Lightroom Classic’s Hidden “Swipe Between Images” Feature
Oct12

Lightroom Classic’s Hidden “Swipe Between Images” Feature

If you’re using Lightroom Classic on a Laptop (or you have a separate trackpad or even mouse with a scroll wheel) check this out — you can quickly scroll through your images by swiping with your finger right to left on your trackpad. See the 7-second quick video below (no audio). Here’s where you turn it on: You turn this feature on in Lightroom Classic’s Preferences; click on the Interface Tab, and the checkbox to...

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Lightroom Plug-in Giving You Problems? Try This!
Jun25

Lightroom Plug-in Giving You Problems? Try This!

First, a quick shout out, and thanks to all the great folks who came out to the Out of Chicago conference this past weekend. I had such a great time, and Chris Smith and his team are top-rate, and they put together a wonderful, fun, and informative conference and I was proud to be a small part of it. Just a quick one today — if you feel for any reason that a plug-in might be causing your crashes or problems in Lightroom (or...

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Writing XMP Files in Lightroom (why you shouldn’t and when you should)
Mar16

Writing XMP Files in Lightroom (why you shouldn’t and when you should)

This is a follow-up for reason #7 from my post on Monday called “If your Lightroom is running slow, it’s probably one of these seven reasons” (here’s the link in case you missed the other 6). #7 was about turning off having Lightroom automatically write .xmp files each time you make an adjustment in Lightroom and I mentioned that most Lightroom users should probably turn this auto writing of xmp files off. So,...

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If Your Lightroom Is Running Slow…It’s Probably One Of These 7 Reasons
Mar12

If Your Lightroom Is Running Slow…It’s Probably One Of These 7 Reasons

Well, I guess it should read, “one or MORE of these seven reasons: 1) Your Lightroom Catalog (and preview files) are NOT on your computer (you’ve stored them on an external hard drive). It’s fine for photos to be stored on an external hard drive (in fact, I recommend it), but not your Lightroom Catalog file or previews files. Things will run much faster with those files right on your main internal hard drive. 2) You...

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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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Do You Know Where Your Catalog Is?
Aug23

Do You Know Where Your Catalog Is?

One of the most important things a Lightroom user should know is the location of where his or her working catalog is stored on his or her system. Now there’s no shame if you don’t know, because its location is pretty transparent when you use Lightroom; however, if you should ever run into a problem, you’ll be glad to know where it is. I also regularly encounter people who discover that their working catalog...

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