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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Save Time By Creating Import Presets
Dec11

Save Time By Creating Import Presets

If you start to realize you’re using the same settings fairly often when importing images, you can save a ton of time by creating an “Import Preset” with your settings already in place. That way, you don’t have to answer all the questions, and check all the boxes, and type in all the extra info in the Import window every time. Plus, you can create as many of these presets as you need, so for example, if...

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How To Import Your iPhoto Library Into Lightroom Classic
Dec04

How To Import Your iPhoto Library Into Lightroom Classic

I get a decent amount of questions on this topic from folks on my Lightroom seminar tour – so much so I thought I’d cover TWO different methods for importing your iPhoto library into Lightroom here today (btw: it works pretty much the same for importing your Apple Aperture library). NOTE: This is for importing Apple’s discontinued iPhoto application – NOT Apple’s current application named...

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Save Time With Auto Import
Nov01

Save Time With Auto Import

Lightroom Classic’s Auto Import function is an often-overlooked asset with a lot of potential for increasing your efficiency and providing an alternative means for adding new photos to your Lightroom catalog automatically. The Auto Import function has been around since the beginning, and was originally the only way to shoot tethered. Now that Lightroom’s has a built-in Tethered Capture, Auto Import has faded from the limelight....

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When You Might Want to Build 1:1 Previews
Oct17

When You Might Want to Build 1:1 Previews

New Lightroom News Coming? Before we get to our tip: Make sure you check back here tomorrow after Adobe’s MAX keynote in the morning in case there’s some big Lightroom news (historically there usually is lots of Lightroom news at the Adobe MAX keynote, so check back here just in case ). OK, onto our Lightroom coffee break. Here’s a really helpful, and as always, really quick video from Adobe’s own Benjamin...

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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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