- Sync collections of photos from your desktop Lightroom catalog to the Lightroom mobile app.
- Import phone camera photos from your Gallery into Lightroom mobile and have them automatically sync back to your Lightroom desktop catalog.
- Perform rating, flagging and basic Develop work in Lightroom mobile and have this work sync back to your Lightroom desktop catalog.
- Share photos directly from Lightroom mobile.
- 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.
Note that this copyright and contact information tags along with your photos in the file properties data — it is not written across your photos. To write information onto your photos themselves, use the Watermarking functionality in the Export dialog.
For those of you who prefer written instructions rather than watching a video, here’s an article from a few years ago explaining how to create and apply a copyright metadata preset.
Once you export a copy of your photo, here’s how you can verify that the copyright information is there: on a PC in Windows Explorer / My Computer right-click on the photo and choose Properties. You’ll find the information on the Details tab. On a Mac, in Finder right-click on your photo and choose Get Info.
Related Post: Video Tutorial on Watermarking Photos
Table of Contents:
1:07 How to First Back Up Your Catalog
2:06 Running Duplicate Finder
3:05 The Duplicates Smart Collections
5:30 Deleting Duplicates Directly from Folders
6:22 Flagging Duplicates for Deletion
9:48 Filtering to See Just Your Flagged Photos, Deleting
Adobe has released a small update to Lightroom 5.7.1, with new camera support for the Sony ILCE-A7M2, a bug fix to address chromatic aberration issues specific to the Samsung NX1, and new lens profiles.
New Lens Profiles
|Canon EF||Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM|
|Canon EF||Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM|
|Canon EF||Tokina AT-X 12-28 F4 PRO DX|
|Leica M||Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM|
|Nikon F||Tokina AT-X 12-28 F4 PRO DX|
|Nikon F||Tokina AT-X 70-200mm F4 PRO FX VCM-S|
|Sony Alpha||Tokina AT-X 166 PRO DX II 11-16 F2.8|
To update, if you are a Creative Cloud subscriber, use your Creative Cloud app. If it doesn’t indicate there is an update, try signing out and signing back in again. For stand-alone owners, in Lightroom when it prompts you to update, click to download the file, and then double-click to run it. As with all updates, it’s a good idea to backup your Lightroom catalog first.
Lightroom 5 has brought a surge of reports from users that one or more of their panels have gone missing – most often the Basic panel (white balance, exposure and other tone adjustments, clarity, saturation and vibrance). Now that I have switched to a Mac, I finally understand why this surge is occurring – there’s a bug affecting Mac users.
By design, you can right-click on almost any panel header, and then select a panel in that strip to hide it:
However, with Lightroom 5 on Macs, right-clicking anywhere in a panel brings up this dialog. I encountered this when using my touchpad, where I have set my preferences to use a double-tap to signify right-clicking. I was adjusting exposure on a photo, and my Basic panel disappeared before my eyes. It turns out that rather than tapping (left clicking) and sliding Exposure, I accidentally double-tapped (right clicked) on the slider, bringing up the above menu, with Basic selected. I raised my finger off the touchpad, and my panel disappeared! It all happened so fast that I really didn’t even see the dialog.
Adobe has confirmed that this is a bug, and it’s on the list to be fixed. In the meantime, be careful not to double-tap / right-click when working with the sliders, and if your panel goes missing, double-tap / right-click again and choose the panel you accidentally hid. Note that this bug only happens with the righthand strip of panels.
If you’re a Windows user (or a Mac user of an older version of Lightroom) and your panels are disappearing, you are most likely accidentally right-clicking on the panel header. If you think there’s something else going on, leave a comment below.
Related article and video: When Panels, Tools, Modules and More Go Missing in Lightroom
Lightroom 5.7 was released tonight. For those of you waiting for support for the Canon 7D Mark II, the Nikon D750, and other new cameras, as well as those of you with the Nikon D4S and D810 waiting for tethering support, this will be great news.
For the rest of us, there are bug fixes, new lens profiles, a built-in plug-in for importing iPhoto and Aperture libraries, and a new collaboration feature – this last one is available only to Creative Cloud subscribers. As before, the collaboration feature allows you to share collections of photos with clients and friends online, but now this is easier to do. Viewers can also comment and like your photos with this feedback syncing back to Lightroom desktop, where you can read, respond to, and manage the comments and likes.