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Lightroom Classic

How to Find Duplicate Images in Lightroom

Whether you’re trying to weed out your Lightroom catalog by removing duplicates or just trying to make sure you’re working on the right version of an image, it can be useful to be able to find duplicates. Especially as your Lightroom catalog grows to tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of images.

Lightroom Classic Copyright IPTC Metadata Panel

How to Add Copyright Information When Importing Photos into Lightroom

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to add copyright information automatically to your photos in Lightroom Classic. Embedding copyright information in your photos’ IPTC metadata isn’t a magic solution to prevent image theft, but there are still good reasons to do it.

Screenshot of Lightroom Classic Preferences for Import Options and memory card detection

How to Make Lightroom Automatically Open the Import Dialog When a Memory Card is Inserted

Lightroom has an option to enable automatically opening the import photos screen when you insert a memory card. It’s a minor tweak that can make the process of downloading photos from a shoot just that little bit smoother. Here’s how to enable it.

How to Export Photos from Lightroom to Flickr

Flickr is one of the most popular ways to share photos online. Here’s how to get your photos from Lightroom to Flickr.

Screenshot illustration of Lightroom Classic How to Filter by Camera Serial Number

How to Find Images Taken with the Exact Same Camera in Lightroom Classic

In Lightroom Classic, it’s possible to filter not just by camera model, but also by specific camera serial number. That means you can find all the shots taken with a specific camera body.

How to Use Lightroom Crop Overlays for Composition of Your Photos

If you want more control or precision in your cropping than just eyeballing it, Lightroom has some built-in tools to help. Guides include Golden Thirds, Golden Spirals, or Aspect Ratios.

Rotate Images in Lightroom

How to Rotate Photos in Lightroom

Here’s a step-by-step guide to rotating photos in Lightroom, including 90-degree rotation, auto straighten, precise straighten, and rotating multiple photos.

How to Resize Photos in Lightroom Classic

Having trouble finding the resize button in Lightroom Classic? There isn’t one. Here’s a simple guide to what you do instead.

How to Select Multiple Photos in Lightroom Classic

Being able to select multiple photos at once is a core task when using Lightroom Classic. And it’s useful in all sorts of ways. Here are several ways to do it.

How to Make a Contact Sheet in Lightroom Classic

Contact sheets are a throwback to film days, but they still have their uses. Here’s a guide on how to make a contact sheet in Lightroom.

Lightroom Classic Can Now Use Embedded Previews for a Faster Workflow

One of the new features in Lightroom Classic is that you can use the embedded previews more effectively to speed up importing and culling.

Revealing Clipped Highlights and Shadows

Lightroom has a very useful feature that shows you precisely the parts of an image where highlights or shadows are getting clipped as you adjust the settings.

Quality Settings When Exporting JPGs from Lightroom

The Lightroom export function allows you fine tune the quality of the resulting JPEGs in increments of single percentage points. But it turns out that the quality settings actually work in bands.

How to use Lightroom’s HDR Photo Merge

The new version of Lightroom (known as both Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC) has a new HDR photo merge. Here’s how to works.

Lightroom Classic’s Panorama Stitcher

The latest version of Lightroom (known as both Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC) has a new panorama photo merge. Here’s how it works.

How to Remove Dust Spots & Scratches in Lightroom

Dust spots and scratches are unavoidable facts of life if you’re scanning film or prints. You can repair them right from within Lightroom.

Lightroom’s Dehaze Filter

Lightroom’s new dehaze slider can be a very useful tool in recovering detail in hazy or misty scenes. It can also have some strongly negative effects.

How to Crop and Straighten Photos in Lightroom

A step-by-step guide on how to crop and straighten photos in Lightroom.