One of the best things about Lightroom is being able to send images directly to your email client without exporting/opening your client/attaching the file etc etc.
Unfortunately, setting this up to work with a Gmail account can be problematic because, unless you use this workaround, you need to lower your Gmail security settings (never a good thing) to make it work.
Here’s how to set up the workaround: (more…)
I love Lightroom’s graduated and radial filters, but sometimes they affect areas that I don’t want to be changed – such as a bird in a sky that I’ve darkened.
Erase brushes are available in Lightroom 6 and CC for both the graduated and radial filter that can undo that effect for selected areas.
Here are the instructions in a nutshell as well as a 6-minute video where I show how to use the Erase brush in the graduated filter, plus tips on using the brushes in general.
I know I’m easily entertained, but discovering how to have my phone photos load automatically into Lightroom has to count as one of the highlights of my month – maybe year! Takes a few minutes to set up – but works like a charm thereafter! (more…)
I’ve expanded my horizons (literally) thanks to a new tool I’ve discovered to replace the troublesome Skype.
This new tool does NOT require students to have an account or do elaborate setup – I just send a link, a few clicks and I’m seeing your screen – like sitting next to you! I can take your mouse if I need to, and, get this – we can record the session for you to watch again later! Wow.
I’ve used this with several non-computer savvy students, works like a charm!
Sessions are $30/half hour with a half hour minimum. Fee includes a recording of the session if requested.