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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. This video tutorial is applicable to Lightroom 6 and earlier versions, as well as to CC 2015 and Classic CC. It [...]

2019-03-23T11:12:17-07:00March 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Learn How to Safely Move Your Lightroom Photos to a New Hard Drive

Are you running out of space on the hard drive where your photos are stored? In this video tutorial I'll show you how to safely move large quantities of photos to another hard drive without leaving Lightroom confused. This video is for Lightroom 6, earlier versions, CC 2015 and Classic CC. This video is one [...]

2019-03-22T14:12:52-07:00March 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Last Chance to Buy Lightroom 6!

Lightroom 6 was the last perpetual version of Lightroom offered before Adobe went subscription-only with Lightroom Classic CC. Up until recently Adobe continued to sell Lightroom 6 - but here's a recent statement from Jeff Tranberry of Adobe on its current availability:“Lightroom 6 is no longer available for sale on Adobe.com. The application stopped receiving camera [...]

2019-03-12T12:43:22-07:00March 4th, 2019|24 Comments

Change Default Settings in Lightroom’s Brush and Other Local Adjustment Tools

If you've used Lightroom's adjustment brush (or "brush" in Lightroom CC), you've probably wondered why it starts out with some sliders not at zero and with a particular brush size, feathering, etc.. In this very short video tutorial I'll show you how to set your own default settings in the brush, graduated filter (linear gradient), [...]

2019-02-26T16:32:03-07:00February 26th, 2019|2 Comments

What’s New in Lightroom CC Desktop, iOS and Android – February 2019 Release

Adobe today released version 2.2 of the Lightroom CC cloud-based desktop application, along with Lightroom CC iOS 4.2 and Android 4.2. In addition to bug fixes, new camera support and new lens profiles, the desktop application received significant new features, including panorama stitching, HDR multiple-exposure merging,the Target Adjustment Tool, an Enhanced Detail process to optionally [...]

2019-03-12T11:44:13-07:00February 12th, 2019|0 Comments

What’s New in Lightroom Classic CC 8.2 – February 2019 Release

Adobe released Lightroom Classic CC version 8.2 today. In addition to bug fixes and new lens profiles, there are tethering improvements and a new feature for enhancing fine detail in raw files. Updates for Lightroom CC Desktop, iOS and Android were also released - see my Lightroom CC article for details. In This Article: Support [...]

2019-02-12T19:52:31-07:00February 12th, 2019|6 Comments

Enhance Raw File Details in Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC

Enhanced Details was made available today in the February releases of Lightroom Classic CC (v. 8.2) and Lightroom CC Desktop (v. 2.2). This new process can potentially improve the quality of very fine detail and reduce artifacts and moire in raw files. It re-renders your raw file using a more sophisticated demosaicing algorithm that is [...]

2019-02-17T12:24:48-07:00February 12th, 2019|3 Comments

Set Up Your 2019 Copyright Preset in Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom 6

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 CC and [...]

2019-01-11T12:33:34-07:00January 11th, 2019|0 Comments

How to Add Copyright Information in the Cloud-Based Lightroom CC Desktop and Mobile Apps

I recommend adding copyright and contact information to your photos and videos so that when you share them 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. Unfortunately the cloud-based Lightroom CC (as opposed [...]

2019-01-30T21:27:20-07:00January 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Lightroom CC Desktop 2.1.1 Update Released

Adobe released a small  update to Lightroom CC Desktop this morning. A "double-dot" update like this one fixes issues that can't wait for a regularly-scheduled update. Lightroom CC 2.1.1 fixes sync issues that were inadvertently present in the 2.1 update earlier this week. I do recommend that you install this update. If you weren't prompted to [...]

2018-12-13T11:00:45-07:00December 13th, 2018|2 Comments

What’s New in Lightroom Classic CC 8.1 – December 2018 Release

Adobe released Lightroom Classic CC v. 8.1 today, a free update for subscribers. The release includes small new features, bug fixes, support for many new cameras, and new lens profiles. Updates were also released for the cloud-based Lightroom CC desktop application as well as for Lightroom CC mobile iOS and Android  - see my Lightroom [...]

2018-12-13T11:05:25-07:00December 11th, 2018|13 Comments

What’s New in Lightroom CC Desktop 2.1, iOS and Android – December 2018 Release

Adobe today released version 2.1 of the Lightroom CC cloud-based desktop application, along with Lightroom CC iOS 4.1 and Android 4.1. These received minor new features, support for new cameras, new lens profiles, and a myriad of bug fixes. An update to Lightroom Classic was also released - see my Lightroom Classic article for details [...]

2018-12-11T08:47:27-07:00December 11th, 2018|0 Comments
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