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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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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