November 17, 2007
Earlier in the year we reported on the new Airtight galleries that had been designed as add-ons for the Lightroom Web module. Maybe you checked out this story, downloaded these galleries and installed them. If you didn’t well not to worry, because these are now included as part of the lightroom 1.3 update and provide you with an extra set of gallery formats to compliment the standard Lightroom gallery styles.
November 8, 2007
Source: Lightroom Journal
Author: Eric Scouten
Earlier this year on Lightroom-news we brought you news of how to use GPS metadata in Lightroom to link to Google Maps and Google Earth. Ian Lyons of Computer-Darkroom mentioned how on a trip to Antarctica he used the LoadMyTracks and GPSPhotoLinker software to take the GPX data from his GPS device and synchronize this with the capture files he had imported to Lightroom. I was going to post a follow up story myself showing how this could be done using the above software programs. But meanwhile, Eric Scouten of the Lightroom team has posted a tutorial showing how to accomplish the same thing, but more simply by using the HoudahGeo software
I’m kind of a metadata addict. And a map junkie. So it should be no surprise that I’ve been waiting for a long time for a program \to help me mark up my photos with the exact location of capture. I was very happy to learn this spring of a new application called HoudahGeo. Most of the geocoding apps I’ve seen before only write to JPEG files. HoudahGeo actually works directly on PSD and DNG files, among others, meaning I can actually mark up my master files instead of a derivative.
November 6, 2007
In part 1 of this story, which was published last week, I showed how you could use a drag and drop method to open a photo directly in Photoshop and also how to open as a Smart Object. In this second part we are going to look at drag and drop to a Photoshop droplet and how to link a photo back to a folder view in Bridge.
November 1, 2007
Last month I wrote a tutorial feature on how to use Bridge as a front end to Lightroom. Staying on that theme, there are a few more drag and drop tips you might like to be aware of such as drag and drop opening. This is not a standard Lightroom feature, it is more of a unofficial workaround and as such, not everything will work as expected. For example, you can’t drag and drop virtual copy photos from Lightroom and you need to pay special attention to the warning about opening images that have unsaved metadata via a drag and drop.
July 10, 2007
Source: George Jardine on Lightroom and digital photography
Author: George Jardine
Hot on the heels of George’s video podcast about refine photos basics, comes a video podcast interview with Eric Scouten, the database engineer on the Lightroom team.
“A conversation with Eric Scouten from the Lightroom team.
Photograph © 2006 George Jardine. Special thanks to John Cornicello for additional photographs that appear in the podcast.
This podcast was recorded on Thursday, April 26th, 2007 at Adobe offices in Seattle, WA. Eric sits down with George to have a conversation about Lightroom 1.0, improvements in 1.1, about Eric’s photography, and how his personal methods of photo organization have played a role in the development of Lightroom’s database strategy.
July 9, 2007
DxO Optics have just released a tips and tricks news item showing how to integrate DxO Optics Pro 4.5 (and above) with Lightroom, showing how you can call DxO Optics Pro directly from the Lightroom program.
“DxO Optics Pro v4.5 is the first major photographic software application to start building a common workflow with Adobe Lightroom. We’ve long been pioneers in establishing compatibility with Adobe technologies and this is no exception. We see Adobe Photoshop Lightroom as an important platform for photographers and our goal will be to enrich that platform and provide better value for you – the photographer.
February 22, 2007
Source: Bluefire Blog
Bluefire Blog have published a series of tips and tricks on how to customize Web template designs in Lightroom. Click on the links to go directly to the link pages to read more about each tip.
Customizing Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 Flash Galleries with XML
The controls within the Web tab allow you to customize the Lightroom Flash Gallery templates in a lot of ways. However, you can customize them much further by editing the XML files that are generated when you export a gallery. This requires almost no knowledge of Flash or HTML, and can be done with almost any text editor.
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January 25, 2007
Nash Editions: Photography and the Art of Digital Printing is a newly released book by Nash Editions partners Graham Nash and Mac Holbert.
While you certainly may know Graham as a member of the rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young you may not realize that Graham is a passionate photographer. Nash Editions almost single handedly developed fine art digital printing. (see the PSN story about Nash’s PMDA Award)
Fine art digital printing was born in the beginning of 1990 when Graham and Mac took a hacksaw to a $125,000 Iris printer (and voiding the warranty) to get it to accept fine art papers. That printer is now on display at the Smithsonian.
This book uses thought-provoking essays and glorious artwork to sum up not only Nash Editions’ achievements but also the state of fine-art digital printmaking.
December 22, 2006
Written by Stephen Shankland
News organization Reuters is working with photo editing powerhouse Adobe and camera maker Canon so changes to digital photos can be detected, Reuters CEO Tom Glocer said on his blog last week.
Reuters, the news agency whose image was tarnished earlier this year when a freelance photographer provided doctored photos of bombing in Beirut, wants to ensure such changes can be found.
December 7, 2006
Adobe opens up access to photography directory to freelance photographers through the NUJ
Source: Macworld UK
Adobe has at last provided codes that enable UK freelance photography members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) to join its photography directory.