Getting The Old Lightroom Classic Presets Back
Jan21

Getting The Old Lightroom Classic Presets Back

Hi, gang. I’m up here at the Imaging USA Expo in Atlanta – the first big photography tradeshow of the year. Having a great time, meeting lots of really nice people, did a book signing, had some meetings, did some interviews – really busy day but really fun, too! I want my classic presets back! I’ve had people ask me if there’s any way to get the original Lightroom Classic presets back (they went away when...

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Enhancing Detail in Lightroom
Jan14

Enhancing Detail in Lightroom

Howdy, everybody. It’s a new year — lots of new Lightroom users coming on board these days, and so I thought I’d kick this week off with how I think about “Clarity” (more precisely, the Clarity slider in Lightroom Classic or CC). I think of it’s as the “detail enhancer.” If I want to bring out texture our detail, I know it’s the slider to reach for. Here’s a bit more in-depth on...

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Creating New Develop Preset Folders in Classic
Dec26

Creating New Develop Preset Folders in Classic

Happy holidays everyone! One of the most asked questions of 2018 had to be those related to creating new Develop preset folders. It is not really surprising considering that Adobe removed the ability to create preset folders from all the places it used to exist. So, it’s not that you’re crazy, it’s that in the move to the new way of using .XMP presets they fundamentally changed how they are organized and managed....

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Things You Can Mark as Favorites in Lightroom Classic
Dec19

Things You Can Mark as Favorites in Lightroom Classic

Like whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles, and warm woolen mittens, it turns out there are a number of things you can mark as a “favorite” inside of Lightroom Classic. The core logic around why you would mark something as a favorite is that it is something you use often and want to have faster access to it again in the future. Favorite Folders If you’ve got a folder or two that you’d like ready access to...

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December 2018 Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC Release
Dec11

December 2018 Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC Release

Just in time for the holiday season, Adobe has just dropped off a few goodies for Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC. Let’s take a look at what’s new for Lightroom Classic and then wrap up with the new additions to Lightroom CC. Lightroom Classic Updates This is the first update since rolling the version number over to 8.0, so that makes this 8.1. If you ever need to know what version you are using, go to Help > System...

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Sizing Photos for Uploading Prints
Dec05

Sizing Photos for Uploading Prints

I regularly get questions pertaining to image sizing in the context of making prints of a given dimension in inches. The conversion from pixel dimensions to a physical print at a given size has always been a confusing one. Let’s say you have a photo (or a series of photos) that you want to upload to some online print service for the purpose of making square prints of 8 inches x 8 inches (fill in whatever print size you prefer)....

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