/Lightroom Tutorials

How Do I Save My Lightroom CC or Lightroom Classic Work?

For those new to the cloud-based Lightroom CC or to Lightroom Classic, naturally you want to understand how to save your editing and other work. You'll notice that the File menu in the menu bar suspiciously does not have "File Save" and "File Save As ..." options. The short answer is that all the work you [...]

2018-07-11T13:34:57+00:00 July 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Creative Cloud App: Display Installed Apps Only, Uninstall Those You Don’t Use

If you use the Creative Cloud application to install applications and updates, it can be confusing and tedious to have to scroll through applications you don't use to find the ones that you do - for example, Lightroom Classic users will also see the cloud-based Lightroom CC application even if it's not installed, and it's easy [...]

2018-07-09T16:14:00+00:00 July 11th, 2018|1 Comment

Lightroom 6 and Classic: Auto Import from a Watched Folder

In this free video tutorial I show you how to use Lightroom's Auto Import feature, with which Lightroom watches a folder on your hard drive and automatically imports any images that land in that folder. This feature is also in earlier versions of Lightroom. Here are a few examples of when it can be handy: [...]

2018-07-09T15:28:17+00:00 July 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Book Recommendation: Lightroom Classic CC: The Missing FAQ

Victoria Bampton's Lightroom Missing FAQ book has always been my favorite Lightroom book, and her latest edition, Lightroom Classic CC: The Missing FAQ, is no exception. Victoria is known in the Lightroom community as the Lightroom Queen, and for good reason - she's one of the most knowledgeable and experienced Lightroom users and authors out there. [...]

2018-07-05T13:04:52+00:00 July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Shooting with Your Camera Tethered to Lightroom

With Lightroom Classic and earlier versions, you can connect your camera to your computer with a USB cable, and as you shoot, have the images immediately and automatically imported into Lightroom. This is not only handy for studio portrait and product photographers who want to judge sharpness and review images with their clients immediately, but [...]

2018-07-01T14:28:31+00:00 June 28th, 2018|4 Comments

Resolving Buggy Behavior in Lightroom: How to Reset Preferences

If something about Lightroom is not working as it's supposed to, resetting preferences can often resolve the issue. This video tutorial shows Lightroom Classic and Lightroom 6 users how to reset Lightroom's preferences.Users of earlier versions can also reset preferences (and should watch this video for explanations and tips), but the shortcut in the video won't [...]

2018-06-27T10:40:55+00:00 June 26th, 2018|6 Comments

Lightroom Quick Tip: Set New Adjustment Brush Defaults

Have you noticed that when you open the adjustment brush, graduated filter or radial filter, one or more of the sliders is set to a value other than zero? This can be handy if it's a good starting point for your planned work, but otherwise it can be annoying. Read on for how to change this [...]

2018-06-12T14:04:58+00:00 April 30th, 2018|5 Comments

Learn How to Change or Replace a Color in Lightroom!

In this video tutorial for Lightroom Classic, as well as for Lightroom 4, 5 and 6, I show you how to shift a color to another, and how to completely replace it. We'll use the HSL panel, and then a few powerful options in the adjustment brush. This video does assume basic experience with the [...]

2018-04-25T10:18:39+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|12 Comments

How to Use Lightroom CC Mobile and Web with Lightroom Classic

Did you know that you can use Lightroom Classic together with the free Lightroom CC app on Apple and Android mobile devices? You can also use Lightroom Classic with Lightroom web. These work together as part of the Creative Cloud Photography Plan subscription you're already paying for, so why not take advantage of them? Use [...]

2018-04-18T14:44:22+00:00 April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

How to Merge Two or More Lightroom Catalogs into One

Have you been using more than one Lightroom catalog, maybe starting a new one with each new year, or keeping your family images in separate catalog from your travel images? If so, you know that this puts a brick wall between images in each catalog, making it very cumbersome to pull together groups of photos [...]

2018-04-18T12:39:50+00:00 April 18th, 2018|0 Comments

How to Revert to an Earlier Version of Lightroom Classic

Some users who have updated to Lightroom Classic 7.3 are experiencing many crashes. If this happens to you and you're not able to resolve your issue by uninstalling and reinstalling, working with Adobe Customer Support, and/or getting assistance by posting on Adobe's bug and feedback site, and you wish to revert to 7.2, here's how to [...]

2018-04-04T20:54:26+00:00 April 4th, 2018|16 Comments

Start Your Lightroom Photo Editing with Powerful New Color and B/W Profiles

Adobe today introduced powerful new profiles to all applications in the Lightroom ecosystem - Lightroom Classic, the cloud-based Lightroom CC desktop application, Lightroom CC for iOS and Android, Lightroom CC Web, as well as to Adobe Camera Raw. These profiles provide a starting point for your images in terms of color and tonality. Few users [...]

2018-04-03T07:36:19+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|18 Comments
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