CropIntro

Note: This post is from our book Develop Great Images in Lightroom (available on iBookstore & Scribd). Often when I crop, it’s all about precision.  I frequently need to crop to a specific aspect ratio.  Sometimes it’s for the screen (video projects and slideshows) as well as print output. In these cases, I need the shape of my photo to […]

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Organize Your Photos!

If, like me, you have some work to do to get your archives in proper shape before moving to Lightroom, I am creating a guide to help you escape the quagmire.

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geocover

Geotagging, or the act of applying detailed geographic coordinates, to my photos is exceptionally important to me. I do a lot of traveling and am often photographing in remote areas. So, being able to remember exactly where I took a particular photo has saved my bacon a number of times. Additionally, it just makes things […]

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Overlays

Note: This post is from our book Develop Great Images in Lightroom (available on iBookstore & Scribd). Lightroom offers several different overlays to help with composing your crop.  There is no right way to crop, after all the goals can be the removal of distractions, the changing of emotion, or technical requirement.  But overlays are designed to help with all […]

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straightentitle

Note: This post is from our book Develop Great Images in Lightroom (available on iBookstore & Scribd). A crooked photo can be downright distracting (unless you really wanted it that way of course).  Fortunately Lightroom makes it easy to fix an unbalanced ball head. But what happens if you need to rotate the image or even […]

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Note: We’ve got two hangouts next week — Lightroom is Thursday with Scott Kelby and Business with Justin and Mary Marantz on Wednesday.   You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win a Creative Cloud subscription from Adobe, as well […]

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Featured Image

Keeping your Lightroom catalog safe is essential to preserving your hard work.  After all, your catalog contains your organization (and possibly the bulk of your edits). The Quick Answer on Location So where should you store the catalog?  The answer is it depends. Single computer: create a folder on your local hard drive, name it […]

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