December 18, 2009
Tom Hogarty has announced the availability of Lightroom 2.6 and Camera Raw 5.6 as final releases on Adobe.com and through the update mechanisms available in Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2. These updates include camera support for the following models: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EOS 7D, Canon PowerShot G11, Canon PowerShot S90, Leaf Aptus-II 5, Mamiya DM22, Mamiya DM28, Mamiya DM33, Mamiya DM56, Mamiya M18, Mamiya M22, Mamiya M31, Nikon D3s, Olympus E-P2, Panasonic DMC-FZ38, Pentax K-x, Sigma DP1s, Sony A500, Sony A550, Sony A850,
Camera Raw 5.6 and Lightroom 2.6 provide a fix for an issue affecting PowerPC customers using the final Lightroom 2.5, Camera Raw 5.5 and DNG Converter 5.5 updates on the Mac. 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.
The Lightroom 3 beta has not been updated with this new camera support. If you’re working with one of these newer cameras and the Lightroom 3 beta, please use the DNG Converter 5.6 to convert proprietary formats to DNG files that can be used in the Lightroom 3 beta.
This release includes improved camera profiles for the Leica M9 and Ricoh GXR.
Camera Raw 5.6 Download: Mac, PC. Lightroom 2.6 Download: Mac, PC.
December 12, 2009
The Turning Gate has released a meaty update to TTG Highslide Gallery Pro with version 1.9. This latest version includes a new PHP-based proprietary shopping cart that allows gallery visitors to submit purchase orders without online transaction. A sample gallery demonstrates the new shopping cart system. Also included is the ability to set separate pricing for individual gallery items via IPTC metadata, configurable download links, and a number of other fixes and improvements.
A detailed overview of new features as been posted to The Turning Gate blog. The 1.9 update is free to existing subscribers, and available for $40 to new, unsubscribed users.
These new features come in addition to previously included e-commerce features for Fotomoto, PayPal and FoxyCart.
Additionally, updates have been released for TTG Pages, TTG Simpleviewer-2, TTG Stage and the standard version TTG Highslide Gallery. See The Turning Gate for full details.
December 10, 2009
Anita Dennis has announced a new addition to Help for Lightroom 3 Beta, that is the addition of help to Adobe Community Help AIR viewer. This is the next generation Help application from Adobe.
Commenting is now enabled, so you can query how help is written, or ask questions. As a Moderator, I do recommend that you take issues that take more than a single comment to solve to either http://forums.adobe.com/community/lightroom, http://forums.adobe.com/community/labs/lightroom3 or http://lightroomforums.net.
To find out more check out Phosphors, the official blog for Lightroom, Photoshop and Bridge Help.
December 7, 2009
TTG Simpleviewer-2 is now available as a free download. TTG Simpleviewer-2 brings Airtight Interactive’s new Simpleviewer v2 to the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Web module. Simpleviewer 2 improves upon the original with three gallery styles (modern, compact and classic), direct Flickr integration, a fullscreen mode, larger thumbnails, automatic language support, and benefits from having been written in AS3. A full list of improvements in both the free and Pro versions of Simpleviewer 2 can be found on the Simpleviewer website.
TTG Stage and TTG Pages will soon be updated with embed support for Simpleviewer-2 galleries. Unrelated, TTG Highslide Gallery Pro 1.9 is nearly release ready with a number of impressive new features.
December 3, 2009
Lightroom-Blog.com has announced that LRB Portfolio has been updated to version 2.4. This is mostly a bug fix release, but contains some feature updates.
Fixed issue where the menu offset could force the gallery to the right with Cmotion in Safari.
Fixed IE issue where there would be a gap at the bottom of images. (further work may be needed)
Changed Contact form so you no longer need to edit mail.html to get the correct email address)
As with all updates, these are free to current 1.x & 2.X users of LRB Portfolio via the download link they received on purchase. New customers interested in buying this plugin can do from from the LRB Portfolio Website.
The updated User Guide is with the plugin, but can also be downloaded from the website.
December 3, 2009
Proselect is a popular program for portrait studio manangement. There is a certain amount of crossover of features, but there are also specific features that Lightroom doesn’t have. In order to make movement of information between the 2 programs smoother, Allen Gambrell has written a plugin simply titled ‘Proselect to LR‘. Using custom fields you can search and apply Proselect data. You can also filter the data and check status via a Metadata Field List. To create this information in Proselect, use File>Export>Filename List.
December 1, 2009
Nir Dremer has announced the availability of LrSaver. LrSaver is a screensaver which dynamically generates a slideshow according to Lightroom meta-data information.
LrSaver design enables key advantages such as:
Flexibility – Smart grouping of your favorite photographs according to any meta-data fields
Efficiency – Minimal resource utilization by using Lightroom cache (no need to export)
Simplicity – Simple & intuitive user-interface
LrSaver is currently available for Windows, a 14 days trial version is available for download (link).
Mac support will be introduced in few weeks. You can subscribe on LrSaver website to receive Mac support release notification (subscribe here).
LrSaver is currently available in a special introductory price of $9.99.