/Lightroom Tutorials

Users of Old Versions of Lightroom: Say Goodbye to the Map Module

As of the end of November, 2018, the Map module will no longer work in Lightroom 6, CC 2015, and Classic CC 7.x. (It hasn't worked for quite a while in Lightroom 4 and 5.) To use the Map module you'll need to update to Lightroom Classic CC 8.0+. The cause of this is a [...]

2018-11-26T13:09:25+00:00 November 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Please Don’t Make This Common Mistake with Lightroom

It's not uncommon for people to leave applications open on their computers for days at a time or even longer. If it's not hurting the performance of the application you're using, then why not, right? Please don't do this with Lightroom - remember that you'll only get the prompt to back up your Lightroom catalog when [...]

2018-11-19T10:14:43+00:00 November 19th, 2018|8 Comments

Save Time with Target Albums / Collections in Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom 6

With albums in the cloud-based Lightroom CC and collections in Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom 6 and earlier versions, one usually drags photos to them to assign those photos to them. Dragging takes time and can be a hassle if you have to scroll to your album or collection. Now we have functionality in both applications [...]

2018-10-29T16:24:38+00:00 October 29th, 2018|2 Comments

Video Tutorial: How to Use Depth Range Mask in Lightroom Classic CC

If your iPhone 7+, 8+, X, Xs, Xs Max or Xr camera is set to capture depth information, now in Lightroom Classic CC v. 8 use Depth Range Mask within the graduated filter, radial filter and adjustment brush to confine your edits based on distance to the camera. For instructions on how to capture images [...]

2018-10-22T12:46:01+00:00 October 15th, 2018|4 Comments

New in Lightroom Web: Format Your Shared Albums and Collections!

Now in Lightroom Web you can format the display of Lightroom Classic collections and Lightroom CC albums that you plan to share with friends or clients. Divide the album into sections, change the theme and background color, add a background photo or add a hero shot at the top of the page, filter on pick [...]

2018-10-15T02:24:29+00:00 October 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Video Tutorial: Luminance and Color Range Masks in Lightroom Classic CC

A lot of my free video tutorials are buried in "What's New in Lightroom X.X" posts, so I'm going to start bringing them to the surface in separate posts. Up first: Range Mask is an excellent tool for isolating edits that you want to make to a particular color range or range of tones in [...]

2018-09-20T15:35:25+00:00 September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Video Tutorial: Fix Distorted Perspective and Level Photos in Lightroom

If you ever photograph buildings or other subjects looking up at them or your camera isn't parallel to them or isn't level, you can benefit from Lightroom's transform tools for correcting perspective and leveling photos. In Lightroom 6 .6+, CC 2015.6+ and Classic CC, these tools are found in the Transform panel, and include one-click [...]

2018-08-31T13:28:08+00:00 August 31st, 2018|0 Comments

How to Reuse Your Lightroom Photo Book Design

If you've made a photo book with Lightroom's Book module, you know that it can take a long time to get it just right. When you're ready to make your second book, rather than start from scratch, reuse your first design, modifying it as you see fit. In the video tutorial below, from my Lightroom: [...]

2018-08-31T13:56:59+00:00 August 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Is Lightroom’s Map Module Being Discontinued?

Lightroom 6 and Classic users yesterday were reporting receiving a message indicating that the Map module will be discontinued: This issue has arisen because Google has made a change in their "API call". However, Lightroom Classic users shouldn't be getting this message, since Adobe will adjust to Google's change and the Map module in Lightroom [...]

2018-08-21T12:16:51+00:00 August 21st, 2018|8 Comments

Share Collections from Lightroom Classic and Albums from Lightroom CC

If you use Lightroom Classic CC or the cloud-based Lightroom CC and you're looking for a way to share your vacation photos with friends, your latest portrait shoot with a client, or any collection / album with anyone, you can do this right from Lightroom - anyone you give the collection/album link to can view [...]

2018-07-18T12:24:43+00:00 July 17th, 2018|2 Comments

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 [...]

2018-07-15T23:10:46+00:00 July 14th, 2018|8 Comments
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