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Working with Lightroom's Quick Collection

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

This post is part of our Learning Lightroom series.In addition to standard Collections and Smart Collections, there is one final collection that you can create and that is a Quick Collection. What this is, is a temporary collection that allows you to add images in one keystroke. Quick collections are a way to quickly group together several photos temporarily. Perhaps you want to give someone a quick slideshow or show a client some examples of your portfolio. This also comes in handy when you want to group images from several different collections. To add an image to a Quick Collection, press...

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How to Hide Develop Module Presets in Lightroom CC Classic - New Feature

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

This post is part of the Learning Lightroom series In the Presets panel in the Develop module, you may now notice that your presets are grouped together with the groups separated by a horizontal line. This is a new feature recently added into Lightroom CC Classic 7.5. For instance, presets that you’ve purchased from third-party vendors are now separated from those presets that come bundled with Lightroom. But there is more that you can do to organize your presets. If your preset list has grown to the point where it’s become unwieldy, you can now choose to hide those presets...

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Lightroom Classic CC Level 3 courseware now available for download

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

We have just added Lightroom Classic CC - Level 3 to the PCM Courseware Library. You can preview the first three chapters as well as view the course outline from our Lightroom Page  Lightroom Classic CC Level 1 and Level 2 have also been updated to include recent features added to Lightroom.  

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How to Adjust White Balance in an Image

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

How to Adjust White Balance in an Image

This post is part of our Learning Lightroom series. The White Balance setting allows you to adjusts the overall color temperature of your image. Many photographers adjust the White Balance first before making any other adjustments to their images.  To change the White Balance, click the drop-down list on top of the Basic panel next to WB to display all of the White Balance presets that you can set: As Shot, Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash or Custom. Note that these presets will only be available if your photo is in RAW format. If you’ve processed your...

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RAW vs JPEG in Lightroom

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

RAW vs JPEG in Lightroom

This post is part of our Learning Lightroom series If you’ve set up your camera to shoot in JPEG format, your camera will apply various settings to your images such as white balance, contrast, saturation, and sharpness when it saves it. If you are shooting in RAW format, however, any such settings are discarded when you bring the image into Lightroom. Shooting in RAW format tells your camera that you don’t want the camera to apply these adjustments as you will apply them later yourself. RAW format is more flexible and offers more opportunity to recover image detail in overexposed...

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