June 24, 2014
As some of you might have noticed, there are a number of presets available on Lightroom mobile that are different from the default presets available in the Lightroom desktop app. This is because some of the presets for Lightroom mobile were redesigned to be optimized for images originating on mobile devices. Click this link - Lightroom mobile presets, if you would like to download, unzip and install these presets in the Lightroom desktop app.
To install: download and unzip the “Lightroom mobile presets.zip” file and place the subfolders (01 CREATIVE, 02 COLOR etc.), in the following location:
• Mac (user)/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Develop Presets
• Win (user)/Application Data/Adobe/Lightroom/Develop Presets
If you are on a Mac, the Library menu may be hidden depending on your operating system. To reveal it, hold the Option key down while selecting the “Go” menu in the Finder.
Note: you can also access this folder from within Lightroom by choosing Preferences > Presets. Under Location, click Show Lightroom Presets Folder.
Be sure to drag the subfolders (not the parent folder) into the Develop Presets as Lightroom can’t see presets in nested folders.
If you are interested in installing only the presets that are different (to avoid duplication) you can download and install these UniqueLRmobilePresets instead.
June 23, 2014
Jeff Tranberry has created an excellent FAQ for the 2014 release of CC covering the most common questions about installing, troubleshooting and getting up to speed with this new release.
June 18, 2014
Check out the video below to see the new features for Lightroom mobile on the iPhone and iPad including custom sort orders, star ratings and sharing images via email. Plus, walk though the auto import from camera roll workflow on the iPhone.
If you’re looking for a more complete tour of Lightroom mobile, check out the videos below:
Lightroom mobile – Setup, Collections and Flags
Lightroom mobile – Cropping, Adjustments and Presets
Lightroom mobile – Managing Collections and Auto Import from Camera Roll
Lightroom mobile – Showcasing and Sharing your Photographs
Click here for more information on Lightroom.
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to share them on the Lightroom forums!
June 17, 2014
I’m typically pretty good at remembering to clean out my old Lightroom catalog backups, but the other day I noticed that I had 25+ backups sitting in my folder. Because they don’t take up a significant amount of space (as the preview files are not part of the backup) it’s really not that big of a deal, but I do like to keep my files tidy so I deleted all but the most recent five backups. In this video, I have some additional suggestions for backup strategies:
June 16, 2014
Since people often ask me when I convert my files to DNG, I will admit that I don’t convert until after I am finished editing the images (including rating, keywording and developing them). Why? Because, although I could convert on import, I throw away a fair amount of images in my editing process, and I figure that there’s no sense in wasting the time to convert files that I’m going to throw away.
Of course you don’t have to wait until the end of your workflow to convert your images, I just find it satisfying to convert as a final step. Plus, this way I know that any image that is a DNG has made it through my entire workflow.
Below are two videos with more information about DNG:
May 29, 2014
To have Lightroom show you any missing files in your catalog, in the Library module select All Photographs in the Catalog panel. Then, select Library > Find All Missing Photos. The missing photos will be displayed in the grid and “Missing Photographs” will be added to the list in the Catalog panel (see below).
Note: if “Missing Photographs” is already listed in the Catalog panel (from a previous search), you should choose Library > Find All Missing Photos again so that Lightroom will run the search based on the current state of your images (otherwise Lightroom will use a cached result that might not be accurate).
May 28, 2014
If you have moved folders using the operating system after importing them into Lightroom (essentially moving files behind Lightroom’s back), Lightroom will display a “?” next to the folder icon in the Folder panel. Control (Mac) / right mouse -click on the folder and choose Find Missing Folder to re-link folders that have been moved or renamed.
To avoid this in the future, simply move your images using the Folder panel in Lightroom!
May 27, 2014
If you move files on your hard drive(s) using the operating system after importing them into Lightroom (essentially, moving files behind Lightroom’s back), Lightroom will lose the link (or the “path”) to the files and display a warning icon next to the image in the Grid view. Depending on whether or not the image had a Smart Preview built, it will either display a “!” (to let you know that the file is missing and that there was no Smart Preview built) or a rectangle with dots around it (meaning that the image is missing but there is a Smart Preview so you can continue editing it even though it is “off-line”).
Clicking on either of the warning icons will display the following dialog (regardless of the availability of a Smart Preview):
If you don’t remember where you moved the file, drag-select the name of the file and use the following shortcut: Command + C (Mac) | Control + C (Win), to copy the name of the file to the clipboard.
Click OK and in the subsequent dialog, Command + V (Mac) | Control + V (Win), to paste the name into the operating system’s search feature. Once you locate the missing image, be sure to check the option to “Find Nearby Missing Photos” if more than one image from the same folder is missing (the option should be on by default).
Click here to watch a video about Smart Previews in Lightroom.
Or perhaps this post will be helpful.
May 21, 2014
In this Quick Tip for Lightroom (Batch Processing Develop Module Styles on Import), Julieanne demonstrates how to create and apply presets to your images on import.
May 20, 2014
Option + (Mac) -dragging | Alt + (Win) -dragging any of the Sharpening sliders in the Detail panel in Lightroom will display a greyscale preview of the slider’s effect. Previewing the edges of the masks (created with the Detail and Masking sliders), can be helpful in determining which option is best for the image that you’re working on. As a rule of thumb, use the Detail slider to suppress sharpening in landscape images, and use the Masking slider to suppress sharpening in portraits. And don’t forget, it is best to view an image at 100% to see the effects of sharpening (as well as noise reduction) accurately.
May 19, 2014
Lightroom reads camera and lens profiles from several locations on your computer depending on the operating system. If you use the Adobe Lens Profile Creator utility to create your own lens and camera profiles, Lightroom installs them here:
Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom X/Right-click Show Package Contents/Resources/Camera Profiles
Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom X/Right-click Show Package Contents/Resources/Lens Profiles
X:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2 RC\Resources\CameraProfiles\
X:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2 RC\Resources\LensProfiles\
For more information about creating your own lens and camera profiles, click here.
May 7, 2014
In this Quick Tip for Lightroom (How to Find your Files Quickly in Lightroom), Julieanne shows you how to quickly filter your photographs in Lightroom.
April 24, 2014
The Lightroom mobile team has changed the default cellular network behavior to dramatically improve the product experience. Instead of the preference being turned OFF by default (like I state in my video tutorials), it is ON by default. This enables Lightroom to automatically Sync using Cellular data if WiFi is not available.
Note: if you have aWiFi only iPad, then this doesn’t apply to you. If you do have a cellular plan, don’t forget to monitor your data usage!
April 23, 2014
In this Quick Tip for Lightroom (How to View Your Best Photos from the Past 6 Months in Lightroom), Julieanne reveals the power of Smart Collections to reveal your best photos.
April 22, 2014
When saving custom Tone Curves in the Develop module, the curve will be saved to this location:
• Mac (user)/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CameraRaw/Curves
• Win (user)/Application Data/Adobe/CameraRaw/Curves
Saving them to this location (instead of Lightroom’s default Preset location), allows both Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw to access them.