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  • It's Lightroom update time again! New cameras (including the Canon R5/R6), lens profiles and bug fixes, and the ability to disable built-in lens corrections for specific new cameras. Here's the usual list

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  1. T

    Lost Catalog due to EHDD disconnect ... last backup offers all but 29 JPGs

    Working with Lightroom for about 4 months ... have used other similar vault photo storage systems. While using an External Hard Disk Drive, it accidentally disconnected from the USB port. Although I know not recommended, I had to power down to keep the drive from spinning and humming. Could...
  2. F

    Backing Up images, NOT catalog

    Sorry to flog the old backup issue, but every time I quit the program, I seem to be backing up the catalogue file and not my actual images. The question is how do I backup my images? Thanks in advance for your help with this...
  3. J

    Computer bonk, reinstalled LR 6 (CD), what now?

    I have LR 6 on my laptop and desktop. My laptop bonked and only way to save was to wipe it and start fresh. However, my data was saved. I had to re-install LR 6 on my laptop. Now what? I believe my edits/catalogs were saved on my hard drive on my laptop but now how do I import photos and...
  4. J

    Mind numbing backup performance

    Hi there, I haven't updated to the absolute latest ...just the prior one and it's in use now so can't see the version. Regardless though, the backup process has been horrible for years. I can't understand how Windows 10 File History can keep everything backed up and in no time get up to date if...
  5. D

    Previewing issue using backup file

    I've encountered an issue with LR with previewing newly imported files as well as all my previously imported files (about 88,000 images within). Upon trying to open Lightroom it appeared that my primary catalog became corrupt so I began to work with the latest backup. The backup opened up fine...
  6. Michael Naylor

    Practical Backup Solutions

    Given my ISP doesn’t yet offer fibre in my area and having accepted I can’t afford to buy several fault-tolerant server farms connected by private high speed data links to several different locations, what are my options? How about three directly connected 10TB drives in separate enclosures or...
  7. G

    Automatic Synchronisation between devices without plugging in

    Hi, I was wondering, if Lightroom provides a function for the direct automatic synchronization between devices using W-Lan ... iPhone to Mac+External backup drive... uploading new images automatically... What if I need to delete some pictures on the iPhone but want to keep them on the Mac...
  8. P

    Licensing, catalog and backup issues

    Hello I'm trying to work out whether to get a subscription to the Creative Cloud Photography plan or just buy Lightroom outright. I'm aware of the differences in terms of the general product offerings. The first thing I would like to know is how the catalog works with multiple computers (I...
  9. Karen Snedker Black

    Catalogue Corruption Woes

    My catalogue is huge - 46+ GB. I shoot RAW, so my library is huge. I do, however, cull my photos and dump those I do not want to keep. I create Smart Previews. The photos I do post-edit and keep, I will transfer to my external drive so that at any given time, generally only my most recent...
  10. OogieM

    Anyone using BluRay for Archival Backups?

    I've typically used CD's as an additional archival backup of all my photo files. However they are getting larger, harder to manage etc. Yes I do have multiple copies of all the pictures on hard drives, including at least one located in another city but an option I was considering is burning...
  11. J

    backups so slow W 10 laptop hibernates while still running

    Is there a setting that will direct a Windows Laptop to keep running the backups until done? Even with older programs and computers, systems would finish started jobs then allow hibernation but current W10 system isn't doing that and sometimes when I log on and NEED to use LR right away, I can't...
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    There is no excuse for not backing up every time you exit Lightroom!

    From various threads, we read that people don't do automatic backups of Lightroom every time they back up. Why is that? Sometimes it's backup time. That's fair. But consider how much time has to be spent recovering from a corrupted catalog or a drive failure, in the absence of a backup. In...
  13. XavierB

    Can I selectively restore developer settings for some photos from a catalog backup?

    I'm getting frustrated with this. I can't find a practical way of solving what I've done. I was tired and, rather than reorganize into date files some older photos in my catalog, I decided to delete them and import them again, and let LR 6.1 automatically set them into date files. As I clicked...
  14. D

    Workflow Thoughts? Your input greatly appreciated.

    Background: Keywording and organizing approx. 7000 photos represents the 2nd half of a project I started years ago where I began and completed scanning my family slide collection. My goal is to provide the photos to my family members (of varying technical ability) on a USB key and online where...
  15. Brian Scantlebury

    Backup files won't open.

    Hi, I seem to be on a role, a negative one, at the mo. Now I cannot access my backups. When I click on a backup file the little icon show PS, when I double click on that I get nothing, or photoshop opening up, not my backup or an unzip option. Following this; Users\[user...
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