28 Great Adobe Lightroom Resources

by on December 17, 2007

in Books,Photoshop,Software,Technology

If you’re an Adobe Lightroom user (or a wannabe), you’ll want to take a look at these books and links:


Free 30 Day Trial – try out LR on Adobe

Adobe Design Center – tons of info from Adobe on how to use LR effectively

Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts – a simple, but handy chart

Lightroom Journal – blog by Adobe LR crew

Lightroom News – gobs of essential info, updated regularly

Lightroom Killer Tips – one sweet LR blog from “the Photoshop guys”

Photo Presets with One-Click WOW! – Over 80 free presets for LR designed by Photoshop Hall-of-Famer Jack Davis w/ tutorial video

Inside Lightroom – best known for its awesome collection of LR develop presets

Official Lightroom User Guide (.pdf) – the manual

Lightroom Getting Started Guide (.pdf) – again, from Adobe

RawWorkflow.com – instructional videos from Michael Tapes

Layers Magazine – several workflow tutorials, including some nice vids

Getting Photos to Your iPhone – a handy post for iPhoners from O’Reilly

Keyword Tagging – tutorial on Peachpit on keyword tagging in LR

Project Photoshop Lightroom – several great tutorials on using LR

Tethered Shooting – another Peachpit article on tethered shooting in LR

Peachpit Lightroom Resource Center – the best of the rest from Peachpit


Matt over at Lightroom Killer Tips has aptly noted that I missed Sean McCormack’s Lightroom Blog. Fixed. That makes 29, but what the heck.

If I’ve missed anything else, please leave it in the comments and it’ll go here.


The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips by Matt Kloskowski

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Digital Photographers Only by Rob Sheppard

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Workflow: The Digital Photographer’s Guide by Tim Grey

Digital Photographer’s Guide to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom by John Beardsworth

Photoshop Lightroom Adventure: Mastering Adobe’s next-generation tool for digital photographers by Mikkel Aaland

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 for the Professional Photographer by David Huss and David Plotkin

Managing Your Photographic Workflow with Photoshop Lightroom by Uwe Steinmueller and Jergin Guelbins

Adobe Lightroom Photographers’ Guide by John G. Blair

The Digital Photographer’s Notebook: A Pro’s Guide to Adobe Photoshop CS3, Lightroom and Bridge by Kevin Ames

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1 Asprine December 19, 2007 at 5:08 pm

What about all George Jardine`s lightroom podcasts and tutorials?


regards, Asprine

2 Gilles December 21, 2007 at 9:06 am


I try to advertise my own Lightroom tutorial blog & forum for french speaking people :


Thanks !



3 Eddy December 25, 2007 at 10:39 am

Just what I needed… Thx very much. ;-)

4 Bill Liversidge December 31, 2007 at 4:28 am

I know the site is not all LR, but I think the Luminous Landscape LR tutorial should be mentioned?

5 Tom May 2, 2008 at 6:40 am

German users can check also


6 Martin Smith August 27, 2008 at 8:20 am

You missed probably one of the best free Lightroom sites out there. http://www.thedigitalphotographyconnection.com/LFDP.php. The name of their Lightroom tutorials is Lightroom for Digital Photographers. You can also find them in the iTunes Store.

7 Kevin October 27, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Thanks for the links and resources. Much appreciated.

8 Pierre October 28, 2008 at 10:24 am

Don’t forget: http://www.presetsheaven.com – Your source to free presets


9 Mike Nelson Pedde April 6, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Thanks for this.

BTW, I’ve added you to my ‘Lightroom Links’ page: http://bit.ly/4XuaXE


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