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How to Make a Contact Sheet in Lightroom Classic

Contact sheets are a throwback to film days, but they still have their uses. Here’s a guide on how to make a contact sheet in Lightroom.

How to Customize the Color Labels in Lightroom

Lightroom has many thoughtful workflow tools. Color coding image labels isn’t especially glamorous, but it can be an extremely useful way of organizing your images. And if you want to customize what text label is paired with which color, you can. Here’s how.

Revealing Clipped Highlights and Shadows

Lightroom has a very useful feature that shows you precisely the parts of an image where highlights or shadows are getting clipped as you adjust the settings.

Can Aurora HDR 2019 Salvage Otherwise Unusable Photos?

HDR is traditionally all about the drama. But it doesn’t have to be all about overly saturated and uber dramatic images. The tone-mapping tools built into apps like Photomatix and Aurora HDR 2019 can be useful for making otherwise blah photos more interesting and perhaps salvaging them as keepers.

How to Batch Rename Image Filenames

Lightroom offers a quick, easy, and powerful way to batch rename files, whether you’re trying to do half a dozen for a client or tens of thousands at once. Here’s a guide on how to do it.

Lightroom Tips: The New and Improved Clarity Tool

Lightroom’s Clarity tool in the Develop module helps bring out the detail in photos and now works much better than in earlier versions of Lightroom.

How to Rotate Crop in Lightroom Classic Between Landscape & Portrait Orientations

Lightroom has a super quick way to switch between landscape and portrait orientations with the crop tool. Here’s how to do it.

Using JPEGmini Pro to Make Files Smaller when Exporting from Lightroom

JPEGmini Pro offers a way to make filesizes impressively smaller when you export JPGs from Lightroom or use with a publish service.

Lightroom Filter by Aspect Ratio

How to Filter by Image Orientation of Landscape, Portrait, or Square

If you need to filter out just the portrait (vertical), landscape (horizontal), or square images, you can use the Aspect Ratio filter criteria.

How to Enable the Publish Services Panel If It’s Hidden

Here’s how to enable the Publish Services, Catalog, Folders, or Collections panels in the Library module if they’re not visible.

How to Optimize Images from Lightroom with ImageOptim

Using Lightroom’s post-export options, if you’re using Mac it’s possible to optimize your images as part of the export process.

Lightroom’s Dehaze Filter

Lightroom’s new dehaze slider can be a very useful tool in recovering detail in hazy or misty scenes. It can also have some strongly negative effects.

Adding a Grid Overlay to the Loupe View

The grid loupe overlay is pretty self-explanatory and simple to use, but you do have some control over its appearance.

How to Save a Single Frame from a Video as a JPG Using Lightroom

If you’re looking to extract a single frame from a video and save it as a JPG, here’s how to do it in Lightroom.

How to Install and Use Luminar as a Lightroom Plugin

Luminar 4 is designed as a standalone app, but you can also use it alongside Lightroom. Here’s how to install and use Luminar as a plugin in Lightroom Classic CC.

How to Export Photos from Lightroom to Flickr

Flickr is one of the most popular ways to share photos online. Here’s how to get your photos from Lightroom to Flickr.

How to Delete Rejected Photos in Lightroom

Here’s how to quickly delete rejected photos in Lightroom to help speed up the culling part of the workflow.

How to Generate Captions Automatically in Lightroom

Lightroom itself doesn’t have the ability to use tokens to automatically generate captions, but here’s a plugin that can do a lot of heavy lifting for you.