Video – DNG and Auto-Saving Changes

Well everyone, after this week I think we will have successfully beat this DNG thing into the ground. It’s all good though. I think the topic is worth a little extra time. Anyway, I realized there was one question that came up a lot. It deals with if/how/when Lightroom will save all of your edits to the DNG files and where those edits get saved to. After trying to write out a long explanation I figured we could cover a lot more...

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Video – Adjustment Brush Tip Extravaganza

I sat down to write a quick post about all the little shortcuts and tips that I know about the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom 2 (and 3 beta) and I realized there’s a truckload of them. So I created a video instead. I didn’t actually go through and count but there’s definitely more than 10 and I think most of them are pretty useful things to have around. Some are just shortcuts to sliders and effects you could do...

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Video – Before & After Family Photo

Here’s another one of those before and after videos for you folks. I know these are popular because they really show the workflow and the link between the two programs we tend to use most – Lightroom and Photoshop. I thought this particular photo made a great candidate because I was able to do some very neat things in Lightroom (more than a lot of people think is possible) but I also needed to move into Photoshop for some...

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Video Tip – The Missing Filter Options

I decided to record a video for today’s tip because a) I started to write it out and realized it was a very difficult to put this one into words without lots of screen captures and, b) I’m lazy and a video was much easier. Enjoy and have a great weekend. – Matt Click here to download the video to your computer. [Right-click and choose the "Save As"...

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Video – Importing Raw + JPEGs into Lightroom

I figured I’d pick off another common question I get during this week’s video. It deals with what happens to your JPEGs when you shoot in the Raw+JPEG mode on your camera. I always get lots of questions from people that say they shoot Raw+JPEG but Lightroom is ignoring them. Actually, its supposed to. See, Lightroom has a preference setting that lets you tell it what to do with the JPEG files. We’ll take a look at it...

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Video – Merging Multiple Lightroom Catalogs

Catalog questions always seem to be at the top of everyone’s list. So this week I’ve covered one that I get a lot. It deals with merging catalogs. A good example would be if you’ve got one catalog for professional work and then maybe one catalog for your personal photos. But you decide at some point you want to merge them together into one. I’ll show you how you can merge both catalogs into either one of them...

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