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Lightroom Webinar

Join me Wednesday, April 9, as I demonstrate what’s new in Lightroom 5.4, and all the features of Lightroom mobile and Lightroom web view. I’ll also discuss ways to incorporate Lightroom mobile into your workflow, and take your questions.

When: [UPDATE: Completed - Signup below to be alerted of upcoming Lightroom webinars!] Wednesday, April 9, 11 am Pacific Daylight Time (Los Angeles/Seattle) / 1 pm CDT / 2 pm EDT / 6 pm GMT. 60 minutes.

Wednesday April 9

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Adobe Lightroom mobile for iPad Adobe announced today the release  of Lightroom 5.4, which in addition to the typical bug fixes, new camera support and new lens profiles, includes an exciting new feature — the ability to easily sync collections of photos to your iPad, where you can work on them and then have your work automatically sync back to Lightroom on your desktop. You can also view your synced collections of photos on private pages on the web at lightroom.adobe.com, and share them with others by providing them with the collection URL.

On your iPad, using the new Lightroom mobile app available from the iPad App Store, at this point you can view your photos, flag them, do some basic develop work, play slideshows and share photos via social media and email.  You can also add photos from your iPad Camera Roll to Lightroom mobile, and have them automatically synced to LR on your Desktop.

Adobe expects to also release Lightroom mobile for iPhones later this year, and then will follow with support for Android devices.

Lightroom mobile Grid View

Lightroom mobile for iPad Grid View

Lightroom mobile is available AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE(!)  to Creative Cloud members with one of the following qualifying plans:

There is no stand-alone purchase option for Lightroom mobile.  Lightroom perpetual customers will be given a 30-day trial to Lightroom mobile, and can subscribe to one of the qualified Creative Cloud plans.


Watch my video below for a demonstration of what’s new in Lightroom 5.4, Lightroom mobile, and Lightroom web view:

 

My Take On This Release

Lightroom mobile 1.0.0 is rather short on features, and sync speeds are slow. However, I still see this as an exciting direction and a good first step by Adobe. I am really excited about where this will take us – I am tired of being chained to my desktop computer, and having essentially a brick wall between my mobile devices and computer! Continue reading »

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Lightroom Webinar Archive Developing Photos

The recording from my March “Developing Photos in Lightroom” webinar is now available to view for free! It will be available for one week, through Thursday, April 3 only. By popular demand, I have extended how long this webinar will be available!

Watch as I develop photos in Lightroom in this free webinar. Learn how to get beautiful results by mastering the most important panel in Lightroom’s Develop module – the Basic panel. I’ll then work several photos from start to finish, sharing my approach to decision making when developing, and demonstrating many of the powerful tools available to you, such as the HSL panel, healing brush, adjustment brush and radial filter tool. (Note that at this point the recording unfortunately is not available to watch on mobile devices, because Adobe Connect uses Flash.)

Develop Photos Beach Before and After
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Photo cube

Many of you have Lightroom 5 catalogs with filenames such as “Lightroom 4 Catalog-2-2″. While Lightroom doesn’t care what the catalog is named, I of course find it less confusing that the filename reflect what it actually is. In this short video tutorial, I’ll show you how to safely rename your Lightroom catalog and the associated Previews file. You’ll also learn in this video how to move your catalog.

For best quality, hit Play, and then click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom left and choose 720 HD from the Quality dropdown.



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About Your Images and The Lightroom Catalog

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Lightroom 5: The Fundamentals & Beyond training tutorialsI am honored to announce that my Lightroom 5 Workshops on Video (The Fundamentals & Beyond and Producing Great Output) have been named by Fred Eckert of PhotoSource International as the “best and easiest way to master Lightroom 5″, along with Victoria Bampton’s Lightroom 5: The Missing FAQ.  Here’s a quote from his review:

[Laura's Lightroom workshops on video are] superb and a great value. Laura Shoe is a natural as a teacher with a gift for anticipating all likely questions and the ability to deliver explanations in a pleasant-to-listen-to, precise, easy-to-follow manner. The lessons are well thought out, well organized and flawlessly executed. They’re the next best thing to having a great expert at your side. It’s so easy to learn at your own pace – simply pause a lesson, practice what you just learned and, if necessary, repeat until you’ve got it down pat. It’s very easy to locate any particular topic anytime you need to refresh your memory. It’s perfect for both beginners and intermediate level Lightroom users and will impress advanced users as well.

