Tip – Choosing the Name of your PSD files

Back in Lightroom 1, we didn’t get to choose how our PSD’s were named once we left Lightroom into Photoshop. But in LR2, you get to choose exactly what these edited files are named. Go to Lightroom’s preferences (press Cmd-, or Ctrl-, [that's a comma]). Then click the External Editing tab and at the bottom fo the dialog you’ll see the Edit Externally File Naming section. Here you can add your own custom name or...

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Tip – Quickly Changing Folders in Develop

Happy Friday everyone. Here’s a quick tip. If you’re developing your photos and you want to quickly switch to another folder or collection, I’ve seen a lot of people go back to the Library module to select it. They then click the folder or collection, then find the photo, then go back into the Develop module. That’s a huge pain, right? Well, below the toolbar but above the Filmstrip (at the bottom) is a small...

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Tip – Grid Thumbnail Sizes

Here’s a quick and dirty tip to close out the week with. Sadly, after over 2 years of using Lightroom, I just found this one this past week. Anyway, here it is. You know when you’re in the Library module and you’re looking through your photos using the Grid view (just press G). Well, if you want to increase or decrease the size of the thumbnail you see just press the + or – keys (plus or minus). That’s...

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Weekly Worth-a-click

Here’s a few things that I found worth a quick visit this week. • Nik Software Announces Sharpener Pro 3.0 Update for Lightroom 2. • Spend an evening with Terry White from Adobe! I can tell you, there’s no man I’d rather spend an evening with Actually, the evening has already been spent a couple weeks ago when Terry was teaching Lightroom 2 workflow. But you can re-spend it by watching it online if you missed it....

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Relaunch and Optimize Your Catalog Today

I hope you had a great weekend. I just wanted to say a quick thanks for all of the great comments on Friday’s video post. I’ll definitely be mixing some of the Before/After videos here on the site. I’ve also decided to create (and already started working on) a “Lightroom/Photoshop Before and After” class and DVD for Kelby Training. I’ll keep you updated on the progress. Anyway, on to the topic of...

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My Moab/Arches National Park Trip

First off, don’t forget to scroll down for today’s Lightroom tip. As for this post, I’ve had a few requests to see some photos from the Moab, Utah workshop I taught at last week. First off I have to say thanks to everyone who attended. It was an awesome workshop! I was fortunate to have an incredible group of photographers and, as always with these workshops, some of the nicest people I could hope for. I always go...

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