Posts in Category "Adobe Lightroom"

November 25, 2015

Cropping Shortcuts in Lightroom

• If you crop one image in Lightroom’s Develop module (lets say to a 4 x 5 aspect ratio) and then move to the next image (which has a different aspect ratio), tapping Shift + A applies the same (or previously applied) aspect ratio.

• Option + Command  (Mac) | Alt + Control  (Win) will reset the crop.

• Option + Command + Shift (Mac) | Alt + Control + Shift (Win) will reset the crop as shot.

• A toggles on/off (locks/unlocks) constrain aspect ratio.

• And Option -drag (Mac) | Alt -drag (Win) will crop from the center (instead of the upper left position).

• “X” toggles the orientation of the crop.

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November 17, 2015

Lightroom CC 2015.3 and Lightroom 6.3 Now Available

Lightroom CC 2015.3 and Lightroom 6.3 are now available on The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw and lens profile support, as well as address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. This release also restores the Import experience available prior to Lightroom 6.2.

Click here for more information on lens profile support and bug fixes.

Here are my current Import videos.

02. Lightroom –  Importing Images From a Camera Card

03. Lightroom –  Importing Photos from your Computer into Lightroom

Once you’ve updated to the latest version of Lightroom, don’t forget to leave us feedback about your experiences. Lightroom wouldn’t be what it is today without our passionate and loyal customers around the world. Giving us regular feedback helps us to find and fix issues that we may otherwise not know about. We are listening.

Here are a few ways that you can send us feedback:

Report bugs and suggest features

Discuss workflow and get help with how-to questions or basic troubleshooting 

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November 13, 2015

Merging Lightroom Catalogs

In this video (How to Use Lightroom On Location), Julieanne discusses how to create a template catalog for use on-location and merge the “on-location” catalog with a master catalog upon return in order to retain edits made to images while in the field.

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November 9, 2015

Selecting a Color from an Image in Lightroom

When using any of the Local Adjustment tools (Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, or Adjustment Brush), click in the Color swatch to choose a color from the Color Picker. To select a color from the image, first click in the color picker, then continue to hold the mouse down and drag over the image area to choose a color from the photo.


Note: applying color using the local adjustment tools is similar to adding a color wash, not a solid paint stroke (which would obscure details in the photograph). Adding color in this way can create a hand-colored look (similar to the traditional technique of applying colored pencils over on a B&W image).

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October 5, 2015

Lightroom CC Updates Now Available!

Discover how to dramatically improve an image either by removing or adding haze to an entire photo, or to specific regions using the local adjustment tools. Note: this technology is also available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CC.

This update also includes support for new cameras and lens profiles, as well as assorted bug fixes (click here to see the entire list).

Updated 11-17-2015 to remove Import videos. The following are now current with Lightroom 6 and CC.

02. Lightroom –  Importing Images From a Camera Card

03. Lightroom –  Importing Photos from your Computer into Lightroom

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Updates to Lightroom for Web 

Discover how easy it is to upload raw, psd, tiff and jpg images, organize your files, make non-destructive edits to your photographs, and share galleries – all from a web browser using Lightroom web!

Here are a few helpful keyboard shortcuts for navigating Lightroom Web:

When viewing a collection:

Tap “S” to show sharing options

Tap “?” show current keyboard shortcuts

While viewing a single image:

Escape cancels photo selection and returns to grid

Tap 1-5 to add star ratings in a collection

Tap P, U, X to pick, unflag or reject an image in a collection

Spacebar toggles play/pause when viewing video

Left/right arrow navigates back/forward through single image (loupe view)

Tap “I” to open/close Photo Info side panel

Tap “O” to open/close Comment side panel

When editing a photo:

Tap “W to select the White Balance tool

Tap “R” to select the Crop options

Tap “A” to toggle aspect ratio lock


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Updates to Lightroom for Mobile

See how easy it is to organize, edit, and share your photos from anywhere using Lightroom mobile!

New in Lightroom for mobile for iOS, version 2.0:

  • Get from shoot to finish faster with the new Adobe in-app camera on your iPad or iPhone.
  • Control haze with the newly added Dehaze filter.
  • Adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness of colors throughout your image directly with the new Target Adjustment Tool in the Color / B&W adjustment tool.
  • Send a collection of photos over the newly updated Adobe Premiere Clip 2.0 and create amazing video stories, synced to the beat of your music.
  • Get professional quality retouching with Photoshop Fix  which is now seamlessly integrated with Lightroom for mobile with CreativeSync, accessed through the new Edit In option.
  • Lightroom for mobile for iOS can now be used on your phone or tablet without a paid membership, coming soon to Android.

