April 3, 2017
Although I really appreciate that you can search my blog for Lightroom tips and shortcuts, several customers have requested that I create a single, condensed document that contains the Lightroom CC shortcuts that I use most often. So, click here to view/download the document.
The PDF file is 20+ pages long, and still doesn’t contain every shortcut… If you run across any mistakes/typos, please let me know and I’ll update the document.
And, if you’re looking for more information about my Lightroom workflow, be sure to check out my book “Passenger Seat: Creating a Photographic Project from Conception through Execution in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom”.
Have a great week!
March 24, 2017
A very powerful, but seldom used feature of the painter tool is it’s ability to “spray-on” presets in the Library module. Select the Painter tool, set the Paint option to the desired preset, and click on an image to apply it. Note: you can also click -drag across multiple images to add a preset.
March 22, 2017
In this video (Hidden Gems in Lightroom CC), you’ll discover how to access Recently Used Keywords as well as Saved Keyword Sets using the Painter tool in Lightroom CC. Note, the link above should take you directly to the keywording portion of the demo (1:50 – 2:55).
March 20, 2017
To use the Painter tool to add images to a collection in Lightroom, in the Library module, right-click on a regular collection (not a smart collection) and choose Set as Target Collection. Then, select the painter tool and choose Target Collection from the list of Paint options. While the painter tool is selected, clicking on an image in the grid to add it to the collection. You can also click – drag across multiple images to add them to the target collection.
The video below demonstrates how to set a target collection when creating collection, tapping the “B” key to add an image to the targeted collection as well as using the Painter tool to add images to a collection (2:15):
March 8, 2017
To quickly find a collection in Lightroom CC, type the name of the collection in the search field.
Filtering collections a huge time-saver as I have (literally) hundreds of collections of images in my Lightroom catalog).
March 3, 2017
I often use Quick Collection in Lightroom to create a temporary collection of images (to submit to a client, use in a demo, etc.). However there are times when, after making the Quick Collection, I want to convert it to a regular collection. To do so, Control-click (Mac) | right-click (Win) on Quick Collection in the Catalog panel and choose Save Quick Collection. In addition:
• Command + Option + B (Mac) | Control + Alt + B (Win) will convert (or save) a Quick Collection to a regular Collection.
• Command + B (Mac) | Control + B (Win) will display the contents of a Quick Collection. Tapping it again returns you to your previous location (folder, collection etc.).
• Command + Shift + B (Mac) | Control + Shift + B (Win) will delete the contents (clear) of a Quick Collection.
March 1, 2017
When importing files into Lightroom, under the File Handling options, enable the Add to Collection option to automatically add the imported images into a collection. You can select a collection from the list or, click the plus (+) icon and add a new collection.
If you forget to add your images to a collection on import, and you want to quickly create a collection from a folder, drag the folder from the Folders panel into the Collections panel. If you drag a folder that contains subfolders, it will create a single collection including all of the files in the parent folder and all subfolders.
June 26, 2015
In this Quick Tip, Julieanne will show you a few of her favorite uses for the little-known Painter tool in Lightroom.
May 29, 2015
In this Episode of the Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost reveals essential shortcuts and little known features that will make navigating the grid view in Lightroom far more efficient.
May 19, 2015
In this quick tip, you’ll find out how to save changes in Lightroom and view them in applications such as Adobe Bridge.
May 15, 2015
In this quick tip, you’ll discover how Smart Collections use search criteria to help you find your images.
May 14, 2015
Learn how to create virtual groups of images using Collections, Smart Collections, and Collection Sets in Lightroom.
May 13, 2015
Discover how to quickly find the images using Filters in Lightroom.
May 12, 2015
In this quick tip, you’ll learn the difference between “removing” and “deleting” a photograph in Lightroom.
May 11, 2015
Explore Loupe, Compare, and Survey view while discovering if flags, stars, or colors are the best way to label your photos.