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Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts 2017

We know that listening to photographers speak the language of Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop is as good as listening to a professor teach you how to learn calculus. Don't get me started on the fact that if you are using a Mac or PC that there are slight differences in terminology that you should be aware of when learning keyboard shortcuts that make this more complicated for some. Even seasoned photography veterans who use Lightroom and Photoshop on a consistent...

What is a Lightroom Catalog?

When it comes to photo management software there is good news and bad news. The good news is that there are only two types of software options to choose from, Catalogs or Browsers. The bad news is they can be a little confusing if you are not careful in understanding the differences. If you are using Adobe products (which is what we cover mostly here at Photonerds University) then you are given both types of options. Adobe Lightroom, a cataloging...

File Formats, Left Brain Thinking!

  When it comes to exporting/saving images you have some options on which file format to use. The 5 most common image file types are RAW, JPEG, PSD, PNG & TIFF. You probably have heard of most of the file types but this week I'd like to elaborate on their differences and when each is best used.   RAW: These files are what you get straight out of the camera when shooting in RAW format. They contain the unprocessed data captured by your...

Color Spaces, Left Brain Thinking!

As a photographer you are confronted with many settings beyond the exposure triangle basics. One of the many settings is color space. You can typically set this in your camera and then again in post processing. So lets talk about what it is and what your options are.   What is color space? It is simply a range of colors that can be displayed in an image. There is an overall visible spectrum of color that the human eye can see. The...

How to search for multiple keywords in Lightroom

Looking for one image in an ocean of images can be quite exhausting. Instead, why not take advantage of the power Lightroom offers with filters. To be more specific, knowing how to search for multiple keywords inside of Lightroom, instead of one at a time, can save you loads of work and frustration. Note, if you do not see the filter bar in your menu, you can view it by either hitting the \ key on your keyboard or heading up...

White Balance Presets in Lightroom

How to apply Lightroom's White Balance Presets to a JPEG file? White Balance presets will work on RAW but not JPEG, why? Let us explain. Wether or not you can use Lightroom's built-in presets to adjust the white balance in your photo, really comes down to which file type you have. If your camera is set to RAW then you can use the built in White Balance presets in Lightroom with no problem at all. However, if your camera is set to...

Export Your Photos out of Lightroom for the Web

The truth of the matter is that if you are using Adobe Lightroom to catalog, organize and edit your photography, then you most certainly at some point will need to export your photos out for the internet. This leads us to today's post which is all about, 'what is the perfect settings for exporting an image out of Lightroom when you are wanting to post that image on the internet". This is a very common question and we are going to...

Lightroom Preview Cache Corrupted

If you are reading this post, you could be in a serious panic at the fact that your Lightroom catalog will not open because you are receiving a message that reads, "Lightroom has encountered a problem", and now you are ready to either run for the hills, pull out your hair or smash your computer but before you do any of that, let us try and help you. In some cases, Lightroom will try to fix this problem on its own...