Managing Smart Previews in Lightroom Classic
Nov14

Managing Smart Previews in Lightroom Classic

I keep 90% of my photos on external drives, and because of this I got in the habit of creating smart previews as part of the Import process. All you need to do is check the Build Smart Previews box in the File Handling panel of the Import window to add that into your import process. By having smart previews for those photos I can continue to work on them in Develop, export or email a small JPG, do a quick HDR or pano merge, or just...

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Using Lightroom Classic’s Compare View
Oct30

Using Lightroom Classic’s Compare View

A brand-new video from long-time Lightroom team member, Benjamin Warde, and this ones on selecting photos using Lightroom Classic’s Compare view: Thanks, Benjamin! Hope you have a rockin’ Tuesday! Best,...

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Edit Capture Time in Classic
Oct17

Edit Capture Time in Classic

I recently traveled to Colorado as part of the training staff for a Best Buy event (they really put together a great program for their camera sales staff), and I forgot to change the time in my camera when entering the new time zone. Not a huge deal for these photos, but also a very easy deal to fix in Lightroom Classic. File this away in case it happens to you. Step One: Select the photos you want to correct in Grid view of Library...

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A Couple of Fun Alt/Option Key Tips
Sep26

A Couple of Fun Alt/Option Key Tips

I stumbled upon a couple of fun Option/Alt key shortcuts that I forgot I even knew, but they came in handy on different occasions this week so I wanted to pass them along. Open a Photo’s Location in Google Maps The Map module is cool and all, and it is certainly convenient to have it built into Lightroom, but did you know there is a shortcut to open a photo’s location on Google Maps in your web browser? First you need a...

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Underutilized Yet Still Awesome Lightroom Feature: Quick Collections
Sep11

Underutilized Yet Still Awesome Lightroom Feature: Quick Collections

This is one of those lesser used, but incredibly helpful features and Adobe’s own Benjamin Warde is here with a 60-second tip on using Quick Collections: Thanks, Benjamin. I’m out here in Vegas, baby! I’m doing a site inspection/planning visit to the Mirage Resort & Casino, home of our West Coast Photoshop World Conference in 2019. Put it on your calendar now for next August out in Vegas. 🙂 Have a good one,...

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What To Do If Your Lightroom Images Go Missing
Sep10

What To Do If Your Lightroom Images Go Missing

Hi, gang. I’m back from a week in Hawaii — there for Canon’s launch of their new EOS R Full-frame mirrorless camera, and open returning, I got this email question from a reader here on the blog: I have 11574 Missing Photographs in Lightroom Classic CC. What is the best way to let LR know where they are. They are on an external hard drive and came from another external hard drive. Well, here ya go: In the Folders panel,...

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