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Automatically Import Photos into Lightroom using Watched Folders

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

This post is part of our Learning Lightroom series A handy way to import your photos into Lightroom is by using the Auto Import feature. How it works, is that you specify a watched folder; that is to say, a folder whose contents are watched by Lightroom. Whenever you add any new images to the folder, Lightroom will automatically import the images and store them in the destination folder that you specify. As an example, whenever I plug my phone into my computer, any new images I have taken are automatically copied over to a Dropbox folder called Dropbox Photos....

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macOS Mojave Courseware Now Available for Download

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macOS Mojave Courseware Now Available for Download

We have just uploaded the macOS Mojave Level 1 courseware manual to our website.  You can check out a preview and an outline of the course from our Mac OS page:  https://pcmcourseware.com/collections/individual-mac-courses/products/mac-os-x

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Sorting Through Images Using Lightroom's Survey View

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

This post is part of our Learning Lightroom series.   Survey View allows you to view multiple photos at the same time in a grid. This view comes in especially handy when going through a photo shoot of similar images and you need to narrow it down to the keepers. To display several images in Survey View, select the images in the Filmstrip and then press the N key on your keyboard. To select consecutive photos, click on the first photo, hold down the Shift key and then select the last photo in the series. To select non-adjacent photos, select...

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How to Use Lightroom's Painter Tool

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

This post is part of our Learning Lightroom series. A handy yet often unappreciated feature of Lightroom is the Painter Tool, located on the Toolbar. If you’ve ever worked with the Format Painter feature in Microsoft Office products, then you’ll be familiar with the concept. What the Painter tool does, is allows you to paint an attribute to multiple photos by clicking on them. This is especially handy if you want to quickly apply attributes to images in multiple folders or collections.  The icon for the Painter tool resembles a paint can. If you don’t see it on the...

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Dealing with Lightroom's Dreaded Question Mark

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

This post is part of our Learning Lightroom series It is important that you do any file management of your images from within the Lightroom application, this includes renaming files and folder, creating folder, copying files and folder to a different location or moving files and folders to a different location. If you move or change the name of a folder from outside of Lightroom such as from the Mac Finder or Windows File Explorer, Lightroom will no longer know the location of the folder and will display a question mark next to the folder name. To tell Lightroom where...

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