10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #7
Sep11

10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #7

#7: Know your screen modes Lightroom has a few ways to help you get the most out of your screen real estate. One of the most important is your choice of screen mode. Most people start out in what is called Normal screen mode, which is when you can see the Menubar up at the top and the buttons for minimizing/maximizing the window. I’ve encountered many people who only use that mode, and are quickly lost without those buttons at the top...

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10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #6
Sep10

10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #6

#6: Use Lightroom to move photos between folders In my previous tip I mentioned the occasional need to create a subfolder and move photos into it, and this is the type of fundamental task that many Lightroom users struggle to come to grips with when first starting out. As a new Lightroom user it can seem easier sometimes to resort to old ways of doing things, such as using your operating system’s file browser to move photos managed by...

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10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #5
Sep08

10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #5

#5: Ctrl-click / Right-click is your best friend Following on from my last tip there are so many times throughout Lightroom that the contextual menu that appears after a (Mac) ctrl-click / (Win) right-click (which from here on out I’ll just refer to as right-click) is just the thing you are looking for to get the job done. Let me highlight a few examples. Need to create a new subfolder right within an existing folder? No problem, just...

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10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #4
Sep07

10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #4

#4: Know how to find your folders and photos on disk This may seem obvious to many of you, but for a lot of new users it is not obvious at all. I regularly encounter people who believe their photos are somehow inside of Lightroom itself, which is completely not the case. Your photos are only ever stored in folders on a drive of your choosing. This choice is made on the Import dialog, and this is usually where the confusion originates....

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10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #3
Sep04

10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #3

#3: Know how to restore from a catalog backup OK, so now you configured your default catalog and you are backing it up on a regular basis. Congrats! Do you know how to restore from a backup catalog in the event that your working catalog is lost or corrupted? It is pretty straight forward, but it is not necessarily intuitive. I mentioned in a previous tip that the backup copy of the catalog is compressed into a zip file starting in...

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10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #2
Sep01

10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #2

Rob is back with #2 in his series.

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