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Intensifying Colors in Lightroom: Vibrance vs. Saturation

The Vibrance and Saturation sliders in Lightroom's Basic panel will both intensify colors in your photos. Saturation is an equal-opportunity, non-discrimatory control - it will saturate all colors in your photo equally, even if they start out at different levels of intensity. This is a great control to use if you want to give a quick and [...]

2017-07-26T11:52:01+00:00 April 4th, 2017|14 Comments

Exporting in Lightroom: Export Location Settings

In the first article of this series on exporting from Lightroom, I discussed what exporting is, and when you should and shouldn't export. In short, you'll click on the Export button to export a copy of your selected photo(s) pretty much any time you want to share them with the outside world. Now I'll start discussing the [...]

2017-07-26T11:58:28+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|10 Comments

Learn What’s New in Lightroom 6.9 and CC 2015.9

Lightroom 6.9 and CC 2015.9 were released today with support for new cameras, new lens profiles, bug fixes, and improved error messages for syncing to Lightroom mobile (CC only). There are otherwise no new features in these free updates to 6 and CC. If Lightroom doesn’t prompt you to update, go to Help>Updates, or click on the Update [...]

2017-06-28T17:44:03+00:00 March 7th, 2017|25 Comments

Lightroom Mobile Updates Available for iOS and Android with HDR Capture

Adobe just announced the availability of Lightroom mobile 2.7 for iOS and 2.3 for Android. The big new feature for both is HDR (High Dynamic Range) capture and merge – this allows you to automatically capture three DNG files with detail in highlights and shadows, and Lightroom mobile will  merge them together into a single file with detail throughout the [...]

2017-06-28T17:44:19+00:00 March 6th, 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

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+00:00 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+00:00 December 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Learn How to Use Lightroom CC’s New Reference View

In this free video tutorial, learn how to use Lightroom's new Reference view for Creative Cloud subscribers. Reference view allows you to display a reference photo on the left as you edit another photo on the right. It's useful anytime you want to match the appearance of photos (white balance, contrast, color, etc). Consider using it when [...]

2017-07-09T16:28:56+00:00 December 8th, 2016|10 Comments
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