Create Custom Print Size for Saving as JPEG
Jul19

Create Custom Print Size for Saving as JPEG

If you need to save out a JPEG version of a print layout for uploading to an online print service, or maybe create a JPEG version for some other reason, then this little tip is for you. Print Job Panel to the Rescue Creating custom print layout sizes is something I’ve seen trip people up.  The problem usually stems from the desired print size not corresponding to an existing printer paper size (such as the desired print being...

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Create Custom Library Filter Presets
Jul12

Create Custom Library Filter Presets

The whole point of the import process is to add information about each photo to Lightroom’s catalog (database), so creating custom Library Filter presets is a great way to leverage all that data to help you find photos. Library Filter Bar The Library Filter is only visible when you’re in Grid view (G) of the Library module. If you’re in Grid view, and you still don’t see it, tap the Backward Slash (\) key to...

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10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #10
Sep21

10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #10

I’m at the end of my 10 tips, and I hope people have been finding them helpful. I want to thank Scott and RC again for the opportunity to contribute here, it has been a blast! Thanks for all the questions and comments on the past posts too, I really enjoy the feedback. #10: Don’t sell Quick Develop short It’s easy to never take the time to expand the Quick Develop panel as the allure of the entire Develop module is just too strong,...

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10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #9
Sep15

10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #9

#9: Learn how to use Smart Collections Scott already spoke about the benefits of using regular collections, so I want to tempt you into taking that up a notch by learning about Smart Collections. Smart Collections are essentially saved searches. You get to define the criteria for the search and Lightroom does the heavy lifting of automatically gathering all of the photos (and videos) that match that criteria for you. Lightroom is...

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10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #8
Sep14

10 More Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #8

#8: Customize Grid view to your needs We end up spending a lot of time in Grid view of the Library module, so you may as well make it suit your needs, and know how to change things when your needs change. The Grid view cells can display a lot of very useful information, but the way to customize that info isn’t immediately obvious. The first thing to know how to do is to resize the thumbnails. You might start out using the Thumbnails...

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