Here’s a few things that I found worth a quick visit this week.
Nik Software has been busy. Seems like their Color Efex Pro Lightroom plug-in just came out and now Silver Efex Pro has been released as a Lightroom plug-in too. Silver Efex has become, by far, my favorite way to convert to black and white (oops sorry, grayscale).
Speaking of Silver Efex Pro. I actually did a quick demo of a comparison to Photoshop’s B&W adjustment in episode 179 of Photoshop TV. The comparison touches on something that I’ve noticed for years about creating black and whites in Photoshop. It’s at the 22:30 mark and it’s worth viewing if you’re really into black and whites.
The coolest web plug-in for Lightroom, Slideshow Pro, has been updated to 1.4.3. If you already own it then make sure you grab the update. If not, check it out over at their website.
This isn’t too Lightroom-related but for those of you that are into scripting, I noticed Jeff Tranberry (scripting guro from Adobe) has a resource page from a some scripting classes he did at Photoshop World. It’s definitely worth looking at, even if you didn’t make it to the conference.
Again, not Lightroom related but it is photo-related (and Dave’s just a good friend of mine). Dave Cross has launched a neat addition to his blog called “The Fix It Challenge”. People download a photo, fix it, and then upload to Flickr. It’s very cool to see what other people would do to a photo.
Don’t forget that each Thursday a new episode of DTown TV (our Nikon show) goes up. It just so happens that today is Thursday so hop over and check it out at DTownTV.com.
HoudahGeo 2.2 Geocoding Software for Mac OS X now supports Lightroom collections and folders.
And finally some inspiration. Check out the photography of Jon Paul Douglass. He’s got a very unique style along with some really cool post-processing techniques.
Enjoy your Wednesday everyone!