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Users of Old Versions of Lightroom: Say Goodbye to the Map Module

As of the end of November, 2018, the Map module will no longer work in Lightroom 6, CC 2015, and Classic CC 7.x. (It hasn't worked for quite a while in Lightroom 4 and 5.) To use the Map module you'll need to update to Lightroom Classic CC 8.0+. The cause of this is a [...]

2018-11-26T13:09:25+00:00 November 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Please Don’t Make This Common Mistake with Lightroom

It's not uncommon for people to leave applications open on their computers for days at a time or even longer. If it's not hurting the performance of the application you're using, then why not, right? Please don't do this with Lightroom - remember that you'll only get the prompt to back up your Lightroom catalog when [...]

2018-11-19T10:14:43+00:00 November 19th, 2018|8 Comments

Save Time with Target Albums / Collections in Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom 6

With albums in the cloud-based Lightroom CC and collections in Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom 6 and earlier versions, one usually drags photos to them to assign those photos to them. Dragging takes time and can be a hassle if you have to scroll to your album or collection. Now we have functionality in both applications [...]

2018-10-29T16:24:38+00:00 October 29th, 2018|2 Comments

Video Tutorial: How to Use Depth Range Mask in Lightroom Classic CC

If your iPhone 7+, 8+, X, Xs, Xs Max or Xr camera is set to capture depth information, now in Lightroom Classic CC v. 8 use Depth Range Mask within the graduated filter, radial filter and adjustment brush to confine your edits based on distance to the camera. For instructions on how to capture images [...]

2018-10-22T12:46:01+00:00 October 15th, 2018|4 Comments

What’s New in Lightroom Classic CC 8.0 – October 2018 Release

As Adobe's annual MAX conference starts today, Adobe has released Lightroom Classic CC version 8.0. Unlike previous ".0" releases, this one is a relatively small update with a few new features, plus support for new cameras, new lens profiles, tethering for additional Canon cameras, and bug fixes.  I've been conditioned to expect big things in ".0" [...]

2018-10-22T16:24:21+00:00 October 15th, 2018|0 Comments

What’s New in Lightroom CC Desktop 2.0, iOS, and Android – October 2018 Release

Adobe today released version 2.0 of the Lightroom CC cloud-based desktop application, along with Lightroom CC iOS 4.0 and Android 4.0. An update to Lightroom Classic was also released - see my Lightroom Classic article for details on this. Lightroom CC Desktop 2.0 requires Windows 10 v1703 or later, or macOS 10.12 Sierra or later. [...]

2018-10-22T12:44:23+00:00 October 15th, 2018|0 Comments

How to Use People View in the Cloud-Based Lightroom CC

In Lightroom CC Desktop 2.0 as well as in Lightroom CC iOS and Android (AKA Lightroom Mobile), we now have a People function that identifies people in our photos and allows us to name them. Watch my video tutorial below, or read on below the video for details on how to use People. I forgot [...]

2018-10-22T12:47:29+00:00 October 15th, 2018|0 Comments

New in Lightroom Web: Format Your Shared Albums and Collections!

Now in Lightroom Web you can format the display of Lightroom Classic collections and Lightroom CC albums that you plan to share with friends or clients. Divide the album into sections, change the theme and background color, add a background photo or add a hero shot at the top of the page, filter on pick [...]

2018-10-15T02:24:29+00:00 October 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Uh Oh! Lightroom CC Needs to Be Restarted – You’ve Deleted Your Catalog

Today many users of the cloud-based Lightroom CC application are reporting encountering the following message: "Uh-oh! Lightroom CC needs to be restarted. You've deleted your catalog." Don't panic - just restart the application, and all should be well. Adobe is looking into this - they initially believed that "this is being triggered by a Mac OS [...]

2018-10-07T14:16:03+00:00 October 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC, and Photoshop Compatibility with macOS Mojave

Apple has released their macOS Mojave 10.14 operating system update. Adobe has tested Mojave with Lightroom Classic CC 7.5, Lightroom CC 1.5,  Lightroom 6.14 and other Creative Cloud applications. Known issues with Lightroom Classic CC 7.5 and Lightroom CC 1.5 and Mojave: Switching to Mojave’s Dark Mode can cause Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC to [...]

2018-09-27T14:16:58+00:00 September 27th, 2018|10 Comments

Video Tutorial: Luminance and Color Range Masks in Lightroom Classic CC

A lot of my free video tutorials are buried in "What's New in Lightroom X.X" posts, so I'm going to start bringing them to the surface in separate posts. Up first: Range Mask is an excellent tool for isolating edits that you want to make to a particular color range or range of tones in [...]

2018-09-20T15:35:25+00:00 September 20th, 2018|0 Comments
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