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Exploring Range Mask Options: Depth

We’ve previously explored the Luminance and Color options for Range Mask, so let’s wrap up this series with a look at the Depth option. Note at the time of this writing, the Depth option currently only works with photos in HEIC file format captured on supported iPhones (7+, 8+, X, Xs, Xs Max, and Xr) using either the built-in Portrait mode or the Depth capture mode in the Lightroom camera. You can enable the Depth capture mode in the Lightroom camera (on the supported devices) by going to Set...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Lightroom, Adjustment Brushes, Depth, HEIC, Lightroom Classic, Range Mask

How to Use Lightroom’s New Texture Slider (and why it’s ​so awesome)

I saw a post this week in my feed and it noted that the Texture Slider was the first new slider added to Lightroom in four years (I guess the last slider added was the Dehaze slider). Of course, there’s been a ton of new features added since then, but as far as sliders go, I think they might be right. Well, thankfully, this new slider has been worth the wait. I also ran across this excellent post from Adobe’s own Julieanne Kost, and I wanted to share it here because (a) Julianne’s aweso...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Orlando, Lightroom Cc, Scott, Dehaze, Julianne, Julieanne, Julieanne Kost, Lightroom Classic

Lightroom Update brings new “Texture” slider, in-app education and batch processing for Android

Every few years, Adobe adds something new and interesting to their raw file engine. We saw it when they added the Clarity slider, when we lost “Fill Light” and “Recovery” in favour of shadows, highlights and white levels. And we saw it fairly recently when they introduced Dehaze. Now, they’ve added a new “Texture” slider, […] The post Lightroom Update brings new “Texture” slider, in-app education and batch processing for Android appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Adobe, Lightroom Cc, Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom Classic

May 2019 Update for Lightroom Classic, Lightroom, and Adobe Camera Raw

Today, Adobe has released an update for the Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw family of applications. Before getting into the new features that have been added, it is important to note that Adobe has dropped the “CC” from the names of Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC. This is because all versions of Lightroom are now only available via a Creative Cloud subscription, so there is no need to differentiate the CC version from the perpetual license version. One could make the case that having the “...
Tags: Updates, Photography, Featured, Adobe, Mac, New Features, Canon, Lightroom, Sdk, Lightroom Cc, Lightroom Mobile, Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom Desktop, Lightroom Updates, Lightroom Classic, Canon EOS R

Lightroom Can Tell You Which Lens Is Your Favorite

I learned this tip from UK-blogger/photographer/awesome guy Brian Worley and darn it’s a good one — it’s how to use a feature in Lightroom Classic to find out which lens (or lenses) you use the most. It’s a deceptively easy way to find out which lens is your favorite (it must be because you use it the most). STEP ONE:In Lightroom’s Library module; in the Catalog panel on the left, click on ‘All Photos.’ STEP TWO:Press the backslash key [ \ ] to bring up the Library Filter across the t...
Tags: Photography, UK, Featured, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Fun, Brian, Lightroom, Lens, Scott, Catalog, Lightroom Tips, Lightroom Classic, Brian Worley

Exploring Range Mask Options: Color

Following up from last week’s post on the Luminance Range Mask, this week we’ll dive into the Color option. For this next photo I used a Graduated Filter with Range Mask set to Color to adjust only the orange sparks from the burning steel wool. To start, I dragged out the Graduated Filter at the top of the photo. I don’t need to concern myself with the actual graduated part of the filter (the area between the two outer lines) or even that the filter is placed off the photo, as I’ll use...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Develop, Lightroom Classic, Range Mask, Luminance Range Mask

Exploring Range Mask Options: Luminance

Range Mask is an addition to the local adjustment tools (Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, and Radial Filter) in Lightroom Classic (and Camera Raw 10.x) that provides a way to fine-tune the area being adjusted by either color or luminance values within the photo, or in some cases depth map information (currently limited to HEIC files captured on dual lens iPhones). This means that you’ll only see the Range Mask option after you’ve applied one of the three local adjustments, and then scrolled t...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Develop, Auto Mask, Lightroom Classic, Range Mask

