Lightroom Tip: A Crazy Quick Way To Reset One (or multiple) Sliders
Jul26

Lightroom Tip: A Crazy Quick Way To Reset One (or multiple) Sliders

First off, my Kelby Training Lightroom 5 Seminar in Hartford CT is just one week from today. It’s filling up fast so make sure you grab a seat if you’re thinking of going. And if you do go, please come up and say hi – it’s great to get to meet people from the blog. Now on to the tip…you may or may not know that if you double click a slider in Lightroom it resets that slider to 0 – it’s default...

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Lightroom Tip – Moving Presets
Jul16

Lightroom Tip – Moving Presets

Way back I posted a video on organizing presets because your preset list in Lightroom can get pretty unwieldy if you don’t start using descriptively named folders to keep them in (ooops, did I just say “descriptively named folders”?… sorry, inside joke ) Anyway, what do you do if you didn’t put your presets in the folder you want in the first place? No sweat. You can move ‘em. Just click on a preset...

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5 Lightroom Organizing Mistakes and How To Avoid Them
Jul02

5 Lightroom Organizing Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

One of the biggest questions I get about Lightroom is how to organize your photos. As I travel around teaching seminars, I usually come across some of the same mistakes and pitfalls, so I have a few tips on how to get around them here. 1. Moving or renaming your photos outside of Lightroom Do you ever get those dreaded question marks next to your photos or folders. They usually mean you’ve moved a photo or renamed a photo...

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The Top Q&A’s About The Lightroom 5 Upgrade
Jun19

The Top Q&A’s About The Lightroom 5 Upgrade

I’ve seen a bunch of questions about the release of Lightroom 5 and what it means to existing Lightroom users. So I wanted to write a quick post to answer some of the most common questions about upgrading. Here goes: Q. Can I upgrade from Lightroom version 3 (or 2 or even 1)? A. Yes. The Lightroom 5 upgrade will work for any version of Lightroom (1 thru 4). As long as you own a previous version of Lightroom the upgrade costs...

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Tip: How To Turn Off The Annoying Photo Info Overlay
Jun10

Tip: How To Turn Off The Annoying Photo Info Overlay

I think Lightroom is all about showcasing your photos and making them look great. To me, nothing ruins that more than that annoying photo info overlay that appears in the top left of the photo in the Library and Develop module (see image below). I’m in Colfax, Washington right now teaching a workshop along side of Bill Fortney and friends. While in the classroom today, I noticed that overlay on several of the screens from people...

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Should You Create Multiple Catalogs In Lightroom?
May21

Should You Create Multiple Catalogs In Lightroom?

For years, catalog questions tend to be the most popular questions I get at my Lightroom seminars. One of those questions is whether or not to create multiple catalogs in Lightroom. See, back in Lightroom 1, it became fairly common knowledge that when your catalog grew to a certain size in photos (say 20,000) that it would slow down and you should create a new catalog so Lightroom would keep running quickly. But that’s not the...

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