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How to use the new Upright tool in Lightroom CC

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Lightroom, Software | 0 comments

How to use the new Upright tool in Lightroom CC

Sorry for not continuing my story of my transition to Fuji this week, but Adobe released an update for Lightroom CC that I think is important to show you.  Earlier in June Adobe released a new version of Lightroom and for CC subscribers there was a new feature added – “Guided Upright”.  As this does change one of the existing panels in the develop module (Lens Corrections) and add a new panel (Transform). The first thing you will notice when you go to the Lens Correction panel, the Upright tool is no longer there in Lightroom CC 2015.6, it has been moved to a separate panel just below called Transform.  You will also notice that some of the other...

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Publishing photos from Lightroom to your iPad

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in Lightroom, Software | 0 comments

Publishing photos from Lightroom to your iPad

Many of us have an iPad or other tablet that we carry.  And being able to show our photos to others is something we all enjoy, but getting your photos from Lightroom to your iPad can be tricky and then remembering which images you have put on to the ipad can be a challenge too.  So this is how I use the Lightroom’s Publish to Hard-drive Service. First up you need to go to the Publish Services section of Lightroom From the options, choose “Hard Drive” by clicking Setup (note if you have already set up a Hard Drive Publish Service then you will need to use …  When you click the Setup button you will get the Lightroom Publishing Manager window....

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Mapping your photos

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Equipment Guides, Lightroom, Software, Travel | 0 comments

Mapping your photos

Often when travelling to a new place I will use an app called Stuck on Earth to identify sites to explore for my photography.  It allows me to use the experience of others from these locations and to know what I can expect to find.  Stuck on Earth pulls it images from the Stuck on Earth Community on Flickr, which allows anyone to contribute images.  I myself have contributed numerous images to the community, as I feel it is important to share back.  But to be able to add your images to the community they need to be tagged with GPS coordinates. For sometime now our phones have been able to record the GPS coordinates of where the photos were taken, and more and more dSLRs...

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The first 5 things to understand about Adobe’s Lightroom

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Lightroom, Software | 0 comments

The first 5 things to understand about Adobe’s Lightroom

Adobe’s Lightroom is a very comprehensive program that can be used to both catalogue and process your pictures. With new subscription pricing models available that bundle this program with Photoshop and the demise of Apple’s Aperture, more photographers than every seem to investigating this program. As with any program, new users can feel a little overwhelmed when they first start using Lightroom so here are a few key concepts to understand about the program. 1) Lightroom Catalogue File The first thing to understand is the Lightroom catalogue file, it is after all the heart of the program. The catalogue is a database that contains 3 pieces of information...

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How to Rename and Move files and folders in Lightroom

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Lightroom, Software | 0 comments

One of the things we tell our students, during our Lightroom workshops, is to only move and rename files in Lightroom, as otherwise you will find Lightroom looses track of where those photos are and when you go to develop the image you will be confronted with an error reporting “The file could be found”.  So how exactly do you move and rename file in Lightroom? To move files in Lightroom, you need to be in the Library module.  Next to rename an image simply select the image you wish to rename and click F2 on your keyboard. From this dialog you can rename the image file to whatever you desire, if you wish to use a custom name, choose “Custom Name”...

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Customising Lightroom’s Grid View

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Lightroom, Software | 0 comments

Something many folks do not realise is that the grid view in the library module can be customised to reveal a lot more information.  By default it only shows a number, the star rating and any colour labels that have been applied, but you can change this to provide information about each photo. To change the details of what is displayed around the images go to the View menu and choose View Options From the drop down at the top, change Compact Cells to Expanded Cells, this will add extra information to the top of each cell.  By default this info will be the index number, Copy Name or File Base Name, Cropped Dimensions and File Extension. But you can choose what you want...

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