February 13, 2007
Source: Photoshop Support.com
Written by: Jennifer Apple
Photoshop Support.com has added a Lightroom Resource Center section to its site and includes a round up of all the forthcoming books about Lightroom 1.0 that you can pre-order now from Amazon. Photoshop Support.com write:
I imagine Adobe Lightroom version 1 will be released soon as the Lightroom books are starting to appear. So far I’ve found 7. Here are short blurbs and links to Amazon where you can pre-order — and then wait patiently for that doorbell to ring. By the way, you don’t have to worry over potential price changes, as Amazon thought of this and is offering a Pre-Order Price Guarantee. It’s simple — if the Amazon.com price decreases between your order time and release date, they promise you’ll receive the lowest price.
Adobe Lightroom Books Roundup – 7 Lightroom Books Now Available For Pre-Order
February 12, 2007
Proof that Adobe was listening during the Public Beta process is evident in many features of Lightroom, but one very useful one is Export Presets. Export Presets allows you one click access to your most common Export needs.
February 12, 2007
Photographer, and prerelease tester, Sid Jervis has set up a site hosting Lightroom customisations. Among the things you can download are Panel End Markers (to change the Flourish), Metadata panels, Web Templates and ID plates. As an aid to using these custom items, Sid includes instructions on where to install them. Instructions are for both Mac and PC. For the more creative, Sid also allows users to upload their own customisations.
February 11, 2007
On January 9th last year, just after Lightroom beta 1 was released, Jeff Schewe posted a story on Photoshop News about the development of Shadowland and Lightroom. Now that Lightroom 1.0 has been officially announced, we thought it would be of interest to new visitors to this site to learn a little more about the background to the Lightroom program up until Beta 1.
Jeff Schewe originally wrote: ‘The development of Adobe Lightroom, code named Shadowland, was not something Adobe started after Apple announced Aperture. The Shadowland project has been going on for years.
How do I know that Adobe has been working on Shadowland for so long?
Because that’s how long I’ve been working on it.’
The Shadowland/Lightroom development story
February 8, 2007
Color Management guru, and fellow Lightroom-News.com editor, Andrew Rodney has an excellent article covering color management in Lightroom in Professional Photographer Magazine. “The goal in the design of Lightroom was to make color management nearly invisible” says Andrew.
February 6, 2007
Michael Tapes has updated his Lightroom video tutorials to V1 and is adding new content on an ongoing basis. The videos are split into manageable sections, currently covering the UI, the 5 Modules, Importing and Getting Around. The tutorials are well presented and very informative.
Originally with Phase One, and recently with Pixmantec, Michael Tapes is a prerelease tester for Adobe Lightroom and the owner of RawWorkflow.com, a division of PictureFlow LLC, a Florida based Limited Liability Company.
February 5, 2007
One of the more highly requested features in the Public Beta process was the ability to remove dust spots from images. A lot of photographers found that the only real task they went to Photoshop for was cloning and healing out these spots. The Iceland adventure photographers, I think, helped this along and fortunately for us Adobe has included this great feature in Version 1.0.
February 3, 2007
Inside Lightroom was set up by Richard Earney to enable sharing of Develop Presets for the Lightroom Beta Forums. The site has been recently updated to include V1 Presets. It is also being expanded to contain tips and tricks about using Lightroom.
February 3, 2007
A lot has changed in the few short months since Beta 4.1 was released. Here’s a list covering some of these changes. It is by no means a comprehensive list, but should whet appetites for this information:
- Export Presets: One click export options for quick output to email, ftp, etc.
- Metadata Browser: Search in Lens, Camera, Creator, Date, File Type and Location.
- Toolbar: Press T for the toolbar to access Ratings, Flags and a host of other tools.
- Virtual Copies: Create different looks to your image with no disk space overhead.
- Stacks: Bundles similar images together. There is an Auto Stack by Capture Time Feature.
February 2, 2007
A 4.5 Hour Multi-Segment Training Video with Michael Reichmann and Jeff Schewe
Though Lightroom has been available as a free beta download for many months, the shipping product, Version 1.0, is quite different in many respects from the beta releases available up to now. Many new features and capabilities have been added, a few have been removed, and the workflow has been enhanced and altered.
During 2006 Michael and I published two Lightroom Tutorial DVDs; one for Beta 1 and another for Beta 3. These were extremely popular, and helped many people get up-to-speed with this exciting new program. Now, with the release of Version 1.0, there is the need for a completely new and comprehensive video tutorial.
The Luminous Landscape Lightroom V1.0 Tutorial