December 2018 Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC Release
Dec11

December 2018 Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC Release

Just in time for the holiday season, Adobe has just dropped off a few goodies for Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC. Let’s take a look at what’s new for Lightroom Classic and then wrap up with the new additions to Lightroom CC. Lightroom Classic Updates This is the first update since rolling the version number over to 8.0, so that makes this 8.1. If you ever need to know what version you are using, go to Help > System...

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Sizing Photos for Uploading Prints
Dec05

Sizing Photos for Uploading Prints

I regularly get questions pertaining to image sizing in the context of making prints of a given dimension in inches. The conversion from pixel dimensions to a physical print at a given size has always been a confusing one. Let’s say you have a photo (or a series of photos) that you want to upload to some online print service for the purpose of making square prints of 8 inches x 8 inches (fill in whatever print size you prefer)....

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Fun With Adding Color in a Graduated Filter
Nov28

Fun With Adding Color in a Graduated Filter

This is more of a fun experiment to see what you can do than a thing you must do, so enter in with the spirit of play and exploration. It all started when I was doing one thing, then started to wonder about doing this other thing, and then the next thing you know I thought, hey, this is kinda cool. So, what am I talking about, exactly? Good question. Grab a photo with a dominant color and play along. Step One: With photo selected,...

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Odd Photoshop Bug Affecting (some) Lightroom Classic Users
Nov21

Odd Photoshop Bug Affecting (some) Lightroom Classic Users

This is not a typical post for me, but I’ve been getting so many emails from people (only Windows users so far) who are having this problem when sending a photo from Lightroom Classic to the latest version of Photoshop (20.0.1) that I need to share the situation in case it helps others (I added a bonus tip at the end for both Win and Mac users just in case it is also helpful). Issue The problem is that people are finding certain...

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Managing Smart Previews in Lightroom Classic
Nov14

Managing Smart Previews in Lightroom Classic

I keep 90% of my photos on external drives, and because of this I got in the habit of creating smart previews as part of the Import process. All you need to do is check the Build Smart Previews box in the File Handling panel of the Import window to add that into your import process. By having smart previews for those photos I can continue to work on them in Develop, export or email a small JPG, do a quick HDR or pano merge, or just...

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