Are You Backing Up Your Lightroom Catalog?
Aug14

Are You Backing Up Your Lightroom Catalog?

A corrupt catalog could you have starting over from scratch with Lightroom. Here’s how to keep that from happening.

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5 Smart Collection Ideas
Aug11

5 Smart Collection Ideas

Happy Friday, everybody! This coming week I’ll be teaching my Lightroom seminars in LA (Monday), San Francisco (Wednesday), and Seattle (Friday). It’s not too late to come spend the day with me digging deep into Lightroom. Anyway, this is from a post that Matt wrote back in 2010 where he listed some great ideas for Smart Collections, so I wanted to share those (and get some of your ideas, so please share yours in the...

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Building a Catalog Dashboard
Aug09

Building a Catalog Dashboard

Following up on my post from last week on copyright status, here’s another tip on the use of smart collections to help you manage your catalog over time. In that post I mentioned what I call my “Catalog Dashboard,” which is simply a set of useful smart collections that track certain aspects of my catalog as it grows.     I named it with a leading underscore so that it stays at the top of my collections, and...

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Copyright Status Tip
Aug02

Copyright Status Tip

One of the first steps we take in protecting the copyright of our photographs is applying a metadata template containing our copyright and other information during import. However, sometimes applying that template can be forgotten or overlooked. In addition, photos that are automatically synced from a mobile device to a desktop catalog via Lightroom Mobile just don’t have all the information we might want to include (currently,...

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Keeping Your Folder Structure When Converting Folders Into Collections
Jul28

Keeping Your Folder Structure When Converting Folders Into Collections

Here’s how to not mess up your organization when creating Collections based on your folders.

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Configuring Info Overlay and Tooltips
Jul26

Configuring Info Overlay and Tooltips

Have you ever noticed the little info tooltip that appears when you hover your cursor over thumbnails in Grid view (G) or the Filmstrip? A lot of people don’t realize that this is connected to the Info Overlay that appears in Loupe view of the Library module.     Head over to View>View Options, and click the Loupe View tab (notice that if you were in Grid view, Lightroom switches to Loupe view when you click that...

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