April 30, 2007
Author John Beardsworth has an interesting tip on adding a contextual menu item to send a Folder to Lightroom via a right click.
Here’s a handy little registry hack which adds a “Send Folder to Lightroom” choice to Windows Explorer’s right click menu. Either download and double click my registry file – read it first just to be sure – or copy this code into Notepad and save it as a file with an “reg” extension, then double click it:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
@=”Send folder to Lightroom”
@=”\”C:\\Program Files\\Adobe\\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom\\Lightroom.exe\” \”%L\”"
The full article can be found on his blog.
Update: John pointed out a slight change required for the default installation, which is corrected above.
April 24, 2007
Posted on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Feature Request forum is this poem by Tim Siddons. (see the original thread)
April 23, 2007
When Adobe Photoshop Lightroom was announced last January, Adobe offered Lightroom for special introductory pricing of US $199. That special pricing is due to expire midnite, April 30th, 2007.
Which means, if you wish to get Lightroom, get it within the next week or it’ll cost you US $100 more.
If you are a student (or an instructor) you can buy Lightroom for the educational pricing of only US$99-and that discount does not expire.
To check to see if you meet the qualifications to receive educational pricing, check this Adobe informational page. Educational pricing also applies to Photoshop CS3 upgrades and full version purchases.
April 20, 2007
George Jardine has posted Lightroom Tutorial Podcast #30, covering Compare View and Quick Develop.
Photos of Helga from Eskimo Modeling Agency in Reykjavik by George Jardine
April 13, 2007
Adobe has posted a new PDF titled Lightroom Getting Started guide to the Photoshop Lightroom Design Center.
April 10, 2007
Currently in Lightroom it is possible to add a single Web or Mail link in the Flash Gallery. For a Mail link you put the Link name in the ‘Contact Info’ box and use ‘mailto:email@example.com’ in the ‘Web or Mail Link’ box. For a Web link, simply put the http link in this box instead, e.g. put http://lightroom-news.com into the ‘Web or Mail Link’ box.
This gives a very basic link to get back to the home page. Personally I’d prefer a way to allow visitors to get to other areas on my site from here. As it wasn’t immediately obvious how to do this, I had to dig around a little. Presented here for you is the fruit of my efforts:
April 9, 2007
If you love digital photography, but the managing, sorting, and developing of hundreds of images is really bogging you down, then come and spend just one day with Scott Kelby, Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User magazine, and the world’s #1 bestselling Photoshop author as he unlocks the secrets of the “New Digital Photography Workflow” using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.
Together, these two programs have the power to take your photography to a whole new level of productivity, efficiency, and fun. Scott has put together just an amazing, and often inspiring, full-day seminar based on his own photography workflow using Lightroom and Photoshop. For more information and a list of dates, check the Tour web site.
April 4, 2007
Over on the Pro Imaging forum, Chris Terry asks if it is possible to integrate using the Pixel Genius Photokit Capture Sharpener with Lightroom, or does he have to Develop, Export as a PSD or TIFF, apply PhotoKit Sharpener and then re-import the image back into Lightroom again? Or is there an easier method?
Well, in Lightroom version 1.0 you can ‘almost’ completely automate this process, but there are a number of gotchas that might limit the ease with which you can do this, as things stand in Lightroom 1.0 right now. But here is a brief outline of how you could go about automating the process for single images only. The following steps will assume that you already have PhotoKit Sharpener installed in your current version of Photoshop. Although what you will learn from this tutorial can equally be applied to running other types of Photoshop action routines in conjunction with Lightroom exports.
April 2, 2007
Source: George Jardine on Lightroom and Digital Photography
Author: George Jardine
“We didn’t get local tone and color correction and that’s something Bruce Fraser had wanted, so I’m going to get Mark in a noogie and not let him out until we get a commitment for 2.0.” – Jeff Schewe