Find out more about my Lightroom 5 workshops on video.

Lightroom 5: The Missing FAQI wholeheartedly agree with Fred that my video training together with Victoria Bampton’s outstanding Lightroom 5: The Missing FAQ reference book make the perfect combination of tools to master Lightroom!

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Lightroom Developing - Free Webinar

Join me Saturday, March 1, as I develop photos in Lightroom in this free webinar. Learn how to get beautiful results by mastering the most important panel in Lightroom’s Develop module – the Basic panel. I’ll then work several photos from start to finish, sharing my approach to decision making when developing, and demonstrating many of the powerful tools available to you, such as the HSL panel, healing brush, adjustment brush and radial filter tool.

Saturday March 1

When: [UPDATE: Ended] Saturday, March 1, 12 pm Pacific Standard Time (Los Angeles/Seattle) / 2 pm CST / 3 pm EST / 8 pm GMT. 60-90 minutes.

Mobile Devices: You may also watch the webinar on your mobile device with the
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Lightroom HDR effect creating preset withSometimes it’s fun to take photos a little over the edge. In this video tutorial, I show you how to create a bit of a faux-HDR effect in the Develop module in Lightroom, adding a lot of light into the shadows of your photos, and punching up color and edge definition, using Basic panel settings, the Graduated Filter tool, and the HSL panel. Whether you like this effect or you create a different effect, I then show you how to copy your settings to other photos to test out the effect you have created, and finally, how to save your settings as a preset so that you can apply them to other photos at any time.


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Lightroom Flags - Pick and Reject
Lightroom comes with three tools to help you mark photos as you sort through them — pick and reject flags, rating stars (1-5) and color labels. If you talk with 10 different photographers, they may have 10 different ways to use these tools. I use pick and reject flags for a first pass to identify keepers and rejects, and then rating stars to identify my best photos. (I reserve color labels for short term projects, or to flag for needed editing in Photoshop.)
In this article, I’ll explain:
  • How to assign pick and reject flags
  • How to see just your picks, rejects or unflagged photos
  • How to delete rejects.
How to Assign Pick and Reject Flags

Start by selecting the folder of photos you want to sort through in the Folders panel. In any of the Library module’s views, such as Grid (G) or Loupe (E) view, in the toolbar below your photo you can display pick and reject flags. If you don’t see these flags in the toolbar, click on the downward triangle to the right and choose “Flagging”. If you don’t see your toolbar at all, type “T” to reveal it.

lightroom toolbar pick reject flags

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Photoshop Panorama PhotomergeI was thrilled to have the opportunity to create a video tutorial for Adobe Adobe Photoshopshowing how to easily combine multiple photos into a panorama using Photoshop’s Photomerge feature (available in Photoshop CSx as well as CC.)  In the video I also give some tips for how to photograph panoramas.

To access the tutorial, go to the Adobe Photoshop panorama help page where you can download my sample images and follow along as you watch the video. If you enjoy the video, please do click on the “Let us know what you think” feedback link on that page to let Adobe know!

Some day I hope that we will be able to make panoramas directly in Lightroom, but at this point it does require Photoshop (or another program.)  In the video I do explain how to select photos in Lightroom and launch Photoshop’s Photomerge feature from there.

Combine Multiple Photos to Create a Panorama with Photoshop's Photomerge Feature

Photoshop Photomerge Panorama

 


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Lightroom-copyright-metadata-presetI recommend adding copyright and contact information to your photos as you import them into Lightroom, so that when you share photos with the outside world, this data automatically tags along with them and people can get in touch with you if they come across your photos and want to use them. For photos already in Lightroom, it’s not too late — you can also add this information in the Library module.
In this video tutorial, I show you how to:

  • Create and update a copyright and contact information “metadata preset”
  • Apply your preset to photos as you import them
  • View copyright and contact information for your photos using the Metadata panel in the Library module
  • Apply your preset to any selected photos in the Library module.

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