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Lightroom Mobile on the iPhone
JUNE 18, 2014

Lightroom Mobile on the iPhone

In this video Julieanne demonstrates the new features added to Lightroom mobile on the iPhone and iPad including custom sort orders, star ratings, sharing images via email, and auto import from the camera roll.


How to Copy Files to an External Hard Drive in Lightroom
APRIL 16, 2014

How to Copy Files to an External Hard Drive in Lightroom

In this Quick Tip for Lightroom, Julieanne shows how to copy files to an external drive that Lightroom is unaware of.


Lightroom Mobile: Setup, Collections, and Flags
APRIL 7, 2014

Lightroom Mobile: Setup, Collections, and Flags

In this video Julieanne walks through syncing collections, reviewing, picking, rejecting, and filtering images using Lightroom Mobile on the iPad.


Lightroom Mobile: Cropping, Adjustments, and Presets
APRIL 7, 2014

Lightroom Mobile: Cropping, Adjustments, and Presets

In this video Julieanne demonstrates how to crop, adjust color and tone, and apply presets to your photographs using Lightroom Mobile on the iPad.


Lightroom Mobile: Managing Collections and Auto Import from Camera Roll
APRIL 7, 2014

Lightroom Mobile: Managing Collections and Auto Import from Camera Roll

In this video Julieanne teaches you how to modify collections, move, add and copy images between collections, and auto import from camera roll using Lightroom Mobile on the iPad.


Lightroom Mobile: Showcasing and Sharing your Photographs
APRIL 7, 2014

Lightroom Mobile: Showcasing and Sharing your Photographs

In this video Julieanne shows you how to quickly save, share, and show slideshows using Lightroom Mobile on the iPad.


Tethered Capture with Lightroom 5
JANUARY 15, 2014

Tethered Capture with Lightroom 5

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne walks through setting up the Tethered Capture setting in Lightroom and demonstrates how to automatically apply develop settings and presets as well as sort by descending order to view the most recently taken photograph.


How to Change Capture Time in Lightroom 5
DECEMBER 18, 2013

How to Change Capture Time in Lightroom 5

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates two ways to change the capture time of your images. The first enables you to offset a time zone change and the second supports a custom adjustment to align multiple cameras used to shoot one event but with different date/time settings in-camera.


How to Optimize Lightroom 5
DECEMBER 4, 2013

How to Optimize Lightroom 5

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne shares several suggestions for hardware, software, and preferences to help optimize the performance of Lightroom. Keeping these tips in mind when setting up a new system or refining your current system will help speed up Lightroom and make you more productive.


Lightroom 5 Backup Strategies
NOVEMBER 6, 2013

Lightroom 5 Backup Strategies

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne discusses backup strategies for the Lightroom catalog, incremental backup catalogs, photographs, presets, preferences, and additional supporting files. Of course there are many ways to manage files — this tutorial is intended to help you identify the best approach for your workflow.


How to Use Lightroom 5 On Location
OCTOBER 23, 2013

How to Use Lightroom 5 On Location

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates how to create a "template" catalog on the computer that she uses on location. Then, she shows how to retain all of the edits made to images while in the field (including collections, virtual copies, ratings, saved output projects, etc.) by merging the on-location catalog with her master catalog upon return.


What’s New in Lightroom 5
JUNE 9, 2013

What’s New in Lightroom 5

Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost walks you through new features, workflows and enhancements in the latest release of Lightroom 5.


Lightroom 5: Correcting Perspective Using Upright
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Correcting Perspective Using Upright

Discover how to automatically fix common problems such as tilted horizons as well as converging verticals in buildings using Lightroom’s Upright controls for perspective correction.


Lightroom 5: Advanced Healing Brush and Visualization Tool
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Advanced Healing Brush and Visualization Tool

Discover the new enhancements to Lightroom’s Advanced Healing Brush including the ability to heal and clone non-circular brush spots as well as remove easy-to-miss sensor dust using the new Visualization tool.


Lightroom 5: Radial Filter
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Radial Filter

Learn how easy it is to apply Lightroom’s selective adjustments including color temperature, exposure, sharpening, noise reduction and more using the new Radial Filter tool.


Lightroom 5: Smart Previews
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Smart Previews

Learn how to create lightweight, efficient Smart Previews to work with offline images in Lightroom.


Lightroom 5: Improved Book Creation Experience
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Improved Book Creation Experience

Discover the new enhancements made to the Book module including page numbering, easier text creation, and custom templates.


Lightroom 5: Top 10 Hidden Gems
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Top 10 Hidden Gems

Learn the additional, seldom talked about features in Lightroom 5 that can make a huge difference in the way that you work with your images.


Lightroom 5: Importing Your Images
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Importing Your Images

Discover how to quickly download and import your images into Lightroom. Then, decide which method is the most efficient for your workflow.


