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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A New Lightroom is Here (and with it a whole new Ecosystem)
Oct18

A New Lightroom is Here (and with it a whole new Ecosystem)

    It’s been more than two years since we’ve gotten a new version of Lightroom, and I’m very excited to tell you about what’s new, but I have to start by providing some historical context. I also want to give you a heads-up that this isn’t just about a new version of Lightroom; there’s also a whole new application (for both Mac and Windows) in the mix. For clarity’s sake, as there’s likely to be confusion, I’m going to use...

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Using Virtual Copies and Snapshots
Oct11

Using Virtual Copies and Snapshots

The Snapshot and Virtual Copy functions inside Lightroom share some similarities and some significant differences. Each has a valuable place in a Lightroom workflow and it is important to understand the differences to use each of them effectively. Every adjustment you make to your photos inside of Lightroom is stored in the catalog file as a set of instructions that is only applied to copies created during some form of output (such as...

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