Process Version 4 Heads Up
Nov22

Process Version 4 Heads Up

Along with the name change to Lightroom Classic, we also got a new default Process Version (I addressed the new Process Version names previously), Process Version 4. The new Process Version (PV) is what enables the new Range Mask feature in the local adjustment tools, as well as improvement to the Auto Mask function. For the most part, your experience with the new PV should be pretty seamless, as all new photos will default to PV 4,...

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A JPG for Every Occasion
Nov15

A JPG for Every Occasion

The ubiquitous and often underrated JPG (or JPEG as it is sometimes written) is an incredibly versatile file format in your Lightroom output arsenal. Knowing all the ways that Lightroom can create JPG versions of your photos is useful for keeping your workflow efficient and flexible. JPGs, as a file format, often gets a bad rap when compared to raw photos, and even when put up against file formats like TIF and PSD. I once overheard a...

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Controlling Metadata on Export
Nov08

Controlling Metadata on Export

Along with each photo exported from Lightroom some amount of metadata (i.e. data about you and your photo) is also written into each exported copy. What data is included is dependent upon what data you applied to your photo while in Lightroom (such as your copyright information, contact information, titles, keywords, etc.) as well as what choices you make on the Export dialog. There isn’t a right or wrong answer as to what to include...

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Save Time With Auto Import
Nov01

Save Time With Auto Import

Lightroom Classic’s Auto Import function is an often-overlooked asset with a lot of potential for increasing your efficiency and providing an alternative means for adding new photos to your Lightroom catalog automatically. The Auto Import function has been around since the beginning, and was originally the only way to shoot tethered. Now that Lightroom’s has a built-in Tethered Capture, Auto Import has faded from the limelight....

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Editing in Photoshop from the New Lightroom CC
Oct25

Editing in Photoshop from the New Lightroom CC

I’m sure many of you regular Lightroom users have begun testing the waters with the new Lightroom CC app for Mac/Win. One thing I came upon that is a little different from what we are used to with Lightroom CC 2015, and now Lightroom Classic, is the Edit in Photoshop workflow. There’s a potential for lost work if you’re not careful, so I wanted to highlight that, as well as show what’s different. Assuming you...

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