November 18, 2009
Tom Hogarty has announced the availability of Lightroom 2.6 and Camera Raw 5.6 at Adobe Labs.
Improved camera support includes the following cameras: Canon EOS 7D, Canon PowerShot G11, Canon PowerShot S90, Leaf Aptus II 5, Mamiya DM22, DM28, DM33, DM56, M18, M22, M31, Nikon D3s, Olympus E-P2, Pentax K-x, Panasonic FZ38, Sigma DP1s, Sony A500, Sony A550 and Sony A850.
There are a number of bug fixes also. An issue limited to Mac customers using PowerPC hardware has been corrected. The issue, introduced in the demosaic change to address sensors with unequal green response, has the potential to create artifacts in highlight areas when processing raw files from Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and various medium format digital camera backs. In addition there is a fix for a visual glitch on Snow Leopard in loupe when panning.
The additional camera support is not available for Lightroom 3 Beta, but users can access this functionality using the DNG Convertor.
November 18, 2009
Anita Dennis has been in touch to get word out that Help is now available for Lightroom 3 Beta.
Pressing F1, or using Help>Lightroom Help will take you there. For the official announcement and links to specific topics, check out the official documentation blog Phosphors.
November 18, 2009
Lightroom makes extensive use of panels in order to simplify workflow. Often we’re in and out of panels all the time without making the best use of them. So here’s some tips on improving your panel usage.
Command(Mac)/Control click(PC) on any panel to collapse all the individual panels. Especially useful if all the panels are open and the one you want is at the bottom.
Option (Mac)/ Alt (PC) click on a panel header to activate ‘Solo Mode’. In Solo Mode, only one panel at a time is open. Repeating the Alt/Option click will deactivate Solo Mode.
November 9, 2009
The new Publish option in Lightroom 3 Beta allows you a handy way to control what photos are on your iPhone without iPhoto. Fortunately iTunes allows you to select a folder that will sync to the iPhone instead.
First up, create a folder called iPhone on your hard drive. Next, in Lightroom 3 Beta’s Library Module, go to the Publish Services section on the bottom of the left panel. Click on the ‘+’ beside ‘Publish Services’ and choose ‘Manage Publish Connections’. This opens a dialog box that’s remarkably similar to Export.
November 3, 2009
Matthew Campagna has announced the release of TTG Highslide and Highslide Pro v1.8.
The 1.8 update addresses all known and newly discovered bugs, validation errors and sore points in TTG Highslide Gallery and TTG Highslide Gallery Pro. All gallery components now validate according to W3C XHTML/Strict specifications, except the PayPal shopping cart, which misses Strict validation by only two words forming an important string for which there are no Strict replacements; it validates perfectly well as XHTML/Transitional instead. Improvements include some new control sliders, fixed image border slider for the Gallery Description image border (broken since 1.6), fixed custom styling issues for Fotomoto buttons, PayPal shopping cart options can no longer overflow their container, Inline Slideshow optimizations and improvements, a new Inline Slideshow West layout option, increased maximum number of images, and other internal and structural improvements and optimizations.
With this release, the Highslide galleries are in the finest shape they’ve ever been. The 1.8 update is all about solidarity, and is recommended for all users. For a full list of changes, please visit The Turning Gate (http://lightroom.theturninggate.net).