Lightroom Classic Tips
- Display shortcut keys for the current module: Ctrl / or Command /
- Keyboard Shortcuts for Lightroom Classic (Help.Adobe.com)
- Lightroom Classic User Guide (Adobe.com)
- Lightroom Guy by David Mark Erickson
- How to Use Adobe Lightroom – Introduction to RAW Photography Editing by Computer Clan
- Lightroom Tutorials: Learn How to Use Adobe Lightroom (Adobe.com)
- Why EVERY photographer should be using LIGHTROOM! by Peter McKinnon
- Lightroom Killer Tips by Scott Kelby, published by KelbyOne
- 7 Essential Lightroom Tricks I USE DAILY by Mark Denney
- 10 Hidden Lightroom Features by Jamie Windsor
- Best free Lightroom presets: 65 best presets for portraits, landscapes and more
- Julieanne Kost’s Blog | Lightroom Classic Video Tutorials
- Mastering Lightroom Classic CC by Anthony Morganti
- A full-featured tool for converting color and B&W negative scans directly in Lightroom Classic.
- Use Negative Lab Pro in the DEVELOP module – The edits will update considerably faster when you are using Negative Lab Pro in the Develop module. (Updates will happen slower in the Library module)
- Suggested backlight sources for scanning film with DSLR
- Let’s see your DSLR film scanning setup!
Camera Scanning and Retouching Film Negatives by Jack Reznicki for Photoshop User Magazine, October 2021
- Lightroom Downloader downloads all of your Lightroom content to your desktop computer.
Lightroom Preferences & Settings
RAW defaults in Lightroom Classic allows you to customize how a RAW file looks when it’s imported.
Change the RAW Profile from Adobe Default to Camera Settings, which keeps the settings of the camera the raw image was made. (Color Profile)
- Go to: Edit > Preferences (Win) or Lightroom > Preferences (macOS)
- Select the Presets tab
- From the Raw Defaults: Master drop-down, select “Camera Settings”
- What Lightroom RAW photo import defaults are and how to adjust them
- Set up default settings for RAW images
Lightroom Catalogs, Organizing, and Selecting Photos
The Lightroom catalog must be located on a local internal or external directly connected USB/Firewire drive. Lightroom Classic does not allow the catalog to be created/stored on a network drive
Enable “Automatically write changes into XMP” as a backup in case there’s a problem with the Catalog, so your edits won’t be lost.
Go to: Edit > Catalog Settings > Metadata tab
Enable Catalog Backups, and configure the catalog backups be saved on a different drive from the drive the catalog is on, just in case the Catalog drive fails.
- Fix: Unable to Rename a Folder in Lightroom Classic
- Lightroom Classic CC catalog FAQ (Adobe.com)
- Scott Kelby’s Simplified Lightroom Image Management (SLIM) System (full course). First, Register for your free account at https://kelbyone.com/free then go to the SLIM System course.
- Lightroom Classic Catalogs – Top 10 Misunderstandings by Victoria Bampton
- How to Avoid a Lightroom Classic CC Catalog Disaster by Terry White
- Setting Up Lightroom Libraries From Scratch: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace by Adorama
- Lightroom: Reorganize Your Folders and Photos The Easy Way by Laura Shoe
- Cleaning Up Your Mess in Lightroom 6 by Tim Grey for B&H Photo
- The Adobe Lightroom Ecosystem Explained by The Art of Photography
- How do I use my Lightroom catalog on multiple computers? by Victoria Bampton
- The Secrets of Hidden Lightroom Keywords by Mike Dixon
- How To Make Your Concert Image Selects by Adam Elmakias
- Lessons to be Learned from Post-Processing by Chris Gampat
- Lightroom Classic: 2-Hour Post Processing Masterclass by Mark Galer’s Alpha Creative Skills
Post Processing: Adjustment Sliders
- Editing PHOTOS in LIGHTROOM like a BOSS! SLIDERS + ORDER EXPLAINED in plain English by photoshopCAFE
- Lightroom tone curve tutorial (2018) by VIC VideopIC
- How to use Lightroom’s Range Mask slider to apply natural and effective dodging and burning adjustments.
Post Processing: Masks
- Auto Mask Lightroom Tutorial – How To Mask Anything FAST! (2018) by Signature Edits
- A unique way to use Lightrooms Automask feature by Wayne Fox
Editing Photos using a Graphics Tablet / Pen Tablet
For photography, a small graphics/pen tablet works, as we’re usually working with a smaller area of the screen. Wacom isn’t the only maker of good graphics tablets. Do your research.