Today, I found a Facebook post that presented a nice, well made and simple web page to rapidly and easily analyse your Lightroom Catalog statistics on camera and lens usage.
The website Lightroom Dashboard, created by Cheyne, allows you to easily analyse the usage data of your different cameras, lenses, image volume, file formats etc.
To start, you select the menu option „Analyze catalog“ and you drop your Lightroom Catalog File on the window labeled „Drag & Drop Catalog File here“ (below the frame on the page you are hinted to where to find the catalog file on Mac and PC).
After a quick analysis, you are presented with a dashboard overview showing your statistics over the last 2 years. You can filter the time span (top right) and also filter cameras or lenses (e.g. If you want to analyse your Fuji equipment, but also have iPhone shots, you may select on Fuji bodys and lenses).
The next „Lenses“ tab brings you to your lense statistics, and additionally info about preferred apertures and focal lengths.
The „Cameras“ tab show your preferred camera and a histogram about ISO usage.
Finally, the „Files“ tab shows used file formats, bit depth usage and resolution.
Overall, I find this tool and its statistics very useful and easy going, if you want to spontaneously check your usage, especially if you are thinking of buying a new lens and you’re not sure if it would complement your lineup or replace some lens.
And don’t forget to make a small donation via PayPal to the author if you find it helpful.