Video: Which Should I Use, Lightroom Classic or the Cloud-Based Lightroom?

Lots of you are wondering which Lightroom application is best for you - Lightroom Classic (which is the newer subscription-version of Lightroom 6) or the streamlined cloud-based Lightroom (CC). Watch the 80-minute recording from my recent webinar to learn what they have in common, how they differ, and to get my perspective on the two. [...]

2020-01-21T15:24:15-08:00January 21st, 2020|2 Comments

It’s Time to Update (or Create) Your Lightroom Classic 2020 Copyright Preset

I recommend adding copyright and contact information to your photos' and videos' metadata so that when you share these photos with the outside world, the data automatically tags along with them and people can get in touch with you if they come across your photos and want to use them. In Lightroom Classic and in Lightroom [...]

2020-01-05T13:05:26-08:00January 5th, 2020|2 Comments

Video Tutorial: How to Upgrade to Lightroom Classic 9 from Any Prior Version

In the video tutorial below I show you how to upgrade to Lightroom Classic 9 from any prior version. We'll go through what you should do before upgrading, how to resolve any issues that come up while upgrading, and then how to clean up afterwards (renaming your catalog, deleting the old catalog, getting your dock [...]

2019-11-29T10:35:16-08:00November 29th, 2019|7 Comments

Video Tutorial: Batch Exports with Multiple Presets

With Lightroom Classic 9.0, we can now, for any number of images selected, export multiple file types at once - for example, a full-size JPEG for printing and a small JPEG for online sharing. Unfortunately the addition of this new functionality to the Export dialog also makes simple exports more confusing. In the video tutorial below [...]

2019-11-27T13:30:40-08:00November 27th, 2019|0 Comments

How to Read and Use the Histogram in Lightroom and in Your Camera

Do you know what the histogram is and are you using it in-camera when you shoot and in Lightroom as you edit images?  The histogram is a graph that gives you lots of information about your exposure and tones in your image, and I recommend learning about it and using it both in-camera and in [...]

2019-08-05T12:24:51-07:00August 5th, 2019|0 Comments

What’s New in Lightroom Classic 8.3 (May 2019) – Texture and More

Adobe released Lightroom Classic (CC) version 8.3 today. In addition to bug fixes and new lens profiles, there are two new features - Texture for enhancing or smoothing out detail and Flat Field Correction for correcting for lens shading. Updates for Lightroom (CC) Desktop, iOS and Android were also released - see my Lightroom CC [...]

2019-05-31T09:11:41-07:00May 14th, 2019|20 Comments

Learn Whether and How to Move Your Lightroom Catalog

In this free video tutorial I'll show you how to move your Lightroom catalog - to another location on the same hard drive, to a different hard drive, or even to a new computer. Background: The Lightroom catalog contains all of the work you do in Lightroom - editing, keywording, flagging, collections, [...]

2019-04-03T10:21:30-07:00March 23rd, 2019|2 Comments