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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Make a Second Copy To?
Aug16

Make a Second Copy To?

A potentially useful, though often misunderstood feature of the Import screen, is the Make a Second Copy To checkbox located in the File Handling panel. The useful part is the automated copying of the memory card to a second drive. The misunderstood part is that some people think it’s a long-term backup solution (and it’s not).     The reason for its existence is to provide a means to make a backup of your memory...

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Importing In The Background (While You Work On Other Stuff)
May22

Importing In The Background (While You Work On Other Stuff)

Welcome to a brand spankin’ new week — fresh and full of wonderful possibilities. Let’s make the most of it! 🙂 We kick this just-baked week off with a look at how to change a simple setting so you can import in the background while you’re working on something else. (of course, you won’t always want to do this, but when you, this is well worth knowing). Here’s how it’s done: SCENARIO: Let’s say...

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How to Import Directly Into a Lightroom Collection
May02

How to Import Directly Into a Lightroom Collection

Hi Gang – it’s ‘Tuesdays with Benjamin” and this time his 60-second (or less) tip is how to save time by importing directly into a Lightroom Collection. Good stuff! Thanks, Benjamin! 🙂 Hope you found that helpful! See ya tamarra! Best,...

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Beginner’s Tip: How to Import to an External Hard Drive
Mar13

Beginner’s Tip: How to Import to an External Hard Drive

Mornin’ everybody, and greetings from a chilly Philadelphia (where it’s 23° and raining. Brrrrr!). I’m here for the 2nd stop on my nationwide “Lightroom On Tour” full-day seminar. Sorry I missed blogging on Friday — I was in a less cold (but snowy) Boston for the first stop on my Lightroom and had my hands full prepping to launch the new tour. BTW: Thanks to the 360+ photographers who came out to spend...

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Dispelling Lightroom’s Hidden “Auto Adjustment on Import” Myth
Nov07

Dispelling Lightroom’s Hidden “Auto Adjustment on Import” Myth

Today we’re dispelling the myth that Lightroom automatically does an Auto Adjustment to your RAW images when they’re first imported. That’s what it may look like, but it’s actually something else.

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