Now’s The Time to Create Your 2016 Copyright Preset

I 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 […more]

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Most Popular Lightroom Articles of 2015

Thank you for making this a great year here on this Lightroom blog! Readers from 219 countries visited. Check out these posts that were the most-read this year: Which Should I Buy, Lightroom CC 2015 or Lightroom 6? Shooting in Raw + JPEG Mode: Why Most of Us Shouldn’t, And How to Set Lightroom Preferences If You Do 8 bit, 12 bit, 14 bit, 16 bit — What Does It Really Mean to Digital Photographers? When Panels, Modules, Tools and More Go Missing in Lightroom Why do I see my images change after they are imported into Lightroom? Some of these have been in the top five for several years.

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How to Remove Spots and Objects and Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

Lightroom’s spot removal tool with its incorporated advanced healing brush is great for getting rid of spots and some objects, as well as for retouching tasks such as reducing the appearance of wrinkles and softening skin. Watch the two video tutorials that Adobe asked me to make last year on how to use this tool.  In the first video, learn how to get rid of sensor dust or annoying objects in your composition, and learn the difference between healing and cloning. In the second, learn how to use the visualize spots feature so you don’t miss hard-to-see spots, do a quick portrait touch-up, and see how to go to Photoshop for advanced retouching.  Click on the image below to go to the Adobe video tutorial […more]

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Where to Find the Lightroom 6 Upgrade Product

For those of you who prefer to continue with the stand-alone perpetual-license version of Lightroom rather than the Lightroom CC subscription, and want to upgrade to Lightroom 6 from any earlier version, I’ll show you in this article how to find the Lightroom 6 upgrade on Adobe.com. Yes, it is difficult to find – Adobe would prefer you purchase the subscription, but nonetheless they are still offering both options. (If you don’t like Adobe’s tactics, please don’t shoot the messenger.) Before you purchase, I would recommend reading my article, Which Should I Buy, Lightroom CC 2015 or Lightroom 6? How to Find the Lightroom 6 Upgrade 1.  Click on this link to go to the Adobe Product page. 2.  Scroll […more]

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Find and Eliminate Duplicate Photos in Lightroom

In this video, I show you how I use Jim Keier’s great Lightroom Duplicate Finder plugin to find and eliminate duplicate photos. I show you my workflow, give you tips and tricks along the way, and I show you the Lightroom skills you need to get the most from the tool. For best quality, hit Play, then click on the Youtube sprocket wheel in the bottom right and choose 720/HD. Table of Contents: 0:00 Introduction 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 Jim Keier’s manual with installation instructions, and full […more]

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