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I shared this a few weeks ago over on my daily Lightroom tips blog (LightroomKillerTips.com) and I thought you guys over here might find them useful as well. It’s three of my favorite, quick little Lightroom shortcuts. Nothing really earth-shaking here, but just really useful bread-and-butter stuff worth knowing.

Here’s what they are, and why I think they’re so handy:

https://youtu.be/2pi__Nu89Kw

Hope you find that helpful.

Best,

-Scott

Hi Gang, and welcome to vivacious Tuesday (I just couldn’t write “happy Tuesday” again for the bajillionith time, so I hit up the thesaurus and came up with vivacious. Don’t judge).

Anyway, I’m not sure if you know this but in an effort to ensure I never sleep I write another blog called LightroomKillerTips.com and I share Lightroom tips there three days a week, and a lot of them are quick video tips on Lightroom and Lightroom Mobile so I thought I’d post a few of ’em here in hopes that:

(a) you might find them helpful, and
(b) you might start catching all my posts over at LR KillerTips. 

So, without further ado (yes, that was ado), here’s five of my recent favorites:

https://youtu.be/StbWrKch03s

https://youtu.be/xXHRrXI1nvQ

https://youtu.be/SOVAu5iqAcA

https://youtu.be/q-FLu-lmvR4

https://youtu.be/kdXGwq_w0Z4

Hope you find some, any, all of those helpful, and again, I invite you to follow me over at LightroomKillerTips.com for a year-round Lightroom love affair (say that last sentence with a French accent, and it sounds much more invite). ;-)

Best,

-Scott

P.S. If you’re in to travel photography, I hope you’ll follow me over on Instagram where I post travel photos daily. It’s really a super nice, very supportive community over there, and you’ll super dig it (and I’ll dig having you there). Here’s my Instagram account name. Ready? It’s @scottkelby – that’s all I could come up with. :)

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Hi Gang. Not sure you if caught this, but last week Adobe released a Lightroom update with two pretty significant and mightily cool features; along with new camera support; tethering support for some new cameras; new lens profiles, and a host of bug fixes.

The two awesome features are:

(1) New “Guided Upright” lens corrections
This lets you tell Lightroom where the lens problems are, and it does the rest. It’s really well done (get more details, and a video demo from Adobe’s own Julieanne Kost).

(2) The ability to merge HDRs and create Panos from just the Smart Previews
Previously, you had to have the original images to do this, and without it those menu commands were grayed out). This is cooler than you’d think, and I wrote about this today over on my Lightroom blog: LightroomKillerTips.com

If you’re an Adobe CC subscriber, you can download this update by going to Lightroom’s Help menu and choosing ‘Updates’

Hope you find that helpful.

Best,

-Scott

https://youtu.be/nSmPbgP0GK0

It’s actually two little things to do; the first one is a no-brainer, the second one (the main one) you’d kinda have to know the secret handshake to make it work, but chances are it’s going to fix whatever is messing with your copy of Photoshop or Lightroom, and get you back up and running right.

It’s short, sweet, and to the point. Hope you find it helpful.

Hope I get to meet you at my seminar here today in Seattle, or on Friday in Portland. 

Have an great Tuesday everybody. :)

Best,

-Scott

…you’re not really sure what the advantages are, if any, over using Photoshop and The Bridge, which you’ve been already using for years, so you’re comfortable with it, and can’t see why you should change now.

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That’s why I did an online class on KelbyOne called: “Why You Might Want to Switch to Lightroom” where I show exactly what the advantages are and why it’s so much better than the old Photoshop & Bridge workflow. Here’s the link.

If you’re not a KelbyOne member, take the free 10-day free trial and watch it immediately. If you’re a KelbyOne member, watch it this weekend — I think you’ll be amazed at what you’ve been missing.

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Then, when you’re ready to make the switch (which will be right after watching that class), go and watch my class “Learn Lightroom in One Hour” and that will get you up and running fast. Here’s the link to that class.

https://youtu.be/1-v3_mwlJRo

Lastly, if you’re already using Lightroom and loving it, I want to invite you to come and join me (and a bunch of the world’s leading Lightroom trainers) for a three-day Lightroom learning love-fest out in Las Vegas this summer at the Photoshop World 2016 Conference. We have an awesome Lightroom training track, and in three days you’ll more than you have in three years (plus, you’ll have a blast). Here’s a link with details.

Hope you all have a Lightroom-learning weekend. I’m off to Seattle and Portland for my seminars there next week. Hope I’ll get to meet you there in person. :)

Best,

-Scott

P.S. If you’re not following our YouTube channel, you oughta. We’re sharing a lot of fun stuff, tutorials, and tips over there every week. :)

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Hi gang: When I seriously started using Instagram last year, I decided that I wanted to use it to share just my travel photography (I basically shoot three photo categories: travel, people and sports), and to get the kind of content I want to have one there (rather than just random shots from my iPhone’s built-in camera) that meant sharing images I’ve taken with my DSLR, and while that seems like a simple thing to do, it’s a bit clunkier than you’d think, which is probably why I get so many questions on what my workflow actually is, so that’s what I’m sharing here today.

Now, I will tell you this – my workflow is constantly evolving, and the one I’m using now I learned from my buddy Terry White (from Adobe), and it works like a charm as long as you’re a Lightroom user, so I’ll share my current workflow first, then I’ll share a workflow that is clunkier, but you can use without using Lightroom. Here we go:

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STEP ONE: The travel images I want to post to Instagram are already on my desktop computer, in my Lightroom CC catalog, so I created a collection with the final images I want to post to Instagram, and I sync that catalog to Lightroom mobile on my iPhone.

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STEP TWO: In Lighroom Mobile on my iPhone, I go to that sync’d collection; click on the image I want to share to Instagram (it’s already tweaked, sharpened and ready to go if it’s in that collection), then (1) I tap the Share icon at the top right corner of Lightroom Mobile, but I don’t choose “Share” from the pop-up menu that appears — (2) choose “Open In” (because you’ll need to open this selected image in the Instagram App).

NOTE: you can actually make this just a three-tap process by tapping and holding on the thumbnail of the image you want to post while you’re in the collection view and that menu you see above pops right now. You can watch a short video of how this works over on our YouTube page today (the video is only 24-seconds I believe). Here’s the link. 

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STEP THREE: When you do this, a list of apps open that you can open your selected image in; choose “Copy to Instagram” as shown above.

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STEP FOUR: Now your image from Lightroom Mobile appears in Instagram and you’re ready go to.

NON-LIGHTROOM WORKFLOW
This is the clunky workflow I was using before – you don’t need Lightroom Mobile for it, but it takes a few steps. Here goes:

(1) Find the JPEG image on your computer that you want to share to Instagram.

(2) Save that image into either Dropbox (if you’re a subscriber) or if you’re a Mac user using iCloud, save your image to iCloud Drive (this is what I used to do).

(3) Now go to the iCloud Drive app on your iPhone – click on the image you want to use; click “Download to View” then tap the Share button and choose Save Image. This saves your image to your iPhone’s Camera Roll.

(4) Lastly, launch the Instagram app; click the “new” post button and the first image that appears is the one you just saved and now you can share it to Instagram.

Whew that was a lot of steps (and you can see why, if you have Lightroom Mobile, it’s a whole lot easier).

Hope you found that helpful on some level, and we’ll see ya tomorrow!

Best,

-Scott

P.S. Hey, I’m coming to Seattle and Portland next week with my seminar. Hope I’ll see you there. 

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