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Filtering by months, captions etc with Search and Replace


Responding to a forum query about finding images by month, I write this little tip. This shows how one can use the Refresh Workflow Filters command. Apart from the month, here I can see that 129 images don’t yet have captions, and I can also filter by caption. Where you see “Autumn colours in Mane” […]

Collaborative Proofing – “Lightroom CC” thinking for a Lightroom Classic task?

A new feature has just gone live in Lightroom Web. Called Collaborative Proofing, and available as a Technology Preview, it is designed to share sets of photos with clients, allowing them to select the items they want.

Lightroom 8.1

Lightroom 8.1 is out. Some people may like to reorder the panels in Develop’s right hand side, though I really can’t see the point. Also, you can ensure that photos added by Auto Import are added to a collection. But for me the best new detail is that photos can now snap to a grid […]

LUTs to Lightroom


A quick video tutorial on how to make LUT-based profiles to use in Lightroom.

Lightroom 8.0


Adobe have just released Lightroom 8. It's harmless enough, more a matter of rounding up the numbers.

Lightroom and cloud storage

On a forum I answered a question about how Lightroom uses Adobe’s cloud storage, and then thought I’d cut and paste the reply here. An hour later…. With the Adobe subscription you get a certain amount of cloud storage space. Depending on what you pay, this might be terabytes and you might not care about […]

Lightroom Web sharing grows up

I’ve always liked Lightroom Web, the browser-based way to access photos synced to Lightroom Mobile. One thing I use it for is to tweak adjustments or add captions to photos when I’m on my laptop. Nothing sophisticated, it’s all about the convenience of making quick changes wherever I happen to be, just like with LrM […]

Lightroom 7.5


Lightroom 7.5 is out. The big changes are in the Book module with more newer Blurb book formats like trade and magazine, layflat paper, but for me the best thing is much-greater flexibility to move and resize photos around a page without the horrid "cell padding" tricks.