Where In The World is Lightroom Classic?
Mar30

Where In The World is Lightroom Classic?

Hi, folks, and thanks to the 500+ photographers who came out to my Lightroom seminars in Atlanta and Milwaukee this week, many of whom inspired today’s post. I won’t go into all the specifics here (it’s a better topic for “The Grid”), but a lot of folks are having a hard time finding how to subscribe to Lightroom Classic (the Lightroom we’ve all been using for years – the one we know and love,...

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How to Make Lightroom’s Improved “Auto” Button Even Better!
Mar26

How to Make Lightroom’s Improved “Auto” Button Even Better!

Hi, gang and greetings from Washington DC (my family and I took a walk down Pennsylvania Avenue Saturday with about 800,000 other folks). 🙂 By the time you read this though, I’ll be in Atlanta for my seminar today (well, that’s the plan anyway), and I’m delighted to have over 300 photographers spending the day with me here learning Lightroom. I’ll be in Milwaukee on Wednesday with the seminar – maybe...

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What Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush “Flow Control” Does
Mar20

What Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush “Flow Control” Does

Well, if you’ve ever wondered, Benjamin Warde has the answer, in today’s 60-seconds-0r-less “Lightroom Coffee Break.” Suddenly, it’s all so clear. Thank you, Benjamin! 🙂 Check out Tuesdays with Dave Williams Every Tuesday, awesome UK-travel photographer Dave Williams writes an article over on my blog, and he’s been sharing some great stuff, from a series of posts on how social media success, to last...

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Renaming Your Photos With Names That Make Sense
Mar19

Renaming Your Photos With Names That Make Sense

Happy Monday, folks – I’ve got a quick (just over 2-minutes) little video on renaming your photos that you might find really helpful. Here goes: Hope you did indeed find that helpful. 🙂 Photoshop World Q&A today! It’s over on my blog — if you’ve ever thought you might want to go, jump over there where I answer a bunch of questions about the conference. Hey, let’s at least answer one question here: Q....

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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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