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Lightroom 5 Tutorials

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What’s New in Lightroom 5
Blog: New Features in Lightroom 5.
Blog: New Features in Lightroom 5.2.
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How to Upgrade to Lightroom 5
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61 videos, 12½ Hours of Training
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For in-depth and comprehensive Lightroom training, and to learn to maximize the development of your photos, I would highly recommend you check out my top-rated Lightroom 3, 4 and 5 Workshops on Video. For both new and experienced Lightroom users, the Fundamentals & Beyond series is an excellent one to start with!

What’s New – Highlights of Lightroom 5 New Features:
(For best quality, hit Play, then click on the Youtube sprocket wheel  in the bottom right and choose 720/HD).

What’s New in Adobe Lightroom 5.2:

The Advanced Healing Brush:

The Radial Filter Tool:

Upright to Straighten Photos and Correct Perspective (Plus Grid and Guide Overlays):

Smart Previews:

Book Module Changes:

How to Upgrade to Lightroom 5:

  46 Responses to “Lightroom 5 Tutorials”

  1. Nice new features and you provide an excellent overview Laura, thank you!

  2. Fantastic Lara. I will be upgrading to LR5 as soon as it comes out of Beta. Cheers Doug

  3. Thank God for the healing change…ha I really like your reviews of this new software! They are always very understandable & trustworthy….thanx Laura

  4. Fantastic review of the new features, I have watched several videos covering these new features often across several videos I just watched you quick review AND learn MORE about them than all the others I have watched put together, And then you have feature by feature reviews that you say gives more in depth information.
    I cant wait to watch those.
    Thanks Laura, really helpfull

  5. Thanks Laura. You covered all bases of the new features as usual!

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  7. Marvelous tutorial. THANKS SO MUCH for easy-to-follow and enlightening videos!!!

  8. Thanks for this, now I’m looking forward to upgrading like I’ve recently done with CS6; and hope that there won’t be another one for a couple years! (-:

    I’m going to bookmark this link as I’m sure it will come in handy later.

  9. Hi, Was looking forward to seeing the upright tool in action BUT after searching the web everyone who seems to be an expert can only correct the outside of buildings, have not or cannot find one of someone correcting the inside of say a house with a couple windows, a fireplace, table and chairs etc etc. Can the upright tool not cope with this especially if a fish eye lens is used?

    • Hi Russell, Upright can also correct indoor shots. It doesn’t correct for the fish eye distortion — you would have to use a lens profile or correct for that manually. As with outdoor building shots, you will probably find some indoor shots that are too complicated for it to correct.

  10. I just love the ease that you use Lightroom Laura and of course your tutorials. I’m very impressed with the new features of 5 and looking forward to trying them out . Do you recommend downloading the Beta ? or is it better ,if you aren’t really expert at Lightroom, to wait for the upgrade?

    • Hi Peter, if you want to try the beta and give Adobe feedback, I would do so, but I wouldn’t use it as your main tool – there is a (probably very small) possibility that your work will not be upgradable to LR 5. In fact you can’t upgrade your LR 4 catalog to it.

  11. I’m buying Lightroom for the first time, so should I get LR4 or wait for LR5? Have you heard about any automatic upgrades for buyers of LR4 after a certain date?

    Also, (I really hate to admit this!!!), I just purchased “Lightroom 4 Fundamentals” and “Lightroom Output Made Easy” from creativeLIVE Inc. After I made the purchase, I clicked on the link to your website, and now I’m pulling out my hair one strand at a time. Horrible mistake on my part! I do hope you get a fair share from them.

    And, finally, are there any new videos for LR5 in the works?

    • Hi Vince, it’s hard to say whether you should get LR 4 or wait … it depends on how eager you are to get started! I haven’t heard anything about automatic upgrades.

      creativeLIVE is a great company, and I do get my share. Many of my customers have actually bought both the creativeLIVE workshops and the video series I sell on my site. The creativeLIVE version gives you the “live” energy and audience Q&A, and the ones on my site give a more “information-packed” version. So I wouldn’t pull ALL your hair out! :-)

      I will be working on the Lightroom 5 versions of my two series, and then looking beyond these to more. I hope to release at least the Fundamentals & Beyond close to when the official version of LR 5 comes out.

      Thanks for your interest and your purchase — I hope you enjoy the videos!

  12. Thanks Laura, succinct as ever. The radial filter is the best upgrade for me. As a keen user of Silver Efex Pro I think you and others will have made the connection. Lightroom gets a form of U-Point technology; everyone who has worked in a darkroom will rejoice.

  13. well done as usual. thanks for being so thorough.

  14. Laura,
    I am very appreciative of the videos outlining some of the new feature of LR5.
    I have your instructional video for LR4 and am looking forward to purchase the LR5 version, which I assume will be available soon.
    You are a very capable instructor.

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  16. I’m in the UK and have just found your site. Excellent review of the features, very well explained, one of the best that I’ve seen. I’ll definitely be checking out your site regularly from now on!

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  18. Thank you Laura. Greetings from Finland. ;-)

  19. These are excellent! Thank you very much for doing these clear presentations.

  20. Thanks Laura, that was some really succinct and useful advice there.

  21. Hi Laura
    Gongrats on your new lR5 Video
    My only question is in what platform was video recorded
    Mac or window?
    Sal Ahmed

  22. In Barcelona, where I live, when you are able to buy a book about Lightroom, there is a new version already to update to. So your tutorials really helped me. Thanks a lot.

  23. Thanks for that advice Laura

  24. now that’s how tutorials should be done…excellent

  25. Just upgraded to LR5. Your overview made things a lot easier for me. Thanks.

  26. That is a great set of videos. Thank you

  27. When i export a photo to edit in elements how do I get the photo back into lightroom 4

    • Hi Ivan, if from Lightroom, you right-click on your photo and choose Edit in… Elements (after setting this up in Preferences), then in Elements after working on the photo, do a File>Save. The Elements file will automatically appear back in Lightroom.

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  29. Fantastic videos! Thank you for the information!

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  31. Thank you so much for taking the time to explain the new feature in an easily understood format.

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