Posts tagged "Ratings and Labels"

April 21, 2015

Additional Tips and Hidden Gems in Lightroom CC

Here are a number of hidden gems that were easier to include in list form than in my video. Enjoy!

Import, Library and Collections

• In addition to adding images to a collection on Import, you can automatically add images to a collection when shooting tethered.

• You can show badges in the filmstrip, but have them ignore any accidental clicks (Preferences > Interface > Ignore clicks on badges).

• Flag and Rating categories have been added to the metadata filters.

• “Camera + Lens” and “Camera + Lens Setting” have been added to the Loupe info options (via the View options).

• Moving photos to another folder is faster than in previous versions.

The Develop Module

• When using the Radial and Graduated Filters to make local adjustments, Shift + T will toggle between editing the filter and the brush.

• You can now reposition edits created using the Adjustment Brush by dragging the pin. Option -drag (Mac) | Alt -drag (Win) reverts to the older behavior (“scrubbing” the applied adjustments when click-dragging left or right on the pin).

• Shift-drag to constrain the Adjustment Brush movements vertically or horizontally.

• Click once, then Shift -click in another area with the Adjustment Brush to draw a straight line between the points.

• Hover the cursor on top of the pin to display a Mask overlay for the Gradient and Radial filters.

• When cropping, there is a new Auto button (in the Angle area), that will try to do an auto level similar to the Upright command.

• Control + Tab allows you to cycle through the Upright modes.

• You can now choose CMYK profiles when using the Soft Proofing controls in the Develop Module.

• The Lens correction panel indicates if a photo has built in lens correction applied. (This can be especially helpful for micro 4/3s and mirrorless lenses that can be automatically adjusted using opt codes.)

Additional Preferences

• Option + Shift (Mac) | Alt + Shift (Win) allows resetting of preferences when launching Lightroom. (Launch the app and then immediately hold down the keyboard shortcut keys.)

• The Pinstripe texture option in the Interface preferences has been replaced with a “Darker” gray”


• Percentage options have been added to the image resizing section of the Export Dialog.

The Book Module

• Photo text metadata settings will now be saved with custom pages.

Touch Enabled Devices

• There is a new workspace for touch enabled devices which is very similar to Lightroom on mobile devices. When a keyboard is removed, Lightroom automatically enters this mode. Many of the same gestures that are found when using Lightroom on mobile devices are available for touch enabled devices including;  triple touch to show info, swipe to assign flags and stars,  swipe to move from one image to the next etc. These gestures are also available when the keyboard is attached so that a combination of mouse/gestures can be used at the same time.

• In addition, touch enabled devices have access to all of the panels in the Develop module (they’re not limited to the basic panel like Lightroom on mobile), including local adjustments (spot healing, graduated filter etc.), and custom presets.

Lightroom on mobile devices

Lightroom1.4 for iOS devices now includes the Auto Straighten option and an improved cropping experience.

Lightroom 1.1 on Android now supports device-created DNG files, support for Android tablets and support for micro-SD cards.

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October 6, 2014

Lightroom Mobile 1.2 and Lightroom Web Updates

Be sure to download the update to Lightroom mobile to access new features including:

• Set pick flags and star ratings without having to switch contexts or modes.

• Collect feedback on shared collections using That feedback will then flow back into Lightroom mobile. (Stay tuned for how this feedback will flow back into Lightroom desktop in an upcoming release).

• GPS information from the iPhone now syncs with Lightroom desktop.

Plus, there have been bug fixes, performance improvements, and language updates. Lightroom mobile  1.2 adds support for Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Korean, and Spanish.

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March 20, 2013

Applying Changes to Images Within Stacks

To apply a change to all images in a stack in Lightroom, the stack must first be expanded. Otherwise, changes will only be applied to the image on the top of the stack.

Below, the stack and adjacent image are selected and a one star rating is applied.Here the stack and adjacent image are selected and a one star rating is applied

Expanding the stack reveals that only the image on the top of the stack (and the adjacent image) had the rating applied15bStack

To apply the one star rating to all of the images in the stack, first expand the stack and select the images.To apply the one star rating to all of the images in the stack, first expand the stack and select the images.

The rating will now be applied to all selected images.The rating is now applied to all selected images.

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March 27, 2012

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

In this video tutorial, 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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