PART 2: CATALOGs: Sets & Collections Guest Post & Photo by Stephan Bollinger – Circle Stephan on Google+ The process of cataloging our images is one of the most important (and daunting) parts of our daily life’s as photographers. Pixels are cheap, and we fill our memory cards with hundreds (if not thousands) of images on every […]

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Please note this is a post about my experience. Yours may be very different. I am not saying this is the best or only way to do this. I am saying this is what I figured out for me. Treat it as a starting point for your own experience and go from there. Step 1.  […]

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Okay – in short – I’ve had it with Apple. Ever since Steve passed, the company has seemed to be off course – not financially – but in regards to vision. Even before Steve passed, we saw the Final Cut Pro debacle – turning one of the most successful professional video editing applications into a […]

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Adobe released the beta version of Lightroom 4. Here are just some of the killer new features: 1. MUCH better video integration 2. Soft proofing 3. Better geotagging 4. New shadow/highlight controls 5. Photo books via Blurb – (Will this be the end of Aperture for Scott Kelby who primarily liked Aperture’s photo books feature:)) […]

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NOTE: Guest Post by Laura Shoe — Follow Laura on Facebook Keywords let you assign terms that you can use to recall them later via search in Lightroom. For an ocean photo of mine, examples might be Oregon, Seaside, coast, seascape, sunset. Keywording your photos will make finding them so much easier and faster, so […]

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Guest Photo & Post By http://www.NatCoalson.com – Follow Nat on Twitter One of the most exciting features introduced in Lightroom 3 is the new Lens Corrections panel. These controls allow you to correct optical distortion and other lens artifacts such as chromatic aberration and vignetting. This is a big step forward in image editing. Until […]

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I use Aperture. There. I said it. I am an oddball I guess, since according to Adobe at least, three times more people use Lightroom. Of course, if you are a Windows user, you have no choice. If it boils down to Aperture or Lightroom, Aperture doesn’t run on Windows machines so Lightroom it is. […]

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Authors: Tim Grey and Mikkel Aaland Publisher: Adobe Press/Peachpit Press Review by Conrad J. Obregon Some people learn more by watching than by reading. I know that I first learned about how to use Lightroom in videos by the redoubtable Michael Reichmann and Jeff Schewe, but that was mostly because they were the first out […]

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Shayne from Edmonton, Canada wrote in to ask this question: “How do I get my LR DNG files into A3? I cannot seem to get my RAW file out of the DNG containers. I do not want to export from LR to jpg to import into A3.” Shayne we’ve received that question from others and […]

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Author: Scott Kelby Publisher: New Riders Review by Conrad J. Obregon Don’t blame Scott Kelby if his Lightroom (“LR”) instruction books keep getting larger. Blame Adobe for adding more and more capabilities to this piece of software. But at least the software hasn’t yet become “bloatware”. And the new capabilities really do add something to […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: We usually run book reviews on Sundays but since our Photofocus Podcast publish date falls on a Sunday this month we’re running the book review on Saturday. Vision & Voice Author: David duChemin Publisher: New Riders (Peachpit) Review by Conrad J. Obregon Most of the books about using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop explain […]

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Shayne from Edmonton, Canada is switching from Lightroom to Aperture and contacted me with the following question: How do I get my LR DNG files into Aperture 3? I cannot seem to get my RAW file out of the DNG containers. I do not want to export from LR to jpg to import into Aperture […]

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Adobe has shipped Lightroom 3. After many months in BETA the program is locked into gold and available from Adobe at http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshoplightroom/. There are lots of new features in both programs. Lightroom 3 has new improved noise reduction, support for tethered shooting, importing, super cool lens and perspective correction, limited DSLR video support, and more […]

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Photo by Scott Bourne – Post by Rob Sylvan – Follow Lightroomers on Twitter Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush is a powerful tool intended for making local adjustments to your photos with any combination exposure, brightness, contrast, saturation, clarity, sharpness, and color settings. Here are 10 tips to make your experience with the tool more efficient and […]

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Copyright 2009 Rob Sylvan – All Rights Reserved Guest Post by Rob Sylvan – Follow Lightroomers on Twitter Lightroom’s Graduated Filter is the perfect tool for giving your skies a quick boost in color, depth and contrast without effecting the area below the horizon. Here’s a workflow for better skies: 1. Press D to bring […]

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Post by Rob Sylvan – Follow Lightroomers on Twitter It’s normal to spend a lot of time in Lightroom’s Grid view, so it pays to learn a few ways to make your time there more efficient. Here are ten ways to get you working at the top of your game: 1. Press G from anywhere […]

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Guest Post by Rob Sylvan Follow Lightroomers on Twitter If you find you are making a lot of the same adjustments to your raw photos after import, or perhaps you have a favorite Camera Profile that you want to be your regular starting point, then it is time to update your default settings to suit […]

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Guest Post by Rob Sylvan Follow Lightroomers on Twitter It is pretty common to have a series of similars that can all benefit from the same Develop settings. Here are two quick ways to apply the same settings to all selected photos at once. The first is the often overlooked Quick Develop panel in the […]

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We recently received a listener question for the Photofocus podcast about migrating Lightroom 2 catalogs to Lightroom 3. I asked our resident Lightroom expert Rob Sylvyn (Rob Sylvan – Follow Lightroomers on Twitter) to look into this since he recently wrote about it here on Photofocus and he’s refined his answer. Adobe has made two […]

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I have started using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 in addition to Aperture. One of the big advantages in Lightroom is the ability to use Presets. Presets are one-button corrections to images that offer you time-saving, powerful post-processing applications without requiring you to know much about the mechanics in the background. One of the things I […]

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(Copyright 2009 Rob Sylvan – All Rights Reserved) Guest Post by Rob Sylvan – Follow Rob on Twitter I spend a lot of time helping other Lightroom users troubleshoot, identify and solve problems. In my continuing effort to write myself out of a job I pulled together a collection of tips that probably account for […]

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