Posts tagged with Q&A

Filtering by months, captions etc with Search and Replace

Responding to a forum query about finding images by month, I write this little tip about using the Library Filter in conjunction with the plugin’s Refresh Workflow Filters command. This menu command Plugin Extras > Refresh Workflow Filters analyses the selected photos and the results can be shown in Library Filter columns:       Notice …read more

“Best photos”

What are the criteria for “best photos” in Lightroom web’s technology preview?

Re-editable Silver Efex files

Although my starting point is LR, I always launch Silver Efex this way, via Photoshop as Smart Object. The flexibility is a big advantage.

How to remove photos from “All Synced Photographs”

After removing pictures from a synced collection or after stopping a collection from syncing, the images remain on Lightroom Mobile and in “All Synced Photographs”. How do I find these photos so I can remove them from Adobe’s server?

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….

Import raw files into LR Mobile?

You can’t really do this. Mobile is not designed as a laptop replacement for travelling. But did you know dragging and dropping into a browser window uploads photos to Adobe’s cloud?

LR Web – clients don’t have an Adobe account?

How can a friend or client review and comment on a shared LrWeb collection if they don’t have an Adobe account? It’s possible, by setting up a dummy account.

Running a Photoshop action

Is it possible to run a Photoshop action from LR? Yes, by running a droplet. I’ll assume you know how to make a droplet – if not, see this example – and then you can approach it a couple of ways. One way is to save the droplet anywhere on your computer. You then set …read more

“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?

Can you stop Lightroom re-sorting keywords alphabetically?

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

Check the box “store presets with catalog” box?

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 Bampton). In the long run it’s important to save your Photoshop work in a …read more

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 the raw edits. Open your existing TIF file  in PS, and drag this …read more

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 the Pick and Reject flags were local to the folder or collection of …read more

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 folder.

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 the information and it isn’t editable even through the SDK. But at least Lightroom …read more