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This club is for the users of Lightroom Classic. Please feel free to join the club and participate in the discussions. We share tips and tricks here!

  1. What's new in this club
  2. My woes with Adobe's servers continue. It took hours and hours to upgrade to the latest version of Lightroom Classic using their desktop app. I had to let it run overnight. I am certain that this is not normal and certainly not something that has anything to do with my computer setup. I have no issues with download speeds on any other services, except occasionally for YouTube. I normally get download speeds between 20-30Mbps using an LTE-A service I have had for a couple of years. Weird. I am now also convinced that this slow server connection is the reason it sometimes takes several minutes for me to open Lr. Anyway, there are a few new features that are interesting to me. Multi Batch Export is a feature that lets you export your images in a variety of ways at the same time using presets. For instance, I often supply clients with two different resolutions of images, one for the web and the other for print. I used to have to run these presets consecutively, but now I can do them simultaneously, which is great. It will save me some time. Another good thing about this feature is that I can use it to upload both web res watermarked and plain high res versions to Flickr for storage. The unwatermarked ones I keep private, but the web ones I make public. Another welcome change is the ability to Clear History Above A Certain Step. Often I'll want to go back to a point of an edit and work on from there without carrying what I have done after that point in the catalog. Being able to clear this without having to undo step-by-step is nice. Fill Edges Of Panorama. This is something I will probably try out when I am on holiday in Cape Town in a couple of weeks time. Apparently Lightroom will now use Content Aware to fill those white spaces you usually see when you are creating a panorama from multiple shots.
  3. Ok, now I see. Never been a fan of Adobe myself. I put off the move from Aperture to Lightroom for as long as I good just because I knew how sorry their code was and how poor the performance of their products. Im always on the look out for a replacement. Nothing so far, but the competitors are coming on strong.
  4. No, this is a server issue with Adobe. It's been ongoing for years and I believe it's geographic in nature. They seem to be routing traffic to Africa and other places via some obscure network nodes which makes the subscription checking process ridiculously slow. Prior to this new version I could close that app and open Lightroom/Pshop without to much delay, but now it's made it unbearable. I think it took about 7-8 minutes for me to switch to a different catalog this morning to find that aeroplane shot. All caused by the desktop app taking its sweet time in allowing Lr to actually work. Also, it can take several hours for a small update to filter through here. Can't blame my network connection as I am able to stream 4K TV and get decent speeds everywhere. Except Adobe.
  5. Not seeing any issues with mine either Dallas. Actually opening and closing both Lightroom and Photoshop is a little quicker. Issues with the graphics processor setting maybe?
  6. Try putting the icons in the dock and open from there! I’m not seeing anything like this behaviour,
  7. I don't know what these people at Adobe are doing but ever since this latest update to their Desktop App trying to open Lightroom or Photoshop is like going through the worst kind of security control at an airport. Frikking ridiculous! It's taking me several minutes to open Lightroom now. And to make matters worse you can't stop this idiotic program as I have been able to do in the past (which speeds up program loading). No, now it refuses to quit and if it isn't open when you try to load an Adobe app it will not run until you sign in. I can imagine some bespectacled hipster "executive" has issued this BS decree at their company without feint regard for the impact it has on paying customers. Enfuriating! *@%$#! 😡
  8. Ya, but I want to be able to use the same local controls (2 finger drag on trackpad) that are available for HSL on selected areas. Don't see why that isn't possible. Right now if you make an HSL adjustment it applies it globally, which isn't ideal. Sometimes I want to desaturate a certain colour cast in one part of the frame, but then if I use the method described I end up desaturating the entire image of that colour.
  9. The saturation slider is operable Dallas and you can achieve all sorts of adjustments using the colour temperature and tint sliders.
  10. Now it's just Lightroom Classic. Makes sense finally. One thing that they are not introducing into Lr is the ability to do local colour adjustments via a mask. We can do everything else except change saturation, luminance and hue via a local adjustment brushed in, but if you want to tone down (say) blues in one part of the image only you can't. You have to do that via a colour selection tool which is very hidden and doesn't work as well. Pity.
  11. I just updated. There are some interesting new features, including the depth range selection tool and a simplified HDR-Pano process. Now you only have to select all your images and the tool will figure out what to make HDR of and then how to stitch them in one fell swoop.
  12. I use LR all the time but I still learnt something new from this video. Thanks for posting Dallas.
  13. Here's Nigel Danson again with some tips on how he uses Lightroom. Hope you enjoy!
  14. About 20% are HDR presents. Some are graduated presets.
  15. Thanks for the heads up, Dave. Are these HDR presets? As you say, Trey has some pretty wild leanings.
  16. . Yesterday I saw that Trey Ratcliffs LR Presets were on sale (over 200 of them in a bundle that normally sell for $89 USD were now on sale for $49). Well, I bought them with PayPal and stayed up LATE last night trying out each preset on the types of images that I typically shoot. I found that maybe about 50 of them were way too wild and crazy for my taste, but the rest were definite keepers. As with all presets, one can tweak the settings a bit to make a preset just right. I thought is was money well spent, and I'm sure to be using these presets frequently in the future.
  17. Monthly by direct debit, obviously Adobe picked up that my debit card was running out. Hence Adobe sent me an email requesting an update to my details!
  18. Can’t say I’ve noticed any significant differences! recently my subscription came up for renewal, that clashed with me waiting for my new debit card, Adobe gave me two free months to help solve the problem( well done Tuleka)! The new version seems no faster or slower than before! Haven’t fallen foul of any new tweaks yet, so I presume they are not too radical?
  19. Glenn, that sounds weird. I wish I had an answer for you, but perhaps there is something about it on the Photoshop Family support site? The reps there paid attention to the issue I mentioned above, so there might be some others with the same problem you're having. I really need to cut my enormous catalog up into smaller pieces. I only have one and I think it probably contains over 100k images now.
  20. I use one catalog with a new year every year, and sub folder in each year. Every year I have a folder called Junk, I had about 70 images in this folder before the last upgrade. After the upgrade it started doing some kind of sync and I now have 499 images in my 2018 Junk folder....what happened?
  21. I believe that they have now allowed users to switch off the annoying preset preview when hovering over the preset lists. I stopped downloading the releases when they wanted to replace 7.2 (which works exactly the way I need it to) so I am not sure if they have also taken care of the performance issues that were happening even after switching those previews off. What I discovered was that even though the screen wasn't showing the preset in the loupe, the system was still processing it as if it was, which was causing a drop in performance. This caused the selected preset to lag behind when moving the cursor across lists of them. Annoying enough for me to not install 7.4. Let me know what your thoughts are on the latest release. PS you need to join this club to post a reply to this topic.
  22. Once I get all my ducks in a row I will be using this club area to share some tips and tricks on how I use Lightroom CC Classic. I am also now on the beta testers group so I get advance copies of the application to test out. I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas with other users of the software in here. Please feel free to join and invite other members too. If you ar eunsure of how anything in this club works just holler my way and I will help figure it out for you.
  23. Version 1.0.0


    This is a preset I use on most of the images I take with the Olympus E-M1. It is very basic, but adds a bit of depth to the colours and overall visual punch.


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