Depending on the sequence of images that I’m viewing in the Library module, sometimes I want Lightroom to zoom to the same location in each image as I move through the shoot (comparing focus in a certain area for example), but other times I want Lightroom to pay attention to different areas that I’ve zoomed into in each image (comparing the sharpness of a bird that moved significantly between frames for example). The Lock Zoom Position (Command + Shift + = (Mac) | Control + Shift + = (Win)) toggles between these two different ways of previewing images. With Lock Zoom Position enabled, Lightroom will zoom to the exact same area of each image (regardless of where you may have previously zoomed into) as you move through your sequence. With Lock Zoom Position disabled, Lightroom will remember and display the zoom position from when you previously viewed the image.
Posts tagged "The Library Module"
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.
In this Quick Tip for Lightroom (How to Find your Files Quickly in Lightroom), Julieanne shows you how to quickly filter your photographs in Lightroom.
In this Quick Tip for Lightroom (How to View Your Best Photos from the Past 6 Months in Lightroom), Julieanne reveals the power of Smart Collections to reveal your best photos.
In this Quick Tip for Lightroom (How to Copy Files to an External Hard Drive in Lightroom), Julieanne shows how to copy files to an external drive that Lightroom is unaware of.
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.
In this Quick Tip for Lightroom (How to Quickly Add Photographs to a Collection in Lightroom), Julieanne demonstrates how to easily add images into a target collection using a single keystroke.
Selecting Library > Find Previous Process Photos displays all images which have been changed (in the Develop Module or using Quick Develop) using a process version prior to the most current. Note: this command searches the entire catalog regardless of which folder or collection is selected.
Did you know that Lightroom has a feature that will take all of your flagged images (the ones that have the pick flag), and demote them to unflagged while also demoting all images that are unflagged to rejected? All you have to do is choose Library > Refine photos. I’m curious to hear if any of you have ever used this feature and what were the circumstances?
When working with Virtual Copies in Collections, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the Virtual Copy and choose Go To Folder in Library (since Virtual Copies are always located in the same Folder as the original). However, depending on your sort order, this method might not display the Master file next to the Virtual Copy. Instead, try clicking on the arrow icon to the right of the Copy Name in the Metadata panel to quickly navigate to the Master file.
Although you can use the Metadata filter to quickly find files based on capture date, if you already have an image selected and are looking to view other images captured on that same date, clicking the arrow icon to the right of the Capture Date in the Metadata panel will quickly filter the entire library (based on the capture date of the selected image).
• Command + J (Mac) | Control + J (Win) displays View Options (so that you can customize Compact / Expanded Cell views etc.).
• Tapping the “J” key toggles through Hide Extras, Compact, and Expanded views.
These two shortcuts help eliminate clutter in Grid view, allowing you to focus on your photographs:
• Command + Shift + H (Mac) | Control + Shift + H (Win) will Hide Extras.
•Command + Option + Shift + H (Mac) | Control + Alt + Shift + H (Win) will hide metadata Badges.
When adding a new Collection within an existing Collection Set, instead of clicking the “+” icon in the Collections panel header, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the Collection Set that you want the new collection to be in, and choose Create Collection. Lightroom automatically selects the Collection Set that was clicked on in the Collections panel, in the Location area.
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.