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Jan 02, 2013 17:22 |  #661

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I found it pretty easily. I did place my catalogue on the external drive and the backups where there. I never go into that folder so I should have checked first before asking. There where quite a few. What back up interval do you suggest?

I just do the default (once a week) backup. It's been sufficient for me.


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Jan 02, 2013 18:27 |  #662

Thanks Tony. That appears to be the default. I'll just clean it up more often.


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Jan 02, 2013 18:46 |  #663

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Thanks Tony. That appears to be the default. I'll just clean it up more often.

Just realize that the built-in Lightroom back-up function is not the same as a back-up of your "stuff", your system and your images. That is something you have to do seperately.


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Jan 02, 2013 21:36 |  #664

I was aware of that. Thanks again.


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Jan 02, 2013 21:39 |  #665

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Increasing Detail?
Why? That would leave more noise untouched…

I usually set NR to 100 (blurred mess) then set the Detail slider to the point where all noise is just eliminated. Usually between 40-60. Then I set NR to the desired value, and match this number on the Contrast slider.

I saw a general recommendation to increase the Luminance Detail (noise threshold) a bit as the Luminance NR reduction gets high in order to preserve a bit more detail. Seems to work up to a point. If the image is so noisy that the program can't tell detail from noise then all it does is make the image even more noisy.


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Jan 07, 2013 16:00 |  #666

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Just realize that the built-in Lightroom back-up function is not the same as a back-up of your "stuff", your system and your images. That is something you have to do seperately.




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Jan 07, 2013 16:11 |  #667

tonylong wrote in post #15436722 (external link)
Just realize that the built-in Lightroom back-up function is not the same as a back-up of your "stuff", your system and your images. That is something you have to do seperately.

chuckdee wrote in post #15457795 (external link)
What is the difference?

The built-in Lightroom backup only backs up your catalog folders/files. It does not back up your actual images. You should back up your images using a seperate process.


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Jan 07, 2013 17:35 |  #668

tonylong wrote in post #15457843 (external link)
The built-in Lightroom backup only backs up your catalog folders/files. It does not back up your actual images. You should back up your images using a seperate process.

Actually it is just one quite large file with the extension .lrcat that gets backed up.


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Jan 07, 2013 19:07 |  #669

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Actually it is just one quite large file with the extension .lrcat that gets backed up.

Ah, you're right, I had thought that it backed up the "Standard Preview" files as well...maybe that was earlier versions of LR, or am I just suffering from "Old Man's Syndrome"?


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Jan 15, 2013 21:51 |  #670

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Jan 15, 2013 22:05 |  #671

There is a online class on lightroom in a couple of days at creativelive.com, I am hoping to watch it so I can learn to use the program a bit more than just using it for a picture viewing software. :D

One thing I dont like it as a picture viewing software is sometimes it opens and shows the previous customers photos, which could be an issue with privacy. I was thining of creating a new catalogue for every new customer, that way I can save one with the folders I like to use *main set for customer, inside that have a bunch of folders, 00 - all, 01 - selected by me, 02a - selected by customer, 02b selected by customer, 02c, 02d" etc. then just copy and paste that library file, rename it for the customer and open it. in theory it shoudl be an easy way to move databases between computers?

am I making things to complicated? :)


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Jan 15, 2013 22:30 |  #672

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There is a online class on lightroom in a couple of days at creativelive.com, I am hoping to watch it so I can learn to use the program a bit more than just using it for a picture viewing software. :D

One thing I dont like it as a picture viewing software is sometimes it opens and shows the previous customers photos, which could be an issue with privacy. I was thining of creating a new catalogue for every new customer, that way I can save one with the folders I like to use *main set for customer, inside that have a bunch of folders, 00 - all, 01 - selected by me, 02a - selected by customer, 02b selected by customer, 02c, 02d" etc. then just copy and paste that library file, rename it for the customer and open it. in theory it shoudl be an easy way to move databases between computers?

am I making things to complicated? :)

It's quite typical for software to open in the "previous view". One thing you can you can set the Edit/Preferences General dialog to "Show import dialog when a memory card is detected". This "usually" works -- plug in a card reader and Lightroom opens the Import dialog. I say "usually" because it doesn't always work.

I'd say if you want to reliability ensure that a client's work is "hidden" when you next open LR, just set LR to a "safe" folder before you close it/do another job, no big deal!


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Jan 15, 2013 22:33 |  #673

there is also like 50k pictures in the main folder and the list of customers is getting quiet long.

how often do you all build a new catalog?

I was thinking of doing a new catalog for each customer and renaming the folder to that customer would be easier to find them later than trying to find which catalog that one customer might be in out of 5 huge ones. :)


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Jan 15, 2013 23:57 |  #674

GerryDavid wrote in post #15494373 (external link)
there is also like 50k pictures in the main folder and the list of customers is getting quiet long.

how often do you all build a new catalog?

I was thinking of doing a new catalog for each customer and renaming the folder to that customer would be easier to find them later than trying to find which catalog that one customer might be in out of 5 huge ones. :)

Lightroom gives you keywords and collections so you can organize and quickly locate things within the one catalog.

If you choose to create different catalogs, then you're limited, since LR will only have one catalog open at a time. To try to locate files in many folders in numerous catalogs you'd need to use keywords then other software to do the "locating". To me I'd prefer to avoid that route, but there are folks with similar situations to yours who use multiple catalogs. If I were you I'd closely look at the options!


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Jan 16, 2013 00:04 |  #675

I dont think im using lightroom properly. :D I just use it to toss the pics from a portrait session on after the jpgs have been sized down to 2100 on the long side, and copy the flagged pics into a few folders, so 300 pics down to 150 pics in the second folder, down to 75 pics in the third folder down to 40 pics in the 4th folder and then what actually gets ordered goes into the 5th, 6th, 7th folders, with the folder names being what was ordered, prints, albums, wallets, etc. :)

then I export the list of files to the desktop and I am done with light room. I then copy the jpgs to the raw folder to make it easier to select all the files I need and move the raw files to the customers folder on the hard drive, then the jpgs get erased and the raw files get opened in my raw editor, usually dpp but sometimes ps cs5 where they get exported to tiffs. :)

The only problem is the files that are loaded into light room are not always available for the export and trying to find the new folder is a pain in the butt.


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