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  • Yes…it’s come down to this…

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    Scott Kelby
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    You know if the Monday after the game I post a Demotivational Poster, I probably didn’t have a great shoot. I know that generally as the season progresses you’re supposed to get better and better,right? And I was really feeling like I was “in the zone” two weeks ago at the Falcons/Giants game at the Meadlowlands, but dang I just do not know what happened yesterday but I just had a real clunker!It seemed like I was always in the wrong position, and I missed some stuff I definitely should have caught, and I was just generally to the point that I wanted to chuck my gear…
  • Camera Raw 8.7 RC and DNG Converter 8.7 RC Now Available on Adobe Labs

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    Sharad Mangalick
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Camera Raw 8.7 is now available as a release candidate on Adobe Labs for Photoshop CS6 Photoshop CC and Photoshop CC 2014 on Adobe Labs.  An update of DNG Converter is also available on Adobe Labs. As mentioned here, updates to Camera Raw 8 for Photoshop CS6 only include new camera support,  lens profile support, and bug fixes.  The new features listed in the release notes are only available in Photoshop CC. New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.7 Release Candidate Casio EX-100PRO Fujifilm X30 Leaf Credo 50 Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) Nikon D750 Panasonic DMC-GM1S Sony ILCE-5100 Sony ILCE-QX1…
  • Lightroom 5 Presets: Fall/Autumn Color Boost

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    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    It’s that time of year again. I taught a Lightroom seminar in Michigan last week, and as I drove around I saw people raking leaves (yuck!), and the trees starting to change color (cool!). So I figured it was time to release my Fall Color Presets again for Lightroom 5. TIP: If you’re looking for some Fall Photography tips, I posted some last week over on my personal landscape photography blog at www.mattk.com. These presets were created when I first started processing a lot of my fall photos years ago. As I processed my the photos I realized that I usually make the same tweaks to a…
  • What’s new in Lightroom 5.6?

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    Victoria Bampton
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:38 pm
    It’s only 6 weeks after the release of Lightroom 5.5, and Lightroom 5.6 is already on our doorsteps!  That would be primarily due to the recent release of an expensive but popular camera… so just a few updates this time.Here are the update download links: Windows – Mac So what’s new? Camera support, for a start:Nikon D810Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000Click to view the full list of supported cameras There are also some new lens profiles:Canon mountCanon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STMCanon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USMTamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di…
  • Lightroom 5.6 Now Available

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    Sharad Mangalick
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Lightroom 5.6 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5.  The goal of this release is to provide support for additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. Release Notes New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.6 Nikon D810 Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4 Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5.6 Mount Name Canon Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Canon Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Canon Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010E Canon Tamron 18-200…
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  • Making the Move from Aperture to Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Hey everyone! I’m just getting back from my Lightroom seminar in Colorado Springs yesterday. So first off, a big thanks to everyone that came out. I’m continually fortunate to have awesome crowds at every city, and yesterday was no exception. Really engaged, and just a really great group of people. Next… if you’re an Aperture user looking to make the switch to Lightroom then you’ll be happy to know I’ve got a brand new class up on KelbyOne.com. It’s called “Making the Switch from Aperture to Lightroom”. It covers how to use the new plug-in…
  • Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Last week I got the chance to teach some Lightroom classes at Adobe Max and I figured I’d give you a quick report on some new stuff that Adobe announced for Lightroom Mobile and the web. First off, a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to Adobe Max last week in Los Angeles. The Max conference has a very creative/designer feel to it, and it’s a ton of fun. But it was great to see Lightroom making more of an impact. For example, my Lightroom for New Users class was packed. I think no matter what you do with Adobe products, chances are that you use a photo at some point. And…
  • Lightroom 5 Presets: Fall/Autumn Color Boost

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    It’s that time of year again. I taught a Lightroom seminar in Michigan last week, and as I drove around I saw people raking leaves (yuck!), and the trees starting to change color (cool!). So I figured it was time to release my Fall Color Presets again for Lightroom 5. TIP: If you’re looking for some Fall Photography tips, I posted some last week over on my personal landscape photography blog at www.mattk.com. These presets were created when I first started processing a lot of my fall photos years ago. As I processed my the photos I realized that I usually make the same tweaks to a…
  • TIP: Saving Prints and an Awesome Printing Deal for This Weekend

