How to Import Just One Shoot From a Memory Card With Multiple Shoots
Jul20

How to Import Just One Shoot From a Memory Card With Multiple Shoots

This one’s quick and easy — handy if you’re on vacation and shooting different cities on the same card.

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How to Open RAW Files From Your New Camera in an Older Version of Lightroom
Jul06

How to Open RAW Files From Your New Camera in an Older Version of Lightroom

I got this question a few weeks ago, and I thought I’d cover it here today. I have been using LR4 for many years I like it because I’m used to it. I shoot with Canon 5D3 and have purchased a backup body [a Canon] 7D2 but come to find out LR4 can’t open the files. What are my options? You have at least two options: (1) Upgrade to Lightroom Classic (which is my suggested option). Lightroom 4 came out in 2012 — I think...

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Tasks You Can Do in Lightroom CC Mobile During Import
May02

Tasks You Can Do in Lightroom CC Mobile During Import

If you’ve never looked around in the preferences on Lightroom CC for mobile, you may have missed some import options you can enable to happen automatically. I’m not always a fan of automated tasks because I usually prefer to be in the driver’s seat for important decisions, but there are a couple of things here I do recommend using. To get there, tap the Lr icon on iOS (hamburger menu on Android) in the upper-left and...

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Exporting and Importing a Classic Catalog
Mar28

Exporting and Importing a Classic Catalog

There have been many times over the years where I’ve needed to export a subset of my main catalog for a specific reason, such as to travel or to share a selection of work, and then later needed to import any changes (and new photos) from that catalog back into my main catalog. Exporting a Catalog Let’s walk through the steps for how this can be done. Step One: There are a couple of ways to export a catalog, but my favorite way...

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Mystery Keyword Puzzler
Feb21

Mystery Keyword Puzzler

I get this question often enough on the Lightroom Help Desk that I thought it worth making a public service announcement about it. The question usually goes something along the lines of, “All of my imported photos keep coming into my catalog with the same keyword applied to them, and I never applied that keyword. Help!” They will usually go on to report that they’ve cleared the Keywords field of the Import dialog,...

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Keeping Lightroom Classic’s Files in Check: Part 2
Jan31

Keeping Lightroom Classic’s Files in Check: Part 2

Wrapping up last week’s post with some more tips for keeping Classic in control. Managing Import Backup Copies We left off last we speaking of automated back up processes that are left to the user to manage, the Make a Second Copy To option in the File Handling panel of the Import dialog is another potential disk space hog. This is a very well intentioned checkbox whose purpose is to allow you to copy the contents of your memory...

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