Worth-a-click

Here’s a few links worth checking out while you’re web surfing today: • Bogen has another free webinar on shooting fall colors coming up on September 18. • Imagenomic’s Portraiture plug-in (very cool by the way) is now available as a Lightroom plug-in as well. • Interesting blog post by LR product manager Tom Hogarty about Lightroom and Apple’s Snow Leopard. • David Duchemin was interviewed over at the...

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Tip – Better Slideshows

One of the biggest complaints about Lightroom 1 and slide shows was that when you started your slide show, the person viewing your it always saw the first slide onscreen before the slide show even started. For example, if you’re showing a bride and groom the photos from their wedding, when they sit down, they see the first image onscreen without any music or anything which totally kills any emotional impact. Well Lightroom 2 has the...

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Stolen Preset – LR on a laptop Identity Plate

One of our editors for Photoshop User Magazine, Mike Mackenzie, recently sent me a link to a really neat Lightroom add-on/preset/whatchamacallit. It’s called Gavin’s Greyscale Gradient (from photographer Gavin Gough) and its an identity plate preset that shows you the tonal changes from white to black in 19 stages. Basically, it allows you to check that you’re seeing all the tones that you want to be seeing. Why? Well Gavin...

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Tip – Using the Detail Panel for Spots

First off, I wanted to thank everyone for their comments on the Sharpening Workflow video I did the other day. There’s some good follow-up questions to answer that I’ll get to early next week. Now on to the tip: The Detail panel’s preview (in the Develop module) was created to give you a 100% (1:1) view of your image, so you can really see the effects of your sharpening adjustments. But it’s also great to keep...

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Weekly Worth-a-click

Here’s a few links worth checking out while you’re web surfing today: • Tom Hogarty (Lightroom Product Manager) has a “Meet the Lightroom Team” video up on his blog. This time around he’s featuring Andrew Rahn. • Scott Bourne featured this site in his “Favorite online places to get more info about photography” post. Now I realize you’re already here so you don’t need a link but the...

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Tip (and random fact) – Resetting Presets

Happy Friday folks. I’ve got two things for you today. First is the random fact about Lightroom that I read from Lightroom engineer Troy Gaul (you see his name on the screen when you launch Lightroom). Its actually not educational in any way, but I got a kick out of it because I always joke about this one in my classes. Now I know the answer why. Ever wonder why Survey Mode in Lightroom has a keyboard shortcut of N. Seriously, N...

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