Exporting and Importing a Keyword List
May23

Exporting and Importing a Keyword List

I got a question recently from someone who had exported a catalog to bring on a trip, and only later realized that the exported catalog did not contain all of the keywords from the master catalog. This is actually normal behavior. When you export a catalog from another catalog only data about the photos included in the catalog export will appear in the new catalog. I can understand the assumption that if you export a catalog, then the...

Read More
Seeing More Info In Your Lightroom Grid Cells
May22

Seeing More Info In Your Lightroom Grid Cells

Want to see more about your image displayed right within the cell that surrounds your thumbnail in the Libary Module’s Grid? Adobe’s own Benjamin Warde shows how in less than 60-seconds: Awesome! Thanks, Benjamin. 🙂 Now it’s just nine days to Photoshop World. Just sayin’. Here’s the link. Have a great Tuesday everybody! Hope your cells are full of helpful info! Best, -Scott P.S. On The Grid tomorrow, my...

Read More
Making Use of Thumbnail Badges in Lightroom Classic
May16

Making Use of Thumbnail Badges in Lightroom Classic

There are 6 badges that can appear on a thumbnail in the Grid view of the Library module or on the thumbs in the Filmstrip. From left to right: The tag shaped badge tells you that a keyword has been applied. The pin badge indicates the photo has location information (GPS). The double-boxes indicates the photo has been added to a collection. The dotted rectangle is that a crop has been applied. The +/– badge tells you that the photo...

Read More
Another Hidden New Lightroom Feature: Favorite Folder Search
May04

Another Hidden New Lightroom Feature: Favorite Folder Search

If you have a Folder-based workflow, Adobe added a handy new feature you mighta missed. 🙂

Read More
Are You Backing Up Your Lightroom Catalog To The Right Place?
Apr23

Are You Backing Up Your Lightroom Catalog To The Right Place?

Here’s one I’ve been getting asked a lot while out on the road with my Lightroom seminar (btw: next Monday, April 30th I’m in the Cincinnati / Covington, KY area then Hartford, CT on Monday, May 7th), and that is: “Where am I supposed to save my Lightroom catalog backup?” Note: If you’re wondering what this whole backup thing is in the first place, read this article I wrote last year about why you...

Read More
Grid, Loupe, Compare, and Survey View: Which One to Use?
Apr18

Grid, Loupe, Compare, and Survey View: Which One to Use?

The Library module is really the hub of your Lightroom experience as file management tasks, such as making selects, deleting rejects, batch processing, applying keywords, organizing into collections, renaming, applying metadata, and so on, take up a lot of our post-processing workflow. The Library module has four different views—Grid, Loupe, Compare and Survey—and each one is designed to make some aspect of that workflow a little...

Read More