Posts Tagged "Lightroom 5"

Using Lightroom’s Radial Filter Tool

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in Lightroom | 2 comments

Using Lightroom’s Radial Filter Tool

When Lightroom 5 was released, there were numerous new features added but one of my favourites they added was the Radial Filter tool.  The Radial Filter gives you all the same controls you find on the Gradient Filter or Brush Filter but applied through a different style. The wide variety of adjustments and the degree of control you get over the size and shape of this tool means that there are numerous purposes you can use the tool for, such as creating a custom vignette, brightening a face or toning down an area of sky.  I am sure that once you start using the tool, you will find many other uses for it. You will find the tool on the toolbar below the histogram in the...

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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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Why I think Lightroom 5 is worth the upgrade?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 in Lightroom | 0 comments

Why I think Lightroom 5 is worth the upgrade?

There are numerous programs out there to manage and edit your photos, but by far my favourite is program and the one I use the most is Adobe Lightroom.  Lightroom provides not just an editing program but a way to manage your photos, and by manage I mean download, delete, tag with keywords, mark the location the image was taken as well as upload directly to Facebook and Flickr.  And with each version they add more and more features that make it even better, and Lightroom 5 is no different. So what are the new features in Lightroom 5 that I think makes it a worthwhile upgrade?  The first of the new features (and probably the biggest) that I think makes the upgrade...

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