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.
September 24, 2009
As a suitably impressed X-Rite user, the new X-Rite ColorChecker Passport looks like a great tool for easy colour correction with Lightroom. ColorChecker Passport is designed as a ‘capture to edit’ color solution, using 3 colour target cards (Color Checker, Creative Enhancement Card and Gray Card). When used with Lightroom, combined with the ColorChecker Passport software, these cards can create custom DNG Profiles. The cards themselves sit in a protective case, which also serves as a stand. The product is designed for both landscape and people photography. It also allows a range of colour tones besides neutralising colour casts, via the Creative Enhancement card.
Seth Resnick (D65/Pixel Genius) introduces the CC passport in the video on the website, along with showing how to use it on the shoot and in Lightroom (WordPress won’t allow the video to embed, or I’d simply show it here!). The video is educational and well worth watching.
May 4, 2009
If you are creating a new Catalog or brand new Lightroom system, you may have a set of Keywords that you have used in other applications or even a set you had left over from your archive of negatives or transparencies.
You might find that it is simpler to create or edit your Keyword list outside of Lightroom to speed up the process, especially if you need to create a complex list.
April 29, 2009
Source: TIPA Technical Image Press Association
In the TIPA awards, Lightroom 2 has just been voted winner of the Best Photo Software category.
“Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 is the photographer’s essential toolbox for managing, adjusting and presenting large volumes of digital photographs. With enhancements such as dual-monitor support, radical advances in non-destructive localized image correction, and streamlined search capabilities, Lightroom 2 is a compelling upgrade that simplifies photography from shoot to finish.”
March 2, 2009
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Shortly after the release of Lightroom 1.0, I made a video tutorial which showed how you could use the HSL panel controls to achieve improved, reduced noise Grayscale conversions in Lightroom. That particular problem was resolved with one of the later Lightroom 1.x updates and it is now fine to use the Grayscale panel controls to achieve optimum black and white conversions. In this movie I wanted to show how you can also fine-tune the Grayscale conversion setting by combining these with Camera Calibration panel adjustments.
February 6, 2009
One of the hot topics in Digital Photography in recent months has been Geotagging. The confluence of Digital Images, Online Mapping and GPS devices and services such as Flickr have lead to an upsurge of interest, use and software to support this need.
Here we look at using the iPhone as a GPS device and how we then insert that information into Lightroom.
June 22, 2008
With browser makers starting to see the light about colour management, we can finally see our colours as intended online. Safari has been doing this forever, but now Firefox 3 is colour managed. Except, it’s not on by default. So here’s how to do it.
In the address bar of Firefox, type in about:config.
Scroll down to gfx.color_management.enabled. By default it’s set to false. Double click on it to change it to true. Restart Firefox. Viola.
Version 3 is much faster, which of course is another bonus. Your Lightroom galleries and exports will now look better online.
December 17, 2007
Author: Tom Hogarty
Source: Lightroom Journal
One of the most common issues Lightroom users have been having is print output. Particularly those mac users who have recently ugraded to the latest Leopard Max OS X 10.5 operating system. In this blog post, Tom Hogarty outlines some of the reasons why this can be so and points out the need to update the print drivers for your printers. If you are experiencing print output problems from Mac OS X 10.5, do read this post and use the Comments section to cross check with other users and their shared findings.
December 3, 2007
Author: Stephen Shankland
Here is a CNET story that was posted after the release of Lightroom 1.3. See also John Nack’s blog story and links: Upload from Lightroom to Flickr, SmugMug, & more including a link to Jeffrey Friedl’s site.
“Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is taking its first look at the world beyond its own photo-editing boundaries, and stock-art photographers are among those who stand to benefit.
A view of the Flickr export tool in the Lightroom developer kit.
November 21, 2007
Author: John Beardsworth
John Beardsworth is a member of the core Adobe Lightroom beta testing team, so as you might expect, he should know a thing or two about Lightroom and in particular how to organise photos in a catalog, which is one of his main specialities (apart from being a professional photographer too). So I was interested in the following article where John expresses his views on the usefulness of multiple catalogs.
Just because you can, it doesn’t mean you should : one or many Lightroom catalogues
Lightroom 1.1 made it easier to create and work with more than one catalogue, and it’s making some people think that’s how they should work. I’m not talking about when you’re travelling or need to move pictures between computers, but as a routine way of working. Apart from seeing it in blog posts and forum threads, I’ve been asked about it on a couple of occasions recently, and was also forwarded a discussion where one photographer quoted from my book: