Lightroom secret tips…

Hello everyone. Today I thought I would share with you some secret tips inside Lightroom.

I hope they will help improve your workflow and speed up the way you work inside Lightroom. Some of them may seem simple but they improve the way you work inside the application.
Here is a couple of them:

  • Did you know that you could quickly add images or even folders of images to your Lightroom library by simply draging and dropping them on the Lightroom icon? (Dock icon on Mac)
    When you do it, Lightroom will launch and will go into Import Photos dialog automatically. Pretty neat trick, I think.
  • When you work with lots of images in Lightroom and some of them have been added to Smart Collections, sometimes you want to know whether certain images are in Collections and if yes then in which one. To quickly find it out, select the image in Lightroom, Right-Click (Ctrl-Click) on the image and from the drop-down menu select: Show in Collection. If the image is not in a collection, Lightroom will tell you.
  • Adjusting images in Lightroom? Do you want to find out really quickly how your image would look in black&white? Press V on your keyboard to convert the image to grayscale and then press it again to go back to colour mode.
  • Unlimited Undos? Anyone ever heard of it? Not in Photoshop! When you use Photoshop, you probably know that History Panel by default remembers only 20 steps and when you close the application it is all gone. But in Lightroom, all your steps are tracked! What’s more, even when you close Lightroom your unlimited “history” steps are saved! What it means is that even when you come back to a certain photo you edited a few days or even weeks ago, you can still undo what you did! Amazing!

That’s it for today. I am off to Adobe Inspired Media event here in London. Till next week!

9 thoughts on “Lightroom secret tips…

  1. Thanks for some great thoughts there. I am kind of new to the internet , so I printed this off to put in my file, any better way to go about keeping track of it then printing?

  2. Hi,

    Thanks for your insight. If you want to keep the content without printing, you could convert it into pdf or take screenshots.

  3. Thanks for an idea, you sparked at idea from a perspective I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something productive with it.

  4. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me.

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