December 20, 2008
Continuing our series of occasional interviews, I recently approached Lightroom 3rd party developer Timothy Armes to talk about photography, Lightroom and his excellent plugins.
Hi Tim and welcome to Lightroom News
Thanks Sean, it’s great to be here.
Give us some idea about your photographic background?
Well, my interest in photography was sparked at a very young age when my mum bought herself an SLR which I used whenever I got the chance, but it wasn’t until I finished university that I bought my own camera. I suppose that I struggled in my initial attempts to “find myself” in photography – at the time I didn’t have the photographic culture necessary to move myself along.
About 12 years ago I enrolled in a photography course, and that’s what really got my started. Although I learned to develop and print my own film I felt more comfortable in the digital darkroom, so I used to shoot film and then scan it in so that I could learn to hone my post-processing skills.
December 18, 2008
In the first of a series of video tutorials on the toolstrip in Develop, I take a look at using the Crop tool. While I have posted a Crop video tutorial in the past, this one is a little more extensive, with new shortcuts and general tips. To follow are the Spot Removal tool, the Redeye tool, Graduated Filter and the Adjustment Brush.
December 17, 2008
Rather than doing my own post, which I was in the processing of making, let me point you over to Matt Kloskowski and his Lightroom Killer Tips post on Removing Old Camera Profiles. Based on comments on his 2.2 announcement post, Matt lists the locations of the files you need to find and delete.
December 17, 2008
Lightroom Help administrator Anita Dennis has announced the addition of a Lightroom Keyboard Shorcuts resource to the help pages. The list is extensive and includes a number of previously undocumented shortcuts. In addition Lightroom Help has been updated to 2.2, including recent bug fixes.
December 16, 2008
Tom Hogarty has announced Lightroom 2.2 is now available “
Lightroom 2.2 is now available on Adobe.com. (Mac, Win) The release includes new camera support for the following models:
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Canon PowerShot G10
- Panasonic DMC-G1**
- Panasonic DMC-FX150**
- Panasonic DMC-FZ28**
- Panasonic DMC-LX3**
- Leica D-LUX 4**
We’ve also fixed a few bugs that were introduced with the Lightroom 2.0 release:
Lightroom 2 Bugs – Fixed
December 9, 2008
Although seriously busy with college, Matthew Campagna has found time to update his Client Response Gallery to version 2.1. For those unfamiliar with the gallery, this is a perfect way to use Lightroom to create galleries that allow clients to make selections of images online. The client form sends an email to the photographer listing picks, individual comments and ratings, depending on what options are chosen when creating the gallery. As this is a major update, users of previous versions are recommended to update.
Updated scripts: Highslide 4.0.10, Fancy Forms 0.94, Mootools 1.2.
Removed Nifty Corners Cube (js/css) to further reduce gallery footprint.
Made changes to highslide.cfg.js, the custom Highslide configuration file used by the gallery.
Cleaned some old code out of the gallery head that wasn’t being used anymore; somehow overlooked it before.
Added a border to the Name/Email/Comments input form and corresponding color switcher to the UI.
Image caption alignment now set to left justified.
Added an overarching label or set of instructions for Custom Panes (to be used if you want a single label for both columns of checkboxes).
Paragraph alignment for upper and lower paragraphs can now be aligned left, right, center or justified.
Custom panes expanded to seven possible items.
onHover Download Title and Body copy now customizable.
Download Image button can now be set to download either the Hi-Res Rendition, or the Large Preview.
Users having previously purchased the gallery through E-Junkie.com should be able to download the update using their unexpired personal download links.