Video – Monitor vs. Printer Calibration

Hi all. A while back I created a video on the non-Lightroom (but still very important) topic of calibration using a hardware calibration device. From what I can gather out there, a lot of photographers have heard the message loud and clear – use a hardware calibration device. I don’t really care which one, just use one. However, from being out on the road I have seen a bit of confusion surrounding what type of calibration...

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Tip – Naming Your Presets

If you haven’t noticed yet, your Presets panel in the Develop module can get outta control pretty easily. I know that I’ve got over 100 presets and the list still grows. Some I use all the time and some I just keep around to use once in a while. Now, whether you create your own presets or you download them from the web, the one thing we have in common with each other is they all have different names. So here’s a...

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Video – Upgrading to the Process Version in Lightroom 3

This week I wanted to tackle a tiny setting in the Lightroom 3 beta that you’ll want to be aware of. It’s called the Process Version. Even if you’re not using the LR3 beta, this will eventually come into play in your life in the full version of LR 3 when it comes out, as well as Camera Raw. Click here to download the video to your computer. [Right-click and choose the "Save As"...

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Lightroom 2 Exam Aid is Out

For those of you that like to keep your Lightroom certifications up to date, you’ll be happy to know that the Lightroom 2 Exam Aid is out from examaids.com. The LR2 exam was released back in November 2009 and the folks over at exam aids have since put together another one of their preparation packages for the exam. I’ve mentioned this before, but if you’re serious about taking the exam, the Exam Aids (coupled with...

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Video – DNG and Auto-Saving Changes

Well everyone, after this week I think we will have successfully beat this DNG thing into the ground. It’s all good though. I think the topic is worth a little extra time. Anyway, I realized there was one question that came up a lot. It deals with if/how/when Lightroom will save all of your edits to the DNG files and where those edits get saved to. After trying to write out a long explanation I figured we could cover a lot more...

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