The Quick Collection in Lightroom is designed to help you quickly group photos together for a short-term need. But what do when a quick collection suddenly needs to become permanent? You simply save the quick collection as a normal collection, as demonstrated in this quick tip. Want more tips like this? Check out my "Lightroom Quick Tips" course on GreyLearning, part of the "Mastering Lightroom" bundle of courses. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Save the Quick Collection
Adobe Lightroom comes with the ability to sort your photos into collections. In fact, there's an entire section on the left dedicated to organizing your photos in either Collection Sets, Collections, or Smart Collections. But there is also a separate collection located under the Catalog drop-down, and that is the Quick Collection. What is the Quick Collection? The Quick Collection is a place for you to quickly add photos that you need to grab from more than one folder in your Lightroom Catalog. It is an "easy access", temporary location for a … [Read more...] about What is Lightroom’s Quick Collection?
Theres plenty to shout about with Adobe Lightroom and if you take a lot of images it really is the way to go. For some, especially those thatve been using Photoshop for some time, Bridge is the workhorse of their asset management. Why Bridge? Lightroom is an amazing Database program with editing and export capabilities that are second to none while Bridge is more of an organiser. Importing with Lightroom will copy the files to a location and database it. Moving files within Lightroom is easy and Lightroom will alter the database accordingly. … [Read more...] about Adobe Bridge Review Mode
Once we imported our photos to our catalog, we need to quickly review each image and select our favorites. The trick is NOT to make this a time consuming task. One option is to use the Flagging system to temporarily select your favorite images. Its important not to get hung up on an image. If you have to ask, should I flag this?, you took too long. Flag the image and move on to the next. This doesn't mean you are going to process every selected image or delete the non selected images. It simply allows you to quickly scan your photos and select … [Read more...] about Making Selects by using Flags in Lightroom
If you use Lightroom, you may be aware that Lightroom was updated a few months (Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6). One of the standout features in this new version is the ability to quickly merge HDR images inside of Lightroom without having to use Photoshop or another HDR processing app. I photograph a lot of landscapes, and have plenty of bracketed series that have never been touched. Photographing hundreds of images on any given outing typically means that one or two are shared, and the rest end up collecting virtual dust inside of Lightroom. … [Read more...] about Using Lightroom Smart Collections to Organize HDRs and Panos
I like being productive: fixing things, cleaning rooms, building up cities, conquering countries, culling pictures. I like comfy things: beds, couches, car seats, fluffy stuff, shoes, pillows. So, what if... one could be productive AND comfortable!? With Lightroom Mobile, you can cull, edit, and amaze yourself with the productivity that you've had on the comfort of your own couch (and it doesn't have to be on a couch... it could be on an airplane, or the toilet, or the dinner table; you can choose anywhere you really want to be) all while not … [Read more...] about Going Mobile with Lightroom Mobile