Adobe's Lightroom, known as Lightroom Classic to distinguish it from the cloud-based Lightroom CC, is one of the best image editing programs to be found. Undoubtedly, Lightroom Classic (Not Lightroom CC) is the best image management software by far with no rival to its combined functionality. Despite this, there is no easy way to find all black and white images…
Sometimes, particularly when moving folders between drives, Lightroom will show only the folder with images in the left hand pane without regard to actual folder hierarchy on the drive. Read on for more on how to keep Lightroom tidy as you like it. See the image here, the folders 2008-01-28, 2017-08-29 and 2018-01-07 are all located in folders based on…
Monday, 12 December 2022 00:16

Finding Missing Files in Adobe Lightroom

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Sometimes in Lightroom, just having a Smart Preview is enough. Using Smart Previews saves having hard drives plugged in all the time, edits can still be made and images exported at a reduced size from the original. But if you need to export the original file size for printing, for a client or even to make further edits using Photoshop…
Polarising filters are probably the most important filters in photography. To understand when to use polarisers, it is important to understand reflectance. Simply put, reflectance is defined as a "measure of the ability of a surface to reflect light or other electromagnetic radiation". While the polariser hasn't changed the amount of light leaving the surface of the an object, in…
Users of Serif's Affinity Photo software have something big to look forward to in the coming week. The company have announced a major update of some kind coming to the line-up. "...a next-level creative experience..." Speculation is that it could be a video editing program that would add to the company's current photography, graphic design and desktop publishing offerings. Or…
Adobe's Lightroom is a powerful piece of software and sometimes it is necessary to change settings. Here for example is one use, the standard settings for filenames on export can cause problems. If for example you have an image that has been edited in Photoshop and has the suffix -Edit like I do here then on export the entire filename…
Saturday, 22 October 2022 22:22

Adobe Bridge 2023 Multi Monitor Setup

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Another year is almost over and Adobe has announced major updates to its Photoshop, Lightroom and Bridge applications. Here, one of my favourites with changes to layout in Adobe Bridge when using more than one monitor. Rearranging workspaces is now easy and dragging panels off screen to a second monitor allows for a more streamlined experience. Adobe Bridge is of…
Adobe Lightroom Classic is full of shortcuts and learning them all can be slightly overwhelming. Here is one shortcut that is useful, well two maybe. Exporting photos from Lightroom is one of the most repeated tasks and speeding up that process can make a project quicker. There are a few ways to get to the export dialog in Lightroom:
After photographing a rock concert last night in Dublin, I added my images to Lightroom Classic and wanted to process a number of files in DxO PureRaw. To do this of course, I had to select and make note of the images - yes, I know that DxO have just released PureRAW2 that allows you to do this inside of…
We all get to the stage where images are stored on different drives and sometimes we won't have access to those drives. Especially when working on a laptop, a desk drive might be in a different location and the images on it temporarily inaccessible. Lightroom has a handy feature for this very situation, called Smart Previews. Smart Previews allow you…
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