Weekly Worth-a-click

Here’s a few links worth checking out while you’re web surfing today: • Tom Hogarty (Lightroom Product Manager) has a “Meet the Lightroom Team” video up on his blog. This time around he’s featuring Andrew Rahn. • Scott Bourne featured this site in his “Favorite online places to get more info about photography” post. Now I realize you’re already here so you don’t need a link but the...

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Tip (and random fact) – Resetting Presets

Happy Friday folks. I’ve got two things for you today. First is the random fact about Lightroom that I read from Lightroom engineer Troy Gaul (you see his name on the screen when you launch Lightroom). Its actually not educational in any way, but I got a kick out of it because I always joke about this one in my classes. Now I know the answer why. Ever wonder why Survey Mode in Lightroom has a keyboard shortcut of N. Seriously, N...

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Two New Contests!

If you’re the contest-liking type then you’ve got a couple of really great opportunities here. 1) Scott Kelby is running a contest on his blog for sports-shooters. Basically, you submit your best sports photo (you can’t be a pro shooter though). Mike Olivella (a pro shooter himself) along with Scott will pick their favorite. The winner will get flown to Tallahassee, FL to shoot a Florida State Seminoles game (boo!!!!...

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The Truth About This Whole "Cataloging" Thing

Last week I created a video about my experience with organizing your photos by date vs. organizing them by some kind of descriptive folder. For the most part I expected the response I got which was: 1) A lot of people saying yes, this is the way I do it or yes this is the way that I want to do it going forward. 2) Lots of people saying no way, I love my date organizing structure and I’m not going to change (which I totally...

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Tip – Export for Email

Here’s a cool tip I got from blog reader Jason earlier this week. I had posted about the various options for saving JPEGs from Lightroom. I mentioned email settings that I use in the Export dialog but if you want to export for email all you really have to do is right-click on the image (or images if you’ve selected more than one) adn choose Export > For Email. They’ll be ready to attach to an email and...

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The Truth About Saving JPEGs in Lightroom

As I’m out on the road teaching I always pick up on areas in Lightroom that people are having a hard time with. One area I realized was saving JPEGs. Why, when, how, and what settings to used are some common questions. Why? We need to be able to save a JPEG from Lightroom so we can email, print, post to the web or otherwise send our photo to people. We don’t want to send/post raw files so JPEG is the best format since you...

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