Archive for the 'Lightroom' Category

A Way for Real Estate Photographers to Speed Up Their Lightroom Work

February 7th, 2019

Roy, the PFRE editor, pointed out an interesting article by Lee Morris over at reviewing a new hardware interface for Lightroom Classic CC called Lupedeck+. At first, I was a bit skeptical about replacing the Lightroom sliders with a physical keyboard interface but Lee’s video review makes a good case that this will speed […]

What Is a Good Laptop for Real Estate Photographers?

January 29th, 2019

Larry in Florida says: I would love to see a discussion of the latest and greatest laptops real estate photographers are working with. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I think what a good laptop for a real estate photographer boils down to is a laptop that will run Lightroom well. If you outsource […]

How to Mask Windows Using the Range Mask Tool in Lightroom CC

January 3rd, 2019

This is a guest post by John DiStefano of Bayville, NJ on masking windows in Lightroom CC. Click the GIF to the right to see John’s example images. Recently, I was playing around with Lightroom CC and learned how to fine-tune a masked area and have greater control with the new Range Mask tool using […]

New Versions of Photoshop and Lightroom Released This Week

October 19th, 2018


10 Lightroom Tips You Should Know!

July 20th, 2018

What Is the Best Photo Editing Software for a Beginning Real Estate Photographer?

July 2nd, 2018

Paul asks: I’m an amateur photographer and retired real estate agent. I am thinking of starting a real estate photography business. Can you tell me what is a good starter editing software, but not a monthly subscription? Cyberlink, Photodirector, and Lightroom were recommended. I think Lightroom is the best way to edit for any beginning […]

What Is a Quick Way to Get Rid of Unused Images in Lightroom?

June 27th, 2018

Andrew in Massachusetts asks: A raw files storage question: I shoot many bracketed photos at each property. This gives me the option to use HDR on certain photos and to optimize exposure in general. The problem is the proliferation of raw files–a real storage problem. On a larger property, I may narrow down 160 shots […]

Lightroom Updates 6/19/2018 – What You Need to Know

June 20th, 2018

 Here is a summary of the updates in the Lightroom Classic 7.4 – June 2018 release: Color labels for folders Preset Manager: Hide preset groups Preset Preview Preference

What Quality Should You Export Your JPEGs in Lightroom?

May 29th, 2018

?Steven in NJ says: Recently, I’ve changed my camera setting back to “fine” for better photos but now I am delivering photos that are over 10Mb and the MLS does not allow uploads over 10Mb. Any suggestions on how to deliver the best quality photos and still stay under the 10Mb limit? Most people control […]

Creating Your Own Creative Profiles in Adobe Camera Raw

April 27th, 2018

There Are Some Issues When You Move to the New Full Frame Sony Mirrorless Bodies

April 25th, 2018

??Larry in Virginia is looking for advice in moving from his Canon 5DMkIII to a Sony A7III. He says: I’m a Canon 5DMkIII shooter considering the Sony A7III for my real estate work with an adapter and my Canon 17-40mm L to lighten the load a bit. My 17-40mm has been the workhorse for my […]

Using the Auto Settings in Lightroom Classic CC

April 13th, 2018

Using Lightroom to Make Precise Selections with Color Range Masking

April 6th, 2018

Lightroom 7.3 April 2018 Update: Faster and Better!

April 5th, 2018

Tony Northrup has a nice concise summary of the latest improvements that were in the latest Lightroom 7.3 released this week. The highlights of this release are: Faster in many areas Profiles moved to the basic panel Improved profiles Dehaze moved to the basic panel As we’ve mentioned before, if Lightroom is the center of […]

Luminar Gets Closer to Being a Lightroom Alternative!

November 19th, 2017

?Back in March of this year, I pointed out that Luminar was on track to becoming an alternative to Adobe Lightroom. Last week, an update for Luminar was released (called Luminar 2018) which adds a lot of features to Luminar. Two key features that real estate photographers need are now in Luminar: