Posts in Category "Adobe Lightroom"

February 27, 2017

The Secret Power of the Quick Develop Module in Lightroom CC

The Quick Develop panel is an excellent way to make relative changes to large numbers of images. For example, lets assume that yesterday you retouched a series of images in the Develop module – making slight changes to each image’s exposure. Today however, you are finding that they are all about +1/3 of a stop too dark (perhaps you were tired when editing or had too much coffee or whatever). If you were to add +1/3 of a stop to one of the images in the Develop Module (that perhaps you had already increased by 1/2 stop ( or +.5) yesterday) the Exposure slider would read +.83 (.5 + .33 = .83). Using the Sync command in the Develop Module to apply that change to other selected images, will NOT add +1/3 (.33) of a stop to each already manipulated image – instead it will change all of the other image’s exposure value to the same exposure value of the image being “Synced” from (+.83). If on the other hand, you have that same series of images with individually corrected exposure values, and in Quick Develop you clicked on the single arrow next to exposure (to add 1/3 of a stop), Lightroom would add +.33 to all images. Secret power!
And here is a video demonstrating this.

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February 23, 2017

Quick Develop in Lightroom CC

When you need to make really subtle refinements using Quick Develop in Lightroom, Shift -click on any of the icons to cut the default amount of change applied in half.
Here are the default values for the single and double arrow icons (adding the shift key would cut these in half):

• Exposure 1/3 stop / 1 stop

• Contrast 5 and 20

• Highlights 5 and 20

• Shadows 5 and 20

• Whites 5 and 20

• Blacks 5 and 20

• Clarity 5 and 20

• Vibrance 5 and 20

• Holding down the Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) key toggles the Clarity option to Sharpen and the Vibrance to Saturation (which also make changes in increments of 5 and 20).

• The Temperature and Tint sliders are dependent on the file format. When working with JPEG files, you guessed it, the changes are in increments of 5 and 20.For raw images, the increments for Temperature and tint are also 5 and 20. However in this case they are being calculated in relative percentage terms. (Camera raw translates the relative percentage amount to the absolute temperature and tint value using curve functions – both are quadratic and perhaps not as obvious!)

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February 22, 2017

Syncing Upright Transform Corrections in Lightroom CC

When applying Upright transformations on a sequence of images (to create a time lapse like the on below), in the Transform panel in Lightroom, select one image and apply the desired Upright transformation (you can even use Guided Upright if you want). Then, select all of the other images in the sequence, click Sync, and enable Upright Transforms.


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February 15, 2017

Antarctic Photo Editing Tips In Photoshop and Lightroom with Julieanne Kost

Here is a link to a post on Adobe.com that shows some of the enhancements and edits that I made in Lightroom and Photoshop while post processing my images from  Antarctica. Enjoy!

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February 14, 2017

Setting White and Black Points in Lightroom CC

Shift double-click Whites  or Blacks (the name of the slider),  in the Basic panel in the Develop module in Lightroom to automatically set the white and black points in a photograph (to extend the dynamic range of the photograph across the entire histogram.

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February 13, 2017

Assigning a Download Location for Lightroom CC Mobile Images

When capturing photographs using the Lightroom CC mobile capture app, the photographs are stored in a the Lightroom app until they have time to be uploaded to the cloud. After the photographs are uploaded, launching Lightroom CC on the desktop, will automatically start the images downloading to a default location on your local machine. You can change the default location by selecting Preferences > Lightroom Mobile. In the Location area, click Choose… and navigate to your preferred location. Note: you can also have Lightroom automatically create subfolders based on capture date.

You must be a member of either the Creative Cloud for Photography or Creative Cloud member to access syncing services.

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February 6, 2017

Lightroom Mobile – Five Common Questions 

This video covers 5 common questions about Lightroom Mobile including:

1) How to download photos to enable offline editing (working with files without an Internet connection)

2) How to limit syncing to WiFi (to avoid using your data plan)

3) Can Smart Collections be synced (short answer – no)

4) Can collections from multiple catalogs be synced simultaneously (short answer – no)

5) And deleting from collections vs “All Photos”

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February 2, 2017

Quickly Access the Lightroom Capture App on iOS

This video quick tips demonstrated two different ways to quickly access the Lightroom Capture app on iOS.

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January 30, 2017

Deleting Synced Photos from Collections in Lightroom

When deleting photos from a synced collection, Lightroom displays the following warning dialog:

If you want to remove the photo(s) from the collection, yet still have them accessible via the All Synced Photographs view on your mobile devices, choose “Yes”. If you want Lightroom to remove the photo(s) from the collection as well as from All Synced Photograph, click “No”.

To set Lightroom’s default behavior (and skip this dialog), check the “Don’t show again” checkbox, and select your option. From then on, Lightroom will do whatever you elected to do this time.  For example, if you click “No” with the “don’t show again” checkbox checked, then it will do “No” in the future, without asking you.

Note: you can always reset this warning in Lightroom’s Preferences > General > Prompts: Reset all warning dialogs.

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January 24, 2017

Lightroom Mobile – Moving Sliders in Smaller Increments

If you tap on the slider in Lightroom mobile, (not on the circle, but on the slider itself), it will nudge the slider in small increments (as if you pressed the arrow key left / right on the desktop). Thank you Josh for telling me about this shortcut!

