Five Speed Boosting Tips for Lightroom Classic
Sep19

Five Speed Boosting Tips for Lightroom Classic

Import Multiple Memory Cards at Once One of the biggest places to maximize your gains is in the import process. If you are someone who often returns from a session with multiple memory cards of photos and a card reader with slots for multiple memory cards you may not be aware that you can import from multiple cards at once from the Lightroom Import dialog box. I don’t blame you if you missed this fact because it is not particularly...

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How to Widen Your Panels On the Mac Version of Lightroom Classic
Sep18

How to Widen Your Panels On the Mac Version of Lightroom Classic

Got a brand new video here from Adobe’s own Benjamin Warde, and it’s a Mac-only trick, but it’s a really handy one (well, I guess it is if you’re on a Mac). 🙂 Check it out: Thanks, Benjamin. Rome, here I come! On my way for my workshop. I will be sharing some behind-the-scenes stuff to my Instagram account, so if you get a chance (well, I’d probably wait until tomorrow since I’m flying all day...

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It’s ‘Pitch Your Outdated Backup Catalogs” Monday!
Sep17

It’s ‘Pitch Your Outdated Backup Catalogs” Monday!

Happy Monday, everybody! Just a quickie today, but it’s kinda important — especially if you’re working on a laptop or a desktop computer where you’re constantly running out of free space. You see that dialog above — the one that appears when you quit Lightroom, asking you if you want to make a backup copy of your catalog? Each time you see it, it asks you to make a COPY of your entire catalog. Each time you hit that ‘Back up’ it makes...

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Photoshop Tip For Retaining Your Original Color When Adding Effects
Sep14

Photoshop Tip For Retaining Your Original Color When Adding Effects

Hi, folks – got a Photoshop tutorial for you today — it’s really easy (and the last step is really the trick), but it’s a handy one for those situations where you want to apply an effect to your image, but when you’re done applying the effect either desaturated or changed the color in your photo enough that you lost the original color. Well, this will bring it back in a hurry.  STEP ONE: Here’s the original image — I brought it...

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Using Lightroom CC for Desktop as a Window to Cloud Storage
Sep12

Using Lightroom CC for Desktop as a Window to Cloud Storage

This is a follow up to last week’s post on managing Adobe cloud storage for Classic users. It is somewhat inspired by a question from Simon on that post where he asked, “Is there an easy way in CC to identify which pictures are already smart previews and which are originals?” The short answer is yes, and no. 🙂 I do think there could be an easier way, or at least the same way should be available in all Lightroom apps,...

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Underutilized Yet Still Awesome Lightroom Feature: Quick Collections
Sep11

Underutilized Yet Still Awesome Lightroom Feature: Quick Collections

This is one of those lesser used, but incredibly helpful features and Adobe’s own Benjamin Warde is here with a 60-second tip on using Quick Collections: Thanks, Benjamin. I’m out here in Vegas, baby! I’m doing a site inspection/planning visit to the Mirage Resort & Casino, home of our West Coast Photoshop World Conference in 2019. Put it on your calendar now for next August out in Vegas. 🙂 Have a good one,...

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