93 Answered Questions for the topic lightroom
How do you import the new OS X Photos app to Adobe Lightroom?
I recently purchased a new camera to start my photography hobby. I have an SD card that I put into my Macbook Pro, and was able to easily import pictures from it into Lightroom. This didn't work,... more
Can I programatically manipulate Lightroom's "rejected" flag in images?
Can I use a tool like `exif2` or `exiftool` to programatically inspect and manipulate the flag used for "Rejected" in Lightroom? I can't find a field that seems to correspond to it. If not, is... more
How to copy all editing steps (not just settings) In Lightroom?
Is there a way to copy the editing steps from one image and paste them to another image in Lightroom, rather than simply copy/pasting the settings?I use a number of presets in Lightroom. When... more
How do I downgrade a RAW photo to a JPEG in Lightroom?
Sometimes, I have photos which, instead of being kept in DNG format, could be converted to JPEG: - In museums, when I make a photo of artwork, I also take a photo of a label with the name of the... more
How to do the same crop on a batch of photos?
I've got a batch of photos (an owl coughing up a pellet in case you're curious). I want to make an animated GIF out of them, but the result would be improved if they were all given an identical... more
How can I export reduced resolution RAW files from Lightroom?
I read that in Lightroom 4 is possible to export reduced resolution raw files.Does anybody know how to do it?
How do I create Lightroom smart collection containing all virtual copies?
I want to create a smart collection that contains all virtual copies that I've created. Is there any way to do this in Lightroom.
Lightroom mass undo last develop step?
Is there a way to do a mass undo in Lightroom's develop module? I'd prefer not to push arrow key and click on the last step for this many photos.The story, for those interested in face-palming: so... more
Prevent Lightroom from creating duplicates if the edit in photoshop is not saved?
Quite often I choose to 'Edit in photoshop' from Lightroom but then end up not saving the result. (for example, because I just wanted to experiment with the photo, or I'm not satisfied with the... more
Can I ask Lightroom to delete copied photos from the SD card?
I have a 32GB SD card, and I find that I run out of space on the card sooner than I'd like. Can I get Lightroom to delete the photos from the SD card after they have been copied to the Mac? Not... more
How to prevent these automatic changes to images that are imported into Lightroom?
When I open images in Lightroom for the first time, during the loading process I see images that look "great", but after a while Lightroom applies some automatic processing to these images that... more
How to do a selective darkening of part of a photo in Lightroom?
I have a photo that has quite a distracting corner: if you divide it by the rule of thirds it's bit less than half of the bottom right corner.Can I use Lightroom to darken that corner? I don't... more
How do I tag multiple photos in Lightroom?
I'm processing a batch of photos in Lightroom 3.2. They are all of a Fall nature, so I want to apply the "Fall" keyword to the lot (31 of them). When I select all of them (click, shift+click), then... more
How can I erase objects with Lightroom (rather than Photoshop)?
I have a picture shot on a white background, however the white background didn't cover the whole frame. The sides of the image show unwanted objects. I would like to erase these side parts such... more
How can I apply the same action to multiple images in Lightroom?
In Adobe Lightroom's Develop mode, is it possible to apply an action to multiple images? When I select multiple images (control/shift click), it highlights those images. I then perform an action... more
How to enhance details (like freckles) in Lightroom?
I searched over the web but all pages offers solutions via Photoshop. Is there a way to do it in Lightroom or is PS the only solution? I'd think something like levels would help, but there are no... more
How do I remove duplicates of the same image in Lightroom?
I recently imported a large library into Lightroom, I've been going through it and have found several duplicates of the same pictures. They might be in different folders as well. Is there an easy... more
How do I achieve these golden/reddish Indian wedding effects using Lightroom 3?
I have been playing with various options, tried various tutorials.. but I never get the post processed image I am looking for.Tried using ligthroom presets, but the result is always a very... more
How does Lightroom store data about photos?
I've seen numerous mentions of Lightroom's database, or catalog, and having to back it up. Being used to Bridge and Camera Raw, I'm accustomed to seeing sidecar .xmp files alongside my RAW files.... more
How to best manage photos with Lightroom?
I recently started taking RAW photos and purchased Lightroom 3 to manage them. So far I have not found the ideal way to manage them. Here's basically how my workflow goes: 1. Import the RAW files... more
How to properly deal with lens distortion in Sony NEX RAW files?
I have a Sony NEX6 camera and when using the 16-50 kit lens the photos shot in RAW has a lot of distortions. You either have to let the camera correct it using jpeg or you are expected to use... more
How can I create a smart collection that checks for only *one* given keyword in Lightroom 3?
I think I know my Lightroom pretty well, but I couldn't find a way to create a smart collection that returns photos containing only *one* given keyword. Just one. Say, all photos containing *only*... more
How can I import multiple cards into Lightroom simultaneously?
Photographers with more than one camera body, or who use several cards in a session, would benefit greatly from being able to import from more than one card into Lightroom without having to start... more
How do I export JPEGs from Lightroom without the grey/black box around each picture?
How do I export JPEGs from Lightroom without the grey/black box around each picture?This is really frustrating me. I know there has to be a way to do this.
Can I apply colour tone curves before black and white processing in Lightroom?
I realise the answer to this is probably "no", but it seems worth asking. Is there a way to affect the order in which the various processing steps are applied in Lightroom? And specifically, is... more