Lightroom Classic

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

February 6, 2019

How to Change the Thumbnail Image for a Video in Lightroom

Changing the thumbnail image used for videos in Lightroom can be a handy way to provide a more useful visual… Read More

February 19, 2019

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

August 23, 2018

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

April 19, 2018

Comparing the AI Auto Processing of Lightroom Classic CC and Luminar 2018

Both Lightroom Classic CC and Luminar 2018 now offer processing using AI, or artificial intelligence. Here's a side-by-side comparison of… Read More

January 1, 2018

How to Install and Use Luminar 2018 as a Lightroom Plugin

Luminar 2018 is designed as a standalone app, but you can also use it alongside Lightroom. Here's how to install… Read More

December 28, 2017

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

November 16, 2017

How to Convert RAW Files to JPG in Lightroom

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

May 17, 2018

Lightroom Classic’s New Ability to Use Embedded Previews

One of the new features in Lightroom Classic is that you can use the embedded previews more effectively to speed… Read More

January 1, 2018

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

August 21, 2019

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

May 17, 2018

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

May 17, 2018

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

May 17, 2018

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

August 23, 2018

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

August 23, 2018

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

May 17, 2018

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

November 9, 2017

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

August 24, 2018

How to Import from Multiple Memory Cards at Once

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

May 17, 2018

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

March 21, 2019

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

How to Crop and Straighten Photos in Lightroom

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

How to Resize Photos in Lightroom

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017

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

November 9, 2017