Exploring Range Mask Options

Range Mask is an addition to the local adjustment tools (Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, and Radial Filter) in Lightroom Classic (and Camera Raw 10.x) that provides a way to fine-tune the area being adjusted by either color or luminance values within the photo, or in some cases depth map information (currently limited to HEIC files captured on dual lens iPhones). This means that you’ll only see the Range Mask option after you’ve applied one of the three local adjustments, and then scrolled t...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Develop, Auto Mask, Lightroom Classic, Range Mask

Clearing Out Old External Editors

Over the years I’ve installed and tried many different third-party image editors from companies like ON1, Nik, Topaz, Perfectly Clear, and the like. Typically, when you install a product like these they will add an external editor preset to Lightroom Classic to make it easier to send a copy from Lightroom to a particular image editor. However, uninstalling the image editor may not remove the corresponding external editor preset from Lightroom. You may have even made a few custom external editor ...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Lightroom, External Editor, Lightroom Classic, Nik Topaz Perfectly Clear

All Synced Photographs

This special collection located in the Catalog panel of Lightroom Classic is very useful for helping us view and manage the photos synced with the cloud-based Lightroom ecosystem, but it can also be an opportunity for self-inflicted injury. Every photo that is synced with the cloud-based Lightroom, whether the photo originated in Lightroom Classic via a synced collection or originated in one of the cloud-based Lightroom apps, will show up in All Synced Photographs. Note, if you impo...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Lightroom, Lightroom Cc, Lightroom Mobile, Don, Lightroom Classic

Tips for Syncing Lightroom Classic with Lightroom for Mobile

There are a few important, but really easy to miss settings in both Lightroom Classic and Lightroom for mobile that make using them together much more successful. Let’s take a look. Auto Import The first setting I use is located within the Lightroom for mobile app. I’m using it on an iPhone, but this works on both mobile platforms. Within the Lightroom for mobile app I designated one album (collection on Lightroom Classic) to be my “camera roll” that collects all of the photos I take wi...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Sync, Lightroom, Lightroom Cc, Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom Classic

Skylum’s new Luminar Flex plugin brings Luminar AI tools to Photoshop, Lightroom, and Apple Photos

Skylum has announced Luminar Flex, a new plugin that brings Luminar’s AI enhancing tools to third-party apps. You can now use Luminar adjustments and effects with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and Photoshop Elements, as well as with Photos for Mac. Luminar 3 is a winner of TIPA’s “Best Image Software” award for 2019. Skylum CEO Alex […] The post Skylum’s new Luminar Flex plugin brings Luminar AI tools to Photoshop, Lightroom, and Apple Photos appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Mac, Windows, Alex, Apple Photos, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, TIPA, LUMINAR, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom Classic, Luminar 2018, Skylum, Luminar 3, Luminar Flex

Controlling Keywords

I don’t often get questions about how to apply keywords to photos, but I do hear from people who are struggling to regain a bit of order over an unruly keyword list. Unfortunately, there is no magic wand to wave and automatically fix a disorganized keyword list, you’ll need to roll up your sleeves, put the kettle on, and just get down to business. Keywording is a manual process, and you need to be prepared to do the heavy lifting. Creating a Hierarchy If you have already assigned keyword...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Library, Keywords, Lightroom Classic, Keyword List

When Photos Go Missing

An often overlooked aspect of the import process into Lightroom Classic is that the exact location of where to find those photos on your system is written into the catalog file at that time. The path to that location is stored inside the catalog along with all the metadata embedded in each imported photo, and that is what Lightroom uses to find the source photos as you do your work. As long as you use Lightroom to do all file maintenance tasks (such as move, rename, or delete imported photos and...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Library, Missing, Offline, Lightroom, Import, Catalog, Lightroom Classic

Beta Release of Adobe DNG Converter 11.2.1

I recently learned that Adobe quietly dropped a beta version of the free DNG converter to help people with newly released cameras (since the last official update in Feb) gain support for their raw photos in Lightroom and Camera Raw. I can’t remember the last time that happened, and I thought it was pretty cool for them to make this available in between official updates. The following cameras are supported by this version of the converter: Canon EOS RPPanasonic LUMIX DC-FZ1000M2 (DC-FZ10002...
Tags: Photography, Featured, News, Plugins, Sony, Lightroom, Lightroom Cc, Panasonic LUMIX, Lightroom Classic, DNG Converter, Canon EOS RPPanasonic LUMIX

