Adobe Updates Lightroom 2.6 and ACR 5.6

Just a quick FYI. Adobe has released Lightroom 2.6 and Adobe Camera Raw 5.6 today. They’re basically updates for new camera so if you fall into that category (Nikon D3s, Canon 7D, etc…) then you’ll want to check it out. Also, a quick note for all the Lightroom 3 beta users out there. This update does not update the Lightroom 3 beta. Its only for Lightroom 2. You can find out more and download the update over at...

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Tip: Black and Whites…Difference Between RAW and JPEG

I know that most of us using Lightroom probably shoot raw most of the time. But I’m constantly importing photos from my point-and-shoot as well and those aren’t i the raw format. Plus, I’ll typically work with photos my family takes and they’re DEFINITELY not in the raw format. So when it comes to black and whites this tip is kinda important. See, if you import a RAW photo into Lightroom, it automatically adds...

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My Official Favorite Plug-in of 2009

I thought it’d be fun to find out what everyone’s favorite Lightroom plug-in is. Now, I’m going to kick it off by giving you a very specific one because saying I love Nik’s Color Efex Pro, isn’t very specific. Its got a ton filters in it. So I’ll take it one step further by saying my official favorite most-used plug-in of the last year is the Brilliance/Warmth filter from Nik’s Color Efex. I...

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Tip – Choosing a new "Before" image

Happy Friday everyone. Here’s a quick tip for you when viewing before/afters in Lightroom. If you press the [Backslash] key in the Develop module, it toggles you between the original image (with absolutely no changes), and the photo as it looks now with your edits. But what if you don’t want your Before photo to be the original? For example, let’s say you did some Basic panel edits on a photo, and then you used the Adjustment...

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Photoshop TV is Back on the Air

Hey everyone. After 2 to approximately 12 weeks of being off the air, I’m happy to say that Photoshop User TV is back. We recorded our new show on our new set in our new format last week and its up on the web. For those of you that always liked PSTV and the “edu-tainment” factor of the show, then I think you’ll like it even more. For those of you that fast forwarded through all the talking to get to the...

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Tip – Fading a Lightroom Preset

I’ve got a big article due for Photoshop User magazine this week so I’m gonna make this one short. In fact, I’m being so lazy today that I’m stealing a tip from some one else. See, for a while now I’d have to say the most common preset-related question I get is how to fade a preset. Say the effect is just too strong and you don’t feel like going through each slider and lessening the amount it...

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