Video Tutorial on How to Upgrade to Lightroom CC & 6

Did you just purchase or do you plan to upgrade to Lightroom CC or 6 from an earlier version? If so, the upgrade process is usually straightforward, but it helps to be prepared in case it isn’t. Watch this video for details.   There are two scenarios not mentioned in this video. If you are installing from the Creative Cloud app (shown in the video), and Lightroom CC 2015 doesn’t show in the list of available apps, there are two possible issues: 1. Your computer may not support it. You have to have 64-bit Windows 7 or higher, or Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or higher. 2. A CC installation glitch that many experienced on launch day. Log out of your CC […more]

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Adobe Releases Lightroom CC 2015 and Lightroom 6!

Adobe released the new version of Lightroom today! Officially there are two versions, “Lightroom CC 2015″ for Creative Cloud subscribers, and “Lightroom 6″, which is the  stand-alone perpetual-license version. (you’ll read almost no mention of 6 in the Adobe press release, but it is available.) As always, CC subscribers have access to syncing with Lightroom Mobile and Lightroom Web, but otherwise at this point the two new offerings are exactly the same. Nevertheless, Adobe is probably introducing this dual branding to enable it to offer future new features more quickly to CC subscribers. This is a relatively small update compared to Lightroom 4 and 5, but it does include some nice new features. Lightroom 6 Major New Features Photo Merge feature […more]

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Detailed Release Notes for Lightroom CC 2015 / Lightroom 6

Here’s a complete list of all the new features and changes in Lightroom CC / 6.  For video tutorials explaining all the features and changes, visit (this Lightroom 6 resources page). Photo Merge HDR Designed to merge multiple exposures to increase dynamic range. It is not designed to give creative HDR looks, that plug-ins such as Photomatix provide. Access by selecting  two or more raw files, then go to Photo>Photo Merge HDR, or right click and choose Photo Merge > HDR, or Ctl-H. Options to align and auto-tone photos. In the case of elements that have moved between frames, option to deghost the result. Deghosting analyzes local areas and chooses one frame from the series to use in that local area. […more]

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Lightroom Mobile for Android Phones Now Available

Adobe released Lightroom mobile for Android phones last night, after releasing the Apple iPhone / iPad version nine months ago. The app is free from your Google Play app store, but using it requires a Creative Cloud subscription. You can now: 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. While I don’t have Android-specific tutorials, the following videos will show you the basics of using Lightroom […more]
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Watch My Webinar: Getting and Staying Organized in Lightroom [Recorded Live 10/11/14]

[UPDATE – ENDED!] In case you missed it, now through November 30, you can watch the recording of my October webinar, on getting and staying organized in Lightroom. Getting and staying organized in Lightroom is critical to being able to enjoy and work efficiently with your photo library. In this webinar I discuss what role folder structure should play in this, how to decide on a folder structure that works for you and how to import new photos into this, reorganizing your photos and folders using Lightroom’s Folders panel, resolving “missing” folders and photos, using keywords, collections and mapping, searching for your photos and more. I also tackle the question of how many catalogs you should use, discuss a plugin […more]

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Never Lose Access to Lightroom!

Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Program subscription for $9.99/month is a great deal in my opinion, based on what you get: Always up-to-date versions of Lightroom and Photoshop (no need to pay more to upgrade to Lightroom’s next major upgrade when it comes out!) Syncing to Lightroom mobile for the iPad and iPhone (and Android sometime this year) 2 GB of cloud storage A Behance.net pro account However, potential subscribers and users of Lightroom have had a major concern – if you stopped paying, you could lose access not only to Lightroom, but also to your Lightroom catalog – which contains all the work you have ever done on your photos. Well, no more! Starting with Lightroom 5.5, if your subscription […more]

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