Lightroom Classic Spot Removal Tool is Slow

Recently, we’ve had a number of Lightroom Classic 8 clients on older Macs complain that the Spot Removal tool is slow. Even on a 2015 iMac with decent specs, running on an i7 processor with 16GB RAM and Fusion drive, the Spot Removal tool is slow.

Previous Solutions

But before I get started with the solution, I want to point our readers to the Adobe site for general optimization of your hardware and operating system for Adobe Lightroom.

Spot Removal Tool is Slow
By |2020-05-28T18:09:31+00:00January 15th, 2019|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Developing|0 Comments

How to Create Copyright Preset for Lightroom Classic

It’s 2019 – Time to update your Lightroom copyright preset.

The method to create a Lightroom copyright preset hasn’t changed over the years. But like many things we only need to do once, we forget the process. So, as a public service, here’s the step-by-step process:

Create the Copyright Preset

In the Library Module, go to the Metadata Panel and from Preset pulldown menu on the right side, choose “Edit Presets.” If you should find the Metadata panel completely blank, you’ll need to select a photograph. Then the Metadata

By |2020-05-28T18:09:32+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's, Library|0 Comments

Lightroom CC December 2018 Update

Version 2.1.1 For Mac and PC

Last week we highlighted the updates in Lightroom Classic 8.1. For this post we will cover updates to Lightroom CC 2.1.1. This set of releases for Lightroom CC are mostly incremental. Nevertheless, Adobe shows no signs of slowing down their development of the new platform. In fact, 2.2 is already in process and, while we’re not allowed to say what the actual improvements are, we are excited by what is coming!

This December update brings us to version 2.1.1 and we have 3 relatively minor changes along with

Prevent Catastrophic Data Loss…

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…Using a NAS

Prevent Catastrophic Data Loss

It has now become “Prevent Catastrophic Data Loss Month” at Lightroom Guy.

It was barely three weeks ago that I wrote about the 3-2-1 Backup Strategy. This week, the #2 in my strategy, my 8-year old RAID (an OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2) died. Not the four hard drives inside, but the enclosure unit itself died, which has been running non-stop since 2010. Not a bad lifespan for a physical device! Still, the data

By |2020-05-28T18:09:45+00:00October 30th, 2018|Backup Systems|0 Comments

Our Favorite Lightroom CC 2018 Improvements

In this post, we’re reviewing our favorite Lightroom CC 2018 improvements (Lightroom CC version 2.0) of the desktop application. Last week we reviewed our favorite new features of Lightroom Classic 8. This week we’re reviewing our favorite Lightroom CC 2018 improvements and key features. Just a reminder, this is the cloud-based version of Lightroom. At the end of this post you can find direct links to Adobe for additional info (and under-the-hood-improvements) for this latest Lightroom CC version 2.

People View (Sensei)

Arguably one of the most important features Lightroom

By |2020-05-28T18:09:47+00:00October 25th, 2018|Adobe Lightroom Desktop Updates|0 Comments

Lightroom Classic CC Version 8 is Here …

… and we’re not sure why.

Lightroom Classic CC Version 8

Lightroom Classic CC Version 8 Lightroom Classic CC Version 8 Splash Screen

Adobe is branding this as a full version update of Lightroom Classic. However most of the updates and changes are under-the-hood improvements with a few important, feature specific improvements. Since this release coincides with the start of the 2018 Adobe MAX conference, we assume the marketing department wanted to have a bigger sounding headline. Nevertheless, these updates are welcome and demonstrate Adobe’s ongoing commitment that Lightroom Classic

By |2020-05-28T18:10:22+00:00October 15th, 2018|Adobe Lightroom Classic Updates|0 Comments

3-2-1 Backup Strategy

The Number One Reason to Backup Your Photos!

“About half of all computer users either know someone or they themselves have recently lost photos or data.”

After two completely different experiences this year, one of which happened just this week, I’m writing about why backup of photos (and other files!) is so critical. Actually, to be safe, you’ll want to have three copies: one on your computer, one on a backup drive locally (in your location – traveling with you, home, office, etc.) and one in the cloud (AKA online). It’s called the 3-2-1 backup strategy and

By |2020-05-28T18:10:23+00:00October 8th, 2018|Backup Systems|0 Comments

How to Export Photos for Instagram from Lightroom Classic CC (2018)


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC

As we work with our clients, one issue that continues to come up, with ever increasing frequency is: How to Export Photos for Instagram from Lightroom Classic CC. So, I figured it would be a good idea for us to put up a post that covers the basic settings. To make this easy for you, I’ve created a set of workflow instructions and essential export presets that you can download and install on your computer (Mac

By |2020-05-28T18:10:25+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Instagram|2 Comments

Hold Off On Updating to MacOS Mojave

As I wrote in an earlier post, please hold off on updating to MacOS Mojave, which is the Mac operating system number 10.14. Apple announced its release today, September 24th at 5pm. And although you may not see it featured yet in the App Store, it’s there and available for download. Hold off on updating to MacOS Mojave

You’ll also want to hold off on updating to MacOS Mojave until you have checked to see if your particular model of Macintosh can upgrade to this version.

A really good example of “Why Not?”

By |2020-05-28T18:10:27+00:00September 24th, 2018|Apple Mac, MacOS|0 Comments

Uninstall AdWare Doctor Now!

We don’t usually raise alarms like this, but if you have Adware Doctor (formerly known as Adware Medic), the #1 selling app in the Apple App Store, uninstall Adware Doctor now! It is malware and this news is extremely important.

Why? Adware Doctor (also App Store’s Dr. Antivirus and Dr. Cleaner) has been stealing your browser history if you use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. What does it do with your browser history? It sends that data to China. And it’s been doing that for years. How did we find out? On Patrick Wardle’s website, Objective-See. A site

By |2020-05-28T18:10:30+00:00September 11th, 2018|Computers|0 Comments