Posts tagged with Library
It’s now easier to manage hierarchical keyword lists with the Keywords Filter. Child keywords can now be displayed too.
The new Radial Filter adjustment may replace the Adjustment Brush for many of your local adjustments
The Visualize Spots mask helps you do a better job cleaning up those dust spots, and do it faster too. What’s not to like? Apart from discovering that your camera’s sensor isn’t as clean as you hoped….
QIs there a way to move stacks of images into a collection and have those stacks retain their original stacking “formation”/order? ADrag a folder and drop it in the Collections panel. LR4 creates a new collection with stacking which matches the folder.
Flags are now global, not local. But stacks have gone local. How do these work together?
If you save metadata back to a DNG, doesn’t it mean that every time a change is made the whole large file needs to be backed up? Not really. It obviously makes no sense to keep backing up big DNG files after every change, but that’s a straw man argument against the format. Instead you […]
Lightroom’s Develop History panel is a log of all the work done on an image but it’s never written to xmp because: To hide it from prying eyes. If you send files to a client, the edit history can disclose your clever methods or your time-wasting incompetence to the client LR’s history data is of […]
How do you manually type in multiple keywords so they are added to an existing keyword hierarchy rather than being concatenated into a new and unwanted keyword? Is it some sort of delimiter character? Use either the pipe “|” or the greater than “>” symbol, depending on which way round you want to type: “|” […]
Here’s a quick tip for managing panorama frames. My own long-term practice has been to assign the green label to originals which are intended to be the component frames of panoramas, HDR, or other multi-frame techniques.I also stack them. I do this as soon as possible after importing the files from the card. The risk […]
AutoSync mode in Library means that metadata changes apply to all the selected images, and is normally enabled by clicking a switch in the right panel (F8). But what if that switch isn’t visible? It took me a while to figure this out, but the switch is only visible when you are in Loupe view […]
One promising approach is to use Mac aliases or Windows symbolic links (a bit like shortcuts). So for example, you would keep the catalogue itself in a Dropbox folder, but use aliases or symbolic links to store the catalogue’s previews separately in a folder that doesn’t get synchronised. When you move to the other computer, your catalogue will be available as soon as Dropbox’s sync operation has completed, just having to rebuild its previews which are stored locally. As always, the originals could be on a network address.