February 10, 2016
The update to Adobe Bridge CC includes improved performance for metadata and thumbnail generation, along with automated cache management for faster display and search of assets. Thumbnail generation will be on-demand, allowing you to start viewing thumbnails sooner (instead of waiting for all thumbnails to be generated before any are available for viewing), and thumbnails and metadata generation/search are performed only when needed. Select Preferences > General to self-manage the cache for faster display of thumbnail previews and quicker metadata search of assets.
You can save time by automatically organizing sets of images into stacks for processing high dynamic range (HDR) images and panoramas (Stacks > Auto Stack Panorama/HDR).
Bridge understands how to organize images based on an image’s capture time, exposure settings, and image alignment. If exposure times vary and content overlaps, Bridge CC interprets the photo as HDR, if not, then it is recognized as panoramic. Stacked images are identified by the number of images in the stack, displayed at the top left of the thumbnail.
• Command + right/left arrow (Mac) | Control + right/left arrow (Win) expands/collapses a stack
•Command + Option + right/left arrow (Mac) | Control + Alt + right/left arrow (Win) expands/collapses all stacks
You can now import media directly from your mobile phone and digital cameras that use PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) and MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) by selecting File > Import from Device. (This is a fix for OSX 10.11x (El Capitan) customers.)
This release also includes stability and performance updates, modernized code, and technology components for a stable platform for the next generation of Bridge.
October 5, 2015
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.
This update also includes support for new cameras and lens profiles, as well as assorted bug fixes (click here to see the entire list).
Updated 11-17-2015 to remove Import videos. The following are now current with Lightroom 6 and CC.
02. Lightroom – Importing Images From a Camera Card
03. Lightroom – Importing Photos from your Computer into Lightroom
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.