Archive for the 'Lightroom' Category

What Are Your Experiences with the New Adobe Creative Cloud Applications?

November 5th, 2017

I’ve had several readers ask what to do about the recent changes to Lightroom. Lee in WA said: I’m confused. I want to stay (mostly) with the now-renamed Lightroom Classic CC , using my desktop storage, but want to access a couple new features unique within the new Lightroom CC. So, I’d like to just […]

Lightroom Transform Panel Is Essential Post-Processing Software for Real Estate Photographers

October 18th, 2017

Peter in the UK says: I am trying to streamline my workflow and editing. Currently, the majority of work is done using Lightroom CC on a Mac. My main issue is the “transform” controls in Lightroom. Although this section of the software has automated settings (auto, vertical, etc.), 90% of the time, these fail and […]

Lightroom Presets: A Way to Speed Your Post-Processing

September 14th, 2017

Have you noticed that there are a bunch of things that you do to almost every photo in a shoot? Things like: Enabling lens profile corrections which cause Lightroom to recognize what lens was used and load the lens correction profile for that lens. Reducing Highlights slider Increasing Shadow slider Increasing Clarity slider a bit […]

Lightroom Mobile on a 12.9″ iPad Pro Is Faster than Lightroom CC

August 3rd, 2017

This video by Tony Northrup about Lightroom Mobile running on a 12.9″ iPad Pro is worth 10 minutes of your time. I have the older 12.9″ iPad Pro (not the 2017 model) and the speed of Lightroom Mobile on it is truly amazing! I’m working at getting adept at using Lightroom Mobile and the pen. […]

Making Slideshows of All the Listings You Shoot

July 26th, 2017

Patrick in Texas says: I am feeling like I’m not taking advantage of all the listings I am shooting. I want an automated way of building a gallery and putting it up on my website so I can refer to it, build meta data, and link to it as needed. Is there a discussion on […]

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

July 10th, 2017

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 real […]

Luminar Is Close to a Replacement for the Nik Collection

July 5th, 2017

Back in March when I first tried out Luminar by Macphun and did a post on how impressed I was with it, I missed one of the most important aspects of Luminar. I’ve now been enlightened by Scott Kelby’s post on LightroomKillertips and his new class on on how to use the Luminar plugin for […]

How Can You Monitor Still Shoots While on Location?

June 30th, 2017

Hamish in Bristol, UK says: I’ve been shooting video with another photographer on site recently and noticed him using an iPad to monitor his shots via Bluetooth or Wifi or something. There was no physical connection. It also looked like he had some programme running that could add basic LR-style post-production automatically as each photo […]

How to Get a Lens Profile for Your Lens if It Doesn’t Show Up in Lightroom

June 7th, 2017

Lee in Hawaii asks: What profile do you use for the Sony 10-18mm lens and a Sony NEX or a6xxx camera? I don’t see that model pop up as a profile in Lightroom. Great question. First, you should always check the Adobe list of lenses that are supported in ACR (Adobe Camera RAW). If you scroll down […]

How to Get Rid of Orange Windows in Real Estate Twilight Shots

May 8th, 2017

Shannon in Bend, Oregon asks: I was wondering if you or anyone else had any tips on the best way to remove the orange color cast from windows and porch lights during a twilight shoot? I’ve tried to desaturate them and also turning my white balance to tungsten but I can’t get it to look […]

Six Things to Do to Optimize Lightroom’s Performance

April 10th, 2017

Since Adobe Lightroom is the go-to post-processing application for most real estate photographers, we have talked many times about what you can do to make sure Lightroom is running as fast as possible. I recently ran across this valuable video by Anthony Morganti on quick tips to optimize Lightroom’s performance. It covers these six subjects:

Luminar Is Close to Being a Lightroom Alternative!

March 8th, 2017

I know there are readers out there that would jump at the chance to find an alternative to Lightroom. Some don’t like the idea of subscription software and some don’t like the slowness of Lightroom. So when I ran across Luminar by Macphun that has all but a few Lightroom features I decided to try it out. I’ve been […]

Is Lightroom Running Slow for You?

January 26th, 2017

Reed in MO recently asked: The complaints about Adobe Lightroom get a little louder. I’ve been feeling this pain, too – are the folks here experiencing the same slowness?  See this article. I have 2 – SSD’s and 64 gb of ram on an I7 with an iNvidia 1070 video card – pretty close to top […]

New Lightroom Reference Feature Helps Color Matching

December 27th, 2016

Kelvin in MT says: The new version of Lightroom cc has a left/right panel for comparative views, making matching color and exposure unbelievably great!  If you’re shooting a bracketed sequence with flash and ambient frames, color matching is considerably easier than ever before. It can also be used to match all the flash frames, for […]

Is There A Use For Lightroom Mobile In Real Estate Photography?

November 10th, 2016

Peggy in AL was wondering if Lightroom Mobile has a use for post processing in real estate photography. I use LR Mobile on my iPad Pro and on my iPhone but I don’t use it for real estate work because it doesn’t have the full functionality of desktop Lightroom yet. LR mobile doesn’t have lens […]