May 13, 2010
With Photoshop CS5 just released, the Camera Raw team have been working hard to bring Lens Corrections to the waiting public. To this end a release candidate version of Camera Raw 6.1 has been placed on Adobe Labs. More information can be had from Lightroom Journal, where the official announcement was made.
March 25, 2010
Camera Raw engineer Eric Chan has announced the release of new Beta profiles for the Niokn D3 and D700 cameras:
These updated Camera v2 beta profiles for the Nikon D3 and Nikon D700
are designed to reduce banding and highlight color artifacts. Note
that highlight areas may appear a little brighter compared to the
If you are on Mac OS X, drag the “Camera v2 beta” folder to:
If you are on Windows XP, drag the “Camera v2 beta” folder to:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles
If you are on Windows Vista or Windows 7, drag the “Camera v2 beta”
Note that the above path on Windows Vista and Windows 7 may be hidden
by default. Check your folder settings.
The profiles are currently in beta status. Please provide feedback via
the online Adobe user-to-user forums here:
These profiles are being well received by Nikon users, especially those concerned with ‘Hue twists’.
Download is available from the announcement post.
November 18, 2009
Lightroom makes extensive use of panels in order to simplify workflow. Often we’re in and out of panels all the time without making the best use of them. So here’s some tips on improving your panel usage.
Command(Mac)/Control click(PC) on any panel to collapse all the individual panels. Especially useful if all the panels are open and the one you want is at the bottom.
Option (Mac)/ Alt (PC) click on a panel header to activate ‘Solo Mode’. In Solo Mode, only one panel at a time is open. Repeating the Alt/Option click will deactivate Solo Mode.
September 15, 2009
After a short public beta Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom have been updated to 5.5 and 2.5 respectively and are available through the Adobe software update mechanisms or at the Adobe.com updates page.
May 12, 2009
Around this time last year, Thomas Hawk detailed his then current workflow, which entailed use of Bridge and Camera Raw. This year, he has migrated to Lightroom and has a new workflow post to detail the change.
“Last year I wrote a blog post detailing my photography workflow. Since last year though my workflow has changed a bit as I’ve migrated from Adobe’s Bridge software to Adobe’s Lightroom software and thought that I’d post an updated article detailing how I process my images from start to finish. Questions about my workflow are some of the most common questions I’m regularly asked.” Read More
March 9, 2009
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The humble Blacks slider plays an important role in allowing you to optimize the contrast of your photos as you process them in the Develop module. This movie clip is all about how much to safely clip the blacks when working with different types of images as well as how the black clipping point you set in Lightroom relates to the black clipping point of the print output process. The answer to the question ‘how black should I make my blacks’ may be easier than you think.
Note that in the final section where I compare different output profile conversions, the Black Point Compensation box must be kept checked (which is the default setting). You would also want to make sure this box is checked when making a print via the Photoshop Print dialog. And in the case of Lightroom printing, this is always enabled anyway.
Please note this video is in Quicktime format. A player can be downloaded from apple.com.
March 5, 2009
Just released recently from HDR Soft is a plug-in that allows you to export photos from Lightroom directly to Photomatix Pro and automatically reimport the processed tone mapped HDR image back into the Lightroom catalog. To use this plug-in you will need to download and purchase the latest version of Photomatix Pro which includes the export plug-in and instructions on how to install in Lightroom for Mac and PC. Here is an initial test I carried out that shows how the plug-in works in Lightroom after installing.
January 5, 2009
Many moons ago, an Adobe knowledge base article that solved an issue for older video cards, introduced the concept of the config.lua file. The config.lua file is file Lightroom will look for on startup and apply settings from within to change behaviour within Lightroom. There is no list of commands for what you can put in there available to the public, but occasionally a Lightroom Team member will suggest something that might help with a problem, or that can help debug a problem.
November 29, 2008
Joe Barrett of The Image-space has just uploaded a new Lightroom 2 ebook on his website.
You reviewed my last book back in March last year. Thanks.
It’ a collection of over 25 tips and techniques that he’s been progressively posting. It’s not the first time you’ve seen the name either, because he also had one for Lightroom 1. As with the first book, this is free, but donations are accepted.
Sharpening in Lightroom
Relocate Missing Image Files
Virtual Copies Collections
November 25, 2008
Lightroom and Camera Raw Product manager Tom Hogarty has announced the availability of Camera Raw 5.2, while simultaneously announcing that Lightroom 2.2 will be available in December.
Camera Raw 5.2 and DNG Converter Available “
The Camera Raw 5.2 and DNG Converter 5.2 are now available on Adobe.com.(For Photoshop CS4 customers I recommend choosing the ‘Updates…’ option from the Help menu) This release includes additional features and new camera support. Lightroom will be updated to version 2.2 in December to provide the equivalent camera support.
New in this release: