Adobe Lightroom is one of the most popular raw conversion and image editing software packages around, and now that it is supplied with Photoshop CC as part of Adobe’s photography plan, it’s being used by even more people. In this article we take a look at a few Lightroom tricks that this powerful package has up its sleeve.
Killer Lightroom tips: 1. See collections on iPhone and iPad
With the upgrade to Lightroom 5.4 Adobe introduced Lightroom mobile and the ability for Creative Cloud subscribers to see synced collections on their iPad. Now with Lightroom 5.5 this has been extended to iPhones.
All you need to do is upgrade to the latest version of Lightroom and download the Lightroom for iPhone app on your phone.
Then, once you’ve linked Lightroom to your Creative Cloud account, you simply mark the Collections that you want to synchronise.
After this you’ll be able to browse images in your chosen collections, make non-destructive adjustments and flag and rate images.
Killer Lightroom tips: 2. Use an external drive
One of the great features of Lightroom is that it can work with images stored on an external hard drive, even a NAS (network attached storage) drive, so you don’t have to fill your computer’s hard drive with images.
If you start off with images on your computer and want to move them to an external hard drive, make sure that you move them from within Lightroom so that the software can keep track of the files.
You can also store your catalog, the .LRCAT file that holds all the data about your images, on an external drive, you just need to double-click on it to open it in Lightroom. That’s useful if you switch between different computers.
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