Lightroom Classic

Importing your Lightroom images into ACDSee

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

Quick Tip: Match Exposures in Lightroom Classic

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

Fixing problematic colors with HSL by Tim Gray

Fixing Problematic Colors with HSL

(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.

How to Send Piles of Files – FTP Your Photos Directly From Lightroom Classic

I would say, without a doubt, that Lightroom is one of the most used programs on my computer, second maybe only to Chrome. However, even as a convert from the first version of Lightroom and having logged about a zillion hours using it since then, I am still always learning something new that I can do with it. Partly from the consistent upgrades and improvements over the years, but, also because there are many hidden features for those of us willing to do a little spelunking around the program.

One of these buried treasures is not in Lightroom itself, rather a repository that Adobe maintains called the Lightroom Developers SDK. Short for “Software Development Kit”, this is a library of information and “how to’s” for anyone who wishes to build their own plugins to extend Lightroom’s features. Inside this library is also a selection of sample plugins that you can use as a foundation for building your own. Each of these samples is a fully functioning plugin on its own, offering some feature or functionality not available in the regular program. One of my favorite, and most used, is the FTP sample plugin. This gives us a way to send batches of large images to a file server straight from Lightroom. Below is a tutorial on how to find, install, and use it, so you can get those beautiful images of yours to the people that want them as quickly and easily as possible!

A Fast Way to Change a Background

Changing the color of a background or adding a backlight effect has always been a task for Photoshop. Here’s how to skip Photoshop and use Lightroom’s new Range Masking Tool

READ THIS BEFORE Upgrading To The New Lightroom

Installing new updates can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. Exciting because you can’t wait to try out the new features. Terrifying because it may crash your system. Here are a few simple tips to make your upgrade experience better.

How to Use Plugins with the New Lightroom CC

I keep hearing the question, can I use plugins with the new Lightroom (aka Lightroom CC). While Lightroom Classic CC (formerly Lightroom CC) fully supports third-party plugins like Perfectly Clear

What the Heck is (The New) Lightroom CC?

Adobe just announced that there are now TWO VERSIONS of Lightroom. There is the previous Lightroom (now called Lightroom Classic CC) and a new product called Lightroom CC. Let’s try