Even though you certainly take pictures in many different places, you probably regularly take some at home, the office, some family or friends’ place, our simply at your favorite beach or garden. Just as with many parameters in Lightroom, location data (GPS coordinates, country, state, city,…) can be added as a preset, so you can save yourself some time by adding your favorite places to the presets list. Continue reading
As I often mention, keywords are essential to having an efficient and easy-to-use catalog. Fortunately, Lightroom offers multiples ways to tackle that task; you just have to find the one that is best adapted to your workflow. Continue reading
Lightroom offers three methods to classify your pictures, namely the stars, flags and colors. When I started using Lightroom, I was wondering which one to use and in the subsequent months I went back and forth from one to another. After a trial and error period, I finally found something that worked for me. Continue reading
The fastest way in Lightroom to find pictures taken last New Year’s Eve or on your birthday is doing a search using the capture time metadata. That is, if your camera’s clock is on time!
Indeed, all digital cameras record the capture date and time within the EXIF metadata, which also contains other information such as aperture value, ISO speed and other technical details. Continue reading
In the Library module, the filter options are very useful to quickly search for pictures with certain criteria.
At first look, it seems that they cannot all be displayed at the same time without first configuring some search criteria Continue reading
Like many other users, at some point I asked myself if it was better to have all my pictures in a single catalog or use, for instance, one for my personal pictures and another for work-related ones.
I consider the following points are important when making a decision Continue reading