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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

 

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More than one catalogue?

Moving from Aperture to Lightroom

Complex File Renaming - using my Search & Replace plugin

Keywording – a 3 phase approach

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

Lightroom 8.3 is out

Big new feature is a new slider - Texture. For me it's a subtler form of Clarity, like a blend of Clarity and Sharpening, and it's a global or local adjustment.

Lightroom 8.2 Enhanced Details


Lightroom 8.2 came out yesterday, and a single feature is worth highlighting - a new Enhanced Details commend. This applies AI or machine learning - what I call "educated brute force" - to the process of converting a raw file.

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” ...read more

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. For me the best new new feature is a detail in Book - photos can now snap to a grid. This brings together the other recent changes which provided much more flexibility over book layout.

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 ...read more