The Most Misunderstood Word in Lightroom
Oct29

The Most Misunderstood Word in Lightroom

Spoiler alert: it’s “Import.” After wrapping up my Lightroom tour, I can pretty much tell you there’s no other word or concept that’s more confusing. Here’s why: Lightroom Classic: When you hit the “Import” button it doesn’t move your images inside Lightroom. It doesn’t import your photos — you’re just using Lightroom to “Manage” your images — it makes...

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How To See Your Imported Images Fast in Lightroom Classic
Oct01

How To See Your Imported Images Fast in Lightroom Classic

I’m back from my travel photography workshop in Rome (an awesome group of folks – had a blast, missed a bunch of blog posts during [sorry ’bout that]), but glad to back and in the saddle again. Here we go: Above: To see the thumbnails from your RAW images as quick as possible in Lightroom Classic (and maybe even your standard size images, too, depending on your camera’s make and model, and how large a preview...

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Five Speed Boosting Tips for Lightroom Classic
Sep19

Five Speed Boosting Tips for Lightroom Classic

Import Multiple Memory Cards at Once One of the biggest places to maximize your gains is in the import process. If you are someone who often returns from a session with multiple memory cards of photos and a card reader with slots for multiple memory cards you may not be aware that you can import from multiple cards at once from the Lightroom Import dialog box. I don’t blame you if you missed this fact because it is not particularly...

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August 2018 Updates to Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC
Aug22

August 2018 Updates to Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC

Lightroom Classic 7.5 and Lightroom CC 1.5 for Mac and PC started rolling out to Creative Cloud subscribers last night and should be coming to a CC application manager near you (if it’s not there already). This update brings the usual new camera support (and bug fixes), but due to the nature of the subscription model we’re also being provided with new features to enhance the Classic and CC experience. This round of updates...

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Starting Over from Scratch in Classic: Part 3
Aug08

Starting Over from Scratch in Classic: Part 3

This week we wrap up my series on starting over. Be sure to read the first and second parts before this one. Collections and Publish Services As I mentioned back in the first post, collection membership is not written into XMP metadata, so unfortunately there is no way to transfer (regular) Collections or Collection Sets to the new catalog, so take some notes of the ones you want to re-create manually later. For any Smart Collections...

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Save a Step: Import Your Images Directly Into a Collection
Aug07

Save a Step: Import Your Images Directly Into a Collection

Another great time-saving tip for Lightroom Classic users from Adobe’s own Benjamin Warde. This one’s on how to import directly into a Collection. Great stuff – thanks, Benjamin! 🙂 Have a great Tuesday, everybody. Best, -Scott P.S. Tomorrow at 4:00 pm catch my weekly photography Podcast, The Grid – 4 pm EDT LIVE every Wednesday. Here’s the link. Also streamed to my Facebook page. Come join...

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