Some Links, Inspiration and a Flickr Group

First off, the folks over at Adobe have launched a Lightroom community help site or, as they call it, a “wiki”. Seriously, do they ever sleep there? Anyway, I was extremely honored because at the last Photoshop World in Las Vegas, I met with a few of the Adobe folks and they asked if I was interested in participating by making some quick 30-60 second videos that people could watch quickly (fast being the whole idea behind...

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It's Preset Monday! (on Tuesday again)

This time around I’ve got my take on a nostalgic-styled effect for the Develop module. This preset gives you that older look and is slightly tinted. I’ve also boosted the contrast and clarity significantly because that seems to be what was missing from some of the presets included with Lightroom. You’ll see that there are 2 presets included. Each one has a different level of color saturation. However, this preset...

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We have a winner (or two)!

Well folks, we have a winner. In fact, we have two. There was such an overwhelming response that I thought I’d throw in another copy signed by Scott. So here they are. You’ll get an email soon: - Henrik (from Norway) - Mark Segal (from I have no idea where) Thanks for participating (and for buttering me up with all those nice comments). I wish I could have given one to everybody. If you didn’t win you can always pick...

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A New Must-Have Book (and a contest!)

I’m making this one short and sweet because it speaks for itself. Scott Kelby’s “The Digital Photography Book – Volume 2″ has just come out. If it’s not on your must-have list yet, then it should be. Here’s 3 reasons why: 1. The Digital Photography Book Volume 1 was absolutely fantastic. It’s one of the few books I read each year that leave me wanting more. This one did, and Volume 2 is...

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Friday Tip – Auto Stacks

That weekend time is upon us again and I know mine will be a great one. Why? Because any weekend that I don’t have to run 26 miles is a good weekend OK, here’s the tip. Wanna save some time when trying to organize your photos into stacks? Let Lightroom do it. There’s a little known option hidden in the Stacking menu in Lightroom’s Library module. It’s called Auto-Stack by Capture Time. When you choose it...

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