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.
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.
April 4, 2007
Over on the Pro Imaging forum, Chris Terry asks if it is possible to integrate using the Pixel Genius Photokit Capture Sharpener with Lightroom, or does he have to Develop, Export as a PSD or TIFF, apply PhotoKit Sharpener and then re-import the image back into Lightroom again? Or is there an easier method?
Well, in Lightroom version 1.0 you can ‘almost’ completely automate this process, but there are a number of gotchas that might limit the ease with which you can do this, as things stand in Lightroom 1.0 right now. But here is a brief outline of how you could go about automating the process for single images only. The following steps will assume that you already have PhotoKit Sharpener installed in your current version of Photoshop. Although what you will learn from this tutorial can equally be applied to running other types of Photoshop action routines in conjunction with Lightroom exports.
August 31, 2006
The Digital Outback Photo web site has released a free Photoshop Batch processor: XBatch
XBatch is simple to use and produces batch operations like Image Processor in Photoshop CS2 but maintains the folder hierarchy of the original folder of images.
August 21, 2006
Trevor Morris, who runs the GFX web site has uploaded a bunch of new Photoshop scripts including a beta to a new Black & White Variations script.
- Hide All Layers – set the visibility of all layers to off (invisible)
- Show All Layers – set the visibility of all layers to on (visible)
- Search For Layers – searches for layers by name and selects the first match
- Sort Layers – sorts all layers in the active document alphanumerically (from top to bottom)
Be sure to check out his Photoshop Tutorials while you’re there.