Should You Back Up Your Lightroom Catalog?

2020-03-30T16:17:05+00:00February 6th, 2020|Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Lightroom Classic|

Best practices for finally taking care of that annoying pop up!

Ever find yourself in this situation?
You go to quit Lightroom and this pops up … Do you want to back up your catalog?

Lightroom Back Up Catalog popup dialog
Do I want to back up my Lightroom Catalog? Um, yeah … I think so???

Let’s demystify what that pop up message really means and understand the best practice to back up your Lightroom catalog.

First, this blog post

Create a 2020 Copyright Preset for Lightroom

2020-05-28T17:00:03+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Adobe Lightroom|

Whether it’s friends and family or submitted images to contests and publishers, you don’t need to be a professional to consider embedding a copyright. Take advantage of these protections to their fullest. Use a copyright preset in Lightroom on import to identify you as the creator/owner of your digital images to outside third parties.

Do Not Update to MacOS Catalina (yet)! Adobe Warns Photoshop and Lightroom Users

2020-05-28T17:03:05+00:00October 10th, 2019|Adobe Lightroom, Apple Mac, MacOS|

dont update to catalina macos yet - lightroom adobe errors

Do Not Update to MacOS Catalina

Apple does this: abandons technology for the next shiny toy. In this case, 32 bit support has been replaced with 64 bit support only.

The October 9th MacRumors story, “32-Bit Apps ‘Not Optimized for Your Mac’ No Longer Working on macOS Catalina,” says “Apple warned that it (Mojave) would be the last version of macOS that would support older

How to Choose a New DSLR Lens Using Lightroom

2020-06-03T18:33:59+00:00May 26th, 2018|Adobe Lightroom, Digital Photography, How To's|

How To Choose a DSLR Lens

We’ve discovered a great way to help you make a decision when you’re thinking about buying a new DSLR lens, using Lightroom Classic CC. If you’ve ever wondered whether or not a particular lens is worth investing in, here’s what we do. We start by looking at lenses and focal lengths using the Lightroom Classic Metadata search. Use the Lightroom Metadata panel to choose a DSLR LensThis came about as more and more of our clients have asked us – What would be a good

New Skills in Lightroom Workshop Series

2020-06-03T18:33:54+00:00February 27th, 2018|Adobe Lightroom, Workshops|

On Saturday, February 3rd, Lightroom Guy dot com held its inaugural New Skills in Lightroom, small group workshop, at our new Cobble Hill, Brooklyn office. The Lightroom Guy “world headquarters” is a cozy, quiet space designed with these small workshops in mind. You can reach us easily by subway with convenient parking nearby as well.

To meet our personal philosophy of maintaining a boutique approach to learning, our workshops are limited to a maximum of 4 attendees.

New Skills in Lightroom Classes are limited to 4 attendees and taught by two Adobe Certified Lightroom Experts.

The Lightroom Legacy Catalog Series-Part 2, Back Up Your Photos and Catalogs!

2020-06-03T18:37:59+00:00March 5th, 2017|Adobe Lightroom, Backup Systems, Digital Photography, Library|

Back Up Your Photos Before Creating Your Legacy Catalog!

 Recently, David Mark Erickson and I were doing an Intro to Lightroom and Bookmaking workshop and we asked our class two questions:

  1. Can you find a particular photograph in your Library on request? Reply: No one had an effective system for identifying, searching and finding photographs.
  1. Are you backed up? Reply: No.” This wasn’t a surprise. Yet this was a group of wise, intelligent men and women. No one was thinking about the great personal loss that would be, if a hard drive failed or a computer was stolen. Hard drives don’t live

The Lightroom Legacy Catalog Series-Part 1

2020-06-03T18:38:52+00:00October 10th, 2016|Adobe Lightroom, Digital Photography, Library|

The Lightroom Legacy Catalog

The Lightroom Legacy Catalog Part 1

Many of us remember finding shoeboxes at home, full of photos, tagged with a label and a lid that didn’t quite close, revealing the contents within. They sat on the top shelves of closets begging to be discovered. As kids we’d leaf through overfilled scrapbooks of photos that sat on a bookshelf. The shoebox was where all the other stuff went: forgotten but not gone.

This is the beginning of an ongoing series. We will be taking a deeper look at the Lightroom catalog and

Google Nik Collection is Now FREE!

2020-06-03T18:39:52+00:00March 25th, 2016|Adobe Lightroom, Products|

Google Nik Collection Photo © Tony Sweet

Well, here’s some amazing news. The Google Nik Collection, is free as of today. The entire collection, not just one of their programs. Yup, all of them. Free.

Now, I have no idea why Google decided to buy Nik in the first place. And, who knows why they decided to make it free. But who cares, Nik software is rated as one of the best plugins for Lightroom, tried and true.

With seven different programs for black and white, sharpening, film style

The Lightroom CC Manual for the Rest of Us

2020-06-03T18:39:51+00:00March 12th, 2016|Adobe Lightroom, Product Reviews|

Lightroom 6/CC Unmasked, the Lightroom CC manual for the rest of usA new Lightroom ebook has just hit the web from fellow Adobe Certified Lightroom Expert, Piet Van den Eynde, of Belgium. No matter how much I use Lightroom, there’s always something new to learn and I found his LIGHTROOM 6/CC UNMASKED (11/26/2017 – Sorry, out of print) to be the most readable and understandable Lightroom CC manual I’ve read to date. Piet (pronounced Pete) is a deeply talented photographer (and fellow cyclist!) and his guidebook is written in clear, concise language with excellent insights for