Tip – Using the Detail Panel for Spots
Aug21

Tip – Using the Detail Panel for Spots

First off, I wanted to thank everyone for their comments on the Sharpening Workflow video I did the other day. There’s some good follow-up questions to answer that I’ll get to early next week. Now on to the tip: The Detail panel’s preview (in the Develop module) was created to give you a 100% (1:1) view of your image, so you can really see the effects of your sharpening adjustments. But it’s also great to keep...

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Weekly Worth-a-click
Aug13

Weekly Worth-a-click

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Tip (and random fact) – Resetting Presets
Aug07

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!
Aug05

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
Aug05

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
Jul31

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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