March 28, 2010
Katrin Eismann is giving a free 2 hour talk on Lightroom 3 on Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the B&H Event Space.
“Take a tour of the new Lightroom 3 software with one of the most distinguished and respected digital artists of our time, Katrin Eismann, Chair of the new Masters in Digital Photography department at the School of Visual Arts. In this lively presentation you’ll learn how the improvements in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 will streamline your image workflow; enhance image processing; and how easy it is to professionally present your images.”
March 28, 2010
The Turning Gate has released TTG Highslide Gallery Pro 2.0, a major update to its popular e-commerce web engine for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. TTG Highslide Gallery Pro harnesses the powerful Highslide JS presentation engine to create image gallery slideshows, client proofing galleries with email submission of client selected images to the photographer, and galleries integrating with a variety of online services for selling images directly from your website.
The 2.0 update brings a number of improvements and new features, including streamlined performance and interface, enhanced controls for gallery layout and design, support for paginated galleries, a new unobtrusive shopping cart system, support for GPS geo-tagging of images with Google Maps integration, improved page footers, greater control of image captions, support for Fotomoto’s new selling of image downloads and usage licensing features, support for the advanced watermarking capabilities introduced in the Lightroom 3 Beta 2 release, and more.
TTG Highslide Gallery Pro 2.0 is a free update for subscribed users, and $40 for new users. For full details, read the 2.0 overview at The Turning Gate.
Updates have also been made to TTG Pages and TTG Auto Index, bringing those engines in step with new features added in TTG Highslide Gallery Pro 2.0.
March 25, 2010
Camera Raw engineer Eric Chan has announced the release of new Beta profiles for the Niokn D3 and D700 cameras:
These updated Camera v2 beta profiles for the Nikon D3 and Nikon D700
are designed to reduce banding and highlight color artifacts. Note
that highlight areas may appear a little brighter compared to the
If you are on Mac OS X, drag the “Camera v2 beta” folder to:
If you are on Windows XP, drag the “Camera v2 beta” folder to:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles
If you are on Windows Vista or Windows 7, drag the “Camera v2 beta”
Note that the above path on Windows Vista and Windows 7 may be hidden
by default. Check your folder settings.
The profiles are currently in beta status. Please provide feedback via
the online Adobe user-to-user forums here:
These profiles are being well received by Nikon users, especially those concerned with ‘Hue twists’.
Download is available from the announcement post.
March 25, 2010
Timothy Armes has already made some major internal changes to his visually impressive ‘Impact’ web engine. Following popular demand there’s now lots of control over the image scaling behaviour, including an option to scale each image to fill the browser window cropping them.
More information on the new scaling options can be found here: http://photographers-toolbox.com/products/impact.php?sec=quickguide#scaling
This new version also enhances the viewing experience on the iPhone.
March 25, 2010
The Turning Gate has released two new web engines for use exclusively in the recently released Lightroom 3 Beta 2, taking advantage of the new support for AS3 Flash galleries.
TTG Simpleviewer-2 allows users to create Simpleviewer-2 galleries utilizing the full range of available configuration options, including many options not available in the Airtight Simpleviewer engine included with Lightroom. TTG Simpleviewer-2 also supports the new LR3 watermarking options, displaying of image sets from Flickr, and gallery indexing via TTG Auto Index and TTG Pages. TTG Simpleviewer-2 is available to all Lightroom users as a free download.
TTG Monoslideshow-2 allows Lightroom users to create galleries using the popular and powerful Monoslideshow Flash gallery. Designed for maximum flexibility, Monoslideshow can be used to create gallery types ranging from simple image rotators, to complex slideshows with thumbnail navigation, ken burns effects, professional image transitions, a full-screen viewing mode and more. To use TTG Monoslideslideshow-2, users must first purchase Monoslideshow separately and supply it to the web-engine. Until the end of March, TTG Monoslideshow-2 will be available at the introductory price of $15, after which it will cost $20. Those interested in demoing Monoslideshow before committing to a purchase can try out the fully interactive, online Monoslideshow demo.
Finally, recent updates to both TTG Stage and TTG Pages allow embedding of the new Simpleviewer-2 and Monoslideshow 2 Flash galleries, making it easy to integrate these galleries into your website. For more details, visit The Turning Gate at its new address, http://lr.theturninggate.net.
March 23, 2010
Last night, Lightroom Product Manager, Tom Hogarty announced the availability of Lightroom 3 Beta 2. This second Beta adds and improves on the features of the first Beta.
- Camera Parity with LR 2.6 along with preliminary support for new cameras
- Tethered shooting for Nikon and Canon Cameras
- Luminance Noise reduction added
- Improved Import, including Video handling, Loupe from cards, and dockable folders
- Improved Watermarking
- Point Curve now available
- Improved visibility of Process Version, including year naming (2003 and 2010)
- Crop rotation via shortcut, increased Print resolution, local lens blur
For more detail check out the official Lightroom Journal announcement post.
March 20, 2010
LRB Exhibition from Sean McCormack of Lightroom Blog has been updated to version 1.1. Feature additions and bug fixes include:
Added Top Gap
Added Numbers checkbox
Added body image check box.
Changed less for fewer
Change UI colours
Added a Switch to the galleries to hide the menu and force all images into Gallery 1, acting as a single gallery rather than a website.
Added Number Height slider
Added Menu Gap slider
Menu gallery swap
Menu and Identity Plate transparency choices
Added Flickr code and made icon.
Body Height added
Fixed spacing in Gallery numbers for Gallery 4, 5, & 6.
Add tiles for number colour and hover colour.
Changed copyright date
Fixed bug that caused error code to be visible when someone enters a period (.) in a number box.
Current users can update using their download link, and this counts as one of the 9 downloads they purchased. It’s not compulsory to download, unless you need the features and bug fixes here. The 9 downloads can be used as the user sees fit. For those interested in the plugins features and purchase information, you can access the main LRB Exhibition Page.
March 19, 2010
Timothy Armes has just released a new Web Engine for Lightroom called “Impact”. The gallery fills the web browser with imagery in order to provoke the greatest emotional response from the viewer. Tim discusses the philosophy of the gallery design on his blog.
As with his first Web Engine (Elegance), Impact is distributed as a plugin which simplifies the installation process and allows Tim to keep users up to date with automatic updates.
The gallery also feature some other interesting features, such as:
Multiple image resolutions are exported and the most appropriate resolution is used when displaying the images. This ensures fast loading on mobile devices without penalising the image quality on desktop machines.
Users can bookmark images and return directly to them (the URL changes as the slideshow advances).
Designed for iPhone. The iPhone will be served with low resolution images to increase download speed. When viewed in landscape mode the navigation bar is automatically moved out of way to leave more room for the images. Finally, users may then swipe between images.
Impact is available from the Photographer’s Toolbox.