How to make copies of photos in Lightroom

lightroom tip creating virtual copies

Sometimes you will need to make copies of photos in Lightroom.

Whether you need to make a before and after collage to display your work or if you are giving out a color and black & white copy of a photo to a client, making copies in Lightroom will save you time and it's really easy to do!

1. Make sure you are in the Library module and select the photo you wish to make a copy of. Right click on the photo and choose "create virtual copy" from the dropdown menu provided.

how to create a virtual copy in Lightroom

2. Your virtual copy is created and is now located directly next to your original file.

  lightroom virtual copy

3. Now you can create more virtual copies as needed!

  virtual copy black and white copy

You can now use virtual copies to create duplicates of you photos to convert them into b&w copies with ease! Check out more workflow tutorials here!

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  • haha that’s great to hear!

    Heather Ford
  • holy. shit.

    you guys just totally made my workflow so much quicker!!!!!

    court

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