At times you may need to view the parent for one of the folders containing photos being managed within Lightroom Classic. In this quick video tip you'll learn how you can reveal the parent folder, or hide the parent folder, for any of the folders containing photos in your Lightroom catalog. 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 Show or hide the parent folder in Lightroom Classic
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A lot of times when you take a picture, there could be unwanted distortion. Maybe you're higher or lower than the subject, and you'd like to make it really look even. This is super easy with the upright command. How do I remove perspective issues? from Lightroom Classic CC: Tips and Quick Fixes by Richard Harrington … [Read more...] about Lightroom Classic CC: How do I remove perspective issues?
If you have a picture of somebody who drinks a lot of coffee or smokes cigarettes, or just as they age, you might notice that the teeth take on a slight discoloration. It's possible in Lightroom to use its Brush engine to target the area and give them a better smile. How do I whiten teeth? from Lightroom Classic CC: Tips and Quick Fixes by Richard Harrington … [Read more...] about Lightroom Classic CC: How do I whiten teeth?
When look at a photograph of a person, getting the skin tones right is important. You want nice, natural looking skin tones with rich color. Let's explore how we can refine this using the controls in Lightroom. In this case, while the white balance setting is useful, it may not get us the exact results that we're going for in the skin tones. How do I fix skin tones? from Lightroom Classic CC: Tips and Quick Fixes by Richard Harrington … [Read more...] about Lightroom Classic CC: How do I fix skin tones?
Many photographers are aware of the ability to use a template-driven approach to renaming multiple images in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. But there is also a quick and easy way to rename a single photo, as demonstrated in this quick video. 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 Quickly rename a single photo in Lightroom Classic CC
In this video quick tip you'll learn how to apply a more traditional RGB color balance adjustment in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, which can be helpful for photographers who aren't comfortable with the Temperature and Tint adjustments for color. 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 Using the tone curve for RGB color balance in Lightroom Classic CC
Editor’s Note: Perfectly Clear is offering Photofocus readers a special $99 bundle, including Perfectly Clear Complete and SharkPixel presets. A $163 value! In this article, I'm going to show you how you can process your DJI Drone DNG RAW Photographs using Perfectly Clear 3.5. Since Perfectly Clear doesn't yet support the DJI Drone cameras, you will need to launch Perfectly Clear as a plugin from inside editing software that supports the Perfectly Clear plugin. I'm going to show you how to do that with Lightroom, Photoshop and Capture One Pro. … [Read more...] about Processing DJI Drone DNG using Perfectly Clear as a plug-in
A few months ago I traveled to Knoxville, TN for my niece’s graduation. I took an afternoon to take a side trip down to the World’s Fair Expo center to do some architectural and travel photography. It was an overcast day and the afternoon thunderstorms started to roll in, but I wanted to photograph this really interesting outdoor amphitheater and noticed that I need to create a panorama in order to capture the entire structure from left to right. After metering the scene on my Nikon D850 I noticed that the contrast range was too great to … [Read more...] about Getting started with Adobe Lightroom HDR panoramas
When Lightroom CC was announced, I was kind of disappointed to see that Adobe's Sensei search wasn't going to be making it over to the Lightroom Classic application. While you can search for things like the camera used, date taken and more, I can't all of a sudden find all my drink photos by typing in "cocktail." But now I can, thanks to a third-party plug-in called Excire Search. Excire Search evaluates your entire catalog and lets you search by keyword, faces and even by reference image, finding similar images in your Lightroom … [Read more...] about Intelligent search in Lightroom Classic with Excire Search
On Wednesday, Adobe came out with its monthly updates for both Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC. In addition to support for new cameras and lenses, here's what's new: Album enhancements for Lightroom CC One of the biggest features missing from the release of Lightroom CC was the ability to easily store photos on your local hard drive. You can now do that at the album level — a new "Store Album Locally" setting allows you to save original copies of that album's photos on your local hard drive. This feature is super convenient for … [Read more...] about Lightroom CC adds local album storage, Classic gets book module updates
