December 10, 2009
Anita Dennis has announced a new addition to Help for Lightroom 3 Beta, that is the addition of help to Adobe Community Help AIR viewer. This is the next generation Help application from Adobe.
Commenting is now enabled, so you can query how help is written, or ask questions. As a Moderator, I do recommend that you take issues that take more than a single comment to solve to either http://forums.adobe.com/community/lightroom, http://forums.adobe.com/community/labs/lightroom3 or http://lightroomforums.net.
To find out more check out Phosphors, the official blog for Lightroom, Photoshop and Bridge Help.
December 7, 2009
TTG Simpleviewer-2 is now available as a free download. TTG Simpleviewer-2 brings Airtight Interactive’s new Simpleviewer v2 to the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Web module. Simpleviewer 2 improves upon the original with three gallery styles (modern, compact and classic), direct Flickr integration, a fullscreen mode, larger thumbnails, automatic language support, and benefits from having been written in AS3. A full list of improvements in both the free and Pro versions of Simpleviewer 2 can be found on the Simpleviewer website.
TTG Stage and TTG Pages will soon be updated with embed support for Simpleviewer-2 galleries. Unrelated, TTG Highslide Gallery Pro 1.9 is nearly release ready with a number of impressive new features.
December 3, 2009
Lightroom-Blog.com has announced that LRB Portfolio has been updated to version 2.4. This is mostly a bug fix release, but contains some feature updates.
Fixed issue where the menu offset could force the gallery to the right with Cmotion in Safari.
Fixed IE issue where there would be a gap at the bottom of images. (further work may be needed)
Changed Contact form so you no longer need to edit mail.html to get the correct email address)
As with all updates, these are free to current 1.x & 2.X users of LRB Portfolio via the download link they received on purchase. New customers interested in buying this plugin can do from from the LRB Portfolio Website.
The updated User Guide is with the plugin, but can also be downloaded from the website.
December 3, 2009
Proselect is a popular program for portrait studio manangement. There is a certain amount of crossover of features, but there are also specific features that Lightroom doesn’t have. In order to make movement of information between the 2 programs smoother, Allen Gambrell has written a plugin simply titled ‘Proselect to LR‘. Using custom fields you can search and apply Proselect data. You can also filter the data and check status via a Metadata Field List. To create this information in Proselect, use File>Export>Filename List.
December 1, 2009
Nir Dremer has announced the availability of LrSaver. LrSaver is a screensaver which dynamically generates a slideshow according to Lightroom meta-data information.
LrSaver design enables key advantages such as:
Flexibility – Smart grouping of your favorite photographs according to any meta-data fields
Efficiency – Minimal resource utilization by using Lightroom cache (no need to export)
Simplicity – Simple & intuitive user-interface
LrSaver is currently available for Windows, a 14 days trial version is available for download (link).
Mac support will be introduced in few weeks. You can subscribe on LrSaver website to receive Mac support release notification (subscribe here).
LrSaver is currently available in a special introductory price of $9.99.
November 18, 2009
Tom Hogarty has announced the availability of Lightroom 2.6 and Camera Raw 5.6 at Adobe Labs.
Improved camera support includes the following cameras: Canon EOS 7D, Canon PowerShot G11, Canon PowerShot S90, Leaf Aptus II 5, Mamiya DM22, DM28, DM33, DM56, M18, M22, M31, Nikon D3s, Olympus E-P2, Pentax K-x, Panasonic FZ38, Sigma DP1s, Sony A500, Sony A550 and Sony A850.
There are a number of bug fixes also. An issue limited to Mac customers using PowerPC hardware has been corrected. The issue, introduced in the demosaic change to address sensors with unequal green response, has the potential to create artifacts in highlight areas when processing raw files from Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and various medium format digital camera backs. In addition there is a fix for a visual glitch on Snow Leopard in loupe when panning.
The additional camera support is not available for Lightroom 3 Beta, but users can access this functionality using the DNG Convertor.
November 18, 2009
Anita Dennis has been in touch to get word out that Help is now available for Lightroom 3 Beta.
Pressing F1, or using Help>Lightroom Help will take you there. For the official announcement and links to specific topics, check out the official documentation blog Phosphors.
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.
November 9, 2009
The new Publish option in Lightroom 3 Beta allows you a handy way to control what photos are on your iPhone without iPhoto. Fortunately iTunes allows you to select a folder that will sync to the iPhone instead.
First up, create a folder called iPhone on your hard drive. Next, in Lightroom 3 Beta’s Library Module, go to the Publish Services section on the bottom of the left panel. Click on the ‘+’ beside ‘Publish Services’ and choose ‘Manage Publish Connections’. This opens a dialog box that’s remarkably similar to Export.
November 3, 2009
Matthew Campagna has announced the release of TTG Highslide and Highslide Pro v1.8.
The 1.8 update addresses all known and newly discovered bugs, validation errors and sore points in TTG Highslide Gallery and TTG Highslide Gallery Pro. All gallery components now validate according to W3C XHTML/Strict specifications, except the PayPal shopping cart, which misses Strict validation by only two words forming an important string for which there are no Strict replacements; it validates perfectly well as XHTML/Transitional instead. Improvements include some new control sliders, fixed image border slider for the Gallery Description image border (broken since 1.6), fixed custom styling issues for Fotomoto buttons, PayPal shopping cart options can no longer overflow their container, Inline Slideshow optimizations and improvements, a new Inline Slideshow West layout option, increased maximum number of images, and other internal and structural improvements and optimizations.
With this release, the Highslide galleries are in the finest shape they’ve ever been. The 1.8 update is all about solidarity, and is recommended for all users. For a full list of changes, please visit The Turning Gate (http://lightroom.theturninggate.net).