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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 โ€” 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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Combining All Your Lightroom Catalogs Into Just One
Aug20

Combining All Your Lightroom Catalogs Into Just One

This can make your Lightroom life soooooooo much easier and faster โ€” having all your images (all of them!) in just one single catalog, and it’s something I’ve been preaching on my Lightroom seminar tour. BTW: thanks to everybody in Washington DC who came out to my seminar there last Friday. One of the best, most-fun crowds to present to of the entire tour. Anyway, combining your catalogs is easy, but I often have people...

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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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Starting Over from Scratch in Classic: Part 2
Aug01

Starting Over from Scratch in Classic: Part 2

This is a continuing discussion that started last week. Be sure to check out Part 1 for context. Preparations Knowing what is at stake (last week’s post), letโ€™s go through the things you should do before you start over. First, have a good backup of your catalog and of your photos. This is critical. You want the worst thing that can happen to be that you are right back where you started. This will give you some piece of mind, and...

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Lightroom Trick That Makes People Like Their Portraits More
Jul27

Lightroom Trick That Makes People Like Their Portraits More

You could be one menu command from becoming a real hit with your portrait clients. ๐Ÿ™‚

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