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 [...]

2017-06-28T17:46:09-07:00 February 22nd, 2017|29 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 [...]

2017-08-02T11:25:49-07:00 December 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Lightroom Questions? Here’s Where to Turn for Answers

I am very happy to report that Victoria Bampton's exceptional reference book, Adobe Lightroom 5 - The Missing FAQ, is now available!  Victoria is a fellow Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom,  the founder of lightroomforums.net, and one of the most knowledgeable Lightroom experts I know.  She therefore understands what questions Lightroom [...]

2017-06-28T20:22:01-07:00 July 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Lightroom Quick Tip: Finding Your Missing Panel

About once a week I get an email from a Lightroom user who has lost a panel ... most panels can go missing, but in my experience people seem to lose their Catalog panel in the Library module more than any other. To recover your missing panel, right-click (Ctl-click on a Mac) on the name of [...]

2017-06-28T20:36:07-07:00 December 3rd, 2012|71 Comments

Where to Go for Lightroom Help – the Lightroom Queen Introduces a Member Area and Help Desk

Victoria Bampton, the Lightroom Queen,  author of  Adobe Lightroom 4 - The Missing FAQ,  and one of the most knowledgeable people on Lightroom I know, has introduced a great new Help Desk and Members area. Anyone can be a member. Members get access to a public section of the knowledgebase, containing the most frequently asked questions [...]

2017-08-29T15:39:36-07:00 August 15th, 2012|4 Comments

Help – Lightroom Lost All My Photos!

This is one of the most common, and certainly the most stress-filled request I get for help. You open up Lightroom, and there is nothing there — all the photos you have imported and worked on are gone. Fortunately, this usually isn’t the disaster that it at first seems to be. When you are in Lightroom, [...]

2017-06-28T20:52:11-07:00 May 11th, 2012|83 Comments

What is that Exclamation Mark Below My Photo in Lightroom 4? If, When, and How to Upgrade to the New Process Version

If you have upgraded to Lightroom 4, when you look at photos in the Develop module that you had in a  previous version of Lightroom, you will see an exclamation point in the bottom right: This is a signal to you that the photo is continuing to use your settings from the old (pre-Lightroom 4) processing [...]

2017-06-28T20:58:00-07:00 March 14th, 2012|33 Comments
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