In a typical workflow, you might start in Lightroom with a raw photo, then send a copy with Lightroom adjustments (Photo > Edit In > Edit in Photoshop) for additional editing. This copy will become either a PSD or TIF file based on your Lightroom preferences (Preferences > External Editing). Both file types support all the things you'd want to do in Photoshop, with the most common being using multiple layers, so either choice is fine (though multiple layer TIFs tend to be larger). In Photoshop, once you use the File > Save menu … [Read more...] about Lightroom FAQ: Edit in Photoshop Options
Lightroom Mobile is far and away my most used app on my phone and iPad, and Adobe have just suped it up even more. The latest version of the app adds power to the integrated camera by unlocking the ability to shoot RAW HDR from within the app. That means you'll have greater control over the colors and tones of the pictures captured on your mobile device. And yes, this is for both iOS on Apple phones and for Android (affected models are listed below). The thing that blows my mind is that this app continues to be included with your Creative … [Read more...] about Lightroom Mobile Update: RAW HDR’s for iPhone and Android
In this episode, Rob and Levi answer questions about Lightroom. Topics include backing up and restoring files, catalogs, and presets, as well as using DNG's, and more. Hosted by: Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim Produced by: Rich Harrington and Photofocus.com https://youtu.be/FiZnGAZHeaE?t=3m47s … [Read more...] about Instant Replay: Lightroom Q&A
Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim are joined by Vanelli and Nick Minore and they're going to show us how to rock the Lightroom Workflow. Starting with downloading from a memory card all the way to publishing finished photographs on the interwebs, these experts will open your eyes to terrific techniques for making your workflow better, easier, and safer. Hosted by: Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim Produced by: Rich Harrington and Photofocus.com https://youtu.be/yxDLzTw1iq4?t=7m15s … [Read more...] about Instant Replay: Lightroom Workflow from Start to Finish
I was recently given the new LG G4 smartphone to try out by my friends at ThreeUK. Theres a lot I could write about the software, shape etcetera, but Im a phoneographer so lets get straight to the camera. Go Manual The camera is good on this phone but really comes into its own when you opt to switch to Manual mode. Here you can opt to change; White Balance Focal depth Exposure compensation ISO Shutter speed All pretty cool and opens up some great photographic opportunities, but what really got me excited was the option to shoot jpg or DNG … [Read more...] about Shooting Raw on a Smartphone with the LG G4
Question: I just got a new camera, but Lightroom (or Photoshop) does not recognize or support the RAW files. How do I fix this? Answer: Many camera manufacturers use proprietary files for their RAW files, such as .CR2 (Canon), .NEF (Nikon), and so on. Lightroom and Photoshop are built to read these file types, but need to be updated for each camera model that is created. For example, if you are currently using Lightroom 5 and buy a brand-new Canon camera, in order to process the RAW files you will need to wait until Adobe has updated Adobe … [Read more...] about Q&A: Why Does Lightroom Not Recognize My Camera’s RAW Files?
Before I start this article, let's set the record straight. I'm a long time Aperture user... I started with Aperture the first day it was released. My Aperture library tracks my evolution with digital photography and it was one of my favorite tools for years. A while back I decided to switch from Aperture to Lightroom. I've always used Photoshop in conjunction with Aperture for my Panoramic work and advanced retouching. Recently, Ive been absolutely inundated with people asking me how to move their libraries from Aperture into Lightroom. … [Read more...] about The Essential Guide to Moving an Aperture Library to Adobe Lightroom
NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT - OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Join Rich and special guest Lightroom expert . Gerard has had a passion for photography since borrowing his Moms Pentax while on family vacations. Later, Gerard was lucky enough to travel the world on business trips where between conference rooms and … [Read more...] about Photofocus Podcast with Special Guest Gerard Murphy
The recent Creative Cloud announcement has left some of you feeling hostage. You worry that you won't be able to upgrade cameras as they won't be supported by the version of Adobe Camera Raw that you have. Here are four solutions you should know about if you don't want to make the move to the subscription model of Photoshop CC (priced at $9$19 per month or available in suites ranging from $29$79). Buy Lightroom Adobe Photoshop Lightroom will continue to be sold as boxed software. No changes to the licensing or approach will be made. Convert … [Read more...] about Your Raw Files Aren’t Being Held Hostage by Adobe
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 I consulted the white coats at Apple for the answer. Here it is. If a DNG file has an embedded raw file it can be extracted using the Adobe DNG Converter... if a DNG is 'linearized' then it cannot be extracted. (Extract button at the bottom of the main dialog) Also note … [Read more...] about How Do I Get My Lightroom DNG files into Aperture 3?
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 3. Here's the answer Shayne: If a you export images using the Lightroom DNG export preset then you can import those DNGs directly into Aperture 3. The DNG contains the IPTC metadata and even the star ratings from Lightroom (but not color labels or … [Read more...] about DNG From Lightroom To Aperture