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    Hey everyone and Happy Friday! My friends over at Mpix.com have an incredible 20% off (site wide) deal this weekend (see bottom of post for more details) and I thought I’d pass along a cool printing tip that goes along with Lightroom if you’re printing from a Photo Lab. See, the Print module in Lightroom is by far one of the easiest places to lay out a print. The layers, and masks, etc… that you’d need in Photoshop would take much longer than doing it in Lightroom. In Lightroom it’s basically drag-and-drop. But the question always pops up after people see this:…
  • NEWS: Photoshop Elements 13 Is Released!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone. I’m a little late on this one, as it happened last week. I had a post ready to go, but then forgot to turn it live (ooops!) Anyway, I know from my Lightroom seminars that a lot of people use Photoshop Elements along with Lightroom. Well, following the last few years trends in late September, Adobe has released a new version of Elements. Now they’re up to Elements 13 (Wow! I started when it was Elements 2). Here’s a link to Adobe’s website for more info. And don’t forget to stop by the Photo Elements Techniques website to check out their videos that…
 
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  • Aperture import plugin now available

    Sharad Mangalick
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    As promised in a blog post here, we are proud to introduce the Aperture and iPhoto import plugin for Lightroom 5.  The plugin allows Aperture and iPhoto customers to migrate their images and key metadata (such as keywords, events, project structure) into Lightroom catalogs in a seamless way. For a limited time, Aperture users who subscribe to the Creative Cloud Photography plan get a free 3-month membership to KelbyOne training.  Please visit here for more details Installation:  There are 2 ways to install the Aperture plugin. Creative Cloud members – please visit the Adobe Add-ons…
  • Camera Raw 8.7 RC and DNG Converter 8.7 RC Now Available on Adobe Labs

    Sharad Mangalick
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Camera Raw 8.7 is now available as a release candidate on Adobe Labs for Photoshop CS6 Photoshop CC and Photoshop CC 2014 on Adobe Labs.  An update of DNG Converter is also available on Adobe Labs. As mentioned here, updates to Camera Raw 8 for Photoshop CS6 only include new camera support,  lens profile support, and bug fixes.  The new features listed in the release notes are only available in Photoshop CC. New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.7 Release Candidate Casio EX-100PRO Fujifilm X30 Leaf Credo 50 Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) Nikon D750 Panasonic DMC-GM1S Sony ILCE-5100 Sony ILCE-QX1…
  • Camera Raw 8.6 and DNG Converter 8.6 Now Available

    Sharad Mangalick
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Camera Raw 8.6 is now available as a final release for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC. This release improves performance when batch processing images, both through the Save button in Camera Raw and when converting images to DNG in the DNG Converter.  DNG Converter 8.6 is provided for customers using versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6. As mentioned here, updates to Camera Raw 8 for Photoshop CS6 only include new camera support, lens profile support, and bug fixes.  The new features listed in the release notes are only available in Photoshop CC. New Camera Support in Camera…
  • Lightroom 5.6 Now Available

    Sharad Mangalick
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Lightroom 5.6 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5.  The goal of this release is to provide support for additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. Release Notes New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.6 Nikon D810 Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4 Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5.6 Mount Name Canon Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Canon Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Canon Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010E Canon Tamron 18-200…
  • Camera Raw 8.6 RC and DNG Converter 8.6 RC Now Available on Adobe Labs

    Sharad Mangalick
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Camera Raw 8.6 is now available as a release candidate on Adobe Labs for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC on Adobe Labs.  An update of DNG Converter is also available on Adobe Labs. As mentioned here, updates to Camera Raw 8 for Photoshop CS6 only include new camera support,  lens profile support, and bug fixes.  The new features listed in the release notes are only available in Photoshop CC. New Camera Support in Camera Raw 8.6 Release Candidate Nikon D810 Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4 Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.6 Release Candidate Mount Name Canon…
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  • The most awesome Photo Learning Bundle. Ever.

    seanmcfoto
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:11 pm
    It’s probably the most spectacular photo learning bundle I’ve seen ever. I bought the first 5 day deal ages ago and loved it. And I got the 2nd one without even thinking about it. I already own Zack Arias OneLight 2.0, The Created Image series, loads of the ebooks, and I still bought it. It’s that incredible. As well as Lightroom specific products like Andrew S Gibson great eBook series, Lindsay Adler and David duChemin’s Presets, there’s a wealth of videos on Lighting, Fashion, Photo techniques, Photoshop, Landscapes and Compositing/Masking. There’s at…
  • Badges

