Library Module

Tips and tricks, how-to guides, and plugin reviews related to using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s Library Module.

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.
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How to Change the Background Color of Single Images in Lightroom Classic

You can change the color of the space behind single images in Lightroom. That can be simply a matter of preference or used as a visualization tool
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How to Change the Thumbnail Image for a Video in Lightroom

Changing the thumbnail image, or poster frame, used for videos in Lightroom can be a handy way to provide a more useful visual reference point when you're trying to find the video you're after. Here's how to do it.
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How to Trim Videos in Lightroom

Lightroom doesn't have much in the way of editing tools when working with video files, but it does have the ability to trim the beginning or end of video clips.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Can Lightroom Find Duplicates?

By itself, Lightroom can't find duplicate photos. But here are a couple of plugins available that can add that functionality.
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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.
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How to Select Multiple Photos in Lightroom

A guide to selecting multiple photos in Lightroom. These methods apply to all of the various modules, including the Library and Develop modules.
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How to Make Image Stack Icons Visible Again

If you can't see the stack icons on the thumbnails in the grid view, here's how to make sure that the option to display them is turned on.
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How to Change a Stack's Cover Thumbnail

Here's how to change the image that's used as the cover image for an image stack.
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How to Filter Virtual Copies or Master Files

Lightroom has a quick way to separate out the virtual copies from the master versions. Here's how to do it in the Library module.
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Turning Off the Lights

The ability to dim the lights in Lightroom is a handy little tool for distraction-free viewing, sorting, and editing of your photos.
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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.
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Using the Loupe Overlay Guides to Align a Spot or Vertical or Horizontal Lines

Lightroom's Guides loupe overlay is a simple yet flexible tool for aligning either a specific spot in the frame or aligning horizontal or vertical lines. It's one of a few different overlay tools available in Lightroom.
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How to Use Lightroom's Layout Image Loupe Overlay Feature

There are a few different ways to add visual guides over photos in Lightroom. The Layout Image Loupe Overlay is a handy tool to find images that work with specific design requirements.
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The Ins and Outs of Zooming in Lightroom

Lightroom's basic zooming in on a photo is simple and intuitive, but there are ways to get even more control over how it works to better suit your preferences and workflow.
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How to Auto Stack Images by the Interval Between Capture Time

Lightroom has a built-in feature to automatically stack images by the time interval between their capture time. In the right workflow it can save a lot fo time and tedium.
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How to Filter Photos by Stack Position

Lightroom doesn't have a built-in way (yet) to filter only the top images of a stack or any other stack position. But the Any Filter plugin adds that functionality.
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How to Find the Original Image File on Your Hard Drive

Sometimes you just need to find the original file on your hard drive. Lightroom has a simple built-in function for that.
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How to Flip an Image Horizontally or Vertically

Flipping an image horizontally or vertically to create a mirror image isn't hard, but the functions might not be where you first look.
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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.
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How to Resize Thumbnails in Lightroom's User Interface

If you're using Lightroom on different computers, you might want to change the size of the thumbnails in Lightroom's user interface. Here's how to do it.
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How to Rename a Lightroom Catalog

Whether you need to back up, move, or just change the name of a Lightroom catalog, here's a step-by-step guide.
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How to Export Photos to Megapixel Sizes in Lightroom

If you need to send photos to a specific number of megapixels (for example for stock photography agencies), here's how to do it in Lightroom.
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