7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Collections in Lightroom Classic Instead of Folders.
Aug19

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Collections in Lightroom Classic Instead of Folders.

You know I’m a big fan of collections, and my entire workflow is built around collections, and it’s where Adobe is moving with Lightroom, but if you want to know more about why you should consider the many benefits of a Collection-based workflow, check out this video from Terry White on “7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Collections in Lightroom Classic Instead of Folders.” Thanks, Terry — that was awesome! 🙂...

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If Your Lightroom Is Running Slow, It Might Be Because…
Aug09

If Your Lightroom Is Running Slow, It Might Be Because…

…your Lightroom catalog isn’t on your computer — it’s on an external hard drive, and having to write to a slower external drive (one that’s perhaps way slower than your computer’s internal hard drive) can make Lightroom crawl along big time. I’m bringing this up today because I’m on vacation with a friend (we just left the Faroe Islands and right now we’re just leaving Iceland for our...

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Important Preferences and Catalog Settings
Jun19

Important Preferences and Catalog Settings

Taking control of your Lightroom Classic experience involves becoming familiar with key preference settings, and even customizing some of them to best fit your needs. In my experience many people can quite happily use Lightroom Classic for a long time before ever discovering the preferences and catalog settings dialog boxes. I think this is due to the fact that most of the default settings are well tuned for the majority of users, and...

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So Many Ways to Import
May29

So Many Ways to Import

Importing is the most fundament aspect of using Lightroom Classic, and is also one of the least understood, which makes it the source of a great many problems. Because it is such a key aspect of the Lightroom Classic experience there are also a multitude of options for running your photos through this process. Do you know them all, and all the little nuances of each? In this two part series I want to first demystify the import...

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Lightroom Can Tell You Which Lens Is Your Favorite
May13

Lightroom Can Tell You Which Lens Is Your Favorite

I learned this tip from UK-blogger/photographer/awesome guy Brian Worley and darn it’s a good one — it’s how to use a feature in Lightroom Classic to find out which lens (or lenses) you use the most. It’s a deceptively easy way to find out which lens is your favorite (it must be because you use it the most). STEP ONE:In Lightroom’s Library module; in the Catalog panel on the left, click on ‘All...

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When was the last time you backed up your Lightroom catalog?
May03

When was the last time you backed up your Lightroom catalog?

If it’s been a while, well today’s the day —  Friday, May 3rd, 2019 — it’s “Back up your Lightroom catalog day.” That way, you know you’re ready for summer because you started it right by backing up your Lightroom catalog and you’ll be sleeping better tonight night because of it. While the process of backing up your catalog is easy, first you might want to know why you need to backup your...

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