Lightroom Tethering Quick Tip

Good Monday, everybody. Here’s one from the vault — it’s a great little tip I picked up from my buddy Terry White, and it’s about having the tethering Heads up display (seen above in the lower third of the image) automatically hide while you’re tethering (you can hide it manually of course, but this tip is how to have it auto-hide). Just press the letter “f” on your keyboard and not only do your tethered images now appear full screen (with all the panels hidden), but your tethering HUD...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Paris, Hud, Tethering, Terry White, Lightroom Classic, My China Workshop

Customizing Lightroom Photo Book Layouts

You guys know how big I am on Lightroom Photo Books (well, that and tethering, right?), and anyway, today we’ve got a new video from Adobe’s own Benjamin Warde on how to totally customize your layout. Best of all, he does it in just 60-seconds. Check it out: Thanks, Benjamin! Don’t forget to book your hotel for Photoshop World 2019 now ! Last year we completely sold out the Hyatt Regency in Orlando (our host hotel), and people were having to grab other hotels down the ...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Photo Books, Orlando, Lightroom Videos, Don, Hyatt Regency, Lightroom Coffee Break, Benjamin Warde, Rob Sylvan, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Killer Tips, Benjamin Don

Why Sometimes in Lightroom You Can’t Choose a White Balance Preset

This is one I get asked a lot – usually, you go to the White Balance pop-up menu, and you see a list of various white balance presets to choose from (seen below), but sometimes you only get two choices: Auto and Custom. Why can’t you choose a White Balance Preset? Here’s why: ABOVE: White Balance Presets for a RAW image. When you shoot in RAW, the white balance hasn’t been decided yet. It initially shows you the one you had set in the camera, but it’s waiting for you to mak...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Develop, Lightroom, Lightroom Cc, WB, Lightroom Classic

That Darn Resolution Field

One of the more persistent questions I get in my inbox, or encounter on any photo-related forum, has to do with the use of the Resolution field on Lightroom Classic’s Export dialog. I want to focus on a specific use scenario where the exported copies are only ever intended to be shared/viewed on screen (not ever printed). Just today I encountered someone posting an answer in response to a question about export settings for a photo that was about to be shared as an email attachment (granted, t...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Export, Lightroom Classic

In Case Your Presets Go Missing

I got a question recently from someone in a panic because they thought all of their presets had disappeared. Well, the presets had disappeared, but only from view and only when certain photos were active (selected) in Develop. Partially Incompatible Presets You see, there was an update back in December of 2018 that brought with it a change in Develop preset behavior when a selected photo was incompatible with some (or all) settings contained in a preset. Let’s say for example you have a...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Develop, Lightroom, Presets, Lightroom Classic

Simple Lightroom Trick For Better-Looking Skies

Please don’t hate me because this is so easy, but it really does make a big difference. It’s a trick I’ve been using for years, and I think you’ll dig it. Come with me to Paris! This June I’m doing a hands-on travel photography workshop in incredible Paris, France and I want you to come (well, we can only host 12-people total, you can’t all come or it would be awkward). The details are over on my blog today at – hope you can check it out because it’s going to ...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Events, Paris, Las Vegas, Develop, Lightroom Cc, Adjustment Brushes, Paris France, Lightroom Classic, Better Looking Skies

Customize Develop Panel

Back in the December 2018 update a new functionality was added to the panels in the Develop module, and I’ve been wondering how many people have taken advantage of this new feature? I admit to being so used to/comfortable with the default order that I’ve not made any change that I felt that strongly about. How does it work? Well, if you right-click any panel header on the right side of the Develop module (below the Histogram) you’ll see a contextual menu with Customize Develop Panel at the t...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Develop, Lightroom, Panels, Lightroom Classic, Customize Develop Panel

