Three of My Favorite Lightroom Classic Shortcuts
Oct05

Three of My Favorite Lightroom Classic Shortcuts

Before we get to our tip today, just a heads up: tomorrow is my 11th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk in cities all over the world, and you’re invited to come and join us — it’s not too late to join a photo walk near you (it’s free and it’s a ton of fun). Get all the details right here. You’ll have a really great time! OK, on to our tip: Here’s one from the vault, but it’s a handy one – these...

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A Couple of Fun Alt/Option Key Tips
Sep26

A Couple of Fun Alt/Option Key Tips

I stumbled upon a couple of fun Option/Alt key shortcuts that I forgot I even knew, but they came in handy on different occasions this week so I wanted to pass them along. Open a Photo’s Location in Google Maps The Map module is cool and all, and it is certainly convenient to have it built into Lightroom, but did you know there is a shortcut to open a photo’s location on Google Maps in your web browser? First you need a...

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Five Speed Boosting Tips for Lightroom Classic
Sep19

Five Speed Boosting Tips for Lightroom Classic

Import Multiple Memory Cards at Once One of the biggest places to maximize your gains is in the import process. If you are someone who often returns from a session with multiple memory cards of photos and a card reader with slots for multiple memory cards you may not be aware that you can import from multiple cards at once from the Lightroom Import dialog box. I don’t blame you if you missed this fact because it is not particularly...

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Starting Over from Scratch in Classic: Part 3
Aug08

Starting Over from Scratch in Classic: Part 3

This week we wrap up my series on starting over. Be sure to read the first and second parts before this one. Collections and Publish Services As I mentioned back in the first post, collection membership is not written into XMP metadata, so unfortunately there is no way to transfer (regular) Collections or Collection Sets to the new catalog, so take some notes of the ones you want to re-create manually later. For any Smart Collections...

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Lightroom Trick That Makes People Like Their Portraits More
Jul27

Lightroom Trick That Makes People Like Their Portraits More

You could be one menu command from becoming a real hit with your portrait clients. 🙂

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Starting Over from Scratch in Classic: Part 1
Jul25

Starting Over from Scratch in Classic: Part 1

I sometimes hear from people who feel that their Lightroom Classic catalog is such a total mess that it may make more sense to cut losses and start over from scratch with re-organized photos and a brand new catalog, then to take the time to fix their problems in Lightroom. Over the next couple of weeks I want to explore the case for starting over with a brand new Lightroom catalog, and how to go about preserving as much of the work...

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