Watermarks can be used for a number of reasons. One, to protect your images. While watermarks can be removed, most people won't go through the trouble of doing so if they don't have the tools. Two, the images can be used for identification purposes, especially when shared on social media. While I've never gotten a call from a prospective client that said "I saw your watermark on some photos," it's still there to make sure that the viewer knows who took the photos. There are three different types of watermarks — text, a logo or a signature. … [Read more...] about How to create a watermark in Lightroom Classic
Sure, there's a big "Reset" button in Lightroom Classic, putting your edited photo back to its original state. But what if you need to reset just some of the adjustments you've made? Simply double click on the slider text (Exposure, Contrast, Highlights, etc.) and watch the slider move back to zero. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Reset Lightroom Classic sliders
Remember how I showed you the power of snapshots in Adobe Lightroom Classic? Well, sometimes you need to produce multiple versions of the same image, whether it's to have two different styles to your photos, use in third-party plugins or otherwise. To do this, simply right-click on an image in your Lightroom catalog, and click "Create Virtual Copy" (or go to the Photo menu > Create Virtual Copy). This will create a "copy" of the master image. You can put these into stacks for better organization, or keep them separate. While it's … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Creating Two Versions of an Image in Lightroom Classic
This morning, Adobe announced updates to its desktop versions of Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC. While both programs have added a few new enhancements and features, Lightroom CC has also been updated to make it further in line with its Classic counterpart. Lightroom CC Adds Preset and Profile Syncing The big feature announced today is the ability for Lightroom CC to sync your presets and profiles between instances of the program. This works for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, ChromeOS and on the web, so you can have all your favorite … [Read more...] about Adobe brings powerful new features to Lightroom CC and Classic
For ages, I've become accustomed to using Lightroom's Virtual Copy feature. It let me create multiple images and style them based off of the original edit I had made. But it was tedious when dealing with multiple virtual copies. Since then, I've discovered the Snapshots tool — a powerful yet under-utilized feature of Lightroom Classic. Think of this as a combination of the Virtual Copy feature and the History panel. It lets you record different versions of a photograph in one file, which ultimately helps you narrow down the edit you want to … [Read more...] about Lightroom Secrets: The Power of Snapshots
Sensor dust is bound to impact our photographs at some time. But there's a quick and easy way to visualize these spots — and get rid of them. Click the Spot Removal (Q) brush in Lightroom, and then underneath your photograph, you'll see a checkbox and slider with the words "Visualize Spots." Click this checkbox and drag the slider up to the necessary point where you'll begin to see spots on your photograph. Then just click away with the Spot Removal brush to get rid of the sensor spots. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Visualize Sensor Spots in Lightroom
There are two sliders in Lightroom and most other post-processors that can be handy for adjusting the intensity of your colors. Think of saturation like ISO, but for color — it bumps up the intensity of all of the colors in your photograph. On the other hand, vibrance is more selective, adjusting only the more muted colors in your photograph. This can help lead to a more evenly-saturated image. Both tools definitely have their usage — check out the three photos below to see how they can affect an image. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Saturation vs. Vibrance
Cropping is a fundamental and basic tool of any photo editing program. And while Lightroom has a built-in cropping tool available, it's not super obvious on how to change orientations. To do so, start by using the crop tool and then click the X key on your keyboard. If you're cropping an image that's originally horizontal, this will change the orientation to vertical, and vice versa. To change the crop orientation back to the way it was, click the X key again, or click the Esc key to exit out of the crop tool and not have your crop applied. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Change the Crop Orientation in Lightroom
I develop images in Adobe Lightroom Creative Cloud (LR CC) using a top-down approach, starting with "Basic". The one rule breaker was "Camera Calibration", the very last menu item. When working with RAW image files, I find starting with Camera Calibration can save time and energy. I shoot Nikon and Fuji and find that camera specific settings often outperform the generic Adobe presets in LR. I recently updated the LR Classic CC app (formerly called LR CC) to the latest 7.3 release and could not find "Camera Calibration". It seemed like a big … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: What happened to “Camera Calibration” in Lightroom Classic Creative Cloud?