New in Lightroom for mobile for Android, version 1.3 includes:

  • Refine individual colors in your photos with the new Color / B&W adjustment tool.
  • Precisely control the tone of your photo with the new Tone Curve adjustment tool.
  • Bring out the best in your photos with adjustable vignettes.
  • Crop the perfect photo with a redesigned experience that enables you to quickly adjust, align, and auto-straighten.
  • TIFF files are now supported.

You can get Lightroom from the links below:

Read more about Lightroom on the Lightroom Journal here.

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August 26, 2015

The Activities Center in Lightroom CC

Hovering the cursor above of Lightroom’s Identity Plate displays a white disclosure triangle. Click on the triangle to reveal the Activities Center in Lightroom CC. The Activities Center displays the progress of background operations including Lightroom mobile sync, address lookup (GPS), and indexing for face tagging. You can manage each of these tasks independently.


• Turn on Sync with Lightroom mobile to sync collections with other Lightroom mobile clients. Only the collections that you have enabled (by clicking the empty well to the left of the collection name) will be synchronized.

•Turn on Address Lookup to have Lightroom look up new GPS coordinates to provide city, state, and country suggestions.

•Turn on Face Detection to have Lightroom index the faces of people in all of your photos. Note: if you enable this and let Lightroom index all of your photos in the catalog, then when you enter People view, it will load faster.

Right-click within Lightroom’s Identity Plate to switch Identity Plates, control which background tasks show in the ID plate area, and edit an Identity Plate.


In addition, in the Catalog Settings > Metadata, you can set preferences for Address Lookup and Face Detection.

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August 17, 2015

How to Rename a Lightroom Catalog

To rename your Lightroom catalog, locate the catalog and quit Lightroom. If you don’t know where your catalog is, the default Lightroom catalog is stored:

Mac (user) /Pictures / Lightroom
Win (user) / My Pictures / Lightroom

If you have made a new catalog, the easiest way to find it is to select Lightroom > Catalog Settings (Mac) / Edit > Catalog Settings (Win), and click General. Lightroom displays the path to the currently open catalog. Click the “Show” button to reveal the catalog in the Finder (Mac) / Explorer (Win).

There are three files that you need to rename. They are:

(your catalog name).lrcat
(your catalog name) Previews.lrdata
(your catalog name) Smart Previews.lrdata

Make sure that you leave the space between the catalog name and the word Previews in the two .lrdata files.

Note: If you have no smart previews in your catalog, you might not have the (your catalog name) Smart Previews.lrdata file.

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August 7, 2015

How to Copy Files to an External Hard Drive in Lightroom

In this Quick Tip for Lightroom, Julieanne shows how to copy files to an external drive that Lightroom is unaware of.

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August 6, 2015

Relative vs. Absolute Adjustments to Images in Lightroom

In this episode of the Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost demonstrates the differences between making “absolute” adjustments to photographs using the Develop module in Lightroom verses “relative” adjustments using the Quick Develop panel in the Library module.

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August 5, 2015

How to Prevent Lightroom’s Previews File from Taking Over the Hard Drive

In this quick tip, I explain what makes Lightroom’s Preview file (.lrdata) grow and how to set your Catalog Settings to prevent it from getting out of hand.

(Although this video was recorded in a previous version of Lightroom, the concepts are still valid.)

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August 3, 2015

How to Update, Rename and Delete Presets in Lightroom

In this quick tip, learn how to update, rename and delete presets and templates in Lightroom.

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July 31, 2015

Lightroom CC – Going from Desktop to Mobile – An Introduction to Lightroom Mobile

Learn how to use Lightroom to sync, tag, edit, and share collections of images across multiple devices.

Here are additional videos on Lightroom mobile for more information:

Lightroom Mobile on the iPhone

Julieanne demonstrates the new features added to Lightroom mobile on the iPhone and iPad including  custom sort orders, star ratings, sharing images via email, and auto import from the camera roll.

Setup, Collections and Flags 

Julieanne helps you get started with Lightroom for mobile.  She walks through creating and syncing collections, reviewing, picking, rejecting, and filter images using Lightroom for mobile on the iPad.

Cropping, Adjustments and Presets

Julieanne demonstrates how to crop, adjust color and tone and apply presets to your photographs using Lightroom for mobile on the iPad.

Managing  Collections and Auto Import from Camera Roll

Julieanne demonstrates how to modify collections, move, add and copy images between collections, and auto import from camera roll using Lightroom for mobile.

Showcasing and Sharing your Photographs 

Julieanne shows how to quickly save, share, and show slideshows using Lightroom for mobile.

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July 30, 2015

Lightroom CC – Web Collection Sharing Across Devices

Learn how to quickly share collections of images across desktop and mobile devices.

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