May 282017
 
Do you have a mess in Lightroom? If so, you’re not alone. Watch my 80-minute recorded webinar to learn how to clean up your keywords, collections, files and folders, catalogs and duplicate photos.
 
Topics covered
Keywords
  • Correct misspellings, consolidate duplicates (“dog”, “dogs”) into one, organize keywords into hierarchies
Collections
  • Rename or delete collections, find a collection you’re looking for with the filter, organize collections into collection sets
Files and Folders
  • Reveal your folder structure, move folders, create new subfolders, move photos from one folder to another
  • Why date folders get nested within other date folders
  • Why files and folders go missing (question marks and exclamation points) and how to resolve these issues.
Catalogs
  • Delete old catalogs and catalog backups, merge separate catalogs into one
Duplicate Photos
  • Install and use a plugin to help you identify, sort through and eliminate duplicate photos.
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May 242017
 

Adobe released small updates to Lightroom Desktop and Lightroom Mobile today with bug fixes and new camera support. Lightroom Desktop: Lightroom 6.10.1 and CC 2015.10.1 This is a small update with bug fixes, one new lens profile and support for Panasonic and Sony new cameras. To update, go to Help>Update in Lightroom or the Apps tab in your Creative Cloud app. If you don’t see this update, you can download the update file directly here (Mac Windows) and then double-click on the file to run the installation wizard. Bug fixes: Inaccurate warning message with Edit in Photoshop command that stated that ACR 9.10 was required, even if you had already downloaded and installed ACR 9.10. Color cast on images from some […more]

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Apr 112017
 
Learn What's New in Lightroom 6.10 and CC 2015.10

Adobe today released Lightroom 6.10 and CC 2015.10 with support for new cameras, new lens profiles, and bug fixes. There are no new features in this release. If Lightroom doesn’t prompt you to update, go to Help>Updates, or click on the Update button on the Apps tab of your Creative Cloud app, or download the update file from one of these links and then double-click on the file to run the installation wizard:  Mac Windows. New Camera Support Lightroom can now import raw files (and JPEGs) from the following new cameras: Canon EOS M6 Canon EOS Digital Rebel Tyi (EOS 800D, EOS Kiss X9i) Canon EOS 77D (EOS 9000D) Pentax KP Here’s  a list of all cameras supported in Lightroom at this […more]

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Apr 042017
 
Intensifying Colors in Lightroom: Vibrance vs. Saturation

The Vibrance and Saturation sliders in Lightroom’s Basic panel will both intensify colors in your photos. Saturation is an equal-opportunity, non-discrimatory control – it will saturate all colors in your photo equally, even if they start out at different levels of intensity. This is a great control to use if you want to give a quick and equal boost to all colors in your photo. However, when some colors start out more intense than others, you may find that Saturation takes them over the edge into garishness before less-intense colors get to where you want them to be. In addition, using Saturation with photos of people is often a bad idea because in being non-discriminatory it will saturate skin tones, often producing less than […more]

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Mar 232017
 
Exporting in Lightroom: Export Location Settings

In the first article of this series on exporting from Lightroom, I discussed what exporting is, and when you should and shouldn’t export. In short, you’ll click on the Export button to export a copy of your selected photo(s) pretty much any time you want to share them with the outside world. Now I’ll start discussing the settings in the Export dialog – in this second article I’ll start with Export Location options. At the top of the Export dialog towards the center you’ll see a dropdown to choose whether to export to a hard drive, CD/DVD, or email: Select the CD/DVD option from the dropdown to burn directly to disc.  The Export Location section that I discuss in the rest of this article then […more]

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Mar 072017
 
Learn What's New in Lightroom 6.9 and CC 2015.9

Lightroom 6.9 and CC 2015.9 were released today with support for new cameras, new lens profiles, bug fixes, and improved error messages for syncing to Lightroom mobile (CC only). There are otherwise no new features in these free updates to 6 and CC. If Lightroom doesn’t prompt you to update, go to Help>Updates, or click on the Update button on the Apps tab of your Creative Cloud app, or download the update file from one of these links and then double-click on the file to run the installation wizard:  Mac Windows . Lightroom Mobile Sync Error Information (CC Only) The Sync Activity section on the Lightroom mobile tab of Preferences now gives information on why images have failed to sync. Clicking on any image in […more]

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