I would say, without a doubt, that Lightroom is one of the most used programs on my computer, second maybe only to Chrome. However, even as a convert from the first version of Lightroom and having logged about a zillion hours using it since then, I am still always learning something new that I can do with it. Partly from the consistent upgrades and improvements over the years, but, also because there are many hidden features for those of us willing to do a little spelunking around the program. One of these buried treasures is not in … [Read more...] about How to Send Piles of Files – FTP Your Photos Directly From Lightroom Classic
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Changing the color of a background or adding a backlight effect has always been a task for Photoshop. Here’s how to skip Photoshop and use Lightroom’s new Range Masking Tool to add bright colors to a dull image. Adding color to an Adjustment Brush To change the color of the background, we need to add color to the Adjustment Brush. Working in the Development Mode, select the Adjustment Brush and start with exposure set to 0.25. Click on the color swatch at the bottom of the panel and choose a color. To apply the effect only to the background, … [Read more...] about A Fast Way to Change a Background
When Adobe announced their new cloud-based Lightroom CC app, one concern I had was that images weren't downloadable. The initial launch said this feature was coming soon. Well, fortunately... the wait is over. Adobe has released its Adobe Lightroom Downloader app. What is It? The Adobe Lightroom Downloader app is to download all your Lightroom photos and videos from the cloud as original files. Everything that is downloaded is placed into a date-based folder hierarchy on the hard-drive you specify. Additionally, any edits made to raw … [Read more...] about Adobe Releases Lightroom Downloader App to Recover Images from Cloud
Raw files are data rich. Their depth of tones and information allow photographers amazing amounts of post-processing creativity. While Adobe's Camera Raw engine in Lightroom CC, Lightroom CC Classic, and in Photoshop/Bridge have been the 800-pound gorilla in the room of image making, new, non-subscription stand-alone solutions are appearing. Today, On1 premieres Photo Raw 2018. Download a free trial version here. Both Photo Raw and Lightroom prepare photographs for potential further editing and refinement in Photoshop. On1's Photo Raw is … [Read more...] about ON1 Photo RAW 2018 First Look: Develop
A few weeks ago during Adobe Max 2018 some major updates were announced for the Adobe CC plans. While all of them were pretty exciting and amazing, (in theory), photographers were left pretty confused. The big question most of us had, was "What's up with this CC vs Classic thing for Lightroom?" and the more important one, "Should I upgrade/replace my currently Lightroom with the updated "Classic" and CC versions?" Making Sense of it All Well, to answer the specifics about Lightroom CC and Classic, I'll refer you to a few articles. What's … [Read more...] about Should You Update to Adobe Lightroom “Classic”?
Installing new updates can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. Exciting because you can’t wait to try out the new features. Terrifying because it may crash your system. Here are a few simple tips to make your upgrade experience better. Backup Your Lightroom Catalog(s) Backing up your Lightroom catalog(s) is a safety net in case the update gets corrupt.This will save valuable time and frustration if you have to reinstall the previous version. The best way to backup your Lightroom catalog is through Lightroom’s catalog settings. This … [Read more...] about READ THIS BEFORE Upgrading To The New Lightroom
Last week there was a lot of uproar about the changes Adobe was making to its Lightroom platform. And while I've continued to use Lightroom Classic CC for my everyday work, I've taken a look at Lightroom CC to see if I'm missing anything, specifically in its organization and editing tools. The Best Features There's actually a lot to like about Lightroom CC, even though I consider it to be Lightroom CC Classic's little brother. Intuitive Interface The Lightroom CC interface is like a breath of fresh air. All of the panels are organized in a … [Read more...] about Adobe Lightroom CC: The Best Features, And What’s Missing
Adobe just launched two new versions of Lightroom: Lightroom Classic CC—the Lightroom we’ve all come to know—and a new product called Lightroom CC. Sound confusing? Well, yeah, it is; but here’s how you can decide if the new..errrr.. newer version Lightroom CC will make it in your workflow. Let’s get the names straight New Coke, Coke Classic... What??? Remember when Coca-Cola tried to introduce a reformulated Coca-Cola? Yeah, that firestorm ended with the return of the original formula—now called Coca-Cola classic—a few months later. I love … [Read more...] about Will the New Adobe Lightroom CC Make it in My Workflow?
