Q&A – Lightroom and Apple's Leopard OS

Question Can / Should I upgrade to Leopard if I’m using Lightroom? Answer Can you? Yep. Should you? Well, there have been a number of questions about upgrading to Apple’s Leopard OS and problems with Lightroom. Let’s just say this. If you’re a Lightroom user on a Mac you probably want to wait for an update. There are a few issues right now and some of them can be kinda major. Tom Hogarty from Adobe gives a good...

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Monday Presets – Sharpening

This week’s free presets deal with sharpening. Now, I know Lightroom has a couple of sharpening presets built right in (one for landscapes and one for portraits). The reason I created my own was that I felt these presets were a bit on the “not enough” side. A couple of times they worked great, but most of the time I found I was increasing the sharpening strength. So I created my own (3 for portraits and 3 for...

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Tip – Get to Before/After View Quick

You’re going to love me for this one. I just figured this out today and it’s already one of my new favorite shortcuts (at least for a day – until I either a) forget it or, b) find a new one). Anyway, if you’re in the Develop module and you want to see a quick Before/After view of your photo, just press the Y key. Then press Y again to get back to your regular Loupe view. Yep, that’s it. Short and sweet...

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Site News – Comments are turned on!

I’ve got some good news. I’ve turned on the comment feature for recent and new posts going forward. I’ve had a feedback form on the site that was created for feedback, not questions. I’ve realized that many of you have questions, and they’re going unanswered so I figured I’d let, you, the visitors help out with it. So now, discussions can grow and some useful information can get out there based on...

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Video – Where to store your photos in LR?

Earlier today I got a call from a friend of mine. He’s a seasoned photographer that works for Nikon and he’s been in this business longer then I’ve been alive. He said to me: “Matt (since that’s my name)… where in the heck does Lightroom put the photos that I import and where should I be putting them?”. It hit me that if he has this question then what is everyone else out there thinking,...

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