This morning, Adobe released Lightroom Classic CC version 7.3, which added among other items, new Adobe Profiles, and Creative Profiles. These are similar to presets but are one-click actions that can be used in correlation with other adjustments you've made. Getting Started with Profiles Profiles are located in the Develop module, at the top of the Basic panel. The camera calibration profile has been integrated into this as well, allowing you to choose from Adobe Standard, Color, Landscape, Portrait and Vivid. But to go beyond that, click … [Read more...] about Adobe Releases Lightroom Classic 7.3, Adds Custom Profiles
While there are a variety of methods available for identifying your favorite photos from a given trip or photo shoot, star ratings remain a popular solution for this purpose. Star ratings are widely supported and somewhat easy to understand. But I actually use a somewhat unique approach to using star ratings, which I thought I would share for your consideration. Redefining the Ratings Star ratings are available in a range from one star to five stars, or of course the option to not assign a star rating at all. It is perfectly logical to … [Read more...] about Star Rating Strategy
Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you're not sure exactly which folder a particular image is contained in within your Lightroom catalog? In this quick tip, you'll learn how to browse the contents of multiple folders, including those scattered all over the Folders list, quickly and easily within Lightroom. 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: Browse Multiple Folders in Lightroom
Let's explore the process of bringing images in from a Lightroom library into ACDSee. The process is pretty straightforward. Since we've already consolidated our library to a target drive ACDSee makes it easy to bring those files in. Importing your Lightroom images into ACDSee from Migrating from Lightroom Classic CC by Richard Harrington … [Read more...] about Importing your Lightroom images into ACDSee
Ever wonder what your Lightroom adjustments will look like without applying them? Instead of applying and undoing, next time hold the "Alt" (Windows) or "Option" (Mac) key to get a preview of what adjustments will do to your photograph. In the Basic panel, it'll show problematic highlights and shadows so you can further edit, while the Split-Toning, Detail and Camera Calibration panels will show previews of what the adjustments will do to your image. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Use the “Alt” or “Option” Key to Preview Lightroom Classic Adjustments
Tired of scrolling up and down your Library or Develop adjustment panels in Lightroom? Right click on a panel heading, like "Basic" in the Develop mode, and turn on Solo Mode. Doing so will only allow you to have one section open at a time, meaning no more scrolling from the bottom to the top of the panel area. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Stay Organized with Lightroom Solo Mode
Next time you're culling through photos, click the "Caps Lock" key. Doing so will activate Auto Advance (which can also be activated through Photo > Auto Advance), meaning you no longer have to hit the arrow key to go back and forth through photographs. Then you can just use the number keys to select ratings (1-5) or color labels (6-9) as necessary, or hit 0 to advance without marking a photograph. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Speed Up Lightroom Classic Culling Process with “Caps Lock”
Have a series of photographs that have different exposure settings? While synchronizing your develop settings from picture to picture brings over all the adjustments you've made, it doesn't take into account different exposure settings you used while capturing the image. The solution? Once you're done editing one of your photos, select all of them in that set and go up to Settings > Match Total Exposures. You'll now see that all the photos have the same exposure settings, matching perfectly. … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: Match Exposures in Lightroom Classic
Last week, Adobe released Lightroom 6.14, the last perpetual update to the photography organizer and editing tool. Going forward, updates will only be made available for Creative Cloud subscribers, who have access to the new Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC. This begs the question — is now the time to subscribe to the Creative Cloud Photography Plan? Lightroom has been around for just short of 11 years now, and up until this point, you've been able to buy it as a stand-alone product, and most recently as part of a subscription. While … [Read more...] about Adobe Releases Last Stand-Alone Update to Lightroom; Is it Time to Subscribe?
Adobe has announced updates to the Lightroom CC product line for cloud-based and desktop versions. Happily, they have also been added to Lightroom CC Classic. The big news, of course, is these new features are driven by Adobe Sensei the company's powerful artificial intelligence engine. New Auto Settings I have never been a proponent of anything "auto" in photography with the exception of autofocus (hooray!) until now. Sensei powered "Auto" in Lightroom CC Classic works. It works amazingly well. Adobe's AI adjusts the major controls in the … [Read more...] about Adobe Sensei Auto Now in Lightroom CC & Classic
(Editor's note: This is a guest post by photographer and educator, Tim Grey.) There are many situations where the color in our photographs can be particularly challenging to get right. When a scene features a variety of different light sources, the different colors of light can combine to create colors that don’t look right and can seem impossible to correct. As you shift the color balance in one direction to improve certain colors within the scene, the opposite colors get worse, for example. Fortunately, these types of color issues can … [Read more...] about Fixing Problematic Colors with HSL