Lightroom 5: Organizing Your Images
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Organizing Your Images

Learn how to organize your images in Lightroom using the Folder panel so that finding, moving and editing your images is a breeze.


Lightroom 5: Select, Rate and Prioritize Your Images
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Select, Rate and Prioritize Your Images

Find out which method of rating images works best for the photography you do in order to quickly edit down your shoot and view your best photographs.


Lightroom 5: Creating Custom Collections of Images
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Creating Custom Collections of Images

Discover how to simplify the creation of virtual groups of images using Collections, Smart Collections and Collection Sets in Lightroom.


Lightroom 5: Create Stunning Images
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Create Stunning Images

Learn how to create the highest quality photographs by removing lens distortion, cropping, correcting perspective, and making color and tonal corrections in the Develop module.


Lightroom 5: Enhancing Isolated Areas of an Image
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Enhancing Isolated Areas of an Image

Discover how easy it is to locally refine and enhance your photographs using Lightroom’s selective adjustment tools to dodge and burn, adjust color, add off-center vignettes, and remove dust spots and distracting elements.


Lightroom 5: Adding Special Effects
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Adding Special Effects

Explore the best way to convert images to black and white, as well as add tonal overlays, edge effects, selective coloring and film grain textures. Then, learn how to apply those effects to multiple files using Sync options and Presets.


Lightroom 5: Viewing Images on a Map
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Viewing Images on a Map

Master the Map module in Lightroom in order to sort and manage your images based on location information.


Lightroom 5: Moving Between Lightroom and Photoshop
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Moving Between Lightroom and Photoshop

Learn how to seamlessly move images between Lightroom and Photoshop with the exact control that you need. Discover how easy it is to create panoramas, merge 16 bit high-dynamic range (HDR) images and open multiple photographs into a single file in Photoshop.


Lightroom 5: Exporting Images
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Exporting Images

Master the Export options in Lightroom to quickly automate the creation of multiple files for a variety of different output scenarios.


Lightroom 5: Creating and Publishing a Book
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Creating and Publishing a Book

Create and publish your own book using the Book module in Lightroom. Discover how to quickly add text and images, change layouts and customize templates.


Lightroom 5: Publish a Slideshow
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Publish a Slideshow

Learn how to create, render and publish a slideshow with audio, video and stills to tell the perfect story.


Lightroom 5: Print the Perfect Image
JUNE 9, 2013

Lightroom 5: Print the Perfect Image

Learn how to use the Print module to bring your images into the spotlight and share with clients, friends or family.


Share Images Online
JUNE 9, 2013

Share Images Online

Discover the many ways that Lightroom can help you share your images including creating web galleries, automating photo sharing via Publish Services and quickly sending images via email.


Quick Tip: How to Remove Unwanted Collections When Exporting Catalogs in Lightroom
MAY 1, 2013

Quick Tip: How to Remove Unwanted Collections When Exporting Catalogs in Lightroom

In this Quick Tip Julieanne demonstrates how to quickly clean up an exported catalog of any extraneous collections.


Lightroom, Photoshop, Image and File Size
FEBRUARY 20, 2013

Lightroom, Photoshop, Image and File Size

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne explains how Lightroom determines the file size and resolution of a file when using the Edit in Photoshop command.


The Difference Between Edit in Photoshop and Open as Smart Object
DECEMBER 5, 2012

The Difference Between "Edit in Photoshop" and "Open as Smart Object"

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne shows you the difference between opening a raw file as a pixel-based layer versus a Smart Object, and the advantages of both approaches.


Quick Tip: Output From the Book Module to JPEG
AUGUST 13, 2012

Quick Tip: Output From the Book Module to JPEG

In this Quick Tip Julieanne will show you how to output JPEG files from the Book Module in Lightroom 4.1.


Quick Tip: The Painter Tool in Lightroom 4
JULY 30, 2012

Quick Tip: The Painter Tool in Lightroom 4

In this Quick Tip Julieanne will show you a few of her favorite uses for the little-known Painter tool in Lightroom 4.


Why Does the Photograph’s Preview Change in Lightroom and Bridge?
JULY 23, 2012

Why Does the Photograph’s Preview Change in Lightroom and Bridge?

In this video tutorial Julieanne explains one of the great mysteries of Lightroom and Bridge — why Lightroom (or Bridge) displays a photograph one way and then changes the way it looks a moment later. It will all become clear with just a little information about how digital camera files are captured and displayed by different applications.


Quick Tip: Synchronizing Photos in Lightroom
NOVEMBER 23, 2011

Quick Tip: Synchronizing Photos in Lightroom

In this quick tip you’ll learn how to synchronize a folder so that Lightroom can add new photos to a previously imported folder.