    seanmcfoto
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    Let’s talk about those tiny little icons on the bottom of your photos in Grid and the Filmstrip. Here I’ve used the + key to make my thumbnail large enough for a decent screen capture. The – key will reduce the size. There’s also a slider in the Toolbar (shortcut T); If you don’t see it, click the triangle at the end and select Thumbnail Size from the list. Across the bottom of our thumbnail we see 5 badges. The first looks like a cross between a stubby pencil and a price tag. It’s really a tag, which is another word for a Keyword. This badge means keywords…
  • Camera Raw 8.7 release candidate on Adobe Labs

    seanmcfoto
    3 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Camera Raw 8.7 is now available as a release candidate on Adobe Labs for Photoshop CS6 , Photoshop CC and Photoshop CC 2014 on Adobe Labs. An update of DNG Converter is also available on Adobe Labs. Note that the CS6 version only supports new cameras, lens profiles and bug fixes, but not new features. New Camera Support for Casio EX-100PRO, Fujifilm X30, Leaf Credo 50, Leica V-Lux (Typ 114), Nikon D750, Panasonic DMC-GM1S, Sony ILCE-5100 & Sony ILCE-QX1. New Lens Profiles: Mount Name Canon Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Fujifilm X HandeVision IBELUX 40mm F0.85 Leica M SLR Magic…
  • Using the Radial Tool in Landscape processing.

    seanmcfoto
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    New video folks, now that I’ve a new mic setup. The old one just didn’t endure, so now it’s onto a proper studio recording setup. It’s also there for making music too, as I’m working on short videos. Anyway today I’m looking at using the Radial filter in processing Landscapes. It’s probably one of my favourite tools in Lightroom for this. Click through to YouTube to get the HD version.  
  • Speeding up images in Develop

    seanmcfoto
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Julie Kmoch from the Lightroom Team has weighed in on a discussion on the Adobe Forums relating to slowness in Lightroom Develop: “Wait – let me explain what we found first as this may help others. The pattern you need to be most careful of in using Lightroom: lots and lots of brushing or spot heals are what typically cause problems. Remember that Lightroom has to re-apply every edit you make every time it renders a photo. And we render with every slider change, every crop, etc. The more local corrections you have, the ‘heavier’ the photo gets. This is different from…
 
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  • From a LR newbie

    Rick2
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Hi Everyone, I'm new to LR (used Paintshop Pro for years though). I'm using LR 5.6 and am slowly learning my way around but I've come across a problem that I can't resolve. I've edited some photos and saved them to a folder but when I reopen LR and go to the pictures I worked on they look out of focus. They open in Library to view but when I I try to switch to Develop I see a message across the top of the picture that the File can't be found and I can't re-edit it. What did I do wrong? Is there a good place to go to learn LR from beginning to end? I thought that I submitted this post before…
  • Mac Mini options with LR5

    trs0722
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Hi everyone. I'm currently using a 2011 Mac Mini (2.3 dual core i5, 8GB RAM-self installed, 256 SSD-self installed) for basic web/email and photography. Current photos are 16mp RAW from Nikon D5100. I also use iMovie to splice personal HD clips together and occasionally dabble with Photoshop CS6. I see a little bit of lag while cropping and using the adjustment brush. Importing and exporting pics really takes some time. While importing and exporting, my 4 activity monitor bars are maxed (175%-200% CPU usage). The fan is noticeably working pretty hard. I also see bump up a bit (activity…
  • My catalog disappeared

    pixeltaker
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    I clicked on "something" and my whole catalog disappeared from Lightroom. I know where it is stored, went there and when I right clicked it opened Lightroom 5.6, but it asked if I wanted to import it. Is this the right thing to do?
  • managing raw files and disk space

    yee379
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    Hi, so i'm beginning to use raw files in my photography, however, given each is at least 30mb, i worry that i'll run out of disk space pretty soon. now, whilst i care to keep my best pictures in raw format forever, i'm less convinced that i care to waste my disk space on my 'okay-ish' pictures; you know, the ones that are fine but not particularly memorable or interesting. so i was thinking that one way i could save space for those okay-ish pictures would be to convert them to jpg's... and then delete the original raw file; after all, there's not point trying to extract the finest detail from…
  • Coincident filters

    davidedric
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:35 am
    Reposting a question that arose on another forum. If I have two "filters" (I mean gradient, circular or adjustment brush) that I want to centre in the same place, is there any way of cycling between them? At the moment I have to do this by moving the pins apart so that I can individually select each one. Dave
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  • Ready to move on from Aperture or iPhoto?

