It's easy enough to keep using software the same old way even after an update, especially if you choose to auto-update the software you use most. Colin Smith makes sure you don't miss Lightroom's coolest new features in its recent update with this video at PhotoshopCAFE.
Smith breaks down seven new features in Lightroom and shows us how to use each one. The nice part about these features is that most of them are a one-time selection, and they'll continue to work for you going forward. For instance, you can now customize the order of the panels in the Develop module, allowing you to put the ones you use most toward the top to save yourself time scrolling past the ones you don't use. Once you reorder them, the program will restart, and they'll appear in that order for future use.
Likewise, you can now choose to snap images to the grid in the Book module, auto-import images directly to collections, skip the dialog box when quitting the program, show presets that normally aren't fully compatible, and update a preset by naming a new one the same thing and choosing "replace" in the dialog box (or alternatively, you can duplicate the name or rename your new preset).
Smith takes viewers quickly through each feature and shows how to do each one. He also notes that the update has fixed some issues Lightroom was having with HDR panorama merges, and he gives some bonus advice on auto-updating Lightroom (and other Creative Cloud products).
Which feature stands out to you as the most useful? Drop a comment below and let us know.