The Coolest Thing About Lightroom Classic’s “Quick Develop” Panel
Jan15

The Coolest Thing About Lightroom Classic’s “Quick Develop” Panel

Got a new video today from Benjamin Warde, and I have to agree — this is the coolest (and perhaps most-useful) thing about the Library Module’s Quick Develop panel. Check it out (it’s less than 60-seconds). Right? So useful! Thanks, Benjamin. Here’s to a Tuesday that’s even better than yesterday! 🙂 Thanks,...

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How To Update Your Lightroom Copyright Info to 2019
Jan07

How To Update Your Lightroom Copyright Info to 2019

Want to update your copyright info for 2019? Here’s how step-by-step (it’s easy).

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Pointing Lightroom Classic to a New Drive
Jan02

Pointing Lightroom Classic to a New Drive

Happy New Year! Best wishes to all for a healthy and successful 2019. I’ve really enjoyed sharing Lightroom tips with you throughout 2018, and hope you find them helpful in the coming year as well. This next tip ranks among the top issues I get asked about on the KelbyOne Help Desk. There comes a time in every photographer’s life when you need to move photos to a new drive (for some, this happens on a regular basis). This...

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Things You Can Mark as Favorites in Lightroom Classic
Dec19

Things You Can Mark as Favorites in Lightroom Classic

Like whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles, and warm woolen mittens, it turns out there are a number of things you can mark as a “favorite” inside of Lightroom Classic. The core logic around why you would mark something as a favorite is that it is something you use often and want to have faster access to it again in the future. Favorite Folders If you’ve got a folder or two that you’d like ready access to...

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The Death of a Backup Photo Hard Drive
Dec07

The Death of a Backup Photo Hard Drive

If you follow me here, or if you’ve watched my “Simplified Lightroom Image Management” (SLIM) System course (link) at KelbyOne (or heard me teach it live at my Lightroom seminar), you’ve heard me going on and on about how you can’t rely on just one hard drive to back up your images. I talk about how important is that and that you not only have a have a backup of your backup BUT ALSO a cloud-backup, too!...

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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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