Why Sometimes in Lightroom You Can’t Choose a White Balance Preset
Mar08

Why Sometimes in Lightroom You Can’t Choose a White Balance Preset

This is one I get asked a lot – usually, you go to the White Balance pop-up menu, and you see a list of various white balance presets to choose from (seen below), but sometimes you only get two choices: Auto and Custom. Why can’t you choose a White Balance Preset? Here’s why: ABOVE: White Balance Presets for a RAW image. When you shoot in RAW, the white balance hasn’t been decided yet. It initially shows you...

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In Case Your Presets Go Missing
Feb27

In Case Your Presets Go Missing

I got a question recently from someone in a panic because they thought all of their presets had disappeared. Well, the presets had disappeared, but only from view and only when certain photos were active (selected) in Develop. Partially Incompatible Presets You see, there was an update back in December of 2018 that brought with it a change in Develop preset behavior when a selected photo was incompatible with some (or all) settings...

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Simple Lightroom Trick For Better-Looking Skies
Feb22

Simple Lightroom Trick For Better-Looking Skies

Please don’t hate me because this is so easy, but it really does make a big difference. It’s a trick I’ve been using for years, and I think you’ll dig it. Come with me to Paris! This June I’m doing a hands-on travel photography workshop in incredible Paris, France and I want you to come (well, we can only host 12-people total, you can’t all come or it would be awkward). The details are over on my...

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Customize Develop Panel
Feb20

Customize Develop Panel

Back in the December 2018 update a new functionality was added to the panels in the Develop module, and I’ve been wondering how many people have taken advantage of this new feature? I admit to being so used to/comfortable with the default order that I’ve not made any change that I felt that strongly about. How does it work? Well, if you right-click any panel header on the right side of the Develop module (below the...

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How to Paint Straight Lines in Lightroom
Feb13

How to Paint Straight Lines in Lightroom

It’s easier than you’d think – check out my super quick video below (Note: there’s no audio – doesn’t need it). Don’t forget to hold that Shift-key, ya’ll. Easy peasy! 🙂 Hope you found that helpful (and how about that crazy new stuff in Lightroom added yesterday, huh? Can I get a whoop, whoop!)? Don’t miss The Grid today at 4:00 PM ET live! My photography podcast is LIVE today at...

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February Update for Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC
Feb12

February Update for Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC

Adobe has just released the first update to Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, and Adobe Camera Raw for 2019. There are always the anticipated updates for new cameras and lenses (as well as some bug fixes), but let’s take a closer look at the main item included in this release first. Enhanced Details This is a new featured that was added to Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC for Mac and Win, and Adobe Camera Raw. As I primarily use...

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