March 24, 2008
Todd Dominey has announced a new addition to the SlideShowPro range. The SlideShowPro Director Export Plugin will allow Lightroom users to export images from Lightroom into the SlideShowPro Director installation on their web server, or on the SSP Director website. The plugin lets users retain captions and titles (if desired), and to create new or updated galleries on their site. Currently in private beta, this will be released as part of the upcoming version 1.2 of SSP for Lightroom.
March 22, 2008
Dirk Essl has seen a gap in the Lightroom External editing options and created a solution. Basically, in Lightroom, you can choose Photoshop and one other Application from which to edit files with Lightroom adjustments. While you can Export and then open them in another Application, you then need to reimport the file. Using Edit in Application, Lightroom creates the new file in the Library and then opens it for editing in the external Application.
Dirk has created a little Applescript based program called ImagingChooser. This stores shortcuts to other programs, allowing you to select whichever one you need whenever you want. Simply install ImagingChooser and select it in the External Editing tab in Lightroom preferences. When you run it, ImagingChooser will open. From there select the shortcut you require. To add more shortcuts, hold Command and Option down while dragging the new App into the Applications>ImagingChooser>Apps folder. If you manually create the alias, remember to delete the ‘Alias’ from the name. This is currently a Mac OSX script only, but Dirk says he’ll create a VB script for Windows users when time allows.
UPDATE The Windows version is now available.
March 18, 2008
LR Enfuse V2.0 has been launched by Timothy Armes today. One of the most requested features, for the original blending plugin, was auto alignment of images. This version now includes it.
The package has changed slightly, mixing the plugin with a separate DMG for the 2 required applications, Enfuse and Auto Align. Installation is easy and the Plugin is effective.
March 18, 2008
The Turning Gate has launched something new for Lightroom. Not merely content with creating Web Galleries and Gallery indexers, Matthew Campagna has designed a website builder for Lightroom.
“Adobe Lightroom has made web photo galleries easy. Gallery indices have brought disparate galleries together into navigable collections. But still, something has been missing.
While Lightroom has allowed users to disseminate their photography to the web, web photo galleries do not a website make. TTG LR Pages generates what the standard templates do not – not galleries, but pages – finally allowing Lightroom users to generate complete websites from within the Lightroom Web module.”
March 16, 2008
The Lightroom 1.4 update for Mac and Windows has been temporarily removed from the Adobe.com web site. Those Lightroom users who have installed Lightroom 1.4 should uninstall the update and install Lightroom 1.3.1.(Mac, Win) until a further update can be provided.
For those not in immediate need of the updated camera support available in Camera Raw 4.4 or the DNG 4.4 Converter, it’s recommended that you also continue working with the 4.3.1 versions. (Mac, Win) This decision is based on the following errors that have been discovered with the recent update:
March 14, 2008
The Lightroom 1.4 and Camera Raw 4.4 updates have been posted to the following locations: Lightroom(Mac, Win), Camera Raw(Mac, Win). The updates include support for the following new camera models:
March 12, 2008
Marc Rochkind has announced the release of LRVmaker. Previewed last month, this new product allows photographer to customise the newly updated LRViewer for their clients.
Placing a logo on the screen.
Showing a button that goes to the photographer’s web site.
Opening a catalog automatically when LRViewer starts up.
Starting with a selected collection or other outline item, and controlling which outline items show.
Marking images with a watermark.
Preventing clients from accessing EXIF info and metadata, from viewing images above a certain size, and from exporting JPEGs.
March 9, 2008
I’ve been perusing the web looking for Lightroom news that I’ve not noticed before (despite coding loads of galleries and passing my driving test, it’s been a slow week). I started looking at sites I’ve linked to in the past.
I went back to Joe Barret’s site, The Image Space, and found that Joe has released a Lightroom Tips eBook. The book contains over 30 tips published on The Image Space, but in book format. It’s certainly easy to read, and weighing in at only 2.4Mb, not a strain on your network. The layout is well done, with simple style. Speaking of style, Joe has a relaxed writing style, making this worth more than the free download price.
All Joe asks in return is that you let him know that you found it useful.
March 6, 2008
SlideShowPro for Lightroom has been updated to 1.1.4. This 1.1.4 release of SlideShowPro for Lightroom will likely be the last build in the 1.1 chain before moving on to 1.2. The latest version brings SlideShowPro for Lightroom up to date with the latest version of the Flash component, and fixes a few bugs that popped up after the 1.1 release.
To grab the update, click the link below (login required):
March 5, 2008
Andy Rouse is a man of many talents: Wildlife Photographer, Writer, Workshop Leader, Blogger, and Champion of Charity. Those who saw his demonstration of the Nikon D3 at Focus on Imaging 2008, will know he’s also a very candid and witty speaker. I’ve emailed and spoken with Andy before about Lightroom, but meeting him at Focus gave me a chance to get an interview with him for Lightroom-News readers.