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How To Move Your Lightroom Catalog To An External Hard Drive (or vice versa)

I get this question a lot, but before I tell you how to do it, for the best performance from Lightroom Classic, I recommend NOT moving your catalog to an external drive. You’ll get the best performance by leaving it on your computer, and not over on an external drive. I store all my photos on an external hard drive (which I recommend), but NOT my Lightroom...

None Of The Features From My 2018 Lightroom Classic Wish List Have Made It

Last week while searching for something else, I ran across this post I wrote back in November of 2018 called “Seven Features Adobe Could Add To Lightroom Classic That Would Make a Big Difference” and I was curious how many of them have been added by now, nearly three years later. Well…sadly…not a one. Not the “low hanging fruit” ones, not the easy ones...

Tips To Create Eye-Catching Intro Videos

What Are Intro Videos? Simply put, intro videos are the first thing your viewers see as a video starts. It sets their expectations even before they start watching the video content. It comes right after they see the video’s title and its length, making it the pinnacle of what their first impression will be. Intro videos are the most critical...

Keys to Getting Organized in Lightroom Classic

As I’ve worked with people over the years, I’ve noticed a few common obstacles to getting their Lightroom Classic (LrC) lives more organized, so my approach to this article is to address ways to overcome these issues to help anyone struggling to feel more in control of their growing photo libraries. [Editor’s note, this article originally appeared...

Reducing Wrinkles in Lightroom (retouching tip)

This really helpful technique works in either Classic or ‘cloud’ and it does a great job of reducing wrinkles. Check it out below: Above: The original image STEP ONE: Get the Spot Removal tool from the toolbar (it’s the circle with an arrow coming off it in LR Classic right under the Histogram, and in ‘cloud’ its along the left side where...

It’s “Lightroom Shortcuts Friday!”

I did a short and sweet video for you with a bunch of really handy keyboard shortcuts that are all based on numbers. They’re really easy to learn and remember, but they can save a ton of time (and I’ll bet there’s a few in there that even really seasoned Lightroom pros might not know). You can check it out right below (and get ready for love…. ...

Using Camera Settings as Raw Default

I love encouraging people to consider customizing their Raw Default for Lightroom Classic (LrC) and Camera Raw because it allows you to start post-processing right from the moment you import without having to configure anything specific to that import job. You can get super specific and detailed in your Raw Default if that suits your needs, but...

If Lightroom is Running a Little Sluggish, This Tip Might Speed Things Back Up!

While you’re importing and editing a shoot in Lightroom Classic, just temporarily turn Syncing off. When you have syncing on moving images to your Lightroom (mobile), it eats up resources that slow Lightroom down, so while you’re editing, just temporarily pause the syncing. Then, when you’re done editing (or not using Lightroom at all), turn syncing...

The September 2021 Issue of Photoshop User Is Now Available!

The September 2021 issue of Photoshop User is now live on the KelbyOne site and KelbyOne Mags for iOS and Android. In this issue, see how machine learning and AI in Photoshop and Lightroom Classic is like a faithful companion ready to obey your commands, plus learn how to turn a boring photo into a fine-art image ready for a gallery, join us...

When the Number of Files Synced Doesn’t Match

If you sync your Lightroom Classic (LrC) catalog to the Lightroom (Lr) cloud, then the All Synced Photographs collection in the Catalog panel becomes a useful way to access and monitor all of the photos staying in sync between the two programs. For most of us that number will display the same total amount when you view All Synced Photographs in LrC...

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