Lightroom Pro Q&A with Rob Sylvan

Hi everyone. Here’s another in a series of mini-interviews with some of the Lightroom pros out there where they’ve answered a short series of questions about how they use and feel about Lightroom: Today’s Guest: Rob Sylvan. Bio/Intro: Rob, a trainer and photographer, is the author of Photoshop Lightroom 2 for Dummies, the Lightroom Help Desk Specialist for the NAPP, instructor for the Perfect Picture School of...

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Lightroom Q&A Day

Here’s some more Q&A’s for ya. Q. Matt, is there any chance you’ll update your presets for the Lightroom 3 Beta? A. I’ll definitely update them. I may wait until the final version of LR3 comes out though (please don’t ask me when) The process version has caused the old sharpening presets to be outdated and too harsh. Q. When creating web galleries in Lightroom, it seems to only export photos at 240...

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Lightroom Q&A

Its time for another round of Lightroom Q&A’s. Keep the questions coming. Q. When I export images sometimes I export to 640 x 480 for web viewing. The problem is that the images that were shot using a vertical orientation are exported as 360 x 480 instead of 480 x 640. Is there a way to export a ‘mixed’ group of photos to a custom size yet retain the original aspect ratio? A. That’s because by setting 640 x...

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Q&A – Plug-in Follow Up

The other week I wrote about my all time favorite plug-in of 2009 and asked for your opinions as well. As I read through the comments I saw a lot of questions pop up so I figured I’d cover them today. Here goes: Q. Lightroom has plug-ins? Did I miss this because I’m still on version 1? A. Yup! And I gotta tell you. There is not an upgrade of software that I know of in our field that is a no-brainer more than Lightroom 2...

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Lightroom Sharpening – Which Brush to use?

Over the last few months, I’ve done a few of those Before/After videos that involve sharpening as one of the steps. Each time I’ve done it, I go into Photoshop and do the sharpening there. I’ve noticed a number of good comment/questions asking about why I don’t use the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom to sharpen instead. So it got me thinking about why. I mean, I knew sharpening was there in Lightroom and that I...

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Lightroom Q&A

Here’s some more Q&A’s for ya. Q. When you compose a HDR image, do you keep all your original raw files in archives, or just the resulting TIFF?A. You know, this is a great question and I’m surprised it hasn’t been asked earlier. Personally, I keep all of the raw files for now. But I probably should change that. What I have seen some people do is save the actual .HDR file that is produced by the HDR...

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