Posts tagged with Q&A

How can I add multiple songs to a slideshow?

How can I add multiple songs to a slideshow? I have a 15 minute slideshow and need more music. What’s the trick?

There’s no easy trick. You can join the tracks in some audio editing software, but that’s it – you . . .

“Make a second copy to”

Why does the second copy upon import go into a folder called “Imported on November-11-13” and not into a folder named to match the folder on the hard disk that was set as the Destination for the import?

Unsorted keywords

Is it possible to stop Lightroom from re-sorting keywords alphabetically?

Presets with catalog?

Is it better to uncheck the box that says “store presets with catalog”

Should I save as PSD or TIF?

Should I save as PSD or TIF?

TIF. There are no quality differences, and there’s almost nothing that a PSD can do that a TIF can’t do just as well, just obscure things like saving Duotone mode images (hat tip Victoria . . .

Share your catalogues

Can you share Lightroom catalogues over Adobe’s Creative Cloud?

Photoshop smart objects

How do I update a Photoshop smart object with changes Lightroom has made to the raw file?

In Lightroom, go to the original raw file and make the adjustments. Then either:

Edit as Smart Object, sending a new file to PS with . . .

FTP directly from Lightroom

Can you upload files by FTP directly from within Lightroom?

Where are my xxxxxxg flags?

Q I just upgraded to Lightroom 4 and something happened with my flags in collections: they are gone! Where the xxxx are they?

A Well, they are not completely gone. But they are very hidden indeed.

As background, in Lightroom versions 1-3 . . .

MacBook Air for Lightroom?

I had to get a new Mac laptop for Lightroom 4 and chose a MacBook Air. What do I think?

Moving from LR3 to LR4

Q Best practice for moving images from LR3 to 4?

How can I copy a folder’s stacks to a collection

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 . . .

Will Lightroom 4 web galleries support HTML5??

I believe it is already supported and third party web gallery engines can use HTML5.

The main changes to Web are:

Rewriting of built-in Flash web gallery engine so it displays colour managed output
Replacement of built-in browser on Windows with Webkit-based code

How does Lightroom handle custom XMP?

There’s been no change to LR’s handling of custom XMP since version 1 – I’d characterise it as “preserving” custom XMP data.

So LR does read the data from imported files and stores it in a database field. It never displays . . .

Does History matter?

Does the order of steps in the History panel make any difference to the end result?

The answer is an emphatic No. Lightroom edits do not build on one another – the current slider values in the right hand panel are . . .

What’s your workflow to Nik software?

What’s your workflow to Nik software?

If you own Lightroom and Photoshop, Photoshop “smart objects” are the best way to use Nik apps.

The workflow is easy. Do all your corrections in LR then select the image, right click and choose Edit . . .

“Edit in” or “Open as Smart Object” in Photoshop?

Unless you’ve a good reason, I would always choose Open as Smart Object. Good reasons might be you’re running out of hard drive space, or you have an earlier version of Photoshop than your version of Lightroom.

OK, now why? I . . .

Will Lightroom ever get away from this modal hangup?

It might, but I wouldn’t bet on it. I know “modal” is a loaded word in Mac-land, but these are “modules” and more akin to the workspaces you see in Photoshop than they are to nasty unMaclike modality. They’re dedicated . . .

How should I set up the Spot healing brush?

Activate the Spot Healing brush and then in the toolbar below the image choose “Auto”. This means that when the cursor is over the image, the circles will display. When you move the cursor out of the image area, they . . .

Why isn’t history in the xmp metadata?

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 . . .