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… Read More

January 31, 2020

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… Read More

January 24, 2020

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… Read More

April 24, 2020

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… Read More

January 28, 2020

How to Customize the Color Labels in Lightroom

Color labels are one of several useful workflow tools in Lightroom. And if you want to customize what text label… Read More

January 25, 2020

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… Read More

February 3, 2020

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. Read More

February 4, 2020

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. Read More

February 4, 2020

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. Read More

January 27, 2020

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… Read More

February 6, 2020

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. Read More

February 2, 2020

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… Read More

January 24, 2020

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… Read More

February 2, 2020

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. Read More

January 28, 2020

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… Read More

January 28, 2020

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… Read More

September 15, 2020

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… Read More

February 1, 2020

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… Read More

January 26, 2020

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… Read More

February 3, 2020

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… Read More

February 1, 2020

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… Read More

February 1, 2020

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… Read More

February 5, 2020

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. Read More

February 7, 2020

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… Read More

January 28, 2020