Batch Cropping Tip
Feb14

Batch Cropping Tip

I’ve often been asked if there was a way to set a default crop ratio, so that every time you brought a photo into the Crop tool it would automatically be cropped to that aspect ratio. Unfortunately there isn’t a way to do that, but here’s the next best thing. Let’s say we need to crop a batch of photos (however many you want) to 5 x 7 (or any aspect ratio you desire). Start in the Library module by selecting...

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Lightroom Classic 7.2 Update
Feb13

Lightroom Classic 7.2 Update

With a continued emphasis on improving overall performance, Adobe has released the next update to Lightroom Classic (7.2). These updates roll out to customers over the course of the day, so if you don’t see it in your Adobe CC Application Manager app now, check back later (and if you still don’t see it, try logging out, then back into the App manager to see if that triggers the update notification). Improved Performance...

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Painting Your Photos with Information
Feb07

Painting Your Photos with Information

The often-overlooked Painter tool can be a real time saver when working with large groups of photos in Grid view of the Library module. I always find myself forgetting about the Painter tool, then I come up against a project where I need to scroll through hundreds of photos for some reason-such as assigning a new keyword, adding them to a collection, or applying a flag-and then I remember the Painter! Do you see that little spray...

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Keeping Lightroom Classic’s Files in Check: Part 2
Jan31

Keeping Lightroom Classic’s Files in Check: Part 2

Wrapping up last week’s post with some more tips for keeping Classic in control. Managing Import Backup Copies We left off last we speaking of automated back up processes that are left to the user to manage, the Make a Second Copy To option in the File Handling panel of the Import dialog is another potential disk space hog. This is a very well intentioned checkbox whose purpose is to allow you to copy the contents of your memory...

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Keeping Lightroom Classic’s Files in Check: Part 1
Jan24

Keeping Lightroom Classic’s Files in Check: Part 1

As Lightroom Classic users we focus on the job it does with our photos, both in terms of managing them and processing them, but it is worth taking a moment to think about the footprint the Classic-related files leave on our computers, which when left unchecked only continues to grow over time. Disclaimer: Let’s just acknowledge that in the grand scheme of things your photos and videos will require far more storage space than...

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