    Victoria Bampton
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Adobe has just released their first Aperture/iPhoto to Lightroom Import tool. They’re going to continue refining the plug-in and will include it in a future Lightroom update, but if you’re itching to convert your Aperture or iPhoto Library, you can try it right now. So what do you need to know?What’s Included in the Transfer:MetadataFlagsRejects (files designated as Rejects in Aperture will be imported into Collections > From Aperture > Photos Rejected in Aperture)Star RatingsColor Labels (Aperture has more color labels than LR, so Color Labels will be mapped to…
  • What’s new in Lightroom 5.6?

    Victoria Bampton
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:38 pm
    It’s only 6 weeks after the release of Lightroom 5.5, and Lightroom 5.6 is already on our doorsteps!  That would be primarily due to the recent release of an expensive but popular camera… so just a few updates this time.Here are the update download links: Windows – Mac So what’s new? Camera support, for a start:Nikon D810Panasonic LUMIX AG-GH4Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000Click to view the full list of supported cameras There are also some new lens profiles:Canon mountCanon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STMCanon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USMTamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di…
  • If you cancel your CC subscription, you’ll lose all your work… or will you?

    Victoria Bampton
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    There’s been a lot of discussion about subscription services and whether you’ll lose access to your work when you cancel your Creative Cloud subscription.This is particularly of concern to Lightroom users because your edits are stored non-destructively in the catalog. Of course you could export all of your edited photos to standardized formats before canceling your subscription, but that’s hardly ideal. So what do you do?Believe it or not, Adobe has been listening. A change was quietly made to the Lightroom 5.5 release to allay your fears.As long as you’re running…
  • What’s new in Lightroom 5.5 and Lightroom mobile 1.1?

    Victoria Bampton
    18 Jun 2014 | 10:49 am
    It’s that time again!  Lightroom 5.5 has just been released, with its usual camera updates and bug fixes, and there are some sneaky new features. At the same time, Lightroom mobile for iPad has been updated to 1.1 and the long-awaited Lightroom mobile for iPhone is now available too!  This might be a long blog post… Lightroom mobileNew Features on Lightroom for iPadStar Ratings! You can now click the flag in the lower right corner of Loupe view to change to star rating mode. Then swipe up or down to show the star rating overlay and select your chosen rating.Custom Sort…
  • Lightroom 5.4 bugs and Lightroom mobile workflow ideas

    Victoria Bampton
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    Lightroom 5.4 and Lightroom mobile have been available for about 10 days now, and of course a few bugs have reared their ugly heads.  Here are the solutions and temporary workarounds:If Lightroom says “Sign in failure. Please try again later. (attempt to index a nil value)”, click here to view the tech note or here to view the forum thread with screenshots.Photos deleted from Lightroom mobile show as synced in Lightroom – there’s more information in this tech note.Some users with current CC subscriptions were showing as trial mode, but that should now be fixed.Some…
 
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  • My Football Game Day Shooting The UT Vols

    Scott Kelby
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:54 pm
    It’s taken me a while, but I finally got my football shots from the Vols/Gator’s game a few weeks back, posted over at Exposure.co.I’ve got lots of behind-the-scenes shots, and the whole story behind the day, including shots inside the locker room; on-field during warm-ups, and of course during the game itself.If you get a quick minute, I hope you’ll check them out (here’s the link).I’m shooting the Bucs/Vikings NFL game on Sunday if I can shake this cold that’s hit me this week. Finger’s crossed ’cause it could be a great day of really…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    New KelbyOne Website and New Blog! We have a brand new design on our website and it looks really sleek. But more importantly, it’s super easy to navigate and find the classes and instructors you are looking for. That’s over on KelbyOne.com AND, we have a brand new blog with all kinds of photography and photoshop related content. We have contributors from all over and all kinds of industry related news and info. Check that out over at kelbyone.com/blogHow To Shoot Tack Sharp Images with Matt Kloskowski One of the most important skills for a photographer to master is how to…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Alan Hess!

