Plugins

Tips and tricks, how-to guides, and plugin reviews related to using plugins for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

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.
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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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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 their initial automatic one-click processing options.
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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.
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How to Install Aurora HDR 2019 as a Lightroom Plugin

Aurora HDR 2019 can be used as a standalone app, but it can also be used as a plugin for Lightroom. Here's a quick guide on how to install and use Aurora HDR 2019 as a Lightroom plugin.
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How to Emulate Instagram's Filters in Lightroom

If you're trying to get that Instagram filter look in Lightroom, here's a set of premium Lightroom develop presets that mimic Instagram's filters.
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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 Instagram from Lightroom directly.
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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.
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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 add that capability to Lightroom.
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How to Export Square Photos from Lightroom

Here's a method for exporting square photos from Lightroom without having to create virtual copies or use the crop tool.
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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 other is better for individual presets.
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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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