Posts in Category "Adobe Lightroom"

October 6, 2015

Importing into Lightroom

If you prefer to bypass the new “All Photos” screen in Lightroom CC, under the General Preferences, uncheck the option to  Show “Add Photos” Screen. The next time you import photos, the Select Source column sill be displayed (on the left side of the Import dialog), allowing you to quickly choose your photos from Devices, Common Locations, Favorites, and/or browse your computer.

Lightroom's General Preferences.

Lightroom’s General Preferences.

The Source column in the Import dialog.

The Source column in the Import dialog.

Note: at this time, you have to show the Add Photos screen to add favorites to the Import dialog.

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October 5, 2015

Lightroom CC Updates Now Available!

Check out the new updates and feature enhancements in Lightroom CC including Dehaze as a local adjustment and the new import experience in the videos below.

Making Global and Local Corrections using Dehaze in Lightroom CC – 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.

Lightroom CC –  Importing Images From a Camera Card – Discover how  to quickly download photos from a camera card or mobile device into Lightroom.

Lightroom CC –  Importing Photos from your Computer into Lightroom – Discover how  to quickly import photos from your computer into Lightroom.

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

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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 4, 2015

How to add Metadata After Importing Files into Lightroom

In this quick tip, Julieanne shows how to add presets/templates using the Metadata panel.

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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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July 29, 2015

Lightroom CC – Working with DSLR Video

Master the features for editing, adjusting, rendering, and sharing video clips in Lightroom.

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July 28, 2015

Lightroom CC – Publishing Collections of Photographs to Facebook

Learn how to quickly publish your photographs to Facebook using Publish Services in Lightroom.

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