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    Keyboard and mouse....time to dump the wireless?

    I use a couple different Bluetooth input devices with my computer and Lightroom, and they're fine. But there are problems that exist out there, so it's worth checking to see if they affect you. For example, after USB 3 came out, people discovered interference issues between USB 3 devices and...
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    Anyone Using MacBook Pro 13" or MacBook Air 13" (2019) To Edit?

    If it's going to be used mostly for travel, both models should work. What might sway you one way or the other is: How much editing do you want to do while on the road? If it’s mostly for copying images off cards, using embedded previews, maybe some quick edits for just a few images to export...
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    Managing derived files -- best practices?

    Aha! I was wondering if I was just not seeing it. Thanks Jim!
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    Managing derived files -- best practices?

    Not necessarily a problem. Lightroom Classic maintains a metadata field called Preserved File Name. In the example below, a raw file is exported to a JPEG file using an export file naming template for derivative files. The bottom of the figure shows the same JPEG file after it has been renamed...
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    Lens Correction Manual Defringe sliders

    Below is a link to a good Adobe blog post on the subject. It's from 2012 when those features were first introduced, but it's a thorough explanation with clear visual examples. New Color Fringe Correction Controls What I like about the article is that the engineer who wrote it tells you when a...
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    Soft Proofing - Simulate Paper and Ink

    Simulate Paper and Ink is a tricky setting to understand; the display simulation often looks worse than the actual print even if you've set everything absolutely by the book. That's partly because our perception of the print is influenced by the brightness and color of the light we're viewing it...
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    Soft Proofing - Simulate Paper and Ink

    It's natural and expected that an image would "pop" less after enabling Simulate Paper and Ink. When the image is in Soft Proof mode, all that does is preview the image in the color gamut of the selected profile. Just the colors. When Simulate Paper and Ink is enabled, the simulation now...
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    I recently did the LR upgrade and now this window came up....Don't know which to choose?

    If that dialog box comes up, it probably means the new version of Lightroom Classic was already opened at least once before, when it was allowed to upgrade the previous version's default catalog. When that happened, the upgraded version was named Lightroom Catalog-2.lrcat. You should probably...
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    Library module How to verify which is the "Target Collection"?

    I'm not sure if this is exactly what you mean, but there are Back and Forward buttons in the filmstrip. They take you to the previous or next folder or collection in the pop-up list of Recent Sources to the right of the arrows, where the photo count is. But after the Back or Forward button...
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    Why no option to import a new PS file into Lightroom when saving it in PS

    The way it's supposed to work is as shown below: The Import dialog opens, and the only image that is automatically selected is the one you dragged and dropped on the Lightroom shortcut or its application window. When doing this, it's a good idea to look at the bottom left corner to confirm the...
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    Cmd+' not working

    Just to eliminate some more variables… If you are in a text editor (like this forum) and you press the ' key, do you actually get a ' character, meaning the key itself isn't suffering from one of those MacBook Pro keyboard issues? Following up with what clee01l posted, does it make any...
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    Why no option to import a new PS file into Lightroom when saving it in PS

    It can be slightly simpler than that, since Lightroom supports drag and drop. If the Photoshop document is visible on the desktop, like in a folder window, it can be dragged into Lightroom Classic and the Import dialog will open up with that specific image already selected for import. No need...
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    Hard drive size

    If you keep the catalog on a small internal SSD, keep an eye on the …Previews.lrdata file for that catalog. If you've been browsing many folders or collections, over time the previews file can grow to take up many GB of space. But previews are expendable, so you can delete a huge...
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    Cmd+' not working

    Based on that, let's make sure the right shortcut is being used. Command-` is the macOS window switching shortcut.. That's the grave accent at the top left corner of a US English Mac keyboard. As far as I know it doesn't conflict with any Lightroom Classic keyboard shortcut. In Lightroom Classic...
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    Apple sidecar with Classic?

    Although I'm keeping my Mac on Mojave until more Catalina problems are fixed, I have tried Lightroom Classic with Sidecar on a test Catalina volume. It seems to work as a normal secondary display. I currently use Lightroom Classic on two displays in Mojave, with the secondary display set to...
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    Based on that description, if Shadow is a screen recorder/live video streamer for gamers, then it's going to provide some kind of instant way to engage it, like a keyboard shortcut. It's possible that while you're working in Lightroom, something you do matches the action that starts up the...
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    Library module How to verify which is the "Target Collection"?

    You can press the keyboard shortcut for File > Show Target Collection, which is Ctrl-B on Windows. That is probably not obvious, because by default, that command appears as Show Quick Collection, only because the Quick Collection is the default Target Collection. But once you change it so that...
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    64bit Catalina Released

    It's very real, because all of the screen shots they posted came directly from the same official Adobe article about Catalina compatibility that Paul McFarlane posted earlier. Even the warning about not upgrading to Catalina right away is a direct quote from that Adobe article. (Good advice I...
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    Catalina and LR Classic -- confusing situation?

    I have seen that in macOS 10.14 as well, but not consistently. There's a user report about this on Lightroom Feedback. One of the comments also mentions the @snap and other normally invisible volumes. No solution from Adobe, at least on that report...
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    How to run 32-bit applications under MacOS X Catalina

    As a Mac user…the article is valid. Earlier I saw a similar article written by someone I know, published on TidBITS, a respected Mac web site: Moving to Catalina: Keep Your 32-Bit Mac Apps Running with Parallels Mac users may want to read that article too, for additional background and for...
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    How do I go from Lightroom 6 to the world of 2019?

    I still prefer Lightroom Classic, so I also use a variant of #2. The way I do it isn't too hard once you set it up and practice maintaining it. I use Lightroom Classic as the master photo organizer on my primary computer, and Lightroom on my phone. When I take phone pictures, I prefer to use...
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    Library module Paste _Keywords_ From Previous ... How to?

    I don't know if this is the most macro-friendly (streamlined) way to do it, but this is how I do it using standard Lightroom Classic keyboard commands: Lightroom Classic has a convenient feature in the Library module: It keeps the current field active if you switch images with the keyboard. So...
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    NAS - catalogue and storage questions

    The Lightroom Classic catalogue file itself is probably just a few GB (along with an expendable previews file that's probably somewhat larger). The catalogue tracks your 2TB of images, and those files are not inside the catalogue, they are stored in folders elsewhere. Because of this separation...
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    Smaller .Tiff Files?

    I don't think you're missing anything about the ZIP compression. In fact your post reminded me that I have to manually save in Photoshop if I want ZIP compression to really happen! I checked, and it looks like this was reported some time ago to Adobe, but no action has been taken...
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    It depends on how you are transferring your system from the internal drive to the external drive. You should never do it by dragging the Applications folder, because many applications including Adobe ones keep a significant number of support files outside the Applications folder. If you just...