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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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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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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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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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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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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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Snapshots vs. History

One of Lightroom’s greatest strengths is the fact that it stores all the work you do in its catalog file and never changes the pixel data in the source photos. Having all of that data on hand gives you a tremendous amount of freedom and flexibility in your post-production workflow. The most obvious benefit is […]

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Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the Photofocus Guide: Develop Great Images in Lightroom.  This book is almost done and we’ll be giving away free copies soon to all our readers thanks to Mosaic.  Be sure to check out the Lightroom Learning Center. There is a direct connection between the histogram and the […]

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Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the Photofocus Guide: Develop Great Images in Lightroom.  This book is almost done and we’ll be giving away free copies soon to all our readers thanks to Mosaic.  Be sure to check out the Lightroom Learning Center. The Histogram panel contains a number of tools to […]

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An often overlooked feature of the Library Module’s Grid view is the Painter Tool. Do you see that little spray paint icon in the Grid view Toolbar? If you don’t see it make sure you are in Grid view by pressing G, and if you still don’t see it then press T to make sure […]

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Photo by Scott Bourne – Post by Rob Sylvan – Follow Lightroomers on Twitter Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush is a powerful tool intended for making local adjustments to your photos with any combination exposure, brightness, contrast, saturation, clarity, sharpness, and color settings. Here are 10 tips to make your experience with the tool more efficient and […]

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Copyright 2009 Rob Sylvan – All Rights Reserved Guest Post by Rob Sylvan – Follow Lightroomers on Twitter Lightroom’s Graduated Filter is the perfect tool for giving your skies a quick boost in color, depth and contrast without effecting the area below the horizon. Here’s a workflow for better skies: 1. Press D to bring […]

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Post by Rob Sylvan – Follow Lightroomers on Twitter It’s normal to spend a lot of time in Lightroom’s Grid view, so it pays to learn a few ways to make your time there more efficient. Here are ten ways to get you working at the top of your game: 1. Press G from anywhere […]

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Guest Post by Rob Sylvan Follow Lightroomers on Twitter If you find you are making a lot of the same adjustments to your raw photos after import, or perhaps you have a favorite Camera Profile that you want to be your regular starting point, then it is time to update your default settings to suit […]

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Guest Post by Rob Sylvan Follow Lightroomers on Twitter It is pretty common to have a series of similars that can all benefit from the same Develop settings. Here are two quick ways to apply the same settings to all selected photos at once. The first is the often overlooked Quick Develop panel in the […]

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We recently received a listener question for the Photofocus podcast about migrating Lightroom 2 catalogs to Lightroom 3. I asked our resident Lightroom expert Rob Sylvyn (Rob Sylvan – Follow Lightroomers on Twitter) to look into this since he recently wrote about it here on Photofocus and he’s refined his answer. Adobe has made two […]

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Guest Post by Rob Sylvan – Follow Lightroomers on Twitter I’m sure you’ve heard, but in case you haven’t, Adobe has released a free public Beta version of Lightroom 3 for the purpose of getting public feedback on new functionality/features. You can read my take on Lightroom 3 Beta if you want to learn more. […]

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(Copyright 2009 Rob Sylvan – All Rights Reserved) Guest Post by Rob Sylvan – Follow Rob on Twitter I spend a lot of time helping other Lightroom users troubleshoot, identify and solve problems. In my continuing effort to write myself out of a job I pulled together a collection of tips that probably account for […]

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(Copyright 2006 Rob Sylvan – All Rights Reserved) Post by Rob Sylvan – Follow Rob on Twitter When I heard that Scott was interested in adding Lightroom to his workflow I asked if I could share some things I’ve learned over the years helping other photographers get the most out of this amazing (though sometimes […]

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