How to Avoid Question Marks and Exclamation Points in Lightroom – Ask Andrew D Show #002


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In this video, I explain why you may be seeing question marks and/or exclamation points in Adobe Lightroom. Unless you are very careful with the way in which you manage images, you may find question marks next to the folders in the Library module and/or exclamation points in the upper right corner of the image thumbnails. I’m here to help! Feel free to ask any questions below. I answer them every week and look forward to hearing from you.



How to Position an Image for Printing in Lightroom – Ask Andrew D Show #001

Well, the day has finally arrived! Show #001 of Ask Andrew D about Lightroom for Mac Users is finally here! The show will be delivered weekly as a video show as well as an audio podcast, and this website is the best place to find it. There are also some subscribe options below.

What’s the show all about? It’s a video show comprised of 5 to 20 minute Lightroom tutorials. In each episode I will answer at least one question about Lightroom workflow, backup or printing related to the Macintosh OS that I believe will help others get more from the application. If you have a question for me, I welcome you to ask it via THIS PAGE.

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Below are the three calibration files mentioned in the video*.

All three files below are available in zip format (just unzip the file to open the folder). CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD THE ZIP FILE
• Square calibration file shown in the screencast.
• 4×6 inch calibration file that includes a B&W portion (ideal for printing at a photo lab).
• PhotoDisk target (includes a license in PDF form for how it may be used).

*By downloading any of the above files you agree that they will be used for personal use only (they may not be sold or distributed). Feel free to share the link to this page when recommending the files to others.

If you are curious how I fixed the problem I mentioned during the show re: Backblaze, here is a link to the page that describes how to fix the issue. They give you two choices at the end of the page, and the one that worked for me was “Transfer Backup State.” The problem can happen if you boot up from a cloned computer that has Backblaze on it.

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Welcome to! The site is dedicated to answering your questions about Lightroom Workflow, Backup and Printing. There are many facets to Lightroom, and I’ve been using the program for my own commercial and personal work since Lightroom 1, which was just about 10 years ago…time flies when you’re learning how to create Smart Collections (that’s a little inside joke for the LR users out there!)

Look for SHOW #001 of Ask Andrew D About Lightroom (Launching Monday, April 4, 2016).  Until then, you’ll find one of my video reviews from my other website/blog, The Imaging Buffet, of a Benro travel tripod that I liked so much that I purchased one after I did the review!