How Much Space Do Lightroom Smart Previews Really Take Up?
Feb24

How Much Space Do Lightroom Smart Previews Really Take Up?

Starting in Lightroom 5, Adobe released something called a Smart Preview. It’s basically a preview of your photo, that’s big enough to let you work on your photos even if the drive they’re on isn’t connected. Here’s a screenshot of the option in the Import dialog. It’s a great option for people who like to stay mobile because they don’t always need to keep their external drives with them. So...

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Lightroom Preset Tip and A New Basics Class
Feb17

Lightroom Preset Tip and A New Basics Class

Hey everyone. I’m in Houston today getting ready to teach my Lightroom 5 seminar but I’ve got a couple of quick things for ya’. First, last Friday my new Lightroom 5 Basics class was released over at KelbyOne.com. I have to say, I’m really proud of this class. When I finished it, I knew I had created exactly what I set out to create… a quick, simple, easy way for beginners to jump in to Lightroom. See, I...

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Lightroom Analytics Plug-In
Feb14

Lightroom Analytics Plug-In

I just came across a Lightroom plug-in that looks pretty clever. It’s called Lightroom Analytics and it has absolutely nothing to do with making your photos better. But it’s free and it’s cool – two things that can’t go wrong in my book It basically looks at the info/metadata in your Lightroom library and creates a CSV file of all the statistics about the photos you shoot. The numbers themselves exist in...

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My Recapped Thoughts on “Lightroom Only” Month
Feb11

My Recapped Thoughts on “Lightroom Only” Month

Hi folks! Well the dust has settled and my week of traveling is over so I’m finally getting a chance to sit down and write the recap on Lightroom Only month. Overall, I enjoyed it. Because of my day job at KelbyOne.com, it was incredibly hard to keep up with the month (which is why I only did 4 out of 5 weekdays each week – I needed a day off). But I have to say that writing those posts, and reading your comments gave me...

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3 Uses For the Radial Filter from DPS
Feb05

3 Uses For the Radial Filter from DPS

What do you do when you’re in Richmond, VA and are busy getting ready to teach your Lightroom seminar the next day? You point to some one else’s post I just came across a post on Digital Photograph School and wanted to share it. Ever since it came out I’ve thought the Radial Filter was one of the coolest tools to hit Lightroom, and this post shows a few ways to use it. Here’s the link to the full post by John...

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