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If you are moving from Aperture to Lightroom, this article and the comments should prove helpful


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John Beardsworth's Lightroom advice and training, plug-ins and web galleries, custom solutions

Lightroom 6.7 released

Lightroom 2015.6.7 has just been released with the usual range of new camera and lens support, and a couple of new features.

How can I customise a built-in web gallery?

How can I customise a built-in web gallery?

If you know your way around your computer’s user folders, and if you can hack a Lua file in a text editor like Notepad or TextEdit, you can certainly change details to suit your needs.

It’s techy, but not difficult….

Lightroom 6.6.1 released

Lightroom 6.6.1 has just been released and contains two small bug fixes which aren’t as small as they may at first appear.

There’s also support for the Fuji XT2 – already – and a new Apple TV app to show Lightroom Mobile photos.

LrMobile 2.4 – big new features

Lightroom Mobile 2.4 is available now and it has some exciting changes. You can now import raw files directly into LrMobile, and graduated and radial filter adjustments are now available.

Lightroom 6.6 released

Lightroom 6.6 / 2015.6 has just been released – and it’s a more interesting update than usual. In addition to the new camera and lens support, there are two big changes:

– Dramatic speed improvements in Develop – A “guided” upright mode allows you to control straightening on images

Nik plugins for free

Yesterday Google announced that they are making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free.

Google may not have made significant improvements to the Nik desktop apps since they acquired them, but I don’t see any downside here. I’ve always been a fan of Silver Efex Pro, and only really questioned its price. Now it’s free, I can’t see any good reasons why you wouldn’t get it.

Lightroom Web’s new search tool

Lightroom on the Web, the browser-based sibling of Lightroom Mobile, has a new feature or “technology preview” – a search tool.

It obviously uses metadata for searching, but it also uses come pretty clever recognition techniques.

Panorama Merge and Spot Corrections

Lightroom 2015.5 is released with a feature that I have wanted ever since Panorama Merge was added – correct handling of dust spot corrections.

It should have a big impact on the way we use the merge tool.

In short, from now correct your dust spots before you run the merge.