The Two Most Common Methods for Importing Files into Lightroom
NOVEMBER 16, 2011

The Two Most Common Methods for Importing Files into Lightroom

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates the two most frequent methods for importing files into Lightroom. She discusses the advantages of each workflow, whether you’re importing directly from a card or importing images already copied to a specific location on your hard drive.


Quick Tip: How to Use Lightroom’s Show Photos in Subfolders Feature
NOVEMBER 9, 2011

Quick Tip: How to Use Lightroom’s "Show Photos in Subfolders" Feature

In this quick tip Julieanne shows when to toggle Lightroom’s Show Photos in Subfolders feature and why turning it on might show a 0 photo count for your top-most (parent) folders.


Quick Tip: How to Work with Presets in Lightroom
OCTOBER 26, 2011

Quick Tip: How to Work with Presets in Lightroom

In this quick tip Julieanne demonstrates how to update, rename and delete presets and templates in Lightroom.


How to Migrate Lightroom to a New Computer
OCTOBER 19, 2011

How to Migrate Lightroom to a New Computer

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne explains how to transfer all of your Lightroom Catalogs, backups, presets, preferences and supporting files from one computer to another. If the paths to your images change along the way, she provides her tips on how to re-link any missing files and folders.


Quick Tip: How to Prevent Lightroom’s Previews File From Taking Over the Hard Drive
OCTOBER 12, 2011

Quick Tip: How to Prevent Lightroom’s Previews File From Taking Over the Hard Drive

In this quick tip Julieanne explains what makes Lightroom’s Preview file (.lrdat) grow and how to set your Catalog Settings to prevent it.


Making Relative vs. Absolute Adjustments to Images in Lightroom
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011

Making Relative vs. Absolute Adjustments to Images in Lightroom

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates the differences between making absolute adjustments to photographs using the Develop module in Lightroom and relative adjustments using the Quick Develop panel.


Quick Tips for the Lightroom Print Module
AUGUST 10, 2011

Quick Tips for the Lightroom Print Module

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne focuses on little known features and helpful hints for making the most out of the Lightroom Print Module. Learn how to create a template for posting images to your blog using the print-to-JPEG option, apply custom edge effects and backgrounds using Identity Plates, screen back images using the Tone Curve, and more!


Merging Individual Lightroom Catalogs into a Master Catalog
JULY 13, 2011

Merging Individual Lightroom Catalogs into a "Master" Catalog

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates how to combine individual Lightroom catalogs into a single, "Master" Lightroom catalog to simplify a photographer’s workflow and enable multi-shoot searching.


Mastering the Mysterious “Multi-Select” in Lightroom
FEBRUARY 8, 2011

Mastering the Mysterious “Multi-Select” in Lightroom

In this Episode of the Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost reveals essential shortcuts and little known features that will make navigating the grid view in Lightroom far more efficient.


When to Use Virtual Copies and Snapshots in LR3
NOVEMBER 17, 2010

When to Use Virtual Copies and Snapshots in LR3

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne breaks down the differences and points out the advantages of using virtual copies and snapshots in Lightroom 3. Since both features were designed for specific talks, discovering what they do best will allow you to take advantage of each of their strengths.


Single or Multiple Catalogs in LR3?
NOVEMBER 10, 2010

Single or Multiple Catalogs in LR3?

In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne answers one of the most commonly asked questions, "should you use a single catalog for all of your photographs or should you use multiple catalogs?" As a general rule, she recommends that you use as few as possible, but discusses when using multiple could be beneficial.


Using Photoshop Actions and Droplets with Lightroom
JUNE 1, 2011

Using Photoshop Actions and Droplets with Lightroom

Learn how to use Photoshop Actions to create Droplets that can be used in Lightroom to batch process images after exporting files.

Note: Although this video was recorded in previous versions of Lightroom and Photoshop, the technique will still work today and, in fact, you could create conditional actions and process both vertical and horizontal files at one time! Use this link to find out more about conditional actions in Photoshop.


The Top 10 ways to Automate LR3 (Part 2)
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010

The Top 10 ways to Automate LR3 (Part 2)

In Part 2 of this 2-part episode Julieanne will demonstrate more ways to streamline Lightroom 3 by taking advantage of presets, templates, Collections, Virtual Copies (and more) in order to eliminate much of the repetitive post-capture tasks such as importing, tagging, developing, exporting and sharing photographs.


The Top 10 ways to Automate LR3 (Part 1)
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010

The Top 10 ways to Automate LR3 (Part 1)

In this episode Julieanne will demonstrate how to streamline Lightroom 3 by taking advantage of presets, templates, Collections, Virtual Copies (and more) in order to eliminate much of the repetitive post-capture tasks such as importing, tagging, developing, exporting and sharing photographs.


Using Lightroom with 2 Monitors
FEBRUARY 1, 2010

Using Lightroom with 2 Monitors

In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne Kost shows you how to use 2 monitors to take advantage of Lightroom's dual monitor solution.


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