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  • NEWS: Photoshop Elements 13 Is Released!

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    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…
  • Aperture import plugin now available

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    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. Installation:  There are 2 ways to install the Aperture plugin. Creative Cloud members – please visit the Adobe Add-ons page here and follow the instructions to install: Ensure that you’re using Lightroom 5.6.  You can check your Lightroom version by going to Help->System Info inside…
  • Way Cool Little-Known Lightroom Mobile Feature (Plus Lots of Photo Walk Stuff)

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    Scott Kelby
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    If you missed “The Grid” this week, we started right off with a short tutorial on a little-known feature in Lightroom Mobile that is just too cool (we start the show, posted above, with the demo), and then after the demo I talk about how at the Adobe Max conference last week they added one new thing that made it tremendously better. Really worth checking out.We also cover lots of Worldwide Photo Walk stuff, and the fact that my buddy Bill Fortney just launched a new series of eBooks on a bunch of photography categories, and we take lots of questions and (wait for it…wait for…
  • The Canon 7DMk2

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    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…
  • Using the Radial Tool in Landscape processing.

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    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.  
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  • 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…
  • Thanks Michigan! Next Stop – Adobe Max and Colorado Springs

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Hey there! I just got back from teaching my Lightroom seminar in Livonia, Michigan yesterday, and had an awesome crowd of about 300 photographers. A big thanks if you came out to the seminar, and it was great to meet so many of you and get such a warm welcome. Next month (well, next week actually) I’m off to teach some more Lightroom at Adobe Max in LA. I’ve got two classes there and you can find out more about them right here. Later in the month I’ll be in Colorado Springs on October 22nd and then on to Philadelphia in November and San Antonio in December. So if…
 
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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. Installation:  There are 2 ways to install the Aperture plugin. Creative Cloud members – please visit the Adobe Add-ons page here and follow the instructions to install: Ensure that you’re using Lightroom 5.6.  You can check your Lightroom version by going to Help->System Info inside…
  • 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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  • Creating an HDR with PS

    lightroomer
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Hi, I have a question concerning creating an HDR with PS: If I apply in LR e. g. lense corrections and pass the set of images to PS to create an HDR: Is this lense correction included in the resulting image or do I have to apply it again afterwards? Is the same workflow present if I pass the images (lense corrected) from the Bridge?
  • PRINT I totally don't understand how to print!

    turnstyle
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    I'm not proud to say it, but I seem too dumb to print a 4x6 from Lightroom (Mac) -- to my printer with 4x6 paper loaded into the tray. I finally gave up and exported a JPG, opened that into Preview, and printed from there. (which was easy.) Only hitch: it seems to have cut off about 1/4" of my photo all around -- is that much crop to be expected? Can it be adjusted? And is it worth figuring out how to print from Lightroom? It would be better if I could spare the step of exporting the JPG, but I can't seem to get anything working in LR. If anybody has some pointers, I'd be grateful -- all…
  • Migrating two drive LR installation to new Mac

    rob211
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    I'm gonna need to migrate LR and photos, or copy, to a new Mac. Current setup is LR application previews and catalog on internal boot SSD. Most photos on a separate internal HDD. New setup would have an internal SSD, and I could move the photos internal HDD to an external enclosure or copy to an external SSD (the former internal SSD, now erased and repurposed). Do I have to do anything other than the standard Mac migration?
  • Maps and confusion

    tspear
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Ok, I know I am over complicating things and have made myself confused. I have pictures which have GPS data embedded in them (Canon 6D). Then everything else are just older pictures with no GPS or location data. So with that stated what are the following: GeolocationGeocodingReverse geocodingLocation support Then, how does all this tie into the map module in Lightroom? Ideally, I would like to start going back through my images and adding location data, so I can find all the pictures from Austria, or England... Tim
  • How can I identify images with 'Title' field empty.

    MidgeholeDave
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:28 am
    I have LR5 with about 22,000 images in it. I use the 'Title' field extensively to search my images. Is there any way I can identify all the images I have with the 'Title' field empty?
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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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  • 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…
  • Way Cool Little-Known Lightroom Mobile Feature (Plus Lots of Photo Walk Stuff)

    Scott Kelby
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    If you missed “The Grid” this week, we started right off with a short tutorial on a little-known feature in Lightroom Mobile that is just too cool (we start the show, posted above, with the demo), and then after the demo I talk about how at the Adobe Max conference last week they added one new thing that made it tremendously better. Really worth checking out.We also cover lots of Worldwide Photo Walk stuff, and the fact that my buddy Bill Fortney just launched a new series of eBooks on a bunch of photography categories, and we take lots of questions and (wait for it…wait for…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Trailblazers: Powerful Women of Photography with Erika Larsen Erika Larsen is a contributor to National Geographic Magazine, and her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, but it is her dedication to immersing herself in the cultures that she is seeking to understand that is so inspiring. Erika literally lives and breathes the cultures she photographs, and sets out not as an outsider seeking to tell the story of another culture to the world, but rather as an individual seeking to deeply understand the people and their way of life. She sees her…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Mykii Liu!

    Brad Moore
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Photo by Melissa NiuI am passionate about photography. By that I mean, photography bugs the living crap out of me and nags at me when I don’t end up having the time to satisfy the craving that I have for it. It drives me crazy. It keeps me up at night. Frustrated. Photography frustrates to the point that I become helpless and want to lash out at the world for the inability to properly express what I envision in my mind, my heart, or my eyes.And I love it: this calming expression when you’re at peace with it. I love it so much that I strive to continually exercise the part of my lungs that…
  • My Local Walk in London (and being a walker in Bath)

    Scott Kelby
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    When I woke up Saturday morning in London, I opened the drapes in my hotel room and all I could hear was rain and it was dark gray as far as I could see. When Brad and I got to my walk’s meeting spot, the weather had cleared for what would turn out to be an absolutely beautiful day, with a group of really lovely people.Above: Here’s the map of my walk route. Well, the starting points and ending points are correct, and several of the red routes are correct at times. I like to think we “modified” the walk rather than hitting an expected dead-end and locked gates that…
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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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  • 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…
  • Thanks Michigan! Next Stop – Adobe Max and Colorado Springs

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Hey there! I just got back from teaching my Lightroom seminar in Livonia, Michigan yesterday, and had an awesome crowd of about 300 photographers. A big thanks if you came out to the seminar, and it was great to meet so many of you and get such a warm welcome. Next month (well, next week actually) I’m off to teach some more Lightroom at Adobe Max in LA. I’ve got two classes there and you can find out more about them right here. Later in the month I’ll be in Colorado Springs on October 22nd and then on to Philadelphia in November and San Antonio in December. So if…
 
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  • 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…
  • Canon: Generic Batteries

    Syv Ritch
    26 Jul 2013 | 9:26 am
    For everyone of my cameras, I have 2 batteries. One in current use and the other one fully charged. The Canon LP-E6 for the 7D, the 5DMkII… is the first battery, for me, that allowed me to make more than 1,000 photos per charge. Actually at the beginning, I was getting around 2,500 photos per charge! That's two 32Gb CF cards. I always buy the spare batteries at the same time as I buy the cameras. Now my batteries, on the 7D, only register 1 bar and I get slightly under 1,000 photos per charge. So it's time to get new batteries. In my neck of the woods, the Wet Coast of the Great White…
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