Lightroom CC/6

Tips and tricks and how-to guides related to Lightroom CC/6.

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 Switch between Landscape and Portrait Orientations When Cropping Images

Lightroom has a super quick way to switch between landscape and portrait orientations with the crop tool. Here's how to… Read More

February 10, 2020

How to Convert the GPS Coordinates in Lightroom’s Map Module to Decimal Format

Lightroom's map module uses GPS coordinates in the degrees, minutes, and seconds format. If you need them in decimal degree… Read More

January 27, 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 Use Lightroom’s White Balance Sliders

Lightroom's white balance tools help reduce color casts. They can be used to neutralized any casts or break the rules… Read More

February 5, 2020

How to Convert RAW to JPG in Lightroom Classic

Trying to figure out how to convert RAW files to JPEG in Lightroom Classic? Here's how to do it. Read More

January 28, 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

How to Post to Instagram Directly from Lightroom

There are several different ways to post to Instagram from a desktop or laptop. Here's an option for posting to… Read More

September 15, 2020

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… Read More

January 31, 2020

How to Export Photos While Maintaining Folder Structure

If you're looking to export multiple images organized into folders while preserving the folder structure, there's a plugin that can… Read More

January 24, 2020

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… Read More

January 30, 2020

How to Make a Contact Sheet in Lightroom

Contact sheets are a throwback to film days, but they still have their uses. Here's a guide on how to… Read More

January 29, 2020

How to Correct Lens Vignetting in Lightroom

Vignetting is a common issue with many lenses, especially at wide apertures. Lightroom has two methods to tackle correcting or… Read More

January 29, 2020

How to Install Lightroom Presets

There are two methods to installing Lightroom develop presets. One is better suited to bundles of multiple presets, while the… Read More

February 2, 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

Correcting GoPro Lens Distortion in Photos Using Lens Correction Profiles

GoPros have a distinctive fisheye look to its photos and videos by default. But it that's not what you want… Read More

January 24, 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 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. Read More

February 7, 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 Import from Multiple Memory Cards at Once into Lightroom

If you have a memory card reader that supports it, it is possible to import photos and videos from multiple… Read More

May 13, 2020

What’s the Largest Image Size You Can Import Into Lightroom?

You can import very large images into Lightroom, but there are limits. Read More

January 28, 2020

How to save a JPG smaller than 4 inches in Lightroom’s print module?

If you're using Lightroom's print module to export JPGs, there are limits on minimum and maximum dimensions. Here are some… Read More

January 31, 2020

How to Rotate Photos in Lightroom

A step-by-step guide to rotating photos in Lightroom, including 90-degree rotation, auto straighten, precise straighten, and rotating multiple photos. Read More

February 2, 2020

Using Lightroom’s Dehaze Filter to Find Dust Spots

Lightroom's new dehaze filter is designed to cut through the glare caused by haze or mist, but it is also… Read More

February 10, 2020

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… Read More

January 27, 2020

How to use Lightroom’s HDR Photo Merge

The new version of Lightroom (known as both Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC) has a new HDR photo merge. Here's… Read More

January 28, 2020

Lightroom Panorama Stitcher

The latest version of Lightroom (known as both Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC) has a new panorama photo merge. Here's… Read More

January 25, 2020

How to Fix Chromatic Aberration in Lightroom

Chromatic aberration like purple fringe is something you don't want in your photos. Here's how to remove it in Lightroom. Read More

January 28, 2020

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… Read More

February 4, 2020

Does Editing JPGs in Lightroom Reduce Image Quality?

The image quality of a JPG degrades every time you save it. So you might be wondering how editing a… Read More

January 28, 2020

How to Remove Dust Spots & Scratches in Lightroom

Dust spots and scratches are unavoidable facts of life if you're scanning film or prints. You can repair them right… Read More

February 2, 2020

Uploading Photos to WordPress with a Lightroom Publish Service

Publishing photos directly from Lightroom to Wordpress has some very useful benefits. Now there's a plugin to make it happen. Read More

January 26, 2020

How to Crop and Straighten Photos in Lightroom

A step-by-step guide on how to crop and straighten photos in Lightroom. Read More

January 31, 2020

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… Read More

January 31, 2020

How to Upload Photos Directly From Lightroom to WordPress

The image uploader baked into Wordpress is pretty good. But if you're using Lightroom there's an even better option. Read More

January 30, 2020

How to Speed Up Importing Photos Into Lightroom

Importing images into Lightroom can sometimes seem to take forever. Here are some ways to streamline the process and save… Read More

January 29, 2020

Using Lightroom’s Crop Overlays to Help with Composition

If you want more control or precision in your cropping than just eyeballing it, Lightroom has some built-in tools to… Read More

February 1, 2020

Quality Settings When Exporting JPGs from Lightroom

The Lightroom export function allows you fine tune the quality of the resulting JPEGs in increments of single percentage points.… Read More

February 1, 2020

How to Resize Photos in Lightroom Classic

Having trouble finding the resize button in Lightroom Classic? There isn't one. Here's a simple guide to what you do… Read More

January 24, 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