Photofocus: Create Customized File Name Templates in Lightroom

In this Photofocus blog post I cover how you can create customized file name templates to suit all kinds of needs. There are a few places where you can batch rename photos in Lightroom. The most common is during the import process via the File Renaming panel of the Import dialog, but you can also...

Partnering with the Digital Photo Workshops (and a ThinkTank Photo Giveaway)

I’m very excited about an opportunity to team up with my friends Jeff Leimbach and Randy Van Duinen at The Digital Photo Workshops! The first workshop is a trip to Death Valley. This is a brand new location for me and I really can’t wait to get there. This workshop is being led by Rick...

Lightroom goes mobile with the release of the iPad version!

Nearly a year ago, Tom Hogarty gave the first public sneak peek at Lightroom on the iPad on The Grid. Now it’s your turn to play! Adobe has just announced the public release of Lightroom mobile 1.0 for iPad.Initially released for the iPad (iPad 2 or later, or any iPad mini, must be running iOS7), with...

Never Lose Access to Lightroom!

Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Program subscription for $9.99/month is a great deal in my opinion, based on what you get: Always up-to-date versions of Lightroom and Photoshop (no need to pay more to upgrade to Lightroom’s next major upgrade when it comes out!) Syncing to Lightroom mobile for the iPad and iPhone (and Android sometime...

Touching Up Teeth with Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush and Spot Removal Tool

In this video tutorial I show you how to easily brighten, whiten, and fix flaws in teeth, using Lightroom’s adjustment brush and spot removal tool. For best quality, hit Play, then click on the Youtube sprocket wheel. in the bottom right and choose 720/HD. Enjoyed this article? Enter your email address below to sign up...

Not Sure All Your Photos Are in Lightroom? Have Lightroom Check for You!

If you have a folder in Lightroom such as your Pictures folder, but you are not sure that all of the photos in that folder and its subfolders have been imported into Lightroom, you can have Lightroom check for you. I revive this post every couple years because I think it is a very handy...

What’s new in Lightroom 5.5 and Lightroom mobile 1.1?

It’s that time again!  Lightroom 5.5 has just been released, with its usual camera updates and bug fixes, and there are some sneaky new features. At the same time, Lightroom mobile for iPad has been updated to 1.1 and the long-awaited Lightroom mobile for iPhone is now available too!  This might be a long blog post…...

Watermarking Your Photos in Lightroom

Those of you who are familiar with the good folks over at the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) know that they publish Photoshop User Magazine. It's full of useful information and great tutorials. Ive had the pleasure to write for them several times.What you may not know is that NAPP also publishes Lightroom Magazine!...