As a type of person that loves to figure out everything I can about gadgets and software, I am always surprised by how often I meet up with photographers that really only use the powerful programs on their computers for the most basic functions. Typically we get comfortable with a few features and never really explore what else can be done. Maybe we run out of time, maybe we just have no interest. Either way, I hope to share some short, quick, easy to follow along videos over the next few weeks sharing some of my favorite tips and tricks in Lightroom.
This first one covers a tool that is quite often under utilized, the Painter Tool, found in the Library module. This tool can be used in quite a few different ways, to rate, flag or label your photos with a color. It can also be used to quickly add keywords to photos or move them into collections. Lastly, you can even apply your favorite presets to your photos while looking at them in the Library module. This can especially be effective in applying a black and white preset for example to a collection of your favorite images from a shoot.
Let me know if the video was useful and if so, I'll put together some more that dive deep into some of the useful though not often used features of Lightroom. Thanks!