March 5, 2013
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).
December 12, 2012
In addition to new camera support, Lightroom also includes HiDPI within the Library and Develop Modules. Click here for all of the details…
December 4, 2012
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.
December 3, 2012
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.
November 30, 2012
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.
August 28, 2012
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.
August 3, 2012
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.
July 30, 2012
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.
July 23, 2012
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.
June 11, 2012
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!
April 12, 2012
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.
April 7, 2012
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.
April 2, 2012
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.
March 27, 2012
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.
March 26, 2012
In my first video of the Getting Started series for Lightroom 4 (Importing and Organizing Your Images), you’ll discover the most efficient method for downloading images into Lightroom and organizing them. Quickly import and manage your photo collection in a library that makes organizing, finding and editing your photos easy.
If you’re new to Lightroom (or just have questions about workflow), this link will take you to the Getting Started Series main page. It’s the perfect place to start as it’s designed to get you up and running as quickly as possible!