Lightroom Updates June 2018 and a World Cup Inspired “How I Got The Shot”

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In this Episode Connor sits down with Jeff Harmon and Brian McGuckin. We talk about the latest update of Lightroom and talk about the usefulness of new features then discuss how Brian got an amazing World Cup inspired photo of his son.

Topic 1: Lightroom Classic CC 7.4 June 2018 Update (Adobe Release notes: and  

  • New features:
    • (Support Jeff’s idea for a Cull Module
    • Folder Color Labels
    • Show/Hide Presets & Profiles
    • Disable Large Preset Preview
    • Automatically Stack after Merge (pano or HDR)
    • Folder search performance
    • HEIF support (Apples newer JPEG format)
    • No more posting to Facebook using the Lightroom Publishing Service
  • Updates to support new cameras and lenses
  • Bug fixes
    • Crash when disconnecting external hard drive (Windows only)
    • Mac catalog backups
    • Preset conversions
    • 12+ bugs in the develop module (they only talk about the bugs reported by users as being fixed)

Topic 2: HIGTS – Soccer Photo

  • Just Do It!
    • Have a vision – My kids’ passions – World Cup
    • Triple Flash Set up.
    • Shoot and Adjust.
      • Small aperture. Shutterspeed around 1/200. Bright flash.
      • ISO 1000. F/11. 1/250


Jeff: Mpow H5 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones ($45)

Connor Boomerang for Gmail Free

Brian Crib Mattress You get what you pay for?


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  1. What’s the point with updates if Adobe wont fix the problem with frequent crashes.
    7.3 and 7.3.1 was horrible.
    7.4 seemed to work fine until suddenly it started to behave like the two earlier versions.
    The only solution seems to reinstall 7.2 again and again after testing every new version.

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