Lightroom Classic

Lightroom Classic Help Desk Roundup – Photography Article

Lightroom Classic Help Desk Roundup I love my job answering Lightroom related questions for KelbyOne as it has allowed me to learn far more about the program than I ever would have just using it for my own photography. One of the big lesson’s I’ve learned from being exposed to so many different photographer’s workflows is that there are a lot of right ways to do things (meaning many roads can lead to the same destination) and a lot of…

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How I Organize & Sort My Images in Lightroom – Photography Article

How I Organize & Sort My Images in Lightroom Hi, Gang. I’m back from my photography workshop China (what an incredible time we had), and while I was there, one thing I was asked about a lot by the student was basic organization. So, today I thought I’d go through the basics of how I organize my images in Lightroom when I’m traveling on the road.This simple organization scheme works for either Lightroom Classic or Lightroom (cloud version); it just…

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How to set up Lightroom to Automatically Apply a Lens Correction To Your Imported Images – Photography Article

Hi, gang. This is a follow-up to Friday’s post about my new Canon lens that most definitely needs to have Lightroom’s Lens Corrections applied each and every single time, or it makes the lens just about unusable (well, without Lightroom or Photoshop or even Canon’s own DPP software fixing the Lens issues). Anyway, here’s how to set up Lightroom so it will automatically, by default, apply the proper lens profile and chromatic aberration fixes when you use a particular camera…

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Adobe Portfolio Integration with Lightroom (and Lightroom Classic) – Photography Article

Adobe Portfolio is a simple way to create a great looking portfolio website for your work that is designed to display perfectly on the myriad variety of devices, screens, and browsers in use today. The best part of Adobe Portfolio is that it is included in all of the Creative Cloud subscription plans. Just head over to myportfolio.com and log in with your Adobe ID and password. From there, it will guide you through the process of creating your website.…

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Issue 54 of Lightroom Magazine Is Now Available – Photography Article

Posted By Chris Main on Thursday, September 19, 2019 in KelbyOne, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Ecosystem, Lightroom Magazine | Issue 54 of Lightroom Magazine is now available for KelbyOne members on the KelbyOne site and the KelbyOne Mags app for iOS and Android. In this issue, learn to create beautiful Hollywood-style portraits with bounce lighting. Plus, turn any daytime cityscape shot into a dark, moody, nighttime image; catching up with Adobe Portfolio; bringing out your inner artist with AKVIS ArtWork; and so much more.…

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Custom Sort Order in Lightroom Classic and Cloud-based Lightroom – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in Cloud-based Lightroom, Featured, Library, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Ecosystem | Questions about custom sort orders in collections, folders, and albums seem to be a theme this week on the KelbyOne Help Desk, so I thought I’d tackle it in a blog post to send to people in the future. Creating a Custom Sort Order in Lightroom Classic This one has been around for a long while, so I figure…

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More Tips for Managing Profiles – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Develop, Featured, Lightroom Classic | Last week we looked at some ways to help us manage existing profiles in the Profile browser. We also learned that changes we make to profiles in Lightroom Classic are also reflected in the Camera Raw plug-in (and vice versa). Let’s look at some other useful things to know. Importing New Profiles From the moment these new profiles we announced by Adobe there were third-party…

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Kick Butt Little Lightroom Tip For Brightening Skin – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Friday, September 6, 2019 in Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic | Happy Friday, everybody. Here’s a quick little tip that is really helpful if you want to brighten your subject’s skin — not just their face — all their skin, and without having to paint or mask. Works in LR Classic or LR Cloud version. Here’s how it works: There’s only one step: In the Develop module, scroll down to the HSR / Color panel;…

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Tips For Managing Profiles – Lightroom Killer Tips – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 in Develop, Featured, Lightroom Classic | Awhile back, Adobe revamped the entire functionality behind applying camera profiles to our photos in Lightroom Classic, Camera Raw, and the cloud-based Lightroom. They really took it up a few notches by giving us the ability to create custom profiles as well as install profiles from third-party suppliers. If you’re like me, you’ve probably explored the pre-installed ones, downloaded and installed a bunch, and possibly…

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Speed up Lightroom for timelapse editing – Time.Lapse Photography Article

