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Big Note

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

 

 

Never pay a penny for presets – one of 10 tips for new users

 

Articles

Moving from Aperture to Lightroom

10 tips for new users

Keywording – a 3 phase approach

More than one catalogue?

Using more than one catalogue

The 20 minute wow

Workflow smart collections

Panel end markers

Essential keyboard shortcuts

List View 1.84 Excel to Lightroom

Post updated 5 March 2016: I’ve just uploaded the next version of ListView. The zip file also includes an Excel add-in that can send data directly from Excel to Lightroom. At the moment this is writeback is limited to Windows users – Apple broke the mechanism I’ve been using – and it does require some Excel skill. But I just don’t think there is an easier way to get external metadata into Lightroom.

Free Nik

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.