    Brad Moore
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Photo by Nadra Farina-HessMy name is Alan Hess and I love being a photographer. I am really lucky that I get to photograph things for a living. As the house photographer for a large indoor arena in San Diego I get to capture some of the biggest names in music like Cher, The Who, Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, as well as other events like the NBA, MMA, and the WWE. This year we will also have a Professional Bull Rider event. But even with the wide variety of events I get to shoot, once in a while I still find myself in a creative rut. That’s where personal projects come in.For me, that is…
  • I’m Calling in Sick (cough, cough)

    Scott Kelby
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    I had hoped to have some meaningful, substantive post for this morning, but when I got home last light, I realized a cold was coming on, so instead of writing that awesome post I hit the sack early thinking a good night’s sleep would knock it out. Sadly, that was not the case so I’m kind of laying low today for the most part.Hoping to be better for tomorrow’s episode of “The Grid” because Dave Black is here, and we’re doing Blind Critiques, so my fingers are crossed but long story short, blah, blah, blah, I don’t have that good blog post for today…
  • Yes…it’s come down to this…

    Scott Kelby
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    You know if the Monday after the game I post a Demotivational Poster, I probably didn’t have a great shoot. I know that generally as the season progresses you’re supposed to get better and better,right? And I was really feeling like I was “in the zone” two weeks ago at the Falcons/Giants game at the Meadlowlands, but dang I just do not know what happened yesterday but I just had a real clunker!It seemed like I was always in the wrong position, and I missed some stuff I definitely should have caught, and I was just generally to the point that I wanted to chuck my gear…
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  • New Camera Support Available through the Adobe DNG Converter 8.7 Update

    Laura Shoe
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    Adobe has announced the immediate availability of the release candidate of Camera Raw 8.7 and an update to the DNG Converter – both are available at labs.adobe.com. The DNG converter in particular can be useful for Lightroom users who have purchased one of the new cameras below – until support for these cameras is available in Lightroom, you can use it to convert your raw files to Adobe’s DNG raw format, which you can then import into Lightroom. Casio EX-100PRO Fujifilm X30 Leaf Credo 50 Leica V Lux (Typ 114) Nikon D750 Panasonic DMC-GM1S Sony ILCE-5100 Sony ILCE-QX1 Read…
  • View Your Focus Points with This Free Lightroom Plugin

    Laura Shoe
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    With this free Lightroom plugin from Chris Reimold, we can view our in-camera focus points in Lightroom 5!  According to Chris it works for all Nikon DSLR cameras and post-2002 Canon EOS DSLR cameras. It reads your camera focus metadata (focus points, distance, mode, etc), and displays the results in a separate window that opens. Click here to learn more about and download the Lightroom Show Focus Points plugin.  You’ll find that installation and using the plug-in are straightforward, and instructions are given on the site (as well as a full list of cameras supported, in the FAQ.) It…
  • Lightroom Myth Buster: When Resolution Matters and When It Doesn’t

    Laura Shoe
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    As I monitor forums and the Lightroom Help Group on Facebook, I see so much confusion about resolution and how to set it in Lightroom, that I thought it was time for a post on it. Our photos are made up of pixels – squares of solid color that our camera sensor captures. For example, a photo from a 24 megapixel (MP) camera has 24 million pixels — 6,000 wide x 4,000 high:   When we export, we specify how large our copies should be made – reduced for online sharing, possibly increased for large prints, or left at the same size as our master photos. Lightroom is very…
  • “How Do I Save My Lightroom Work?”

    Laura Shoe
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    For those new to Lightroom, naturally you want to understand how to save your work. You’ll notice that the File menu in the menu bar suspiciously does not have “File Save” and “File Save As …” options. The short answer is that as you work in Lightroom – adding keywords, stars, flags and other metadata; developing your photos; creating collections and more, your work is being saved automatically, so there is no need to do a “save” before you wrap up your session. More on Saving and the Lightroom Catalog It’s worth understanding this…
  • Adobe Releases Lightroom 5.6

    Laura Shoe
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Adobe has announced that Lightroom 5.6 is now available. This is a free update to Lightroom 5, with new camera support, new lens profiles, and bug fixes. If Lightroom doesn’t prompt you to update when you open it, go to Help > Check for Updates (or download the update directly from the links provided at the end of this article). Once the file downloads, double-click on it to run the installation wizard. Creative Cloud subscribers can also update through the CC desktop app. Note that it is always a good idea to back up your Lightroom catalog before updating. To do this, go to Edit…
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  • Making the Move from Aperture to Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Hey everyone! I’m just getting back from my Lightroom seminar in Colorado Springs yesterday. So first off, a big thanks to everyone that came out. I’m continually fortunate to have awesome crowds at every city, and yesterday was no exception. Really engaged, and just a really great group of people. Next… if you’re an Aperture user looking to make the switch to Lightroom then you’ll be happy to know I’ve got a brand new class up on KelbyOne.com. It’s called “Making the Switch from Aperture to Lightroom”. It covers how to use the new plug-in…
  • Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Last week I got the chance to teach some Lightroom classes at Adobe Max and I figured I’d give you a quick report on some new stuff that Adobe announced for Lightroom Mobile and the web. First off, a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to Adobe Max last week in Los Angeles. The Max conference has a very creative/designer feel to it, and it’s a ton of fun. But it was great to see Lightroom making more of an impact. For example, my Lightroom for New Users class was packed. I think no matter what you do with Adobe products, chances are that you use a photo at some point. And…
  • Lightroom 5 Presets: Fall/Autumn Color Boost

