Scott's Top 10 (+ 3 of my own)

If you haven’t seen it already, Scott Kelby posted a “10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users” article over on his blog today. Its a must read if you’re a new-ish Lightroom user and I’ll be you’ll find something cool on there even if you’ve been using Lightroom for a while. However, I wanted to add 3 of my own. 1) Lightroom saves all of your history states… forever! Ever notice that...

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Tip – Rotating Identity Plates in Slideshow

Your tip for today falls victim to one of those little things that I never knew about before and found out about the hard way. It has to do with the Slideshow module. You know how you can put an Identity Plate on your slideshow right? You can also put other various text overlays that show some metadata about your photo (which is exactly what people really want to see when they’re watching a beautiful slideshow by the way)...

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A Few More Dates for David Ziser's Tour

Hey folks. I’ve mentioned David Ziser’s Digital Wakeup Call tour before and I just wanted to let you know there’s a few more dates left. Of course you’ll learn lots of stuff about shooting weddings but David is also a master at Lightroom and he’s got some great things to share when it comes to the production end of things. Here’s his website and here’s a write-up I did a while back after...

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What's a Lightroom "Snapshot"

During a recent workshop I had some one ask what a Snapshot was (its a panel on the left side in the Develop module). Then everyone else kinda chimed in with a “yeah what the heck is that?”. They don’t get used a lot, but I think they definitely do come in useful at times. Basically, a snapshot is a freeze-frame of your photo at that moment in time. It’s a way to save all of your develop settings at a certain...

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Tip – An Unexpected Lightroom 3 Sharpening Tip

Over the last couple of months, I’ve had the opportunity to test drive the Lightroom 3 Beta before it came out. I spent a pretty decent amount of time kicking the tires but there’s one little feature/tip that I didn’t find out until this week. Before the Lightroom 3 Beta, when sharpening you had to be zoomed into 100% to see the effects of the sharpening. If you weren’t you wouldn’t see any change. But...

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Lightroom 3 Beta Q&A

Here’s some Lightroom 3 Beta Q&A’s for ya: Q. Will the beta run next to my real version of Lightroom 2? Basically, can I use both? A. Yep. No problem you can use both at the same time. Q. Will my Lightroom 2 Catalogs Work with Lightroom 3 Beta? A. No. You’ll have to import a whole new set of images in order to use the beta. You can’t just open (or export) a LR2 catalog. Q. If I use the beta will I be able...

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