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 Lightroom that Lightroom is unaware of.
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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.
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.
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?
When working with Virtual Copies in Collections, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the Virtual Copy and choose Go To Folder in Library (since Virtual Copies are always located in the same Folder as the original). However, depending on your sort order, this method might not display the Master file next to the Virtual Copy. Instead, try clicking on the arrow icon to the right of the Copy Name in the Metadata panel to quickly navigate to the Master file.
Although you can use the Metadata filter to quickly find files based on capture date, if you already have an image selected and are looking to view other images captured on that same date, clicking the arrow icon to the right of the Capture Date in the Metadata panel will quickly filter the entire library (based on the capture date of the selected image).
• Command + J (Mac) | Control + J (Win) displays View Options (so that you can customize Compact / Expanded Cell views etc.).
• Tapping the “J” key toggles through Hide Extras, Compact, and Expanded views.
These two shortcuts help eliminate clutter in Grid view, allowing you to focus on your photographs:
• Command + Shift + H (Mac) | Control + Shift + H (Win) will Hide Extras.
•Command + Option + Shift + H (Mac) | Control + Alt + Shift + H (Win) will hide metadata Badges.
When adding a new Collection within an existing Collection Set, instead of clicking the “+” icon in the Collections panel header, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the Collection Set that you want the new collection to be in, and choose Create Collection. Lightroom automatically selects the Collection Set that was clicked on in the Collections panel, in the Location area.
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.
Lightroom can display up to three different dates for a file in the Metadata panel: Date Time Original, Date Time Digitized and Date Time. Note: try setting the Metadata panel’s preset to EXIF to display them all. Here’s the explanation of when and why you might need these different dates:
• Date Time Original – This is the moment in time that is shown in the picture. In other words, if you were at a new year’s eve party last year and took a picture at one minute before midnight, the Date Time Original of that picture is 12/31/2012 11:59 PM.
• Date Time Digitized – This is the moment in time at which the picture was committed to digital form. For photos from a digital camera, this will always be identical to Date Time Original. For film, it wouldn’t be. For example, if you’d taken that new year’s eve picture on film, then waited exactly six months to scan (i.e., digitize) the film the Date Time Original would still be 12/31/2012 11:59 PM, but the Date Time Digitized would be 6/30/2013 11:59 PM.
• Date Time – This is the file creation date. Again, for a picture from a digital camera that you haven’t mucked with, this will be identical to the previous two fields. But if you generate a new file from the picture (using covert to DNG, as in your example, or via other means such as creating a PSD by editing in Photoshop) then this field will show the date on which the new file was created. In other words, if you edited your new year’s eve picture in Photoshop at noon today, generating a new PSD in the process, the Date Time for the new file would be today’s date 12pm.
For most ordinary people shooting with a digital camera, the only field they care about is Date Time Original, and the only reason to ever edit it is if the clock on their camera was set incorrectly for some reason when they took the picture. For example, if you’d traveled from California to New York for that new year’s party, and forgot to adjust your camera’s clock to account for the time zone change, then that picture you took would show a Date Time Original of 12/31/2012 8:59 PM. Since you know that’s not correct, you would probably want to edit the capture time and use the “Shift by a set number of hours” option to move the Date Time Original field ahead by three hours.
Thank you so much Ben for this excellent explanation!
In this episode of The Complete Picture (How to change Capture time in Lightroom 5), Julieanne demonstrates two ways to change the capture time of your images. The first enables you to offset a time zone change and the second supports a custom adjustment to align multiple cameras used to shoot one event but with different date/time settings in-camera.
In order to quickly view any image’s file type while in the Grid view in Lightroom, I customize my Library View Options (View > View Options), to Show Grid Extras: Expanded Cells. Then, I set the Expanded Cell Extras to display the File Base Name in the upper left and the File Extension below it. This helps avoid the truncation of the file extension when thumbnails are small and file names are long.
Although you can certainly use the Keyword List panel to search for images tagged with specific keywords, it might be easier to use the shortcut Command + F (Mac) | Control + F (Win) in the Library Module to enable the Text Filter. Choose Keywords from the drop-down list and type in the desired keyword. Note: the Keywords drop-down is persistent so the next time you use the shortcut, you will only be searching on keywords.