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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Adobe has released a BETA version of Lightroom 3. There appear to be significant improvements. I could post a list here, but frankly, nobody is going to cover this stuff as well as Scott Kelby and company, so I suggest you head on over to Scott Kelby’s blog and check out the list. Meanwhile, the […]

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(Copyright 2006 Rob Sylvan – All Rights Reserved) Post by Rob Sylvan – Follow Rob on Twitter When I heard that Scott was interested in adding Lightroom to his workflow I asked if I could share some things I’ve learned over the years helping other photographers get the most out of this amazing (though sometimes […]

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This question came in last week from Nicholas Kitto in Hong Kong: “One thing that has tended to hold me back from trying Lightroom is the thought of transferring my numerous projects over to Lightroom. However, I see that you are undertaking this task. Thus, when you have the time, I (and many others no […]

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No that’s not a misprint. I didn’t mean Lightroom 2 – I meant Lightroom in addition to Aperture. I’ve been one of the early proponents of Aperture. I liked it when nobody else did. For me, it was easy to use, and reduced my post-processing time significantly. About the time Aperture came out, Adobe brought […]

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Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and Photoshop Camera Raw 5.3 Release Candidates, both available immediately for download from Adobe Labs at http://labs.adobe.com. The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all customers. The Lightroom and Camera Raw teams […]

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Apple has updated Aperture to 2.1.2. Some sites are reporting that the new version adds some RAW support. Apple says the Aperture 2.1.2 update improves the printing quality of books ordered through the Aperture printing service.

The update is recommended for all customers using Aperture 2. You can read all the details and get the update at Apple.com. Continue reading

Adobe has released Lightroom 2.0. There is a new local enhancement brush, multiple monitor support, better CS3 integration, enhanced output sharpening and 64-bit support.

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New in Lightroom 2.0 beta Adobe says Lightroom 2.0 beta includes an improved layout in the Library module allows for a more intuitive approach to image organization by simplifying the location of the features needed to find and filter photographs. A new feature called Smart Collections automatically updates collections with images that match desired criteria […]

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Looks like Adobe has some problems with the latest update. The following message appears on the Adobe Lightroom site. “The Lightroom 1.4 update has been temporarily removed from the Adobe.com web site in order to allow time for additional investigation into several bugs that were discovered after the update was released. At this time, we […]

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