Custom Text Templates
Sep06

Custom Text Templates

Following up to my post last week on custom filename templates, I wanted to share a tip on how to customize the display of text in slide shows, web galleries, and books. The answer is the same for all. The process is very straightforward, although not necessarily intuitive at first glance. The key to understanding the technique is that the unique text for each slide in a slide show or page is stored in the metadata of each photo. This...

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Customizing The “Before View” in Before/Afters
Sep05

Customizing The “Before View” in Before/Afters

It’s Tuesday already? ‘Tis! Time for a Lightroom Coffee Break with Benjamin Warde, and this is one of my favorites — customizing the before view in Before/Afters. Really good one! Thanks, Benjamin! In 17-Days I’m Coming to Denver with my Lightroom Seminar Come on out and join me! (It’s only $89 if you sign up right away). Hope I meet you there. 🙂 Have a great Tuesday everybody — make sure you catch...

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Happy Labor Day, Y’all
Sep04

Happy Labor Day, Y’all

Comrades, today is Labor Day in the United States, and our offices are closed, so we’re taking today off here at the blog but I’ll be back on here tomorrow (and I have a pretty darn cool little Lightroom tip lined up fer ya). By the way: I looked up Labor Day in WikiPedia, and here are a few interesting tidbits about this American Holiday: Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The...

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Cool Little Lightroom Radial Tool Tip
Sep01

Cool Little Lightroom Radial Tool Tip

Check this out: Above: Get the radial cool; lower the exposure a bit (here I took it down to -1.66), then drag it out over your image like you see here. It makes a circle (or an oval depending on how you drag). So far, so good. Above: Here’s the tip: If you want your oval to fill the entire image as large as possible, just hold the Command-key (PC: Ctrl-key) and double-click anywhere inside the oval. That’s it. Short....

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Photo Renaming Options in Lightroom
Aug30

Photo Renaming Options in Lightroom

File renaming may be one of the more mundane tasks in a digital photography workflow, but it’s a critical component to managing your digital assets. Lightroom’s file renaming function is powerful and customizable. Let’s look at all the different ways you can rename using Lightroom. If you’re used to using Bridge or some other software to rename your photos you can still do that before you import them into Lightroom, but...

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Finding People Without Keywording
Aug29

Finding People Without Keywording

You’ll be surprised at this little “hidden gem” – way more helpful than you’d think. 🙂

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