TIP – Zooming to a Specific Point

Hey there! Here’s a neat one that I think a lot of people miss because its kinda buried in the preferences dialog. When you click to zoom in on a photo, Lightroom zooms in close to the area that you clicked but just in that general area. If you wanted the area you clicked on to appear entered on the screen, the try this preference change. Press Cmd-, (that’s a comma – hold Ctrl if you’re on a PC) to open the...

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Snow Leopard for Lightroom and Photoshop

I’ve had a lot of questions about Lightroom’s compatibility with Apple’s new OS (Snow Leopard) so I wanted to take a quick moment to share my experiences with you. I installed it last week and took the last 4-5 days to go through and do my normal workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop as well as the other apps I use. Here’s what I found: 1. I’ve noticed when I zoom into 1:1 view on a photo and pan around the...

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Tip: Consistent Color With Lightroom and Photoshop

Time for a quick tip. If you’re going to be going back and forth between Lightroom 2 and Photoshop, you’ll probably want consistency in your color between the two programs. That’s why you might want to change your color space in Photoshop to match Lightroom’s default color space of ProPhoto RGB (no you can’t change this in LR). You do this under Photoshop’s Edit menu: Choose Edit > Color Settings, then under...

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Worth-a-click

Here’s a few links worth checking out while you’re web surfing today: • Bogen has another free webinar on shooting fall colors coming up on September 18. • Imagenomic’s Portraiture plug-in (very cool by the way) is now available as a Lightroom plug-in as well. • Interesting blog post by LR product manager Tom Hogarty about Lightroom and Apple’s Snow Leopard. • David Duchemin was interviewed over at the...

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Tip – Better Slideshows

One of the biggest complaints about Lightroom 1 and slide shows was that when you started your slide show, the person viewing your it always saw the first slide onscreen before the slide show even started. For example, if you’re showing a bride and groom the photos from their wedding, when they sit down, they see the first image onscreen without any music or anything which totally kills any emotional impact. Well Lightroom 2 has the...

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Stolen Preset – LR on a laptop Identity Plate

One of our editors for Photoshop User Magazine, Mike Mackenzie, recently sent me a link to a really neat Lightroom add-on/preset/whatchamacallit. It’s called Gavin’s Greyscale Gradient (from photographer Gavin Gough) and its an identity plate preset that shows you the tonal changes from white to black in 19 stages. Basically, it allows you to check that you’re seeing all the tones that you want to be seeing. Why? Well Gavin...

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