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.
April 30, 2010
Timothy Armes has jut released his third web engine. Whereas Elegance and Impact were designed for showcasing a fairly small number of images, Jigasawrus is designed for photographers who wish to present a large number of images on a single web page (see the demonstration gallery). The images fit together in a jigsaw like fashion and rearrange themselves as the browser changes size.
Clicking on an image displays it at a larger size.
The plugin is available on the Photographer’s Toolbox.
April 17, 2010
Lightroom Blog has announced that LRB Exhibition has been updated to version 1.2. This offers bug fixes, and new features including:
Changed Alt tags to use Image Info title
updated version number in meta generator, menu and UI
Added checkbox to make blank page image optional
Added checkbox to make about page image optional
Added Slideshow functions
Added LinkedIn Button
Changed width and height to make it more fluid for different image sizes and shapes.
Changed arrows and added new buttons from @leonbutler
Gave menu a higher z-index to stop the text covering it.
Added per gallery warnings.
The update is available from the download link received on purchase. New users can find more details and purchase information from http://lrbexhibition.com.
April 17, 2010
TTG Highslide Gallery Pro 2.0.1 is a maintenance release fixing several reported issues that had slipped through the 2.0 testing process. These bugs include page layout and browser compatibility fixes, and additional fool-proofing to prevent gallery breakage by enabling conflicting features. A new slider in the E-Commerce options also allows the user to adjust the length of time the shopping cart persists after the shopper mouses-out of the cart.
This update is recommended for all users of previous versions. Existing galleries should be updated using 2.0.1 to benefit from layout fixes. When upgrading the web engine, users should first remove the previous version before installing the update.
Version 2.0.1 fixes all known issues at this time; with any luck, further bug-fix updates will not be necessary.
March 28, 2010
Katrin Eismann is giving a free 2 hour talk on Lightroom 3 on Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the B&H Event Space.
“Take a tour of the new Lightroom 3 software with one of the most distinguished and respected digital artists of our time, Katrin Eismann, Chair of the new Masters in Digital Photography department at the School of Visual Arts. In this lively presentation you’ll learn how the improvements in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 will streamline your image workflow; enhance image processing; and how easy it is to professionally present your images.”
March 28, 2010
The Turning Gate has released TTG Highslide Gallery Pro 2.0, a major update to its popular e-commerce web engine for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. TTG Highslide Gallery Pro harnesses the powerful Highslide JS presentation engine to create image gallery slideshows, client proofing galleries with email submission of client selected images to the photographer, and galleries integrating with a variety of online services for selling images directly from your website.
The 2.0 update brings a number of improvements and new features, including streamlined performance and interface, enhanced controls for gallery layout and design, support for paginated galleries, a new unobtrusive shopping cart system, support for GPS geo-tagging of images with Google Maps integration, improved page footers, greater control of image captions, support for Fotomoto’s new selling of image downloads and usage licensing features, support for the advanced watermarking capabilities introduced in the Lightroom 3 Beta 2 release, and more.
TTG Highslide Gallery Pro 2.0 is a free update for subscribed users, and $40 for new users. For full details, read the 2.0 overview at The Turning Gate.
Updates have also been made to TTG Pages and TTG Auto Index, bringing those engines in step with new features added in TTG Highslide Gallery Pro 2.0.
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.
March 25, 2010
Timothy Armes has already made some major internal changes to his visually impressive ‘Impact’ web engine. Following popular demand there’s now lots of control over the image scaling behaviour, including an option to scale each image to fill the browser window cropping them.
More information on the new scaling options can be found here: http://photographers-toolbox.com/products/impact.php?sec=quickguide#scaling
This new version also enhances the viewing experience on the iPhone.
March 25, 2010
The Turning Gate has released two new web engines for use exclusively in the recently released Lightroom 3 Beta 2, taking advantage of the new support for AS3 Flash galleries.
TTG Simpleviewer-2 allows users to create Simpleviewer-2 galleries utilizing the full range of available configuration options, including many options not available in the Airtight Simpleviewer engine included with Lightroom. TTG Simpleviewer-2 also supports the new LR3 watermarking options, displaying of image sets from Flickr, and gallery indexing via TTG Auto Index and TTG Pages. TTG Simpleviewer-2 is available to all Lightroom users as a free download.
TTG Monoslideshow-2 allows Lightroom users to create galleries using the popular and powerful Monoslideshow Flash gallery. Designed for maximum flexibility, Monoslideshow can be used to create gallery types ranging from simple image rotators, to complex slideshows with thumbnail navigation, ken burns effects, professional image transitions, a full-screen viewing mode and more. To use TTG Monoslideslideshow-2, users must first purchase Monoslideshow separately and supply it to the web-engine. Until the end of March, TTG Monoslideshow-2 will be available at the introductory price of $15, after which it will cost $20. Those interested in demoing Monoslideshow before committing to a purchase can try out the fully interactive, online Monoslideshow demo.
Finally, recent updates to both TTG Stage and TTG Pages allow embedding of the new Simpleviewer-2 and Monoslideshow 2 Flash galleries, making it easy to integrate these galleries into your website. For more details, visit The Turning Gate at its new address, http://lr.theturninggate.net.
March 23, 2010
Last night, Lightroom Product Manager, Tom Hogarty announced the availability of Lightroom 3 Beta 2. This second Beta adds and improves on the features of the first Beta.
- Camera Parity with LR 2.6 along with preliminary support for new cameras
- Tethered shooting for Nikon and Canon Cameras
- Luminance Noise reduction added
- Improved Import, including Video handling, Loupe from cards, and dockable folders
- Improved Watermarking
- Point Curve now available
- Improved visibility of Process Version, including year naming (2003 and 2010)
- Crop rotation via shortcut, increased Print resolution, local lens blur
For more detail check out the official Lightroom Journal announcement post.