March 30, 2007
Wikivid does Lightroom too.
Last week, PhotoshopNews did a story about Wikivid on Photoshop. Well, this week a new Wikivid has sprung up all about Lightroom.
An offshoot of Wikipedia, Wikivid is an encyclopedia of informative videos. Each content page is made up of links to free videos laid out as a video course for anyone to watch and learn. Each page can be edited and moderated by anyone.
March 28, 2007
The Camera Calibration panel in Lightroom can be used (with a little help from Photoshop) to calibrate your digital captures to get the most accurate color. But that’s not all. If you play around with the sliders you will find that you can also use the Camera Calibration panel to do the very opposite of what it is meant for and create some unusual coloring effects.
March 26, 2007
Photoshop Soup2Nuts is going to Boston to be a part of Photoshop World to show off the new baby–Lightroom.
If you are already going to Photoshop World in Boston (hope you already registered as Photoshop World is now sold out) and you are interested in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom you owe it to yourself to attend the Conference Pre-con event, Photoshop Soup2Nuts with Thomas Knoll, Mark Hamburg and George Jardine and others. Proceeds of Soup2Nuts 2007 will honor the memory of Bruce Fraser.
March 25, 2007
Joe Barret of The Image Space has been posting a series of tips and tricks relating to his usage of Lightroom. Covering issues from Folders to Using Web Module, he has a diverse bunch of useful insights about the program. His most recent post is on “Fixing Missing Dates“.
When you import scanned images, by default they do not have an EXIF Date Time. Because of this they appear as “Unknown Date” in the Date section of the Metadata Browser. Joe takes us through using Edit Capture Time to set the date to the File Creation Date.
March 23, 2007
Here is a hidden feature that has been around in Lightroom since Beta 2, but is one that I only found out about it recently thanks to a recent story on John Nack’s Adobe blog. Basically, if you have GPS metadata embedded in an image file, Lightroom will let you link directly to Google Maps and locate exactly where that photograph had been taken.
But in order to pull off this trick you will need to find a way to embed GPS metadata in your image capture files. This is not as difficult as you might imagine, since there are now several GPS devices capable of capturing the GPS coordinates at the time of capture and then synchronize the GPS data with your capture images via post-processing software. For example, according to John Nack’s blog, Jobo AG has announced photoGPS, a $149 device that sits in the hot shoe (i.e. the mounting point for a flash) of a digital SLR. Post-processing software synchronizes data captured by the device with the corresponding images.
March 16, 2007
Via the Luminous Landscape forums
Lightroom Tools is another interesting startup Lightroom resource site. The site mission statement reveals much: “The purpose of Lightroom Tools is to provide a venue for discussion, collaboration, and community regarding Adobe Photoshop Lightroom”.
March 14, 2007
Jeffrey Friedl, author of Jeffrey’s Lightroom Metadata-Viewer Preset Builder, has created a new Web Application for modifying the appearance of Lightroom. With an equally lengthy name, Jeffrey’s Lightroom Configuration Manager allows you to customize aspects of Lightroom not available in preferences normally. Based on the internationalisation framework, it takes advantage of the need for Lightroom to provide translated strings for its French and German versions.
March 12, 2007
Source: Lightroom Journal
Andy Rahn, designer of the Web Module in Lightroom, has posted the first of a number of posts on creating your own Web Gallery on The Lightroom Journal.
In this first post he revises a post he put on John Nack’s blog to give current names and locations for the files required to start building a new Gallery. The original post is well worth reading for those wanting to learn the basics of using XML and XSLT to create HTML galleries.
March 8, 2007
If you haven’t heard, Adobe has announced that Photoshop CS3 will come in two versions, Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended.
PhotoshopNews.com has three stories on the two versions: Adobe Announces Two Editions of Photoshop CS3,
Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended FAQs
and Announcing two flavors of Photoshop CS3
March 8, 2007
Last week, Adobe hosted a “virtual” launch party for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. I was invited to attend in person at Adobe’s Minnesota offices in Shoreview, MN. As you can see, the weather was very, uh, Minnesotan. Listed in the story are Lightroom Resource URLs as well as links to movies of the Lightroom “Virtual” Launch Party.