Taking a Closer Look at the Cloud-based Lightroom for Desktop App
Jul03

Taking a Closer Look at the Cloud-based Lightroom for Desktop App

If you haven’t checked out the cloud-based version of Lightroom for Mac and Windows recently, it might be worth taking another look. Before going any further, you may want to read through my blog post on the May 2019 updates to Lightroom to better understand the most recent name change Adobe has made to its Lightroom family of applications (short version, they dropped the “CC” from all Lightroom product names). When I say the...

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Alternative Import Options
Jun05

Alternative Import Options

Last week I discussed the most common route for importing new photos via the Import window. Now that we understand that importing only means adding information about each photo to the catalog, we can step back and see that there are some additional routes our photos can take to be added to the catalog, though some are easier to see than others. Let’s take a closer look. Shooting Tethered Shooting while tethered is one such route. If...

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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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How to Use Lightroom Classic’s ‘Auto Import’ Feature
Apr16

How to Use Lightroom Classic’s ‘Auto Import’ Feature

A great new video today from Benjamin Warde on how to use Lightroom’s Auto Import (especially important for Sony shooters who don’t have Lightroom tethering support). Just 60-seconds but great info. Thanks, Benjamin. 🙂 Join us TODAY for “KelbyOneDay”Ya know how Amazon has “Prime Day” for their Prime members? Today we’re doing our own version called “KelbyOne Day” – you’re invited to join Larry...

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When Photos Go Missing
Mar27

When Photos Go Missing

An often overlooked aspect of the import process into Lightroom Classic is that the exact location of where to find those photos on your system is written into the catalog file at that time. The path to that location is stored inside the catalog along with all the metadata embedded in each imported photo, and that is what Lightroom uses to find the source photos as you do your work. As long as you use Lightroom to do all file...

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Lightroom Classic: What You Need To Know About Backing Up to a Secondary Drive
Mar25

Lightroom Classic: What You Need To Know About Backing Up to a Secondary Drive

Backing up to a secondary drive on Import? Absolutely. Highly Recommended. However, here’s where people have told me they’ve gotten burned by not really understanding what that means. For example, they imported some images say…three or four months ago. They made collections, edited a bunch of images, added keywords, the whole nine yards. One day their computer’s hard drive crashes (hey, it happens), so they go...

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