New in Lightroom CC

Lightroom CC was released not long ago and here are the main new features:

  • Facial recognition: You can now easily assign keywords for people in your pictures. Lightroom automatically detects people’s faces and is often able to recognize who they are.
  • HDR Merge: Combine multiple pictures to create High-Dynamic Range photos.
  • Panorama Merge: As for HDR, you can now stitch pictures together to create amazing panoramas without having to use Photoshop.

I’ll do my best to write about those features in details in the near future, especially about facial recognition, which I think is in itself well worth the upgrade.

Set your camera clock to save time

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