December 29, 2007
Ian Lyons has posted an excellent tutorial on printing from Leopard with Lightroom 1.3.1. He’s specifically targeting the Epson range of printers using the new 6.X range of Printer Drivers.
“This tutorial will concentrate on what is known as application color management, which basically means that the ICC profile associated with a particular paper/ink combination must be selected in Lightroom rather than the print driver itself. Also, since the tutorial is intended to be useful to new and existing Lightroom users I will also include some of the basics associated with Page Setup and saving Print Templates.”
Read the whole article.
December 21, 2007
This is a story we created for Photoshopnews, but as you will see, there were also a few books about Lightroom and others to do with digital photography.
“As we approach the end of 2007 we wanted to ask some of the leading figures in the Photoshop community which books they had found most inspiring and in the case of authors, which books they had written were they most proud of. We got some interesting and quite varied responses. So if you are still stuck for ideas about what to get a Photoshop geek for Christmas, here are some reading tips from the experts.
To keep this article seasonal we didn’t want it to be entirely about Photoshop and digital imaging. We did also ask people to nominate a book for recreational reading. After all, the holiday season is a time for relaxing and leaving work to one side! To help you find out more about the books recommended here we have created links to Amazon.com for all the books featured here.”
Read the full story…
December 20, 2007
Not content with releasing Export Plugins for Flickr, Zenfolio and Smugmug, Jeffrey Friedl has just launched the first version of his ‘Export to Picasa Web’ Export Plugin for Lightroom. While testing has been minimal, Jeffrey has very fast turnover on any bugs found, so there’s no fear of this being an supported product. The best news for all is that, as with the other plugins, Jeffrey has released this for free.
Download the plugin and read more about it here.
December 17, 2007
Author: Tom Hogarty
Source: Lightroom Journal
One of the most common issues Lightroom users have been having is print output. Particularly those mac users who have recently ugraded to the latest Leopard Max OS X 10.5 operating system. In this blog post, Tom Hogarty outlines some of the reasons why this can be so and points out the need to update the print drivers for your printers. If you are experiencing print output problems from Mac OS X 10.5, do read this post and use the Comments section to cross check with other users and their shared findings.
December 12, 2007
Todd Dominey has been very busy handling feature requests and bug fixes in this freshly released version of SlideShow Pro for Lightroom.
New features/fixes from version 1.0 include
- Improved layout: Controls for specific aspects are now grouped together
- Copyright Watermark: Feature added
- Toggle link to file: You can now switch off the link to the original file
- Preview in Browser fixed
- Cache Content parameter now works correctly
The new version can be downloaded from your account for registered users. For those interested in a sophisticated gallery environment, this $25 investment is well worth it.
December 12, 2007
This is an updated version of a recent post from my Lightroom Blog.
A recent near miss with serious data loss has me rethinking my current import by genre strategy. In a fairly recent post on Lightroom Forums.net, John Beardsworth argues for always importing by date and using metadata to create any other required structure. The background to this post by him is that I was touting a structure like Landscapes>Ireland>Connemara>Bunowen, rather than by date.
“Unless you use a strictly date-based structure, there is always the risk of your pictures either being duplicated or falling between the cracks and being controlled only in your imagination.
December 7, 2007
In a post on the Lightroom Journal Tom Hogarty, Lightroom Product Manager has posted download URLs for the Mac and Win versions of Lightroom 1.3.1. In addition to resolving the issues relating to compressed NEF files, Lightroom 1.3.1 addresses the following issues:
- The Lightroom 1.3 Print Module could previously cause the application to crash on either OS X 10.5 or 10.5.1 during template usage.
- On Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.5.1, the import process from a card reader or other device into Lightroom could fail to import all or a portion of the selected images.
- A decrease in Develop slider responsiveness introduced in Lightroom 1.3 has been corrected.
- The Lightroom 1.3 Develop module could cause the application to crash if adjustments were made in quick succession.
- Compressed raw files from the Nikon D100 were read incorrectly in Lightroom 1.3.
- A possible artifact in raw file support for the Olympus E-3 has been corrected.
- The Lightroom FTP Plug-in provided as sample code with the Export SDK did not function properly if the password was not saved with the selected FTP preset.
- Editing or creating a new FTP preset immediately prior to using the FTP plug-in provided as sample code with the Export SDK would cause the FTP process to fail.
- Using the Export as Previous option did not work with the FTP plug-in provided as sample code with the Export SDK.
December 6, 2007
Lightroom and Camera RAW Product Manager, Tom Hogarty has announced the upcoming availability of updates to both Lightroom and Camera RAW. These are both bug fix updates to the applications. Tom has promised that these updates will be available within the week.
“Lightroom and Camera Raw will be updated to 1.3.1 and 4.3.1 respectively within the next week. These updates provide corrections for issues introduced in the last release as well as additional Lightroom Leopard compatibility.”
Read the full article..
December 4, 2007
Adding to the rapdily expanding list of Lightroom addons, SlideShowPro for Lightroom has just been launched. Taking the form of an easily installable Web Gallery, SlideShowPro allows full production of Flash Galleries, without requiring Flash. The Lightroom version contains the same software as the Flash Components version, but in a form easily editable within Lightroom. Read More..
December 3, 2007
One way to manage your history states is to use the Snapshots feature. Snapshots can be used to store your favorite history states as a saved setting. Because you see, the Snapshots panel is designed to work in conjunction with the History panel for saving snapshot variations of an image (Figure 1). Rather than use the History panel to wade through a long list of history states, it is often more convenient to use Snapshots to save specific history states in this separate panel. This in turn will make it easier for you to retrieve history states that are of particular importance or usefulness. For example, there is no need to force Lightroom to save an Edit TIFF version of a master image to preserve a favorite image state. You can instead use the Snapshots panel to save multiple variations, such as an optimized or color enhanced version of the same photo.