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We’re busy getting ready for our next Google Hangout on Lightroom — Wednesday the 30th on using Lightroom in a mobile world. Thanks to our partners we have some great prizes to win (like a free pass to Photoshop World!), but you must attend the hangout live to win. Back in March Levi, Rich, Gerard, and I […]

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Ever since I began using Lightroom 2, I’ve wished that it had Photoshop’s Clone Stamp so that I wouldn’t have to go to Photoshop to remove things like power lines. Well, Lightroom 5 has made all my wildest dreams come true. This tutorial shows you how to use the Spot Removal Tool, including all my […]

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Every other word you hear about anything seems to be “mobile”, and Photography is no different. We’ve got the recent release of Lightroom Mobile, all kinds of other apps, and of course our favorite Mosaic Archive. But where’s it going? What do we do with it now? How does mobile really fit with our workflows? […]

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A powerful feature of Lightroom is its ability to save develop settings known as Presets so you can use them again later to edit other images. These presets will not only save you time but will also apply a consistent look to a set of images. There are several different types of presets. We are […]

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There are a few places where you can batch rename photos in Lightroom. The most common is during the import process via the File Renaming panel of the Import dialog, but you can also batch rename by selecting photos in Grid view of the Library module before going to Library > Rename Photos. A less […]

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Enhancing the Eyes

There are four parts of the eye; the pupil, iris, catch light and whites of the eye. We don’t always need to enhance all four. The goal is to make slight changes so the image doesn’t look fake or over process. Using Lightroom’s adjustment brush we will easily make local changes to these areas by “painting in” […]

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While we’ve been sitting high on the best-sellers list for Photography books, we’ve heard from several of you asking how to get our new Lightroom book.  Well, there’s two ways to get the book. The book is free until August 1 thanks to Mosaic Archive.  Mosaic commissioned the team at Photofocus to create the best eBook on the […]

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AddingGrain

This is an excerpt from our new book on Developing Images in Lightroom (currently free). Grain is a word used in film photography to describe the fineness of detail a film or paper is capable of capturing. Landscape photographers typically want the finest detail possible, which comes from fine grained films. Documentary photographers and journalists […]

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This is a guest post by Matt Kloskowski be sure to catch him at this year’s Photoshop World. There’s been speculation for a while now, but it’s confirmed. Apple is stopping future development of Aperture. The writing’s been on the wall for a while now. Aperture actually came out right around the time when Lightroom did (even […]

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You might have missed that the Photofocus team has been hard at work creating great presets for Lightroom.  It’s part of our partnership with Mosaic (be sure to check out the Lightroom Learning Center). Photofocus contributor Robert Vanelli offers up one from his collection — a  Lightroom preset for summer and beach photos.   It’s totally free and you […]

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We’re busy getting ready for our next Google Hangout on Lightroom — Wednesday the 25th on the Print Module. Thanks to our partners we have some great prizes to win (like a free pass to Photoshop World!), but you must attend the hangout live to win. Back in February Levi, Rich, Gerard, and I were super psyched […]

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Not long ago, Adobe released an app for the iPad. But with their most recent update to the Creative Cloud, Lightroom Mobile just got a whole lot better. Since the update, I have been playing with the apps on my iPad and iPhone, and wanted to share some of my findings. I downloaded Lightroom to my […]

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This is an excerpt from our new Lightroom Ebook that will be available next week thanks to Mosaic Archive. Don’t miss outré next Lightroom hangout either. While presets are great, they might not get the job done.  It’s impossible for the Lightroom team to predict every need for every project (particularly with the rise in multimedia formats […]

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We’re busy getting ready for our next Google Hangout on Lightroom — Wednesday the 25th on the Print Module. Thanks to our partners we have some great prizes to win, but you must attend the hangout live to win. Our very first Lightroom Hangout was all about getting organized using Lightroom. Levi Sim, Richard Harrington, Gerard Murphy, […]

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You may have noticed that there’s more to Lightroom than the Library and Develop Modules–there’s also a Print Module, and it’s incredibly awesome. Whether you want to print single pictures, multiple bundles, or specialized outputs… its all here. To help bring it to life we’ve invited a true expert, Kevin Ames. He is a pro photographer,  Photofocus contributor, […]

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Lightroom 5.5 Update

Wednesday was a big day for Adobe, which made some huge announcements about the new features added to the Creative Cloud subscription. With a bit less fanfare Lightroom 5.5 was also released. You can get it here for Windows | Mac. Creative Cloud or Standalone? Lightroom is a funny animal in that it is available via […]

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I’m a big fan of Mosaic (and it’s not just because they partner with us on Photofocus).  I’ve been using their software and tools from the very beginning. Mosaic just made their service a must have for everyone who uses Lightroom (I’ve got a full review coming soon).  But I wanted to tell you about a great […]

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I recently had the opportunity to play with an infrared-converted camera, thanks to the folks over at LensRentals.com, and had a lot of fun photographing my dog at an expansive dog park just outside of Portland, Oregon. I ended up with some really great images, and wanted to share my start-to-finish processing steps with one of […]

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“Why Can’t I Open Raw Files in My Photoshop or Lightroom?” This is a bit of a complex question as it really depends on a few things. Is the camera fairly new? Do other versions of Photoshop or Lightroom support the camera? How old is your software? Let’s break down the problems and answers. Be Sure […]

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You might have missed that the Photofocus team has been hard at work creating great presets for Lightroom.  It’s part of our partnership with Mosaic (be sure to check out the Lightroom Learning Center). Photofocus contributor Mykii Liu offers up one from his collection — a beautiful black and white fashion preset called BWDrama Fashion.  It’s totally free […]

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You may have heard about collections, smart collections, and collection sets, but have you ever used a target collection? If you haven’t then I’ve got something pretty cool to share with you. The original target collection is the Quick Collection, which is found in the Catalog panel of the Library module. The Quick Collection The […]

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