Aperture analysis

Buying a new camera or lens, analyzing your camera usage? This report contains an in-depth analysis of the Aperture settings in bar chart and table form for your entire catalog or the photos in your Quick Collection.
Drill down from overall catalog / Quick Collection analysis, down to analysis per camera, down to per body, down to per body lens combination.

What’s in it for me?

Are you productive? How much time do you spend on the average on an image? Is the price you ask for your photos in balance with the time you spend on taking and editing them?
Select a series and see how much time you spend on them in total and on average per photo./

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From import to export, this report shows the life-cycle for all the photos in Quick Collection. It reports the date and time of import, of all the adjustments you made and all the exports and publish actions.
The reports answers the question:

  • When and how long have I worked on this photo / these photos?
    Read below which statistics are calculated for you.
  • When did I made that export for my client?
  • When was it uploaded to Flickr?

With a parameter you can select to see only the development adjustments, and so exclude the import, export, publishing steps etc.
Only the photos in Quick Collection are reported. This because otherwise one could get a report for his whole Lightroom catalog, which can easily contain 100.000 pictures.
The report is split in three sections. First a summary, then subtotals per photo/day, then detailed info of each adjustment you made.

Totals per photo

  • Number of sessions
  • Number of days “worked” on the photo
  • Number of adjustment steps (History in Lightroom)
  • Total time spent on this photo
  • Estimated costs
  • Estimated costs per photo
  • Average time per adjustment step
  • Total section with the summary of all photos

Subtotal per photo / day

  • See list above

Detail per photo / day

  • Listing of all the adjustments in time
  • Time spent on the adjustments process
  • Conditional formatting.

When the time between two adjustment steps exceeds the value of the parameter orange or red, then this step in written in that color. See the parameter tab.

  • Subtotals per photo
  • Totals for all the photos in the Quick Collection

Related reports

Although Photo history and Develop statistics are much alike, the main difference between them is that the first is ordered by photo and then time while the second is ordered in time.

  • Photo history shows for each photo all history (import, adjustments, exports, publish …) in time.
    You can see what happened when to which photo?
  • Develop statistics follows the timeline of all history. Also all non-development adjustments are sorted out like import, export, publish, …
    What have I worked on in a specified period and how much time did this take?


Although you can run this report against your entire Lightroom catalog, this report is meant to be used on a set of photos you want to analyze. That is why it reports on photos in your Quick Collection.
Default this report is limited to approximately 1000 pages, see parameter “Limit report size”.


LightroomStatistics is open, you can export to:

  • PDF
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • OpenOffice
  • HTML
  • XML
  • CSV


The LightroomStatistics reports can be parametrized in order to get the desired results.
These parameters are described below. By the way, all parameters have a default value, so you only have to change them when needed.

Restrict to images in Quick Collection
DescriptionRestrict the report to the images in your Quick Collection if desired.
DefaultFalse (= whole catalog)
FormatCheck box (true or false)
Threshold photos camera
DescriptionInclude only cameras with at least xx photos
UnitWhole number
FormatWhole number
Threshold photos body
DescriptionInclude only cameras bodies with at least xx photos
UnitWhole number
FormatWhole number
Threshold photos lens
DescriptionInclude only lenses with at least xx photos
UnitWhole number
FormatWhole number


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  • Conditional formatting based on develop time between 2 adjustments, see the last 2 above parameters, further explained below.
  • Hyperlinks/bookmarks help you to quickly drill down to the desired information.

Conditional formatting

When were you interrupted? With conditional formatting, if the time between two adjacent adjustments exceeds the value of the “Seconds when conditional formatting orange” parameter the line is written in orange. If it exceeds the value of the “Seconds when conditional formatting red” parameter , then the line is written in red.

Edit Session

In this report we introduce the term “Edit Sessions”. The next example explains why we introduced this.
Purpose of this report is to list the time you spend editing a photo.

But what if you started editing a photo just before your break and then, after half an hour break, you continue and finish your work on this photo. Normally this would result in an edit time of more than half an hour although most of the time you enjoyed your break instead of editing this photo. Of course, that time is not correct because you didn’t work on this photo that long!
The parameter “Minutes start new sessions” tells the report that if the time between 2 subsequent adjustments exceeds the value of this parameter then the statistics should be calculated on the adjustments before the break separately from those after the break. A “new edit session” is started. Now you will assess the actual time you spent on this photo.