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Which Should I Use, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic or Lightroom 6?

Adobe released a new application called "Lightroom CC", and they renamed the newest 7.0 version of the Lightroom program we have known and used for 10 years "Lightroom Classic CC". In this article I'll explain what Lightroom CC and Classic are and how they differ to help you make a decision on which is right [...]

2017-10-20T13:29:37+00:00 October 18th, 2017|10 Comments

Learn How to Import into Lightroom from the Mac Photos App

In this video tutorial, learn how to import photos into Lightroom from the Mac Photos app, and how to stop Photos from opening when you plug in a memory card. This video is one of 76+ in my 15 1/2 hour Lightroom CC/6 and 5: The Fundamentals & Beyond video series. This series is for beginners and experienced [...]

2017-09-03T14:50:18+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Exporting in Lightroom: When to Export and When Not to Export

This is my first article in what will be a several part series on Lightroom's Export function. This article will focus on what exporting is for and when you should export. Future ones will go into the settings. Background: Lightroom's Non-Destructive Approach to Image Editing Lightroom works non-destructively, meaning that it never touches your original raw [...]

2017-08-02T11:30:26+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|11 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+00:00 December 29th, 2016|0 Comments

New to Lightroom? Watch My “Introduction to Lightroom” Video

In this short video for beginners, I provide a brief introduction to Lightroom. Learn what Lightroom looks like, how it's organized, and what you can do with it. Update 10/2017: This is for the renamed "Lightroom Classic" application that has modules (Library, Develop, Map, etc.). It is not for the new cloud-based Lightroom program. Click here [...]

2017-10-19T14:06:38+00:00 October 27th, 2016|1 Comment

“How Do I Save My Lightroom Work?”

For those new to Lightroom, naturally you want to understand how to save your 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 as you work in Lightroom - adding keywords, stars, flags and other metadata; developing [...]

2017-08-02T11:29:52+00:00 August 7th, 2014|52 Comments

Video Tutorial: How to Find Your Photos in Lightroom

Lightroom can perform amazingly fast searches for your photos. When I search for my winter tree photos in my catalog of over 30,000 photos, Lightroom will display the results before I can even snap my fingers. Of course I have to have taken the time to keyword my photos first! Lightroom can search on more [...]

2017-08-02T11:27:38+00:00 April 8th, 2012|5 Comments

Should I Learn Lightroom or Photoshop (or Both or Neither)?

Students often ask me whether they should buy Lightroom or Photoshop or something else, so I thought I would put down my thoughts on this in writing. Lightroom is Adobe’s image management and enhancement program designed specifically for serious amateur and professional photographers. With more and more powerful features being added with each new release, Lightroom [...]

2017-08-02T11:23:20+00:00 September 9th, 2011|11 Comments
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