November 20, 2014
If you are not familiar with Lightroom’s web interface, it’s an excellent way to share collections of images with clients and friends so that they can make comments and add “likes” to images. This collaboration process can occur on any device that has web access via a browser (in other words, your clients and friends don’t have to have Lightroom or download any special viewing utility to see the collections that you share with them – they do however need an Adobe ID).
To view all of your synced collections within a browser, go to lightroom.adobe.com. Or, from within the Lightroom desktop app, choose Help > View Your Synced Collections on the Web.
Click on a collection to view the contents.
Click on an image to view it. When someone else views your image, they will be able to add “comments” and “like” you image (see how to share your Collections below).
To view a collection in the web interface from within the Lightroom desktop app, Control -click (Mac) | Right -click (Win) on any synced collection in the Collection panel and choose Lightroom Mobile Link > View on Web.
Synced collections can be public or private (they are private by default). To share your collection, click the Share button at the top-right of the Grid View.
Once you have made a collection public, you can easily copy and share the link as well as choose to Unshare at any time.
Note: since Lightroom mobile is a service, it is available only via membership plans. Lightroom 5 perpetual license does not include access to Lightroom mobile. Click here for the FAQ for Lightroom mobile.
November 19, 2014
These updates include support for 24 new cameras and 57 new lens profiles, as well as assorted bug fixes (click here to see the entire list).
Lightroom 5.7 now supports the Collaboration and Feedback features found in Lightroom mobile and the Lightroom web interface including the ability to view comments and likes from Lightroom web. More specifically:
- Synced collections now show a more prominent share button at the top of the Toolbar in the Lightroom desktop app. This allows you to quickly share your synced collection with friends, family, and clients using Lightroom web (http://lightroom.adobe.com).
- Comments and likes left on Lightroom web now sync to the Lightroom desktop catalog. Comments and Likes will be shown in the “Comment” panel for synced collections.
- Images with comments and likes will display a badge indicating that there are comments and a colored badge to indicate that there are unread comments.
- Additional details on the new Lightroom 5.7 can be found here.
The ACR 8.7 update for CC includes HiDPI support on Windows.
October 16, 2014
For more information about the Aperture import plugin for Lightroom 5, check out this post Aperture Import Plugin Now Available byLightroom Product Manager Sharad Mangalick, on the Lightroom Journal. For questions, comments, and feedback, please use the Lightroom Forum.
October 7, 2014
Thank you to everyone who attended my seminar at Adobe MAX today!
Here is the latest and greatest PDF (JKOSTLR5DevModShortcuts) of all of the shortcuts that we talked about in class.
October 6, 2014
Be sure to download the update to Lightroom mobile to access new features including:
• Set pick flags and star ratings without having to switch contexts or modes.
• Collect feedback on shared collections using lightroom.adobe.com. That feedback will then flow back into Lightroom mobile. (Stay tuned for how this feedback will flow back into Lightroom desktop in an upcoming release).
• GPS information from the iPhone now syncs with Lightroom desktop.
Plus, there have been bug fixes, performance improvements, and language updates. Lightroom mobile 1.2 adds support for Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Korean, and Spanish.
August 19, 2014
Jeff Tranberry has been very busy creating, curating and updating resources to help answer frequently asked customer questions about the transition from Photoshop CC to the 2014 Release of Photoshop. He found that the majority of questions focused around “Where’s my Stuff…” Click here for the answers to questions such as:
Where are my settings & workspaces?
Where are my presets?
Where are my custom panels?
Where are my 3rd party plug-ins?
Why do I now have two versions of Photoshop installed?
In addition, if you want to know more about Photoshop CC 2014 and HTML5 Compatible Extension Panels, click here.
July 30, 2014
For more information on Camera Raw 8.6 and Lightroom 5.6 – including new camera support and bug fixes – please view the release notes on the Lightroom Journal blog. Or, click here for Camera Raw and click here for Lightroom.
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.
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