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    It’s that time of year again. I taught a Lightroom seminar in Michigan last week, and as I drove around I saw people raking leaves (yuck!), and the trees starting to change color (cool!). So I figured it was time to release my Fall Color Presets again for Lightroom 5. TIP: If you’re looking for some Fall Photography tips, I posted some last week over on my personal landscape photography blog at www.mattk.com. These presets were created when I first started processing a lot of my fall photos years ago. As I processed my the photos I realized that I usually make the same tweaks to a…
  • TIP: Saving Prints and an Awesome Printing Deal for This Weekend

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    Hey everyone and Happy Friday! My friends over at Mpix.com have an incredible 20% off (site wide) deal this weekend (see bottom of post for more details) and I thought I’d pass along a cool printing tip that goes along with Lightroom if you’re printing from a Photo Lab. See, the Print module in Lightroom is by far one of the easiest places to lay out a print. The layers, and masks, etc… that you’d need in Photoshop would take much longer than doing it in Lightroom. In Lightroom it’s basically drag-and-drop. But the question always pops up after people see this:…
  • NEWS: Photoshop Elements 13 Is Released!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone. I’m a little late on this one, as it happened last week. I had a post ready to go, but then forgot to turn it live (ooops!) Anyway, I know from my Lightroom seminars that a lot of people use Photoshop Elements along with Lightroom. Well, following the last few years trends in late September, Adobe has released a new version of Elements. Now they’re up to Elements 13 (Wow! I started when it was Elements 2). Here’s a link to Adobe’s website for more info. And don’t forget to stop by the Photo Elements Techniques website to check out their videos that…
 
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  • Book Review: Picture Perfect Posing

    Syv Ritch
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    http://www.amazon.com/Picture-Perfect-Posing-Practicing-Photographers/dp/0321966465 or http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/picture-perfect-posing-roberto-valenzuela/1118414213?ean=9780321966469 BTW, I am NOT an affiliate and receive 0, zero, nada, nothing if you buy it from Amazon or Barnes and Nobles or ... Q: First of all what makes a good (photography) book? A: For me, it's a book that will read many times and each time I read it, I will learn or discover something new Picture Perfect Posing by Roberto Valenzuela is definitely in the “good book” category. It's about posing. If you…
  • The Canon 7DMk2

    Syv Ritch
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    After waiting for a couple of thousand years, Canon has finally announced a successor to the extremely successful and the very profitable (for Canon) Canon 7D. I'm exaggerating a little bit, but not by that much. It's been 5 years since the introduction of the 7D. There's been rumors of a successor for the last 4 years. I didn't believe it myself, which is why last year I purchased a Canon 70D for the better focusing system. Please note, that as I write this post, I do not have access to the 7DMk2, nobody else either. This hasn't stopped people from making uninformed reviews and uninformed…
  • Rain Cover

    Syv Ritch
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:51 pm
  • Raw Files

    Syv Ritch
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Many people argue about raw files vs jpegs. Which one is better and how can you be a real photographer if you use jpegs instead of raw. I'm in the raw camp but... What is a raw file? When I ask the question, either I get a blank stare or somebody that spurts out something along the line of "the data from the sensor without any processing". Wrong! So I had to spend the "real big bucks" and get the debunking team on board to look into what's a raw file. Raw files are highly structured files. This means that there is a format and almost everybody follows the same format except for the Canon,…
  • Canon 7D vs. Canon 70D, My Experience

    Syv Ritch
    23 Jan 2014 | 10:56 am
    The Canon 7D was released onto the world in the fall of 2009. Literally for 2½ year, it didn't have any competition. It took almost 3 years for Nikon to come up with something in almost the same league. What a fantastic camera! 18Mpx, a very complicated but flexible focusing system and a buffer of 15 images increased to 23 images with version 2 of the firmware (I never got the official 25 images) and 8 frames per second. With its 2 CPUs, the 7D felt lightning fast. Fall 2013, Canon releases the 70D, with 20Mpx, 7 frames per second, and what looks like a subset of the 7D's AF system. Similar…
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