March 17, 2015
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne will demonstrate how to streamline Lightroom by taking advantage of presets, templates, collections, virtual copies (and more) in order to eliminate much of the repetitive post-capture tasks such as importing, tagging, developing, exporting and sharing photographs. Although this video was recorded in a previous version, don’t worry, the techniques will work just as well today and answer some of the most frequently asked questions that I receive! So be sure to increase your Lightroom efficiency by watching!
Here is the latest and greatest PDF (JKOSTLR5DevModShortcuts) of all of the shortcuts for Lightroom’s Develop Module.
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.
April 7, 2014
Take a tour of the new features with these videos:
Lightroom mobile – Setup, Collections and Flags
In this video Julieanne walks through syncing collections, reviewing, picking, rejecting, and filtering images using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.
Lightroom mobile – Cropping, Adjustments and Presets
In this video Julieanne demonstrates how to crop, adjust color and tone, and apply presets to your photographs using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.
Lightroom mobile – Managing Collections and Auto Import from Camera Roll
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.
Lightroom mobile – Showcasing and Sharing your Photographs
Description: In this video Julieanne shows how to quickly save, share, and show slideshows using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.
Click here for more information. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to share them on the Lightroom forums!
March 26, 2014
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.
January 23, 2014
In this episode of The Complete Picture (Tethered Capture with Lightroom 5), Julieanne walks though setting up the Tethered capture setting in Lightroom and demonstrates how to automatically apply develop settings and presets as well as sort by descending order to view the most recently taken photograph.
December 6, 2013
Lightroom 2-5 supports photos up to 65,000 pixels long or wide or up to 512 megapixels, whichever is smaller.
Note: Lightroom 1 imports photos up to 10,000 x 10,000 pixels.
October 24, 2013
Lightroom has the ability to automatically import files using a watched folder. To enable this feature, in the Library module, choose File > Auto Import and customize the Auto Import settings. This might be an alternative to tethered capture if your camera is not supported (although auto import can only copy files to a single, flat folder as its destination).
October 17, 2013
I often download files into a folder, import them into Lightroom and then find that I have additional files to add to that folder. When this happens, I simply copy the additional files into that folder using the operating system. Then, in Lightroom, I Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the folder in the Folder panel and choose Synchronize Folder (or choose Library > Synchronize Folder). In the Synchronize folder dialog, you can choose to display the import dialog to add additional metadata or toggle it off and add any necessary metadata in the Library module.
August 26, 2013
There is a new Preference in Lightroom to control whether or not Lightroom displays the files as they are being imported. Choosing Preferences > General > Import Options and checking “Select the ‘Current/Previous Import’ Collection During Import” tells Lightroom to display the images being imported (by revealing that collection in the Catalog Panel in the Library module). If you uncheck the preference, Lightroom will keep the focus on the last previously viewed images (prior to Import), avoiding any interruption by switching folders/collections.
July 9, 2013
In this video tutorial (Importing Your Images into Lightroom 5), Julieanne will reveal how to quickly download and import your images into Lightroom. Then, you can decide which method is the most efficient for your workflow.
July 8, 2013
Lightroom 5 will now import PNG files. Areas that are transparent in a PNG will appear as white in Lightroom. And, if you select a PNG file in Lightroom and choose Photo > Edit In > Edit In Photoshop, Lightroom will retain the PNG’s transparency. Note: the PNG will be open in Photoshop as either to a TIFF or PSD file in Photoshop, based on Lightroom’s External Editing preferences.
June 27, 2013
In this video tutorial (Top 10 Hidden Gems in Lightroom 5), you’ll learn the additional, seldom talked about, features in Lightroom 5 that can make a huge difference in the way that you work with your images.
February 15, 2013
There are a number of file types that Lightroom supports including an extensive list of Camera Raw Formats (for a complete list click here), DNG, JPEG PSD, TIFF, and AVI, MOV, MP4, AVCHD and other digital video files from digital still cameras (click here for a complete list). But every once in a while, I run into a file that Lightroom can’t open because there are a few exceptions:
• PNG (although they can be used for Identity Plates, Watermarks and Layout Overlay).
• Nikon scanner NEF.
• Files that have the longest dimension greater than 65,000 pixels or are larger than 512 megapixels.
• PSD files saved without Maximize PSD and PSB File Compatibility turned on in the File Handling Preferences.
• 32 bit PSD files.
February 24, 2012
When importing files, if you check the box “Don’t import suspected duplicates” , Lightroom searches the entire catalog (regardless of path). The comparison logic includes items such as name, file size, and time stamp (+/- 1 minute).
November 29, 2011
In the Library module, holding the Option (Mac) | Alt (Win) key toggles the Import and Export buttons (at the bottom of the panels) to “Import Catalog” and “Export Catalog”.