February 19, 2013
If you include White Balance settings in a preset applied to a Raw file, and apply that preset to a JPEG file, Lightroom tries to apply the equivalent white balance adjustment (but using the JPEG scale). Therefore, the White Balance adjustment on a JPEG (using a preset based on a raw file) is necessarily an approximation. We try to do the closest job we can, but results will vary somewhat on a case by case basis.
January 31, 2013
I often see photographers using the Painter tool in Lightroom to apply star ratings. Don’t forget, there is a whole list of different items that can be applied – including Keywords, Label, Flag, Rating, Metadata, Settings (Presets), Rotation and Target Collection!
January 16, 2013
Although there isn’t a menu item to rename your presets in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop, you can simply rename them in the operating system. Your Camera Raw Presets are located here:
• Win (user)/Application Data/Adobe/Camera Raw/Settings
• Mac(user)/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Camera Raw/Settings
If you are on a Mac running Lion, the Library menu is hidden by default. To reveal it, hold the option key down while selecting the “Go” menu in the Finder.
April 18, 2012
When saving a Develop preset to enable lens correction check the “Lens Profile Corrections” option in the New Develop Preset dialog. To remove Chromatic Aberration, check that option as well. The other options (Transform and Lens Vignetting) refer to the options in the Manual area of the panel and are, as a general rule, more likely to be applied on a per image basis and not as part of a Lens Correction preset (of course there are exceptions).
January 30, 2012
• On Mac, in the General preferences, you can now choose your preferred Language.
• Under Presets, several features have options to Restore Presets and Templates to their defaults. This may be very useful in teaching environments.
• In the External Editing preferences, you can now choose to “Stack with original”.
• Under the File Handling Preferences, be sure to keep the “Embed Fast Load Data” checked on for DNG. This can enable DNG files to load up to 8x faster in the Develop module and will only cost you approximately 200K per image!
January 17, 2012
Thanks to all of you who attended my Lightroom seminar at Imaging USA! Here are the links to the Develop module presets (for Lightroom 3) that I mentioned in class as well additional preset sources:
Single Color Split Toning
Selective Color Removal
Post Crop Vignette and Grain
As well as additional great sources for additional Develop Module presets.
November 30, 2011
In this quick tip (How to add Metadata After Importing Files), Julieanne shows how to add presets/templates using the Metadata panel.
November 21, 2011
Command + E (Mac) | Control+ E (Win) opens selected files into your primary external editor. In most cases, this will be the most current version of Photoshop installed on your machine. You can also set up a secondary editor, in which case, Command + Option + E (Mac) | Control + Alt + E (Win) will open selected files into the secondary editor.
Click here (Moving Files between Lightroom and Photoshop) to learn more about setting up a secondary external editor (Corel Painter, for example), and creating presets for opening files into specific color spaces and bit depths.
October 26, 2011
In this quick tip (How to Work with Presets in Lightroom), learn how to update, rename and delete presets and templates in Lightroom.
October 7, 2011
Saved print templates include page setup and printer specific settings allowing the Print One feature to simply print with the saved template settings.
Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + P will print one copy.
October 5, 2011
In this episode of the Complete Picture (Opening Files from Lightroom into Photoshop), I hope to help you avoid unwanted or puzzling results by answering the three most frequently asked questions around opening and round-tripping files from Lightroom to Photoshop.
September 13, 2011
I am posting the links to these two videos again after presenting the material at Photoshop World last week. My apologies for not including the links in the workbook.
In these episodes of The Complete Picture, I demonstrate how to streamline Lightroom 3 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.
The Top 10 ways to Automate Lightroom Part 1
The Top 10 ways to Automate Lightroom Part 2
September 1, 2011
If your workflow includes making a new catalog for each client, you might want to think about making a “template” catalog to save time. Simply open a new catalog (File > New Catalog), and customize it the way you want ( by adding smart collections, your identity plate, watermarks etc.). Then, instead of having to recreate this process every time, simply duplicate the template. Note: you might want to rename the template to differentiate them from one another:
Click here to learn how to rename a Lighroom catalog.
Click here for more information on when to use a single vs multiple catalogs in Lightroom.
August 24, 2011
In this Episode of The Complete Picture (Working with Variables) I will demonstrate the incredible power of Variables in Photoshop. You will learn how to cut hours out of your production time when you need to combine text and photographs. Although this feature has been in Photoshop for many releases, only a small number of customers know if its immense power for tasks such as automating event photography, creating web banners and producing graphics.
August 16, 2011
If you have forgotten to apply a metadata template when importing images into Lightroom, you can always apply it in the Library Module. To do so, select the images in the Grid view (in the Library module), and choose the desired template from the Preset drop down in the Metadata panel.
This is not only a good wayto add a “forgotten” metadata template but also to assign a more image-specific template to a subset of images. For example, you may have slightly different templates to apply different “Image Usage Rights” or other information to a subset of images.