Breaking in today, between the 2016 Annual Report week stuff, for a quick tip on the one Lightroom setting that you need to change for 2017. And the best part is, it doesn’t matter what version of Lightroom that you have. It’s not a glamorous feature, it’s not a fancy feature… but it’s something that’s quick and easy to do, and you can have it done for the entire year in about 2 minutes.
PS: If you have your camera set up to add copyright information to your photos as you take them, don’t forget to change the setting there too! (Thanks Ron!)
So what’s the setting? It’s your copyright date. If you’ve used Lightroom for a while you may have it set to 2016. So all of your copyright info is going to say 2016 on it until you change it. In the short 2-minute video below, you’ll see that it’s really simple to change it.
Also, even if you’re not a pro, or selling your work, you should still add the copyright info. Photos are being published all over the internet these days (social media, etc…) And by adding the copyright to your metadata, you’re at least putting people who may download the photo on notice. I don’t want to get in to a whole copyright discussion because there’s about 100 what if’s about this all. Bottom line… it won’t hurt you to add/change this setting. Like I said, it’s quick to do, so take 2 minutes now and change it.