June 14, 2007
George Jardine has posted another Lightroom Podcast, hot on the heels of his last one. This one is a tutorial podcast rather than an interview. A special star appearance from Lightroom 1.1 is featured.
“A new mini-tutorial showing a basic visual technique of working with the Develop controls to help you tune a photo for color and tone.”
This mini-tutorial podcast is the third in a series that will cover bite-sized tips and techniques designed to help you get the most out of Lightroom. The focus of this series will concentrate primarily on basic color correction techniques using the Develop module, but will also touch on many other parts of the application. This tutorial shows the basics of using the White Balance controls in the Develop Module to make a visual correction to a photo taken in mixed lighting. It also shows a new feature that will appear in the 1.1 update of Lightroom.
June 13, 2007
Ian Lyons, from Computer-Darkroom, has posted an article on locating missing files inside Lightroom.
Question – My thumbnails have a ? symbol on the top right corner – what does this mean and how do I remove it?
Short Answer – The ? symbol is used to identify a file that Adobe Lightroom can no longer access; probably because it has been moved using one of the Operating System tools such as drag/drop or possibly the Move command. Unfortunately, Adobe Lightroom currently has no way of tracking such changes, so the ? symbol is displayed to warn the user that the file or folder containing the file can no longer be accessed.
Long Answer – Locating Missing Files and Folders
Even though Lightroom now uses the Folder paradigm rather than Shoots (as was the case during the public beta), it doesn’t display the full disk/folder hierarchy in the tree form that most users would be familiar with. This means that moving folders from disk to disk or even to a section of the hard disk not shown on the Lightroom Folders panel very often needs to be done using OS level tools such as Drag/Drop or even the Move command. The problem with this approach is that Lightroom can easily lose track of your files, and this results in the ? symbol being displayed.
Read the whole article.
Ian Lyons runs Computer-Darkroom.com and is Forum Host for the Adobe Lightroom User 2 User forum.
Via John Beardsworth
June 11, 2007
Press Release: Elmsford, NY June 11, 2007 – Leaf announced today that as a result of the seamless integration of Leaf Capture and Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom™, they will begin to bundle Lightroom free of charge with every Leaf Aptus and Leaf Aptus S back starting on June 1.
June 5, 2007
Micah Bowers, author of the Lightroom Flash Gallery, has posted instructions on the Bluefire Blog, showing how to add music to your Lightroom Flash Gallery:
“We’ve had several requests for an easier way to add background music to the Flash galleries without having to know how to author Flash. This could have been done in such a way that an “add music” option appeared in the application UI’s, but that would take more time than I have at the moment (as I’d need to do three variations on that for the different app’s gallerymaker implementations). So I’ve put together a quick and dirty solution (albeit requires you to edit the XML -but that is easy!).”
Read the whole article and full instructions here.