Controlling Keywords
Apr03

Controlling Keywords

I don’t often get questions about how to apply keywords to photos, but I do hear from people who are struggling to regain a bit of order over an unruly keyword list. Unfortunately, there is no magic wand to wave and automatically fix a disorganized keyword list, you’ll need to roll up your sleeves, put the kettle on, and just get down to business. Keywording is a manual process, and you need to be prepared to do the heavy lifting....

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When Photos Go Missing
Mar27

When Photos Go Missing

An often overlooked aspect of the import process into Lightroom Classic is that the exact location of where to find those photos on your system is written into the catalog file at that time. The path to that location is stored inside the catalog along with all the metadata embedded in each imported photo, and that is what Lightroom uses to find the source photos as you do your work. As long as you use Lightroom to do all file...

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Viewing Multiple Collections At The Same Time
Mar15

Viewing Multiple Collections At The Same Time

Just a quickie, but it’s a good one. 🙂

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10 Tips for Grid View
Mar13

10 Tips for Grid View

It’s normal to spend a lot of time in Lightroom’s Grid view, so it pays to learn a few ways to make your time there more efficient. Here are ten ways to get you working at the top of your game. Getting there Press G from anywhere in Lightroom to jump to Grid view (unless you’re in a text field somewhere). Ok, that’s an easy one, but it had to be said. Zoom zoom While in Grid view, you can quickly zoom in to 1:1 on a...

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Importing and Exporting Smart Collection Settings
Feb06

Importing and Exporting Smart Collection Settings

I’ve previously mentioned my Catalog Dashboard before, and I’ve been asked to share some of the other components. This is one component that I originally made more for fun and to simply have a different way to view my photography over the years. I call it By Month, and all this collection set contains are 12 smart collections, one for each month, that pull together all of the photos taken during each month of every year...

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A Look at Filtering: Part 3
Jan30

A Look at Filtering: Part 3

This week I wrap up my mini-series on filtering in Lightroom, so be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 for the background on the Library Filter that leads to … Filmstrip Filter All of these filters can also be accessed right from the Filmstrip while you are in any of the other modules. Way over on the top-right side of the Filmstrip is the Filter section. Click the word Filter to expand the options (a second click will collapse...

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