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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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, -Scott

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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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