Resetting sliders
Sep09

Resetting sliders

Here is a quick tip that many of you know, but for those who don’t, you will love me for sharing this with you. Often you will want to reset your sliders, but instead of moving all of the sliders back one by one… simply double-click on the word that heads the section and all the sliders in that section will be reset. If you are not sure about where to click, then just hold down your Opt/Alt key while your cursor is over...

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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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Practical De-hazing
Sep02

Practical De-hazing

If you ever go to a zoo, aquarium or any place that has you viewing animals behind plexiglass, then the new De-haze feature in Lightroom is perfect for you. I went out to Busch Gardens to shoot the animals… (fill in your own joke…) and just about every animal was behind the wonderful thick glass that a million kids and parents had made even better by smearing it with their handprints and other body parts. Most of the...

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