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A Handy Curves Trick

Curves isn’t exactly intuitive, so Adobe lately has been introducing tools to make it more accessible.  As I mentioned in my “Introduction to Curves” post, the sliders available underneath the curve in Lightroom (and Camera Raw) to adjust brightness of Highlights, Lights, Darks and Shadows are one example of this.   Another example is the targeted adjustment [...]

2017-07-09T14:22:33+00:00 January 29th, 2010|0 Comments

Shortcuts Worth Knowing: Zooming In and Out

Sometimes your mouse is a zoom tool, sometimes it isn't.  Sometimes you have easy acess to your navigator panel, sometimes you don't.   You can always, however, use "Ctl/CmdCtl/Cmd +" and "Ctl/Cmd -" for zooming in and out. These work in every view (Grid, Loupe, Compare, Survey) in the Library module and in every mode in the [...]

2017-07-09T14:34:46+00:00 January 7th, 2010|1 Comment

Getting Your iPhoto Images into Lightroom

I do free two-hour Lightroom demonstrations here in Seattle, and towards the end of these, a question I often get is:  how do I get my iPhoto images into Lightroom?  I take this as as a good sign -- I figure that what they have seen of Lightroom from my demo has convinced them to move [...]

2017-07-09T14:36:01+00:00 December 18th, 2009|0 Comments

Where Has Lightroom Put My Photos?

I hear this all the time -- new users import their photos successfully, see the images in Lightroom and  see the name of their imported folder in the Folders panel, but from the Folders panel they cannot figure out  "where Lightroom has put that folder".  The folder certainly doesn't seem to be where they told Lightroom [...]

2017-08-02T11:28:42+00:00 December 3rd, 2009|27 Comments

Inverting Your Images in Lightroom

If you photograph on negative film and scan it, you may want to invert the image in Lightroom.  Or, perhaps you like the "film negative" look, and want to invert your positive digital images.  In either case, if you have looked for an "invert" button in Lightroom, you will have found out that there is none. [...]

2017-07-09T14:39:29+00:00 November 21st, 2009|2 Comments

Applying Develop Settings to Groups of Images

If you are looking to save time as you work a shoot, before you start developing it think ahead about which images are shot under similar conditions and therefore need similar adjustments, or which images you  you want similar treatments for (e.g. black and white), and apply your changes to these groups of images all at [...]

2017-07-09T14:40:34+00:00 November 8th, 2009|7 Comments

Exporting Images to CD/DVD

Hint:  click on the title of this post above to see the post larger! You can export images directly to CD or DVD using Lightroom.  The feature is a little bit hidden: In the Library module, select your images to export. Click on the Export button At the top, you see the following: Click [...]

2017-07-09T14:45:27+00:00 October 2nd, 2009|24 Comments

Lightroom Workshop Coming Up Soon — October 10-11!

I still have a few spots available in my Lightroom Fundamentals Part One workshop in Seattle on October 10-11.  New to Lightroom, ready to dive in and learn it well?  Already been using Lightroom for quite a while but looking to fill in the gaps in your knowledge?  If so, this workshop could be for you: [...]

2017-07-09T14:46:06+00:00 September 16th, 2009|0 Comments

Cropping with a Fixed Aspect Ratio

In Lightroom you can restrict your crops to be a specific aspect ratio, such as 5×7, 8×10, or the same aspect ratio as your original.  To do so, select the crop tool from the toolbar (R), click on the double up/down arrow next to the padlock to reveal the aspect menu, and choose your desired proportions.  [...]

2017-07-09T14:47:28+00:00 September 11th, 2009|6 Comments
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