Adobe Lightroom and Camera Raw now use AI to enhance details in your photos

Adobe has been using its AI-powered Sensei technology to introduce various upgrades to its apps. In the most recent upgrade, Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic, and Lightroom CC became able to enhance details in your images and give you up to 30% higher resolution on raw files. The new feature is called Enhance Details and it […] The post Adobe Lightroom and Camera Raw now use AI to enhance details in your photos appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Adobe, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Detail, Camera Raw, Lightroom Cc, Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Sensei, Enhance, Lightroom Classic

February Update for Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC

Adobe has just released the first update to Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC, and Adobe Camera Raw for 2019. There are always the anticipated updates for new cameras and lenses (as well as some bug fixes), but let’s take a closer look at the main item included in this release first. Enhanced Details This is a new featured that was added to Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC for Mac and Win, and Adobe Camera Raw. As I primarily use it in Lightroom Classic, that’s where my examples were made. ...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Adobe, ISO, Update, Nikon, Canon, Develop, Lightroom, Acr, Bayer, Lightroom Cc, Adobe Camera Raw, Pano, Lightroom Updates, Lightroom Classic

Importing and Exporting Smart Collection Settings

I’ve previously mentioned my Catalog Dashboard before, and I’ve been asked to share some of the other components. This is one component that I originally made more for fun and to simply have a different way to view my photography over the years. I call it By Month, and all this collection set contains are 12 smart collections, one for each month, that pull together all of the photos taken during each month of every year from 2000 to the current year. Meaning, one smart collection for every photo...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Library, Smart Collections, Lightroom Classic

A Look at Filtering: Part 3

This week I wrap up my mini-series on filtering in Lightroom, so be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 for the background on the Library Filter that leads to … Filmstrip Filter All of these filters can also be accessed right from the Filmstrip while you are in any of the other modules. Way over on the top-right side of the Filmstrip is the Filter section. Click the word Filter to expand the options (a second click will collapse them). The drop-down menu there gives you access to all the same ...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Library, Lightroom, Filter, Filmstrip, Lightroom Classic

Going From Lightroom to Photoshop for Focus Stacking

Happy Monday, everybody — I’m just back from a workshop trip to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada (details over on my blog, with BTS photos — I was a student in the workshop, not the instructor). Anyway, one thing we did a lot of was “Focus Stacking” to expand our depth of field, so the objects directly in front of us would be in focus, and the middle ground would be in focus and the mountains in the distance would all be in perfect focus. All of this, way sharper than you’d get from just s...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Photoshop, Library, Lightroom, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada, Lightroom Tips, Lightroom Classic

Moving Your Classic Catalog to a Different Drive

Last week I wrote about how to point the Lightroom Classic catalog to a new drive for your photos, and someone asked about moving the catalog and previews too. I thought that would make a great post for this week. Thanks, Stephanie! Now, don’t go moving your catalog around just for fun. This would only be if you had a pressing need, such as you need to replace the drive it is currently on, or maybe you had the catalog on an external drive, but now you want to move it onto your internal drive. Al...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Catalog, Lightroom Classic, Move Catalog, Stephanie Now

Pointing Lightroom Classic to a New Drive

Happy New Year! Best wishes to all for a healthy and successful 2019. I’ve really enjoyed sharing Lightroom tips with you throughout 2018, and hope you find them helpful in the coming year as well. This next tip ranks among the top issues I get asked about on the KelbyOne Help Desk. There comes a time in every photographer’s life when you need to move photos to a new drive (for some, this happens on a regular basis). This can also be a moment of worry where Lightroom Classic is concerned because...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Library, Lightroom, Catalog, New Drive, Lightroom Classic, Update Folder Location

Creating New Develop Preset Folders in Classic

Happy holidays everyone! One of the most asked questions of 2018 had to be those related to creating new Develop preset folders. It is not really surprising considering that Adobe removed the ability to create preset folders from all the places it used to exist. So, it’s not that you’re crazy, it’s that in the move to the new way of using .XMP presets they fundamentally changed how they are organized and managed. Unfortunately, the only method I know that works from within Classic is as follows ...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Best, Group, Develop, Presets, New Group, Lightroom Classic