I keep hearing the question, can I use plugins with the new Lightroom (aka Lightroom CC). While Lightroom Classic CC (formerly Lightroom CC) fully supports third-party plugins like Perfectly Clear Complete or Macphun Luminar, the new Lightroom CC is a bit different. NOTE: We've got 3 specials for plugins Perfectly Clear. (with Free Upgrade to version 3.5) for only $79 (a Photofocus exclusive). This is almost half off! Aurora HDR. Add detail and depth to every photo or work with HDR brackets for maximum impact. Save $10 Luminar. A … [Read more...] about How to Use Plugins with the New Lightroom CC
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We've set up a single page where you can keep track of what's going on with the new Lightroom CC and the rebranded Lightroom Classic CC. Be sure to head on over to see all the stories. We'll be updating this page several times in the coming days, so be sure to book mark it. … [Read more...] about Learn All About the Changes to Lightroom Here
Adobe just announced that there are now TWO VERSIONS of Lightroom. There is the previous Lightroom (now called Lightroom Classic CC) and a new product called Lightroom CC. Let's try to make sense of the new application. What is Lightroom CC Lightroom CC is a whole new app that is built on the same imaging technology that powers Photoshop and Lightroom Classic. It offers a streamlined interface that's meant to be easier to use. Its approach to sliders is different, and it offers quick adjustment tools. It looks more modern and … [Read more...] about What the Heck is (The New) Lightroom CC?
When you open Lightroom Classic CC for the first time — a free upgrade to Creative Cloud subscribers — you won’t notice much that’s different. Instead, the new version of Lightroom focuses on under-the-hood upgrades, in order to make workflows faster and more efficient. While there are some new features that some photographers will love and take advantage of, the key here is to further optimize the great product that Lightroom has developed into over the years. I’ve been testing out the newly-released version of Lightroom Classic CC … [Read more...] about A Re-Introduction to the New Lightroom Classic CC
In case you haven't heard... Adobe has renamed the existing photo editing application, Adobe Lightroom Photoshop Lightroom CC to Lightroom Classic CC. This name change is to make way for a new product simply called Lightroom CC. Adobe is positioning Lightroom Classic CC for users who want: A desktop-based (file/folder) digital photography workflows. A well-established workflow solution that is distinct and separate from their new cloud-native service To focus on the strengths of a file/folder based workflow The new Lightroom … [Read more...] about Lightroom Classic CC Updates Today (What’s New in the “Old” Lightroom)
The latest Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom, and Photoshop Releases add support for new cameras and lenses. This was released on October 18, 2017. Lens Correction Support These new cameras and devices are now supported for lens correction. This means that automatic lens correction, as well as vignette and chromatic aberration, is supported. Apple Apple iPad Pro (10.5 - inch) back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 (DNG+JPEG) Apple iPad Pro (10.5 - inch) front camera 2.87mm f/2.2 Apple iPad Pro … [Read more...] about New Cameras and Lenses Added to Adobe Products
When you go to install the Lightroom Classic update, your existing Lightroom catalog is going to go through a significant upgrade process. This process WILL take longer (even a lot longer) than you are used to. This is because Adobe is compressing the Develop History and Metadata values in lrcat. This is expected to improve the overall responsiveness of Lightroom Classic CC. But it does take some time — Don't Panic. What is a Catalog? Your catalog is your database that tracks the location of your photos and all of the information about … [Read more...] about Read This Before Updating Your Lightroom Catalog
Adobe has released an update to the traditional Lightroom called Lightroom Classic (more details on that in a few minutes). The update is only for Creative Cloud members. Launch the Adobe Creative Cloud application. Click in the upper right corner of it and choose Check for App Updates Scroll to locate Lightroom Classic CC Click Update Wait a while as a LOT of people are doing the same thing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKyVVPu5DBI … [Read more...] about The New Lightroom is Released (How to Get It)
On this episode of the Photofocus #Mirrorless Show Scott and Marco will discuss these new products and mirrorless topics: We talk a bit about listener feedback that we have received on last months "mirrorless manufacturer repair service quality" topic. And we have found at least one official mirrorless pro service claim in one country. Hasselblad has just announced the first compact mirrorless medium format camera. It is called the Hasselblad X1D and has a 50 MPix CMOS sensor (44mm x 33mm) that works at a native ISO range … [Read more...] about Photofocus Podcast June 28, 2016 — Mirrorless with Scott Bourne & Marco Larousse
Adobe has released updates for Lightroom. Versions 6.6 and 2015.6 are now available. Open Lightroom, go to the Help Menu at the top, and choose "Updates..." to initiate your download. If you're using Creative Cloud, you should do this, too, which will force your Creative Cloud app to make the updates available. What's New for 6.6 and 2015.6? I'm excited because this update makes RAW files from Lumix's brand new GX85 (aka GX80 and GX7mk2) readable by Lightroom. There are a few other cameras now supported, as well, and tons of new lenses added … [Read more...] about Lightroom Update: It’s A Big One!