Sensor Plane #10: Moving to Lightroom

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I’ve been extremely busy this summer with field workshops and writing a new Lightroom guide, but I’m back to bring you all up to speed on what I’ve been doing. In today’s episode, I want to discuss frequently asked questions about moving to Lightroom from other programs.

Specifically, I address:

  • Where does Lightroom store my images?
  • Why do my images look different in Lightroom?
  • Does Lightroom require sidecar files?
  • Is Lightroom only for raw files?
  • Where is the “save” button?

I also discuss the advantages of using a database (catalog)-based workflow program, like Lightroom, over traditional browser/editor workflows. Lightroom offers significant advantages for image viewing, browsing, editing, and printing.

Don’t forget to check out the fall series of Digital Underground instructional photo tours that I’ll be leading together with Deborah Sandidge. Join us this fall in Las Vegas, NV and San Antonio TX!



4 thoughts on “Sensor Plane #10: Moving to Lightroom”

  1. Awesome video. I come from the era of real darkrooms, metal file cabinets full of countless negatives, elaborate numbering systems and countless hours searching for that friggin’ lost negative and it’s been hard shaking that mindset. Despite a couple of attempts to get started with Lightroom, I have never gotten over the hump (or burden) of earlier practices. Just with your short video, I’m beginning to see the light(room). Thanks again.

  2. Hi Jason,
    I have learnt a lot from your earlier book about Capture NX. I have tried to use Lightroom many times, but always got stuck somewhere. You explained in this little video some of the points which were never clear to me.
    I am going to order the book right now. Will you publish upgrades, in particular with the new Nikon D810 and the latest versions of Lightroom, and Photoshop CC 2014.
    Thanks, I am looking forward to the new book.

  3. Great video, really explained what Lightroom does and how it works. In addition great pod cast.



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