Efficiency Through Consistency in Lightroom Classic: Part 2
Nov07

Efficiency Through Consistency in Lightroom Classic: Part 2

Following up from last week’s post on efficiency through consistency I’ve got a few more tips to help speed you on your way. Consistent Metadata A metadata template containing your core contact and copyright information is another way to ensure you are consistently applying the same information to all of your photos. Once created this can easily by applied during import via the Apply During Import panel. You can create a...

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Efficiency Through Consistency in Lightroom Classic: Part 1
Oct31

Efficiency Through Consistency in Lightroom Classic: Part 1

We love Lightroom for the power of the Develop module, but there is so much more to love about how it can streamline our entire post processing and asset management workflows. Over the next two weeks I’m going to share some of my favorite practices for becoming more efficient. One of Lightroom’s greatest strengths is its ability to help you create a consistent foundation to your workflow that saves you time through its...

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Fixing Family Photos in Lightroom Classic
Oct24

Fixing Family Photos in Lightroom Classic

The objects we’re most likely to grab on the way out of a burning building are our family photos. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of Lightroom when trying to make some corrections to the most common issues you’ll encounter with older digital photos. Our favorite and most cherished photos may not be the best ones we’ve ever taken, but rather those where the moment or the people captured within them are more important...

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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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