3 HIDDEN Lightroom Tools You Should Use (VIDEO)

Those who use Lightroom know there’s a lot going on under the hood, with a myriad of features that go unused. Perhaps you ignore these tools because they don’t fit your workflow, or maybe they’re just too complicated for your needs.

But what if we told you there are helpful Lightroom capabilities you’ve never tried—simply because they’re relatively minor or sort of hidden? In the quick tutorial below you’ll discover three easy-to-use tools that definitely deserve a place in your Lightroom bag of tricks.

Image-editing expert Anthony Morganti specializes in straightforward tutorials that speed up the editing process and can be employed by photographers of all skill levels. In today’s episode he demonstrates a trio of “really helpful under-the-radar features that I use every day.”

Morganti begins with a timesaving tip for culling images after importing a bunch of Raw files. There are a variety of ways to mark all the “keepers” before deleting the rejects. Morganti’s preferred method is to use “pick flags” to indicate the favorites, and he demonstrates how Lightroom’s Auto Advance features enables you to accomplish the culling process in a hurry.

Another little-known Lightroom feature is called Targeted Collections, and we guess you may be unfamiliar with this tool. Here you simply go to the Catalog panel and select the Create Collection option from the dropdown menu. This tool enables you to add specific images to various collections by using the keyboard shortcuts Morganti provides (as he does for the other features discusses).

As for his third Lightroom trick, Morganti says, “it’s so simple I really can’t believe more people don’t do this.” It involves processing multiple images that are very similar, and you’ll have to watch the video to see how this works.

Want more simple image-editing tips and tricks? Just head over to Morganti’s popular YouTube channel.

And don’t miss the tutorial we posted we posted from another expert recently, with simple editing tips for eye-popping fall photos.