December 2018 Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC Release
Dec11

December 2018 Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC Release

Just in time for the holiday season, Adobe has just dropped off a few goodies for Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC. Let’s take a look at what’s new for Lightroom Classic and then wrap up with the new additions to Lightroom CC. Lightroom Classic Updates This is the first update since rolling the version number over to 8.0, so that makes this 8.1. If you ever need to know what version you are using, go to Help > System...

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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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Sizing Photos for Uploading Prints
Dec05

Sizing Photos for Uploading Prints

I regularly get questions pertaining to image sizing in the context of making prints of a given dimension in inches. The conversion from pixel dimensions to a physical print at a given size has always been a confusing one. Let’s say you have a photo (or a series of photos) that you want to upload to some online print service for the purpose of making square prints of 8 inches x 8 inches (fill in whatever print size you prefer)....

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How To Share Your Lightroom Ideas & Suggestions Directly With Adobe
Dec03

How To Share Your Lightroom Ideas & Suggestions Directly With Adobe

Hi, gang: I hear from a reasonable amount of folks who leave comments or send me messages asking me to share an idea or suggestion with Adobe for something they’d like to see added/changed/fixed/disabled/etc. in Lightroom Classic but you don’t need me to get your ideas heard. Adobe has a special forum just for you to share ideas directly with the team who monitor those forums daily. Here’s the link. πŸ™‚ Posting there...

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Portrait Retouching in Lightroom: How To Remove ‘Hot Spots’
Nov30

Portrait Retouching in Lightroom: How To Remove ‘Hot Spots’

Today we’re tackling one from “The Vault” – it’s a Lightroom retouching technique (works in either Classic or CC) for reducing hot spots (bright specular highlights that make your subject look like they’re sweating). Soft specular highlights are good β€” shiny sweaty is bad, but we’re not going remove the highlight β€” we want to keep that in place β€” we just want to reduce the shine so the sweaty...

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Fun With Adding Color in a Graduated Filter
Nov28

Fun With Adding Color in a Graduated Filter

This is more of a fun experiment to see what you can do than a thing you must do, so enter in with the spirit of play and exploration. It all started when I was doing one thing, then started to wonder about doing this other thing, and then the next thing you know I thought, hey, this is kinda cool. So, what am I talking about, exactly? Good question. Grab a photo with a dominant color and play along. Step One: With photo selected,...

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