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A Portable Lightroom Catalog

March 25, 2014

Lightroom 5 brings with it a great new feature in Smart Previews. Combine the capabilities of Smart Previews (the ability to develop and export your images based on the relatively small file size of the Smart Preview) together with the convenience and decreasing cost of cloud storage systems (such as DropBox or Google Drive) and you have some interesting ways of creating a portable, no-hassle catalog solution. [More]

Using Lightroom on Two Computers

March 12, 2014

My main Lightroom catalog is on a desktop Windows machine in my home studio, but I travel with a MacBook Pro, and use the laptop computer for working with Lightroom on the road. In this video, I'll discuss the way I merge photos from my remote shoots back into my main Lightroom catalog. In order to do this, I use Lightroom's "Export as Catalog" and "Import from another Catalog" features to transfer and merge my two separate catalogs into one. Keep in mind that this is one of a number of possible strategies, but it is the one that works for me. [More]

Lightroom Catalog Cloud Backup

August 13, 2013

With all the cloud backup solutions available today, you have access to lots of free online storage. Be it Dropbox, SpiderOak, Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Skydrive… you have access to many gigabytes of storage in the cloud. Why not use some of it to back up your Lightroom catalog? It's easy, and it's a good way to keep your backup. [More]

Automatically Stack Lightroom Images

September 4, 2012

Catalog views within Adobe Lightroom can be daunting, particularly when you have a folder filled with many files. On a recent expedition with my friend Eric, the TipSquirrel himself, I managed to [More]

Migrating a Lightroom Catalog

July 31, 2012

One question I seem to get asked a lot is, “how do I move my Lightroom Catalog to another machine, and keep all my edits, collections, and metadata?” In today’s video, I’ll show you a quick and easy way to get your Lightroom catalog from one machine to another, without losing any data. In this example, we see the process using Lightroom 4, but the process hasn’t changed since the first version of Lightroom, so everyone can use this tip. [More]