Exporting in Lightroom: When to Export and When Not to Export

This is my first article in what will be a several part series on Lightroom’s Export function. This article will focus on what exporting is for and when you should export. Future ones will go into the settings. Background: Lightroom’s Non-Destructive Approach to Image Editing Lightroom works non-destructively – meaning that it never touches your original raw or JPEG files. Instead, your editing work is saved separately behind the scenes as a set of instructions.  In Lightroom you’re essentially seeing the instructions hovering over your original photos, but the instructions are not baked in to your originals. This is great, as it means that you can undo all or part of your work at any time – you can’t ruin […more]


Clean Up Your Files and Folders in Lightroom

Below are two video tutorials from my Lightroom CC/6 and 5: The Fundamentals & Beyond video series that will teach you how to clean up your files and folders. The first video, File and Folder Management: Reorganizing, explains how to use the Folders panel in Lightroom to reorganize your folders and photos – move, rename and delete folders, create new folders, move photos from one folder to another, and much more. Doing this reorganization from within Lightroom will ensure that you don’t end up with missing files and folders. The second video, Missing Files and Folders, explains why you get question marks on folders, exclamation marks on photo thumbnails, and the “File cannot be found” message in the Develop module, and teaches […more]


Lightroom 6.7 and CC 2015.7 Are Out – Read What’s New

Adobe released Lightroom 6.7 and CC 2015.7 last night. For both Lightroom 6 and CC, this release contains: fixes for previously-identified issues with Apple’s new Mac operating system, Sierra, scheduled to be released tomorrow, September 20, 2016 support for raw files from new cameras tethering support for two more cameras  performance improvements, including a new “edit with smart previews” preference bug fixes Output and soft-proofing support for Apple’s Display P3 color space removal of the auto-tone and auto black and white preferences new lens profiles (applied in the Lens Corrections panel) In addition, for Creative Cloud subscribers only, this release contains: a new publish service to allow users to upload images from Lightroom directly to Adobe Stock for submission for possible stock licensing […more]


Lightroom Mobile for iOS Gets Raw Support, Local Adjustments; Android Camera Improvement

Big news today for iPad and iPhone users: you can now import raw files from your camera or memory card into Lightroom mobile and edit them, and these original files and their edits will sync back to Lightroom on your desktop. This was already possible with JPEGs, but now that we have raw support, you might be able to  travel without your laptop! Download the 2.4 update for Lightroom mobile from the App store. Here’s a list of what else is new for iPads and iPhones: Lightroom mobile iOS 2.4 adds two of Lightroom Desktop’s local adjustment tools – the radial filter and graduated filter (renamed the radial and linear selection tools, respectively) New import settings to turn on lens […more]


Now Available: Lightroom Training Videos on Book, Print, Slideshow and Web!

I am pleased to announce the availability of my updated Lightroom CC/6 and 5: Producing Great Output video series! In this  series of over 12 hours of training for Lightroom 5, 6, and CC users, you’ll learn to create beautiful prints, photo books, slideshows and web galleries using Lightroom. I’ll also help you to finally understand critical but seemingly intimidating concepts like color management (why your output doesn’t look like what you see on-screen and what you can do about it), resolution and size, JPEG quality, sharpening, etc. Save 10% by purchasing Lightroom CC/6 and 5: Producing Great Output together with  Lightroom CC/6 and 5: The Fundamentals & Beyond , and get a total of over 27 hours of training on more than 130 videos! […more]


Turn Boring Photos into Stunning Photos Using Lightroom

Update April 2, 2016: Now that April 1 has passed, I’ll say that this video was an April Fools’ joke. Watch it only if you are up for a laugh! In this short new video tutorial I show you how you can turn a boring photo such as the one below on the left into a stunning photo, on the right: Most people really like the pace of my tutorials, but a few people would like slower or faster pacing, so I have tried to adjust my style  – let me know what you think! Enjoyed this article? Enter your email address below to sign up for newsletter updates:

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