Posts tagged with Lightroom

workflow New book – Digital Photo Workflow

My latest book is published today – just in time for Christmas (!).

Digital Photo Workflow (Made Easy) is a short book that tries to cover everything and to make it look easy – or at least make it the obvious . . .

Focus on Imaging 2012

A little late this year but finally my plans for Focus on Imaging 2012 are falling into place. I’ll be there on Tuesday and Wednesday showing Lightroom for Adobe. Come along and say hello.

For me the oddest thing will be . . .

The new Lightroom site

Tomorrow is generally regarded as Lightroom’s 6th birthday – the anniversary of when the 1.0 beta for Mac was released. So I had been planning to announce Lightroom Solutions, but somehow it sneaked out early….

I’ve always preferred to have a . . .

Avoiding Lightroom’s backup?

I was asked “Can I avoid using Lightroom’s backup routine and have my backup software do it”?

The answer is yes, you can, but….

If you rely on backup software and target your actual Lightroom catalogue you are taking some risk that . . .

Limited locations for import, export, backup

There’s a funny bug in Lightroom on Windows when you try and select a folder or drive:

When I try to export a selection of images from LR using Specific Folder (or choose folder later) the only available location that shows . . .

LR-iTunes – Lightroom to iTunes plug-in

LR-iTunes is a simple plug-in I wrote (hacked) to help synchronize pictures from Lightroom via iTunes to my iPad.

Basically it is a dumbed down version of the Hard Drive Publishing Service and is more suited for the requirements of iTunes. . . .

1030 by 752

I just came across this Russell Brown video Exporting Adobe Lightroom 3 PDF Portfolios to an Apple iPad.

No doubt I wasn’t too interested when it first came out, and I’ve already exported PDF slideshows to the iPad enough times . . .

Typing in hierarchical keywords

I still don’t use hierarchical keywords in Lightroom (why not – read my rant) but if I did ever change my mind I’d often want to type them into the Keywording panel, or occasionally into the Import dialog (why occasionally – . . .

Search Replace Transfer 1.33 release candidate

Search Replace Transfer 1.33 RC

I was just going to release an update to my Search Replace Transfer plug-in when it was ready, but another query about its use as a workaround for complex file renaming has prompted me to . . .

jb Keyword Tools – test version

Fancy trying it? OK, here’s the plug-in (limited to 10 items) and various example vocabulary files. See the previous post for the thinking behind the plug-in but these bits are new:

Hierarchical keywords are supported with hierarchies created using the pipe . . .

jb Keyword Tools

A new plug-in is bubbling – jb Keyword Tools. It’s aimed at those who use controlled vocabularies of keywords, and also at event shooters who use keywords to organise their workflows. It’s a bit like a bigger version of Lightroom’s . . .

Free stuff from George Jardine

George Jardine has assembled all his free tutorial videos onto one page, which you can find here. I particularly recommend the one on black and white.

Photo Professional

August’s Photo Professional carries the third of my four-part series on aspects of workflow.

This time I’m looking at raw processing but not from the usual angle of how to squeeze out the best image quality. Instead I discuss how to . . .

List View – Lightroom plug-in released today

ListView is a plug-in for Lightroom 3 that displays images in a list style just like in most other DAM (digital asset management) programs. Sometimes it’s a lot easier to review your metadata entry in a list than . . .

Perforation preset

I don’t often bother mentioning Lightroom presets because I rarely see any that impress me – in fact, I’m more shocked that people have the nerve to ask money for them.

But I just noticed this film perforation preset which uses . . .

The hard or the easy way to go back from DNG to Raw?

There’s a lengthy thread over at Adobe’s Lightroom feature request and bugs forum Is there a way to re-associate converted DNG files with the original RAW files? The user had converted files to DNG, but then decided he wanted to . . .

Adobe on computer specs for Lightroom

Adobe have released a lengthy document on optimising system performance for Lightroom.

For best results, take a holistic approach. Read all of the suggestions here. Consider which ones to implement within the context of your computer setup, the types . . .

The blog’s left column: feed from Adobe

In this page’s left column, I’ve added a feed from Adobe’s new Lightroom feedback site which replaces the bug report and feature requests forums.

Some of the ideas there are plain wacky, with about as much chance of being implemented as . . .

Anyone using speech recognition with Lightroom?

Speech recognition seems to have been the coming technology since I don’t know when  – I seem to recall seeing DragonDictate in the late 90s – but it is one of those technologies that never seems to have arrived as . . .

Emailing from Lightroom

Here’s a quick summary of how to email files from Lightroom:

The built-in way is to export files as JPEGs to your hard drive, then attach the to an email. Neat, eh? 1990s retro computing enthusiasts line right up!
To email files . . .