October 6, 2015
If you prefer to bypass the new “All Photos” screen in Lightroom CC, under the General Preferences, uncheck the option to Show “Add Photos” Screen. The next time you import photos, the Select Source column sill be displayed (on the left side of the Import dialog), allowing you to quickly choose your photos from Devices, Common Locations, Favorites, and/or browse your computer.
Lightroom’s General Preferences.
The Source column in the Import dialog.
Note: at this time, you have to show the Add Photos screen to add favorites to the Import dialog.
October 5, 2015
Check out the new updates and feature enhancements in Lightroom CC including Dehaze as a local adjustment and the new import experience in the videos below.
Making Global and Local Corrections using Dehaze in Lightroom CC – Discover how to dramatically improve an image either by removing or adding haze to an entire photo, or to specific regions using the local adjustment tools. Note: this technology is also available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CC.
Lightroom CC – Importing Images From a Camera Card – Discover how to quickly download photos from a camera card or mobile device into Lightroom.
Lightroom CC – Importing Photos from your Computer into Lightroom – Discover how to quickly import photos from your computer into Lightroom.
This update also includes support for new cameras and lens profiles, as well as assorted bug fixes (click here to see the entire list).
August 18, 2015
I’m happy to announce that my Adobe Bridge CC Essential Training course is now available on Lynda.com! Here is the course description:
Learn to use Bridge CC to efficiently manage and organize media assets of all kinds. Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost shows how to download photos from a camera into Bridge, rename the files, add metadata, and view, rate, and label photos. She also shows how to share the best images with filters and collections, and showcase them in slideshows.
•Batch renaming files
•Saving collections and Smart Collections
• Organizing images into stacks
August 7, 2015
In this Quick Tip for Lightroom, Julieanne shows how to copy files to an external drive that Lightroom is unaware of.
April 29, 2015
Discover how to quickly import photos from your computer into Lightroom.
Discover how to quickly download photos from a camera into Lightroom.
March 17, 2015
In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne will demonstrate how to streamline Lightroom 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. Although this video was recorded in a previous version, don’t worry, the techniques will work just as well today and answer some of the most frequently asked questions that I receive! So be sure to increase your Lightroom efficiency by watching!
Here is the latest and greatest PDF (JKOSTLR5DevModShortcuts) of all of the shortcuts for Lightroom’s Develop Module.
May 21, 2014
In this Quick Tip for Lightroom (Batch Processing Develop Module Styles on Import), Julieanne demonstrates how to create and apply presets to your images on import.
April 7, 2014
Take a tour of the new features with these videos:
Lightroom mobile – Setup, Collections and Flags
In this video Julieanne walks through syncing collections, reviewing, picking, rejecting, and filtering images using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.
Lightroom mobile – Cropping, Adjustments and Presets
In this video Julieanne demonstrates how to crop, adjust color and tone, and apply presets to your photographs using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.
Lightroom mobile – Managing Collections and Auto Import from Camera Roll
In this video Julieanne teaches you how to modify collections; move, add, and copy images between collections; and auto import from the camera roll using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.
Lightroom mobile – Showcasing and Sharing your Photographs
Description: In this video Julieanne shows how to quickly save, share, and show slideshows using Lightroom mobile on the iPad.
Click here for more information. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to share them on the Lightroom forums!
March 26, 2014
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.
January 23, 2014
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.
December 6, 2013
Lightroom 2-5 supports photos up to 65,000 pixels long or wide or up to 512 megapixels, whichever is smaller.
Note: Lightroom 1 imports photos up to 10,000 x 10,000 pixels.
October 24, 2013
Lightroom has the ability to automatically import files using a watched folder. To enable this feature, in the Library module, choose File > Auto Import and customize the Auto Import settings. This might be an alternative to tethered capture if your camera is not supported (although auto import can only copy files to a single, flat folder as its destination).
October 17, 2013
I often download files into a folder, import them into Lightroom and then find that I have additional files to add to that folder. When this happens, I simply copy the additional files into that folder using the operating system. Then, in Lightroom, I Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the folder in the Folder panel and choose Synchronize Folder (or choose Library > Synchronize Folder). In the Synchronize folder dialog, you can choose to display the import dialog to add additional metadata or toggle it off and add any necessary metadata in the Library module.
August 26, 2013
There is a new Preference in Lightroom to control whether or not Lightroom displays the files as they are being imported. Choosing Preferences > General > Import Options and checking “Select the ‘Current/Previous Import’ Collection During Import” tells Lightroom to display the images being imported (by revealing that collection in the Catalog Panel in the Library module). If you uncheck the preference, Lightroom will keep the focus on the last previously viewed images (prior to Import), avoiding any interruption by switching folders/collections.