Keeping Lightroom Classic’s Files in Check: Part 1
Jan24

Keeping Lightroom Classic’s Files in Check: Part 1

As Lightroom Classic users we focus on the job it does with our photos, both in terms of managing them and processing them, but it is worth taking a moment to think about the footprint the Classic-related files leave on our computers, which when left unchecked only continues to grow over time. Disclaimer: Let’s just acknowledge that in the grand scheme of things your photos and videos will require far more storage space than...

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Lightroom “From Flat to Fabulous” Tutorial (with downloadable RAW practice file)
Jan19

Lightroom “From Flat to Fabulous” Tutorial (with downloadable RAW practice file)

Download this RAW image and follow along as we go from the image straight out of the camera to the final image, learning every step of the way. 🙂

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Understanding the Lightroom Classic to Photoshop Workflow
Jan17

Understanding the Lightroom Classic to Photoshop Workflow

Understanding the basics of how to take your photos from Lightroom Classic (works the same in earlier versions of Lightroom Classic too) to Photoshop and back again (and possibly back and forth more than once) can reduce frustration and increase efficiency. Configuring Preferences Let’s take a look at the External Editing options, which can be found by going to Lightroom > Preferences > External Editing (PC: Edit > Preferences >...

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Understanding the History and Snapshots panels: Part 1
Jan03

Understanding the History and Snapshots panels: Part 1

One of Lightroom’s greatest strengths is the fact that it stores all the work you do in its catalog file and never changes the pixel data in the source photos. Having all of that data on hand gives you a tremendous amount of freedom and flexibility in your post-production workflow. The most obvious benefit is that you can always return to the un-processed state of your photo at any time, which gives you the freedom to explore and...

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Extending the Power of Lr Classic Export
Dec27

Extending the Power of Lr Classic Export

Output is such a huge part of Lightroom Classic that it has four separate modules—Book, Slideshow, Print, and Web—entirely devoted to getting photos out in one form or another, then there are a number of publish service options, and finally there is the tried and true Export dialog. The Export dialog is the real unsung hero of Lightroom, and it is probably one of the functions you use the most. As powerful as the Export dialog is, you...

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Mastering Collections in Lightroom Classic: Part 2
Dec20

Mastering Collections in Lightroom Classic: Part 2

While those pre-built collections in the Catalog panel (from last week) are all very useful in their own way there is another level of user-driven collections that you can leverage to fit your organizational needs. This is where the Collections panel comes into play. The Collections Panel There are three types of collection tools found here: • Collection Sets – used for providing organizational structure • Collections – used for...

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