October 24, 2007
Via John Beardsworth
SlideShowPro, the popular Flash based gallery generator is making its way to the Lightroom Web Module.
“A frequent request from many, I’m pleased to announce that in the coming weeks we’ll be offering a plugin for Adobe Lightroom, the Windows / OS X photo management and editing software developed for professional photographers.
October 24, 2007
I always feel funny linking to my own posts. I usually only do it when I feel there really is something extra to offer. Today it’s a new gallery for the Lightroom Web Module. The difference with this one it that it contains a self assigned menu system. There are 5 pages you can link to from this gallery, so you could in fact use it to build a small website. For example, the way it is coded you could have a home page, about page and 3 galleries quite easily.
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September 29, 2007
Technology buff Terry White discusses using an external GPS unit with your camera and Lightroom.
“I’m a bit of a GPS buff. I have them in my cars and I even have a portable Garmin Nuvi 360 for travel and use in rental cars. So it’s quite natural that when I learned about this
Sony Unit for Digital Still Cameras that I was quite intrigued.”
Terry goes on to detail using the device with a 3rd party program called HoudahGeo and how to use that information in Lightroom. Well worth a read, including the comments, which contain information on an alternative device.
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Via John Nack
September 27, 2007
As if he was reading my mind on the matter, Matt Kloskowski has produced a video tutorial on using Collections. This was subject matter I was going to cover but seeing as Matt has done a great job on it, I’ll defer to him on this.
Matt says, “I’ll be the first to admit that there are plenty of features in Lightroom that a real-world use is not immediately obvious. I started thinking about collections the other day (that’s what I do on my time off ) and realized that there are so many real-world uses for them in Lightroom but I haven’t seen them covered much. So that’s just what we’ll do in this video. Collections are something I use every time I step into Lightroom and I think they’re incredibly useful so I figured I’d share my thoughts on them and hopefully make things easier for you too.”
Just as a quick addendum to the video, one thing Matt doesn’t mention about Collections, is that they remember the presets you use with them. So if you have a particular Slideshow preset you wanted to use with a collection, select it and the collection will remember it. The same applies for Web galleries.
September 15, 2007
Andy Rahn, from the Adobe Lightroom team, has an excellent walkthrough on solving an installation issue with Lightroom 1.2. What is a clever move on the part of the installer, is turning out to be a problem for a number of non English users. Basically Lightroom checks your regional settings and installs itself with the relevant regional language, even with the installer in English (French & German being the other languages in the normal installer). Not all users want to use this version and would prefer to work through English. This article shows how to get the English version instead of the regional version.
September 7, 2007
Joe over at Lightroom Galleries has been turning user comments into bug fixes for this great little gallery.
- Minor bug fixes
- Fixed PayPal display error when using non USD currency symbols
- Scrollbar will now appear if your browser is smaller then the gallery so users can see all content
- The image strip will also center itself as long as the browser is larger then the gallery content
- Because of a firefox and flash bug Joe removed the transparent background capability
July 25, 2007
Source: Pro Photography Show
Author: Dennis “DZ”
Did you know you can totally customize the panel end markers in the new version of Adobe Lightroom 1.1? The updated version now comes with these 13 different markers to choose from. Simply right click or control click on any end panel marker to see your options. So what if none of these fit your style? Create your own! That’s right you can insert your own personal logo or trademark as a panel end marker. How cool is that?
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July 25, 2007
Source: Luminous Landscape
Author: Mark Segal
The Luminous Landscape website has posted an essay by Mark Segal, who is a member of the Applied Color Theory List (ACTL), on the subject of Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) tone curves. This essay offers a detailed analysis of how the tone curve adjustments that you can apply in Camera Raw or Lightroom compare to the traditional approach of using RGB composite curve adjustments in Photoshop. Over on the ACTL list, Dan Margulis has suggested that it is better to use Camera Raw adjustments to make minor corrections only and use Photoshop Curve adjustments to make the major tone edits. Dan has also argued that in some cases ‘opening the range in Camera Raw actually damaged the image to the point where it was no longer possible to get a good result without excessive effort…’ In response to this claim, Mark has tested his own hypothesis, which is that Camera Raw adjustments applied to a raw capture in Photoshop ACR or Lightroom are not any more destructive than Photoshop and if anything, tone and color edits are easier to make in ACR, but Photoshop edits are still very useful for minor tone and color edits on a rendered raw image.
To access the PDF document and join the discussion you will need to read the full story on the Luminous Landscape website.
July 25, 2007
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July 14, 2007
In his seemingly never ending quest to create new Web Galleries for Lightroom, Matthew Campagna of The Turning Gate has done it again. This new template combines Alessandro Fulciniti’s Nifty Corners Cube script with Slimbox to create a very modern looking gallery. You can download the gallery from The Turning Gate, along with many others created by Matthew.