July 16, 2010
Timothy Armes has released version 4.00 of his very popular LR/Enfuse plugin.
This plugin can be used to blend multiple exposures of a scene in order to create an image with greater apparent dynamic range. Exposure blending is similar to HDR, but the results are most often far more natural.
Here are the highlights:
-LR/Enfuse now uses (and requires) Enfuse version 4. This is the latest version of Enfuse and offers niceties such as multi-processor support for improved performance.
-The installation procedure has been greatly simplified. Users no longer need to download and install the third party applications themselves, the plugin can do this for them.
-LR/Enfuse now supports blending of focus stacks!
This plugin is donationware and may be downloaded from the Photographer’s Toolbox.
July 9, 2010
Former Adobe Evangelist George Jardine has announced his new Lightroom 3 workflow and management video tutorials. George was the original Lightroom video guy from the early days of Lightroom and is both a gifted photographer and great educator. This course is 4 1/2 hours long, over 15 different videos, and dives deeply into the Library.
The videos cover:
Photo Library Structure – 10:49
The Lightroom Catalog Overview – 6:23
The Lightroom User Interface – 15:21
The Pro Workflow Overview – 32:50
The Lightroom Import Dialog – 14:15
The Library Module – Part 1 – 23:42
The Library Module – Part 2 – 25:21
Keywords & Metadata – 19:57
File Renaming – 18:54
Editing Methods in Lightroom 3 – 23:35
The Lightroom Filter Bar – 12:29
Virtual Copies – 9:16 (Check out the free sample movie, here.)
The Export Dialog & Publish Services – 13:35
The Lightroom to Photoshop Workflow – 17:09
Digital Photo Library Backup Strategies – 16:43
Working With Multiple Lightroom Catalogs – 20:15
Priced at a very reasonable $29.95. More information is available from http://mulita.com/blog/?page_id=2.
July 9, 2010
Matthew Campagna at The Turning Gate has released version 2.0.5 of his popular TTG Highslide Gallery Pro web engine for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. This new version features several improvements over the previous release, including the ability to password protect image galleries.
Using the new password protection controls, a Username and Password combination may be designated from within Lightroom’s Web module. Visitors will be prompted to login when attempting to access protected galleries on the web. Password protection has been much requested by users, and should be an excellent tool when posting client galleries, wedding galleries or sensitive images to the web. A PHP-enabled web-server is required to use this new feature.