivers in Win7?

    Just a quick question to clear up confusion from what I've read on other internet sites. Is it true that LR cannot take advantage of the 16 bit printing from the Canon XPS printer driver, unless one uses Canon's print studio plug-in to produce the print? (I know this must have been asked a...
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    Duplicating adjustment brush?

    I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong, as I thought this should be very simple. I want to duplicate an adjustment brush, using LR 5 in Windows. My understanding is to hold Ctrl-Alt and left click drag the existing pin to a new location. When I do this nothing happens; the original pin stays in...
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    Metafile needs updating: Action item or just information?

    I've pretty much ignored the "metafile needs updating" (downwards arrow, upper right of thumbnail) in the library module, as it never seems to matter. As I'm snow-bound at the moment, I've been straightening up things in LR, and thought I might as well ask if this is something I should be acting...
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    Can virtual copies be given a new name?

    I often make virtual copies of photos to explore alternative ways to process them. In making a virtual copy, the new file retains the original's name, and any change in the name of the virtual copy affects the original. Is there a way to make a copy and give it a different name?
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    Stacked photos: Any way to unfold stack on mouse hover?

    I recently discovered image stacking in the library module and find it invaluable, especially for hdr and panoramas. It also helps save real estate when in grid view. That said, as I have LR 5 configured, I have to click the lefthand side of the top image in the stack to unfold all its images. I...
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    Advice & recommendations wanted: Slide copier

    One of my long-term projects is to convert the hundreds (upwards of 700-800 as an estimate) of 35mm slides I've made over the decades into digital files. As I approach this task, I have been looking at slide copiers, but haven't seen a detailed review or online advice on features vs. price. I...
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    B/W conversion and retain original color image in catalog?

    I've never been entirely sure about virtual copy, so please bear with this question. I have a color image that I like, but I want to see how it looks as a b/w. I don't want to change anything on the color image. Is virtual copy the correct way to make a copy of the color image for subsequent b/w...
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    Fine adjustments on exposure slider?

    Is there a way to get finer adjustment when dragging the exposure slider in LR 5.7? Seems that whenever I drag the slider, it jumps by 0.1 stop increments. There are times I'd like finer granularity, even 0.01 stops. This is directed simply at dragging the slider; I know I could always input the...
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    Running 5.7 -- Help, update says my software is up to date, why?

    I'm currently running LR 5.7. When I go to Help, Check for updates, I get a reply saying I am up to date. I guess this isn't a big issue, but it bugs me. Also, despite having bought my version 5 update directly from Adobe and having registered with Adobe (where my purchase is confirmed), my...
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    Multiple Adobe CC usernames and installations?

    I'm not sure how to handle the following. On my home computer, I have bought and installed CS6 creative suite and LR 5.7. These are updated via Adobe Creative Cloud using my "home" id and password for ACC. As a faculty at the university, I am allowed to install all the latest CC2015 programs on...
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    Soft proof on second monitor (thread renamed due to server bug)

    I want to find the best most reliable method to match the tones in an adjusted raw file to those in a proof copy in soft proofing mode. I tried to see the soft proof proof-copy and original adjusted raw file side-by-side on my second monitor using both survey and compare modes, but all I got was...
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    Q: Are there significant speed improvements in LR with high-end graphics cards?

    I've been using LR for four years, running it from the onboard intel graphics chip on my ASUS MB. I am quite happy with this setup, as it allows me to do everything I want quickly without fuss. However, in reading other websites, it appears that Photoshop gains a significant increase in...
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    Canon Pro-100: how to remove ink on interior rollers?

    Hi, My Canon Pro-100 has somehow gotten black ink on one or two of the interior rollers or some interior surface. The result is a black irregular horizontal smear (ca. 1 inch long by 1/8 width) at the top left of the print. There is no ink on the feed roller and the exit rollers are...
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    Adding a signature or identity plate under the image?

    I've seen many jpgs where the photographer has added his/her logo or digital signature under the image (in the white border). I like this style, but haven't figured out how to do this in LR. I assume using an identity plate is the way to go, but each of my attempts keeps it within the image...
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    Opinions on Nik Collection by Google?

    I've been thinking about buying the Nik software plugins for Lightroom and Photoshop, thinking they might provide features that currently are not offered by Adobe. I like what I see from the Nik youtube videos, but (of course) that is their purpose: sell software. So, I would like to hear from...
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    Deleting old catalog backup files?

    I've accumulated about 40 or 50 old backups of LR catalogs and wish to delete the oldest ones. Can this be done using the OS's delete, or do I need to go into LR and delete from the folder? I figured it's better to ask than to risk corrupting something. Thanks, Bob