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Lightroom CC vs Lightroom Classic: Should You Switch?

Since last October, when we published our first post introducing Lightroom CC, some of the questions asked most by our clients are: What should I do? Should I keep Classic or switch to the new Lightroom CC? The only answer we can offer is: it depends!

Lightroom CC vs Lightroom Classic: Should You Switch? Photo Illustration © 2018 D.A.Wagner, Lightroom® Logos are registered trademarks of Adobe, Inc.

Besides asking us if they should switch, another oft asked question is: what’s up with the name?? Yes, it is confusing but, so far

Preview Unavailable For This File

What’s going on when Lightroom’s import preview window says, “Preview Unavailable For This File?” You shoot camera raw and, you probably have a new camera

Preview Unavailable For This File

The Adobe DNG Converter (Mac + PC) may be the solution. But first, let’s look at two reasons this could be happening:

  1. Adobe can’t update a new camera’s updated proprietary raw data the moment it comes out. You usually have to wait
By |2017-11-07T16:56:23+00:00November 7th, 2017|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Library, YouTube|0 Comments

Using the Lightroom Radial Filter for Portraits

I love using the Lightroom Radial Filter. It’s my most used of the Lightroom CC local adjustment tools. One of our clients even calls it the “instant spotlight” tool.

The Radial Filter Tool This is the Lightroom Radial Filter icon

With the Lightroom Radial Filter, it’s possible to add that light back into the subject’s face by simply drawing a circle and opening up the shadow detail. In portrait photography, it’s not unusual for a professional photographer to use something called a “fill card” to reflect light back into the subject’s face. But the

By |2017-08-14T06:49:19+00:00August 14th, 2017|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Developing, Video, YouTube|1 Comment

Four Ways to Adjust Lightroom Sliders

Do you ever find yourself dreading the amount of time it takes to develop all the photos from your last trip? Well, you are not alone! Over and over again we hear from clients about how they avoid selecting and developing because of the shear number of photos they took. One of our solutions is to demonstrate how we take advantage of all the features that Lightroom has to offer. And one of them is, that there are four ways to adjust Lightroom sliders in the Develop module.

We know it sounds a little to simple but, knowing how to quickly

Creating a Lightroom Copyright Preset for 2017

It’s another year and time once again for updating or creating your Lightroom copyright preset for 2017.


Here’s our simplified, step-by-step breakdown: Part 1

1. Start in the Library Module and go to the Metadata Panel on the right side. Choose “Edit Presets” from Preset pulldown menu (Note: if the Metadata panel is blank, simply select a photograph for the Metadata sections to appear)

Creating a 2017 Copyright Preset in Lightroom 1. Choose Edit Presets

2. The Edit Metadata Presets dialog pops up. It will look daunting, but don’t worry. Show only the sections you will

By |2017-01-02T14:31:37+00:00January 2nd, 2017|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Library|0 Comments

Lightroom Before and After Tools

How to use the Lightroom Before and After tools in the Lightroom Develop module

I always love discovering something new in Lightroom that helps my workflow and developing process! I’ve been editing (selecting) and developing some photos that I shot for a wedding at a lovely farm in the Catskills this summer. The groom is a good friend of mine and he happens to be a film director as well so, he knows a lot about color process. He and his wife had some specific requests for how they wanted their photos look, which posed a slight

The Easy Way to White Balance Color Cast in Lightroom

How to White Balance Color Cast in Lightroom

Use the Lightroom eyedropper to color correct your photo Ugly Yellow Color Cast!

You know that awful yellow cast (or blue or green or orange, etc.) that makes an indoor photo look funky and the people in it appear like aliens? It’s called a color cast and White Balancing is how you correct it. This color cast is caused by the quality of light in a room and how the white balance is set on your camera. The room could have fluorescent or incandescent lights (you have camera settings

Lightroom Guy’s 5 Favorite Books of 2015

There are a lot of books out there for photography and Lightroom and I wanted to share with you Lightroom Guy’s 5 favorite books of 2015. Not that they’ve all been written in 2015. They aren’t all “new” in that sense, however they were new to me and valuable enough to share with my readers. So, in no particular order, here they are:

  1. The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop – 2nd Edition by Jeff Schewe.  The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, <a href=

Easily Stitch and Develop a Panorama with Lightroom CC

Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge panoramaLast week my video tutorial covered the step by step process of capturing a sequence of photos that you can stitch into a panorama. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how, step by step, to easily stitch and develop a panorama in Lightroom with last week’s photos.

Before Lightroom CC/6 stitching a panorama resulted in a JPEG. But now, in Lightroom CC/6, a raw DNG file is created when you stitch a panorama. Stitching to DNG yields higher quality results than JPEG.

When I’m done stitching the pano in

By |2015-11-12T09:00:28+00:00November 12th, 2015|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Panorama, Photo Merge, Video|0 Comments

How to Shoot a Sequence of Captures for a Stitched Panorama in Lightroom

In this tutorial I’m going to show you, step by step, the techniques I use to shoot a sequence of captures for a stitched panorama in Lightroom. 

Series of overlapping captures for making a stitched panorama Even laying out the sequence of photos looks pretty good. Stitching them in Lightroom is easy!







It’s amazing how easy it is to do by overlapping each shot in your pano by 50%. And once you’ve shot a few of these sequences and stitched them on your own, you’ll be