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 [...]

2018-06-27T10:40:55-07:00June 26th, 2018|6 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 [...]

2018-04-04T20:54:26-07:00April 4th, 2018|16 Comments

Help – I Lost My Lightroom Close, Minimize and Maximize Buttons!

I get questions all the time about missing buttons for closing, minimizing and maximizing the Lightroom window. For some reason these questions have become more common with Lightroom 6 and Classic. The problem is that you are in a full-screen mode that hides the Lightroom bar with the buttons. This bar in Lightroom with Close, [...]

2017-11-28T12:40:20-08:00November 28th, 2017|21 Comments

Your Lightroom Catalog Is Too New to Be Used with This Version of Lightroom

Many users who have upgraded to Lightroom Classic have encountered this error: The catalog named X is too new to be used by this version of Lightroom. Would you like to select a different catalog? This happens when you accidentally open your Lightroom Classic catalog using Lightroom 6 or CC 2015 and this old version can't [...]

2017-11-23T11:02:17-08:00November 23rd, 2017|11 Comments

Have Your Lightroom Panels Gone Black?

Since the release of Lightroom 6.8 and CC 2015.8, some users have reported that their panels in the Library module suddenly go black: This seems to only be an issue with Mac OS Sierra. Update: also El Capitan. The quickest way to get your panels back is to switch from Library (G) to Develop (D) and [...]

2021-10-22T10:40:06-07:00February 22nd, 2017|31 Comments

Clean Up Your Files and Folders in Lightroom

Below are two video tutorials from my Lightroom CC/6 and 5: The Fundamentals & Beyond video series that will teach you how to clean up your files and folders - learn to reorganize them and to resolve "missing file / file cannot be found" issues. The first video, File and Folder Management: Reorganizing, explains how to [...]

2019-03-22T14:03:55-07:00December 29th, 2016|2 Comments