Posts tagged "The Library Module"

March 21, 2013

Returning to the Previous Module in Lightroom

Command–Option–Up Arrow will toggle between the currently selected module and the previous module visited in Lightroom.

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March 5, 2013

Naming Virtual Copies in Lightroom

By default, when creating Virtual Copies, Lightroom automatically gives each Virtual Copy a sequential copy name: “Copy 1”, “Copy 2”, “Copy 3”, etc. To create a custom name for each Virtual Copy, in the Metadata panel (in the Library module) type the preferred name in the “Copy Name” field.


Note: to see the custom file name in the Grid or Loupe views, you may need to make a change under View >View Options. In the example below, I have set my view options to “Show Grid Extras: Expanded Cells” and my “Expanded Cell Extras” to “Copy Name or File Base Name”. Note that you can also choose to see both Copy and File name.



For more information on Virtual Copies, you may want to watch this video tutorial (When to use Virtual Copies and Snapshots in Lightroom).

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December 12, 2012

Adobe Announces ACR 7.3 and Lightroom 4.3

In addition to new camera support, Lightroom also includes HiDPI within the Library and Develop Modules. Click here for all of the details…


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December 4, 2012

How to Show/Hide Badges in Lightroom’s Filmstrip

If the images in the Filmstrip are really small, then neither the badges nor any of the View Options (including Rating and Picks, Stack Counts, Photos in Navigator on Mouseover or Photo Info Tooltips) will be displayed. However, increasing the size of the thumbnails in the filmstrip will display the badges.

To customize what is displayed in the Filmstrip when the Thumbnails are larger (hide the Badges), choose Preferences > Interface.

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December 3, 2012

Using Badges to Quickly Identify Changes to an Image in Lightroom 4

To help identify what treatments/adjustments have been applied to an image in the Library module in Lightroom, the team created several different badges including: GPS Coordinates, Collections, Keywords, Cropping, and Develop Module Adjustments.

To toggle the Badges on and off, in the Grid view in the Library Module, select View > View Options and check on/off the Grid View > Cell Options > Thumbnail Badges. Notice that you can also choose to show/hide Flags, Unsaved Metadata and Quick Collection Markers.

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November 30, 2012

Virtual Copies in Lightroom – A Very Useful Tip When Scanning

The other day I needed to scan several hundred photographs when I remembered a tip that Kevin Connor suggested. To increase productivity, instead of scanning each image individually (because this can take a long time if you have lots of little photos), place as many images as you can on the scanner and scan them all at once. Then, import those scans into Lightoom, Create Virtual copies for each individual image, and refine as needed.

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August 28, 2012

Removing Metadata From a File in Lightroom

Occasionally I need to remove IPTC metadata from a file when I demo Photoshop and Lightroom. In order to do this quickly, I’ve created a metadata template which has blank fields AND a check to the right of each field. When applied, Lightroom replaces the metadata that I entered in the previous demo with the “blank” data so that I can demonstrate adding it again.

 Be careful with this one – I once wiped out an entire years worth of keywords that I had applied.

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August 3, 2012

Unlocking Compare View’s Link Focus in Lightroom 4

When using Compare View in Lightroom, holding down the Shift key will unlock the Link Focus which, when zoomed in, allows the repositioning of each panel independently.

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July 30, 2012

Quick Tip – The Painter Tool in Lightroom 4

In this Quick Tip (The Painter Tool in Lightroom 4), Julieanne will show you a few of her favorite uses for the little-known Painter tool in Lightroom 4.


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July 23, 2012

Video Tutorial – Why Does a Photograph’s Preview Change in Lightroom and Bridge?

In this video tutorial (Why Does the  Photograph’s Preview Change in Lightroom and Bridge? ), Julieanne explains one of the great mysteries of Lightroom and Bridge – why Lightroom (or Bridge) displays a photograph one way and then changes the way it looks a moment later. It will all become clear with just a little information about how digital camera files are captured and displayed by different applications.

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June 11, 2012

Lightroom – Relinking Folders on an External Drive

If you’re having problems pointing Lightroom to folders on an external drive because the name of the external drive changed, right click on the highest level folder and select Update Folder Location to relink them. If the name of the external drive keeps changing, you can find additional information about how to name your drive here.

Thank you Pete Marshall!

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April 12, 2012

Is Your Hard Drive Full? Here’s How to Move Images to Another Drive in Lightroom.

If you skip ahead in this video to @ 4:38 (Questions about Lightroom and Photo Management), I talk about how to archive or move your images from your internal drive to an external one. As you will see, it is easiest to move the files to the new drive from within Lightroom.


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April 7, 2012

Video Tutorial – Lightroom 4 – Share Images Online

In this video (Share Images Online) you will learn to use the Web module to publish to the popular online photo sharing sites with Lightroom’s new Publish Services option in the Library module.

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April 2, 2012

Video Tutorial – Lightroom 4 – Moving Between Lightroom 4 and Photoshop

In this video tutorial (Moving Between Lightroom 4 and Photoshop), you will learn how to take a single image or multiple images for editing seamlessly between Lightroom and Photoshop. Also, see how to use Photoshop tools like Photomerge, HDR pro, and the export dialog in Lightroom for exporting multiple files.

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March 27, 2012

Video Tutorial – Lightroom 4 – Select, Rate and Prioritize Your Images

In this video tutorial (Select, Rate and Prioritize Your Images), you’ll find out which method of tagging images works best for the photography you do in order to simplify the creation of collections of images.

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