June 30, 2010
Timothy Armes has today released yet another new plugin. FTP Publisher will be of great interest to anyone who needs to upload images directly to an FTP server via Lightroom.
Although this plugin will function in Lightroom 2, users of Lightroom 3 will gain the most benefit since FTP Publisher makes use of the new Publish Services. This allows users to create a collection hierarchy containing images that need to be uploaded and synchronised with a server. Lightroom remembers which images have been modified or removed from the collections and will apply these changes to the server when you ask it to do so.
The plugin is donationware and may be downloaded from the Photographer’s Toolbox.
June 23, 2010
Hot on the heals of his ‘Keyword Master’ plugin, Timothy Armes has today released another workflow oriented aide – Keyboard Tamer.
Keyboard Tamer is a plugin for Lightroom 3 that allows you to redefine most of Lightroom’s keyboard shortcuts, and to create new shortcuts for functions that don’t yet have them. This plugin will be invaluable for those who wish to streamline their workflow and make Lightroom work for them.
It’s also a must for those who use Lightroom in a language that’s different to the expected one for their keyboard layout. For example, those who run Lightroom in English on a machine with a non-U.S. keyboard will normally find that many of the shortcuts are inaccessible – with this plugin they can be redefined.
June 15, 2010
The release also includes an option to disable the browser’s right-click menu, discouraging casual theft of page content. Several new control options have been added, as well as many improvements under-the-hood. To view the full changelog, please visit The Turning Gate.
TTG Pages 3.7.1 is a free upgrade to existing users. New users may purchase TTG Pages for $25.
June 15, 2010
Lightroom 3 has given plugin writers more access to the database than Lightroom 2 provided, and Timothy Armes has already taken advantage of this with the release of his new plugin - Keyword Master.
Keyword Master is a powerful keywording assistant for Adobe Lightroom 3. Photographers who sell their work on-line understand the high importance of good keywording – if your images aren’t keyworded properly then they won’t be found by potential buyers.
The problem with keywording is that it’s a long and laborious process. It’s hard to think of keywords, and it’s time consuming to type them in. Keyword Master helps to relieve these issues by providing photographers with a tool to help them harvest keywords from other sources.
The concept is simple – search for similar images on-line and cut and paste the keywords you find into Keyword Master. Keyword Master significantly improves your workflow by automatically removing any formatting and punctuation, thus extracting the keywords from the text. Common words and duplicates are removed.
This will give the photographer a fantastic starting point to work from. It’s much quicker and easier to start with a bunch of keywords and then remove the irrelevant ones than it is to create new ones from scratch.
Timothy hopes to expand this plugin to provide other keyword related features and he’s happy to hear from users with particular needs that they’d like to address.
Update: Following feedback from LRN readers Timothy Armes has updated his new Keyword Master plugin in order to offer Lightroom 2 users a taste of what they’re missing.
Lightroom 2 users can use the plugin’s most crucial feature – keyword gathering. Once the keywords are gathered they’ll have to be applied to images manually by copying and pasting the list into the Keywording pane – a quick and painless process.
June 13, 2010
In conjunction with the release of Lightroom 3, D65 launched a new website offering Lightroom Webinars, Tech Support, and intensive Lightroom Workshops. The D65 workshops and interactive, live webinars are a dynamic resource for digital photographers of any level. Their 4-day intensive will equip you with the tools to manage your workflow efficiently, effectively, and effortlessly. The 1.5 hour webinars highlight features of Lightroom 3. Seth Resnick and Jamie Spritzer are the perfect guides to lead you through the maze technical problems and practical challenges that stand between you and a seamless digital workflow with Lightroom at the core.
Seth Resnick and Jamie Spritzer, the Co-Founders of D65 also announced their new book , D65′s Lightroom Workbook, Workflow, Not Workslow in Lightroom 3. This book details everything you ever wanted, or needed to know about the five modules in Lightroom, including setting up preferences for optimal results and organizing catalogs. Included is an entire chapter which details the D-65 legendary workflow; an advanced, yet simple workflow from capture through editing, tweaking, processing and exporting.
June 8, 2010
To coincide with the announcement and launch of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 book by Martin Evening and published by Adobe Press, is now also ready to ship. The book will be be available to buy via the Peachpit website, plus the usual on-line and retail stores.
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 book contains 672 pages and provides readers with a website <www.thelightroombook.com> with movie tutorials, supplementary PDFs and sample files (registration required). It promises to be the most comprehensive book on Lightroom and all that’s new in Lightroom 3.
June 8, 2010
Major Release Advances Image Quality, Performance and Workflow Flexibility for Photographers
SAN JOSE, Calif., – June 8, 2010 – Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe(r) Photoshop(r) Lightroom(r) 3 software for Windows(r) and Macintosh, the essential digital photography workflow solution that allows photographers to quickly organize, enhance and showcase their images from one application. First released as a public beta in October 2009, the final version of Lightroom 3 introduces a completely redesigned performance architecture that better handles growing image libraries and provides an unrivaled raw processing engine with noise reduction and sharpening tools to achieve the highest image quality. The 64-bit capable Lightroom 3 includes new features that optimize workflows and allow images to be shared in creative ways, including support for DSLR video files and tethered shooting on select cameras.