10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #10
Sep21

10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #10

I’m at the end of my 10 tips, and I hope people have been finding them helpful. I want to thank Scott and RC again for the opportunity to contribute here, it has been a blast! Thanks for all the questions and comments on the past posts too, I really enjoy the feedback. #10: Don’t sell Quick Develop short It’s easy to never take the time to expand the Quick Develop panel as the allure of the entire Develop module is just too strong,...

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10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #9
Sep15

10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #9

#9: Learn how to use Smart Collections Scott already spoke about the benefits of using regular collections, so I want to tempt you into taking that up a notch by learning about Smart Collections. Smart Collections are essentially saved searches. You get to define the criteria for the search and Lightroom does the heavy lifting of automatically gathering all of the photos (and videos) that match that criteria for you. Lightroom is...

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10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #8
Sep14

10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #8

#8: Customize Grid view to your needs We end up spending a lot of time in Grid view of the Library module, so you may as well make it suit your needs, and know how to change things when your needs change. The Grid view cells can display a lot of very useful information, but the way to customize that info isn’t immediately obvious. The first thing to know how to do is to resize the thumbnails. You might start out using the Thumbnails...

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10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #7
Sep11

10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #7

#7: Know your screen modes Lightroom has a few ways to help you get the most out of your screen real estate. One of the most important is your choice of screen mode. Most people start out in what is called Normal screen mode, which is when you can see the Menubar up at the top and the buttons for minimizing/maximizing the window. I’ve encountered many people who only use that mode, and are quickly lost without those buttons at the top...

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10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #6
Sep10

10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #6

#6: Use Lightroom to move photos between folders In my previous tip I mentioned the occasional need to create a subfolder and move photos into it, and this is the type of fundamental task that many Lightroom users struggle to come to grips with when first starting out. As a new Lightroom user it can seem easier sometimes to resort to old ways of doing things, such as using your operating system’s file browser to move photos managed by...

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