In this article I will explain how you can speed up Lightroom for timelapse editing. With the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom a very frustrating and time consuming bug has crept into the software. The ‘copy/paste settings’ or ‘synchronise settings’ action now takes minutes instead of seconds. This article explores a different workflow to increase your efficiency when editing timelapse sequences. I realise that this technically isn’t speeding up Lightroom however I worded it that way for SEO purposes so…

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7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Collections in Lightroom Classic Instead of Folders. – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, August 19, 2019 in Catalog, Featured, Library, Lightroom Classic | You know I’m a big fan of collections, and my entire workflow is built around collections, and it’s where Adobe is moving with Lightroom, but if you want to know more about why you should consider the many benefits of a Collection-based workflow, check out this video from Terry White on “7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Collections in Lightroom Classic Instead of…

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Speeding Up A Slow Lightroom, Our Detective Work Continues… – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Friday, August 16, 2019 in Featured, Lightroom Classic | So I heard from my buddy whom I wrote about last week who was struggling with his Lightroom speed (it’s was slow as molasses), and he has tracked down the main culprit (it’s was not Col. Mustard in the Library with a Candlestick, as previously surmised). So…what was it? It was the Preset Preview feature (which is a relatively new feature that gives you an on-screen…

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August 2019 Lightroom Classic, Lightroom, and ACR Update – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Updates, New Features, News | The August 2019 update for Lightroom Classic, Adobe Camera Raw, and the cloud-based Lightroom has been released. Check the Creative Cloud application manager or the app store on your device for the update. With this release, Adobe continues to include performance related improvements as well as new features, new camera and lens support, and bug fixes. Let’s dive into…

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5 Tips to Clean Up and Speed Up Your Lightroom Workflow – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, August 12, 2019 in Featured, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Videos | I’m back home from my trip to the Faroe Islands – it’s fun to go, but always so great to come home. Lots of stories and pics to share soon, but for today I’m sharing 5 tips to make working in Lightroom Classic faster, easier, and more fun. Check out the short video below. Hope you found those helpful. Just 9-Days ‘Till Photoshop World…

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If Your Lightroom Is Running Slow, It Might Be Because… – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Friday, August 9, 2019 in Catalog, Featured, Lightroom Classic | …your Lightroom catalog isn’t on your computer — it’s on an external hard drive, and having to write to a slower external drive (one that’s perhaps way slower than your computer’s internal hard drive) can make Lightroom crawl along big time. I’m bringing this up today because I’m on vacation with a friend (we just left the Faroe Islands and right now we’re just leaving Iceland…

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Save Time with Export Presets – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in Export, Featured | I got a question this week about how to create export presets in Lightroom Classic for different watermarks, and I thought it would make for a good tutorial. I’m just going to cover the process of creating Export dialog presets, but you can check out this video from Scott on the watermark editor if you need that aspect too. Step One: Select at least one photo for…

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Fun Auto Straightening Tip – Lightroom Killer Tips – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Develop, Lightroom Classic | Happy summer to all fellow northern hemisphere inhabitants. I hope you are finding fun ways to beat the heat and enjoy whatever summer has in store for you. I was grateful to get to spend some time in a lake up in Maine last week with friends and family, and editing some of the photos from that trip inspired this week’s Lightroom killer tip. I brought…

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How to Use Lightroom’s Color Mixer – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Cloud-based Lightroom, Develop, Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Coffee Break | It’s named the Color Mixer in Lightroom CC (the Cloud version), and simply the Color Panel in Lightroom Classic, and the video above (from Adobe’s own Michelle Wei & Josh Haftel), shows how to adjust individual colors using the panel. NOTE: Their tutorial is using Lightroom CC (the cloud version), but the HSL / Color Panel works the…

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Instant Awesome Looks Using Creative Profiles in Lightroom – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, July 15, 2019 in Develop, Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Videos | Terry White did a great video on one of my favorite Lightroom features in years — the Creative Profiles. I found so many users who aren’t taking advantage of these profiles, and if that’s you, make sure you check out Terry’s video (above). This will open a whole new world of awesome looks the easy way. Thanks, Terry! I’m back from…

