Lightroom Classic is well-known for its proliferation of keyboard shortcuts. For many years, Lightroom Queen has been recognized as the source of the most extensive keyboard shortcut list, including many that aren't on Adobe's own list. The … Click to continue
How do I use Export Presets to pass photos to other editing software?
In our last blog post, we discussed how to add external editors to Lightroom Classic, but we ended with a few questions: What if you want to change the file name to identify each editor? Or perhaps you wanted the edited photos to be stored in a … Click to continue
How do I add external editors to Lightroom Classic?
If Photoshop is installed, it should automatically be available under the Photo menu > Edit In or in the right-click menu. But what about other external editors? How can you automatically send photos from Lightroom to On1, Topaz, Luminar, Nik … Click to continue
Which color space should I use?
Color management is a huge topic in its own right, but Lightroom handles most of it for you. It’s only when you come to export photos that you need to pick the right color space for your purpose. So, here's a quick introduction to the subject. If … Click to continue
How do I change the photo dates on scanned / photographed images?
You have a load of images you scanned or photographed, now you want them to appear in your Lightroom catalog in the right order - usually in some sort of date sequence. But of course, they all have current dates as that’s when they were created. If … Click to continue
How do I invert a negative scan in Lightroom?
Many photographers have boxes of old film negatives they would like to access in Lightroom. While most film scanning software can automatically invert the photos, this won't work when using a camera to photograph them. So, how do you invert your … Click to continue
Lightroom Gadgets – Sandmarc phone accessories
Sandmarc phone accessories aren’t technically Lightroom Gadgets. However, as mobile photography is so well integrated with Lightroom and Lightroom Classic, when Sandmarc asked us if we’d like to test-drive some of their phone accessories, we thought … Click to continue
Why do my photos look different in Photoshop?
Sometimes you open a photo in Photoshop from Lightroom and the colors are different - often dull. So, why do your photos look different in Photoshop? A mismatch in colors is usually due to one of two reasons. Either it's a corrupted or incompatible … Click to continue
How do I copy metadata or edits between photos?
It's easy to end up with duplicate photos in your catalog that need cleaning up. These may be real files on the hard drive or virtual copies. Either way, some will have edits you don't want to lose. For example, you may have edited one copy of the … Click to continue
Lightroom gadgets – my conclusions
We started this series of posts with a question... can gadgets speed up your Lightroom workflow? The answer is undoubtedly yes, but it depends on the gadget you choose. Having tested a wide range, these are my conclusions: If you're … Click to continue
Lightroom gadgets – LrControl
The new kid on the block, LrControl from Peltmade, is looking like a very promising and economical option for midi controllers on both Windows and Mac. Controls The LrControl functions are almost entirely focused on the Develop module, … Click to continue
Lightroom gadgets – PFixer (Mac only)
PFixer, designed by Pusher Labs, is a very interesting project, but I should note at the outset that it's only available for the Mac operating system. Sorry Windows users. Although their website highlights their MiniMal midi controller, the … Click to continue
Lightroom gadgets – Motibodo
Some years ago, I reviewed an earlier version of the Motibodo keyboard, so I was interested to see how much has changed. It's still in active development, and the price has dropped significantly, so it's now a viable option for … Click to continue
Lightroom gadgets – Contour Shuttle Pro & Wacom Tablet
For many years, my favorite Lightroom gadgets have been the Contour Shuttle Pro v2 and Wacom Intuos Tablets. Can anything knock them off the top spot? We shall see! Controls The Shuttle Pro has 2 dials and 15 buttons, and you can program them … Click to continue
Lightroom gadgets – can they speed up your workflow?
Most of us are aware of the range of Develop presets, plug-ins and external editors available for Lightroom, but there's also a range of hardware gadgets and software designed to improve our efficiency. These includes programmable keyboards and … Click to continue