Draft Mode Printing

If you’ve seen the Draft Mode setting in the Print module but aren’t sure what it’s for let me try to shed some light on the topic. Let’s say, for example, that you’re making a print for a client. In that case you want the best print possible and print speed isn’t usually the top priority for you. That’s when you’d want to make sure you turn Draft Mode Printing off. Now, let’s say...

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Lights Out!

One of the more powerful features of Lightroom is the way it brings your photos front and center to you. No shuffling palettes, moving windows, or anything like that. There are panels however and sometimes they may clutter your view of the photo. If this happens and you just want to see your photo, with nothing else then press the L key. This takes you to Lights Dim mode. That means you can still see the interface but it’s very...

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Get to Grid View, Fast!

I use this one nearly every time I’m in Lightroom and it’s become so ingrained in my head that I forget about it sometimes. Often you’ll be working with either a) a zoomed in view of a photo b) a photo in the Devlop module c) a slide or d) something in the Print module. Well if you want a quick way to get back to your Library module in grid view just press the G key. I’m tellin ya’ – it’ll...

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The Photoshop CS3 Public Beta is Here!

Okay, I know this is a Lightroom website and podcast but I just can’t resist. At 4:30 EST on December 14 Adobe has announced the public beta preview of Photoshop CS3. This is huge! They’ve never publicly released a beta of Photoshop before so as you can imagine I’m very excited (which is why I felt the need to make this post on a Lightroom website). Anyway, the beta is being released primarily because of...

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Tinting Black and White

If you find yourself working with the Split Toning panel often you’ll love this one. When moving either Hue slider under Highlights or Shadows try holding down the Alt key (Option on Mac) when dragging the slider. This will cause Lightroom to show you a preview at 100% saturation of whatever color you’re dragging over. That way you can get a quick preview of the tinting color without adjusting two sliders instead of one....

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It's History Baby!

If you’d like to see what you’ve done in Lightroom there actually is a History panel. Say you’re in the Develop module and you’d like to jump back to a specific point in the editing history of your Photo. Well right next to the world Presets you’ll see History. Just click on it and Lightroom will display the history states that your image has gone through. Just like Photoshop (what can I say, I’m a...

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