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Advanced Lightroom Start To Finish Project – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, July 1, 2019 in Develop, Featured, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Videos | Mornin’, everybody! Today we’ve got a tutorial that moves at the speed and style for advanced users. There’s nothing here that you can’t do — it’s just the speed and the fact that I don’t explain every little thing along the way like I would for a beginner tutorial. I think you’ll find lots of helpful little tricks in this one — I start…

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Lightroom Help Desk Roundup – Lightroom Killer Tips – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Develop, Featured, Filmstrip, Lightroom Classic | I’ve pulled together some of the recent questions (and answers) on Lightroom Classic that people have sent into me recently in the hopes that it may help others in the future. Change Size of Filmstrip The height of the Filmstrip that appears along the bottom of the interface in Lightroom Classic can be resized to a limited degree, but it isn’t necessarily intuitive. Just…

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Important Preferences and Catalog Settings – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in Catalog, Featured, Lightroom Classic | Taking control of your Lightroom Classic experience involves becoming familiar with key preference settings, and even customizing some of them to best fit your needs. In my experience many people can quite happily use Lightroom Classic for a long time before ever discovering the preferences and catalog settings dialog boxes. I think this is due to the fact that most of the default settings are…

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What Version of Lightroom Are You Using? – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom Only | Answering Lightroom Help Desk questions for KelbyOne has gotten more challenging since Adobe dropped the “CC” from the names of all Lightroom products last month. Just about every conversation I have with fellow Lightroom users involves a bit of back and forth out of the gate to ensure we are on the same page about which product they are using.…

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Alternative Import Options – Lightroom Killer Tips – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Featured, Import, Library, Lightroom Classic | Last week I discussed the most common route for importing new photos via the Import window. Now that we understand that importing only means adding information about each photo to the catalog, we can step back and see that there are some additional routes our photos can take to be added to the catalog, though some are easier to see than others. Let’s take…

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Lightroom Classic: 11 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Collections instead of Folders – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, June 3, 2019 in Featured, Library, Lightroom Classic | Happy Monday, everybody. Hey, before we dig into this — thanks to everybody who came out to spend a few days with us last week in Orlando at The Photoshop World Conference. Both Rob and I were doing sessions on the Lightroom training track (along with some other Lightroom pros) and it was packed every day! We had a total blast. (Lots of pictures and the…

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So Many Ways to Import – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in Catalog, Featured, Import, Lightroom Classic | Importing is the most fundament aspect of using Lightroom Classic, and is also one of the least understood, which makes it the source of a great many problems. Because it is such a key aspect of the Lightroom Classic experience there are also a multitude of options for running your photos through this process. Do you know them all, and all the little nuances…

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10 Shortcuts Every Lightroom Classic User Should Know – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Friday, May 24, 2019 in Featured, Keyboard Shortcuts, Lightroom Classic | Here ya go! To change the brush size of Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush; the Left Bracket key on your keyboard makes the brush size smaller; the right bracket makes it larger To reset any slider to its default setting, double-click on the slider’s nub or its name. To make your thumbnails in the Library Module larger, press +. To make them smaller press –. To…

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Exploring Range Mask Options: Depth – Photography Article

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in Adjustment Brushes, Featured, Lightroom Classic | We’ve previously explored the Luminance and Color options for Range Mask, so let’s wrap up this series with a look at the Depth option. Note at the time of this writing, the Depth option currently only works with photos in HEIC file format captured on supported iPhones (7+, 8+, X, Xs, Xs Max, and Xr) using either the built-in Portrait mode or the Depth…

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Lightroom Black & White Editing Tips – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, May 20, 2019 in Develop, Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Videos | Happy Monday, everybody. Today I did a short tutorial for you that includes a bunch of little tips for making better black and white conversions, and you’ll see my workflow for taking a color image through to the black and white final. It’s short and sweet. Well, it’s short anyway. Hope you found that helpful. Some photos from my day shooting…

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How to Use Lightroom’s New Texture Slider (and why it’s ​so awesome) – Photography Article

Posted By Scott Kelby on Friday, May 17, 2019 in Featured, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic | I saw a post this week in my feed and it noted that the Texture Slider was the first new slider added to Lightroom in four years (I guess the last slider added was the Dehaze slider). Of course, there’s been a ton of new features added since then, but as far as sliders go, I think they might be right. Well, thankfully, this…

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