Tip – 3 Tips For Smart Collections

A while back, I created a video about Smart Collections. The other day, they really helped me out when I needed to find some photos quick, so I figured I’d resurrect that video as well as show you another use. For starters, Smart Collections are collections (or you could call them albums which is what they really are) that automatically add your photos to them based on some sort of preset criteria. In the video mentioned above,...

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Worth-a-click

A few items worth checking out today: • This one snuck by a lot of folks the other week, but Adobe made some new D3 and D700 camera profiles available. You can find out more here. • In other Adobe news, for all of you eager to support for newer cameras, a beta of Lightroom 2.7 (and Camera Raw 5.7) has been released. • Just got word of Safari Books online’s new web service called Creative Edge. • Don’t forget to keep an eye...

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One Slider in Lightroom

(Note: If you’ve already ready this, then see the edit below.) I gotta admit, it’s pretty nice when this happens. I moved one slider in this photo below to get from the before image to the after. It’s a photo I took at the Sheik Zayed Mosque while teaching in Dubai a few weeks ago. It was just a magnificent place to see, and anywhere you pointed your camera you were sure to get a great shot. It didn’t hurt that...

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Tip – A Cool Cropping Tip in Lightroom 3 Beta

Knowing how to crop a horizontal image into a vertical one or vice versa, has always been this little secret among Lightroom users. If you stand on one foot, jump up and down and its the 4th day of the month, during a full moon of course, you can swap your cropping orientation from vertical to horizontal in a snap OK, I’m kidding (a little). I will say that doing this with the crop tool before LR3 wasn’t necessarily...

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Follow Up – How Should I Teach Lightroom

First off, there’s a tip for today in a post right below this so make sure you scroll down to read it. Next, thanks very much for the kind words many of you said in your comments yesterday. And even if you didn’t agree with me, everyone was really civil in the way that they did it. Here’s what I’ve learned and I feel we can now put the discussion to rest: 1) I’m going to keep teaching the way that I do...

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Video Tip – Reordering Photos in a Slideshow

This is another one of those times where I started to write a tip down and realized it was so much easier to show you in a video. This is one I came across while preparing a slideshow last weekend. I wanted to move the order of the photos and let’s just say, I had a small problem. I’ll show you what happened and what I realized the trick is for reordering your photos. Click here to download the video to your computer....

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