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January 12, 2017

Burst Capture on Lightroom Mobile on iPhone

When using Lightroom’s capture experience (i.e. taking photos within the Lightroom app), holding down the volume key will capture in burst mode.

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December 15, 2016

Quickly Accessing the Camera while in Lightroom Mobile on iOS

This video “Quick Tip – Access Lightroom’s Capture App” shows you how to “pop” open Lightroom on iOS to access the camera as well as use widgets to speed up your workflow.

And, did you know that the volume button will release the shutter?


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December 8, 2016

Lightroom Mobile 2.6 for iOS “Getting Started Series”

I’ve created a Getting Started Series for Lightroom mobile that covers everything from capture to sharing, and everything in between. Click any of the links below to view the movies. (I will be adding links to the remaining videos as they upload post to YouTube – thank you for your patience!)

1. An  Overview of Lightroom Mobile on iOS

In this video we’ll cover the difference between the free and paid versions of Lightroom mobile on iOS as well as walk through the basic workflow of adding photos from your camera, making edits, and sharing images.

2. Viewing Options in Lightroom Mobile

In this video we’ll cover several ways to view images in Lightroom mobile including flat vs segmented, grid and loupe views, and overlays.

3. Organizing Photos Using Collections in Lightroom mobile

In this video we’ll discuss the advantages of creating collections to organize your photographs in Lightroom mobile.

4. Adding Photos from the Camera Roll to Lightroom Mobile

In this video we’ll cover how to add a selection of photos from the camera roll as well as how to enable Auto Import photos to a specific collection. 

5. Taking Advantage of Lightroom’s Capture Settings

In this video we’ll walk through Lightroom’s Capture Settings including DNG and “Pro mode”, providing control over shutter speed, ISO, and focus .

**New  – HDR Capture in Lightroom Mobile

In this video you’ll discover how to capture raw, high dynamic range (HDR) images from within Lightroom mobile.

6. Cropping and Straightening Photographs in Lightroom Mobile

In this video we’ll cover all of the cropping and straightening options in Lightroom mobile.

7. Applying Presets in Lightroom Mobile

In this video we’ll discover how to quickly apply creative and practical presets in Lightroom mobile.

8. Editing in Lightroom Mobile: The Light Section

In this video we’ll discover how to tone and enhance photos using exposure, highlights, shadows, contrast, blacks, whites, and curves.

9. Editing in Lightroom Mobile: The Color Section

In this video we’ll discover how to set white balance, make local and global color adjustments using hue, saturation, vibrance, as well as convert photos to black and white. 

10. Editing in Lightroom Mobile: The Effects and Optics Section

In this video we’ll cover adding Clarity, Dehaze, and vignette effects to photos as well as how to enable lens corrections.  

11. Editing in Lightroom Mobile: Making Selective Adjustments

In this video we’ll cover making selective adjustments in Lightroom mobile using the Graduated and Radial filters.  

12. Applying Edits to Multiple Photos

In this video we’ll discover how easy it is to apply the same enhancements (or a subset of enhancements) across multiple images.  

13. Adding Star Ratings, Flags, and Info to Photos

In this video we’ll discover how to add titles, captions, and copyright information as well as rate, flag, and filter photos in Lightroom mobile.  

14. Sharing Photos and Publishing Collections

In this video we’ll see how easy it is to share individual photos as well as publish collections using Lightroom mobile.

15. Syncing Photos Between Lightroom mobile and Lightroom on the Desktop

In this video we’ll cover how Lightroom mobile syncs with Lightroom on the desktop, where to find your files, collections, and sync settings.

Enjoy!

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New Reference View Announced in Lightroom CC

Lightroom CC now has a Reference View in the Develop module! This view provides a dedicated 2-Up view which lets you place a Reference (static) photo next to an Active (editable) photo. This view is incredibly useful when you’re trying to match one image to another and essential when preparing multiple images to use together in a layout or presentation!2016_12_07_rp

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Additional improvements include Performance Improvements, Fit/Fill Improvements, the ability to filter or create a Smart Collection for images that have Snapshots associated with them, and the ability to export a Collection Set as a new catalog.

For more information about camera support and bug fixes in this release, click here.

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Adobe Announces Updates for Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom CC, and Adobe Camera Raw

Today Adobe announced updates for Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom CC, and Adobe Camera Raw. Here’s the short list of new features and enhancements:

  • iPhone
    • Completely new edit experience including the ability to quickly find and access tools and ensure the fastest way to enhance and edit images on a phone.
    • New Info panel, where you can easily add Titles and Captions to your photos, customize copyright information.
    • New capture experience with pro mode, providing control over seconds (shutter speed), ISO, and focus.
    • Support for all of the cameras and lenses provided in the ACR update.
  • iPad
    • New capture experience with pro mode, providing control over shutter speed, ISO, and focus.
    • Support for all of the cameras and lenses provided in the ACR update.
  • Android
    • Support for all of the cameras and lenses provided in the ACR update.
    • Bug fixes.

Click here for more information from the product team or click the following links to open new windows for the announcements of Lightroom 6.8 and Adobe Camera Raw 9.8.

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