The Most Common Things Lightroom Hides on You
Sep20

The Most Common Things Lightroom Hides on You

A mainstay of my Lightroom Help Desk experience is helping people find something in Lightroom that has gone missing. Sometimes it’s something small, like an item on the Toolbar, and other times it may be an entire module. All of these, shall we say, features are there to help us customize the experience to our needs, but I’ve encountered a lot of people who discover these by accident. In the hopes that an ounce of...

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Cool Little Lightroom Radial Tool Tip
Sep01

Cool Little Lightroom Radial Tool Tip

Check this out: Above: Get the radial cool; lower the exposure a bit (here I took it down to -1.66), then drag it out over your image like you see here. It makes a circle (or an oval depending on how you drag). So far, so good. Above: Here’s the tip: If you want your oval to fill the entire image as large as possible, just hold the Command-key (PC: Ctrl-key) and double-click anywhere inside the oval. That’s it. Short....

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Setting Up Borderless (edge-to-edge) Printing in Lightroom
Aug28

Setting Up Borderless (edge-to-edge) Printing in Lightroom

Here’s how to have your image print right to the edges of the page without a white border.

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How to Make Multi-Photo Layouts For Social Media in Lightroom
Aug21

How to Make Multi-Photo Layouts For Social Media in Lightroom

Hi, everybody! I’m back from a weeklong barnstorming seminar tour on the West Coast, and I had so much fun! Met lots of great folks who read this blog daily; saw some old friends, and make some new ones. It’s so much fun teaching Lightroom and really seeing the lightbulb come on for people – I love it! 🙂 Today we’re looking at how to create layouts for social media, using a feature that’s a bit hidden in...

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Choosing Where Your Sync’d Images From LR Mobile Your Phone are Stored on Your Desktop Computer
Aug15

Choosing Where Your Sync’d Images From LR Mobile Your Phone are Stored on Your Desktop Computer

This is a really helpful tip on putting the auto-imported images you shot with your phone, right where you want them on your computer.

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Building a Catalog Dashboard
Aug09

Building a Catalog Dashboard

Following up on my post from last week on copyright status, here’s another tip on the use of smart collections to help you manage your catalog over time. In that post I mentioned what I call my “Catalog Dashboard,” which is simply a set of useful smart collections that track certain aspects of my catalog as it grows.     I named it with a leading underscore so that it stays at the top of my collections, and...

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