With Soft Proofing enabled, the first time that you make a change to your image, Lightroom presents a dialog asking if you want to “Create virtual copy for soft proofing?” If you choose “Create Proof Copy”, Lightroom automatically creates a virtual copy allowing you to preserve your previous settings (in the master file), and create a new rendition (or version) tailored to the specific soft proofing options that you choose. If you choose “Make this the Proof” Lightroom will make the changes on the master file. Because everything that you do in Lightroom is nondestructive, if you ever choose “Make this the Proof” and then want to undo the changes, in the Develop Module, select Setting > Proof and disable it.
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In this Quick Tip for Lightroom (How to Copy Files to an External Hard Drive in Lightroom), Julieanne shows how to copy files to an external drive that Lightroom is unaware of.
Did you know that the Library module in Lightroom has the ability to Auto Sync? I find this especially useful when using Survey mode. Let’s say, for example, I start with 10 similar images and then remove the less important ones until I only have 4 left. If I want to flag, rate or label all four of those images at one time, without leaving Survey mode, I just flip on the Auto Sync switch. Then, whatever I do to one, is done to all.
Just don’t forget to flip off Auto Sync when you are finished.
A number of people have been asking me to post the presets that I have showed when demonstrating Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. Although I don’t feel that they are earth shattering by any means, I do hope that they may prevent us all from individually recreating the wheel.
• Mac (user)/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Develop Presets
• Win (user)/Application Data/Adobe/Lightroom/Develop Presets
• Mac(user)/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Camera Raw/Settings
• Win (user)/Application Data/Adobe/Camera Raw/Settings
Note: 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.
There are presets for converting to grayscale using the B & W and HSL panels, toning using the Split Tone and Tone Curve panels, and adding grain and post crop vignetting using the Effects panel. The preset names differ slightly for each product as Camera Raw does not support folders in the Presets tab and I wanted similar presets grouped together. These presets are meant to be a starting point, you can customize any of them as you see fit, create your own, and delete the one’s that you don’t want to use.
Note: If you watch the sliders when applying these presets, you will see that each preset only moves the slider positions in a single panel. Therefore, if you click on one preset that changes sliders in the Tone Curve panel for example, and then click to apply a second preset that changes the sliders in the same panel, the second one will replace the first.
After yesterdays release of Lightroom mobile, I want to reiterate that when you sync a collection of images from Lightroom on the desktop to Lightroom mobile we are syncing Smart Previews – not the entire raw files. This means that you should not think of Lightroom mobile as a “backup solution”.
There are a number of reasons for using Smart Previews in today’s workflow including; bandwidth, speed, performance, and storage space. So although you might have thought that Smart Previews were only useful for working with off-line files, now you know that they were designed for and specifically optimized to be used on a mobile device.
And don’t worry, Lightroom will create Smart Previews for the images that you choose to sync automatically, so you don’t have to do a thing.
Take a tour of the new features with these videos:
In this video Julieanne walks through syncing collections, reviewing, picking, rejecting, and filtering images using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.
In this video Julieanne demonstrates how to crop, adjust color and tone, and apply presets to your photographs using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.
In this video Julieanne teaches you how to modify collections; move, add, and copy images between collections; and auto import from the camera roll using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.
Description: In this video Julieanne shows how to quickly save, share, and show slideshows using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.
I hope that you’re able to join Adobe and NAPP this week at Photoshop World in Atlanta. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn from and be inspired by some of the top Photoshop, Lightroom and photography instructors in the world! It’s going to be a busy show – here are a few of the events that I will be participating in. If you’re at Photoshop World, please come by and say hello.
Tuesday, April 8th
9:00 am to 10:15 am Opening Ceremony and Keynote
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Organizing your Images in Lightroom
Wednesday, April 9th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm The Creative Composite
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Art of Digital Photography Panel
Thursday, April 10th
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lightroom – The Develop Module
See you there!
Dragging and dropping a file from Bridge or Lightroom on top of an open document in Photoshop will (by default) place the file as an embedded Smart Object.
• Resize Image During Place – this will automatically scale down any file that is placed into a document smaller than it. But don’t worry, because Photoshop converts the file being placed into a Smart Object before it scales it down, all of the original data is there if you need to transform it larger.
• Always Create Smart Objects when Placing – this converts the file to be placed into a Smart Object. If you have reason to place an image as a regular, pixel based layer, uncheck this option.
In this Quick Tip for Lightroom (How to Stop Lightroom from Switching Folders After Importing Images), Julieanne demonstrates how to prevent Lightroom from automatically switching folders when importing files.
As some of you have pointed out, the shortcuts used to navigate through an open document in Photoshop (to make sure that you don’t miss any spots from sensor dust for example), are slightly different than when navigating through an open document in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom.
Tapping the Home and End keys in ACR and Lightroom take you to the top-left and bottom-right corners of the picture, respectively. These shortcuts are the same as Photoshop. Likewise, tapping the Page-down key takes you down 1 full screen: the same as Photoshop.
Unlike Photoshop, however, if you’re already at the bottom of the image in ACR or LIghtroom, tapping the Page-down key again takes you back to the top, and to the right by 1 full screen. So, if you start at the top-left of the picture, pressing page-down repeatedly will take you through your image, 1 screen at a time, till you’re at the bottom-right corner of the picture. Page-up does the same thing, but in the opposite direction.
In a nutshell, think of your picture like a book, with the top-left corner as the beginning, and the bottom-right corner as the end. Press Home to visit the beginning, then press Page Down till you get to the end. By doing so, you will see every single pixel of the image at least once.
Folks on the ACR and Lightroom team (myself included) think this variation is an improvement over Photoshop, because for those of us who need to do final inspection of their pictures (e.g., to make sure there aren’t any dust spots, etc.), it’s important to have an easy way to make sure we’ve seen every part of our pictures up close. With Photoshop, I have to remember where I am in the picture, because if I’m in the bottom-left corner of the picture, then tapping the Page Down key does nothing. In ACR and Lightroom, I have a guaranteed way to see all the pixels in the image, and Page Down/Page Up shortcuts allow me to continue navigating regardless of where I am in the picture.
You might not agree – which is absolutely fine, but now you know why the behavior is different between the programs. : )
Thank you Eric for helping me to explain this and for offering the book example above!
In this Quick Tip for Lightroom (How to Quickly Add Photographs to a Collection in Lightroom), Julieanne demonstrates how to easily add images into a target collection using a single keystroke.
Option + (Mac) | Alt + (Win)-click the Sync button in the Develop Module to sync multiple files using the last selected (checked) options. Because the Sync dialog is not displayed with this shortcut, it requires that you remember what you checked last time you synced files!
Selecting Library > Find Previous Process Photos displays all images which have been changed (in the Develop Module or using Quick Develop) using a process version prior to the most current. Note: this command searches the entire catalog regardless of which folder or collection is selected.
Did you know that Lightroom has a feature that will take all of your flagged images (the ones that have the pick flag), and demote them to unflagged while also demoting all images that are unflagged to rejected? All you have to do is choose Library > Refine photos. I’m curious to hear if any of you have ever used this feature and what were the circumstances?
You’ve probably noticed that when you apply the Reject Flag to a photo, the rejected thumbnail is dimmed in the Grid view. But did you ever notice that when you Pick photos (add a flag), Lightroom displays a highlight around their thumbnails to help identify them? Well, now you know. : )