How To Duplicate Masks & Brushes in Adobe Lightroom CC / 6

Have you ever wanted to copy or duplicate a radial filter, graduated filter, or brush mask in Lightroom?  Now you can.  In Lightroom 6 / CC, simply hold down the ALT & CTRL (ALT & CMD for Mac) keys while clicking and dragging the pin for the mask.  Prefer a quick video?  Your wish is my command.

Images Appear Fine, Then Suddenly Corrupted in Lightroom

Have you ever imported images into Adobe Lightroom and they looked fine for a split second, then after just a moment suddenly they started to corrupt?  Or maybe you looked carefully at your images on the back of the camera where the looked fine, and they even looked fine in File Explorer or Finder, but then when you open them in Photoshop or ACR, suddenly they didn’t look fine anymore.

In a nutshell, have you ever seen images go from this:

Image courtesy of and copyright 2015 Jennifer Graham
Image courtesy of and copyright 2015 Jennifer Graham

to this:
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Adobe Lightroom 6.0.1 Patches Available for Separate Download

The recent 6.0.1 / CC 2015.0.1 patch, released on April 30th is now available for manual download.  One of the issues addressed by the patch is a crash on launch.  Users not affected by this crash, or users on Adobe Creative Cloud, had no problem accessing the patch through the in-app or Creative Cloud update systems.

Users on the perpetual Lightroom 6 license, and who were experiencing the crash on startup, could not get access to the patch.  Now you can download it manually.

http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2013/06/keeping-lightroom-up-to-date.html

You’ll need to scroll to the section titled “What if the computer that Lightroom is on is not connected to the internet?”

Adobe DNG HDR Format, Part 2

This is a follow-up to my previous post about Adobe’s new HDR DNG format.

I had another conversation with Eric Chan, a developer on Adobe Lightroom CC / 6, and one of the key people involved in the new Photo Merge features.  It was mentioned that the data in an HDR DNG is demosaiced, linear data, so I had some questions as to how closely the file resembles a true RAW file, and how this stacked up against sRAW or mRAW formats which are also demosaiced. Continue reading Adobe DNG HDR Format, Part 2

Mixing CC and Perpetual Software Licenses for Adobe & Lightroom

This is likely a fringe case, but some of you may have Creative Cloud licensed software that does not include Adobe Lightroom.  How do you get Lightroom to register with a perpetual license even though you have the Creative Cloud utility installed, and the Lightroom trial defaults to a CC subscription?

Consider this scenario:

Maxine has a CC license for Adobe Illustrator on her computer.  She recently downloaded the trial for Lightroom 6 (the stand-alone version,) but noticed that after installing it, it was branded as Lightroom CC 2015.  Maxine prefers to have a perpetual license for Lightroom rather than a CC subscription.  What can she do? Continue reading Mixing CC and Perpetual Software Licenses for Adobe & Lightroom