Here’s a few things that I found worth a quick visit this week.

• I get asked a lot about Lightroom and Capture NX. I thought this article summed up some pretty good points on the topic, especially when it comes to working with large amounts of photos.

• My World Wide Photowalk Page is up and I’ll be doing my photowalk in Safety Harbor, FL. If you live in the Tampa area then be sure to sign up.

• The Turning Gate has a new Lightroom web gallery (TTG Highslide) that looks pretty cool. It’s got a client proofing mode as well as a slideshow mode in it. Check it out here.

• An interesting read over at the Lightroom Secrets website on single/multiple catalogs.

• My new HDR DVD is out. It covers mostly HDR but there’s some Lightroom integration/workflow included on it as well. Again, most of it is Photomatix and the HDR process. Here’s the link.
NOTE: The DVD is the same as my online training course at

• For some inspiration for the day, check out Jeremy Cowart Photography. He’s an entertainment, travel, and portrait photographer and I think you’ll enjoy looking through his work. I liked everything I saw there, but the Music category really caught my eye.



  1. Ben 22 March, 2010 at 15:08 Reply

    I have the same issue as Ron, like Jackie I’ve double checked all my settings. I find the only fix is to save from PS to Tiff and then convert to JPEG with some other program! If anyone ever figures it out let us know!!

  2. Jackie 1 July, 2009 at 22:03 Reply

    I also have the same problem as Ron, and it’s not because I’m in 16bit. EVERYTHING is set right, but I still get the program error message when trying to save as jpg. Makes batch watermarking a pain!

  3. Homer Arment 29 May, 2009 at 16:28 Reply

    I don’t know about your other readers but todays little tip is going to save me some serious time editng my photos. thanks a bunch!

  4. Rohit 26 May, 2009 at 23:57 Reply

    Hey Matt,
    I am a young photographer, 17, who is looking for a good way to organize my photos in Lightroom. I like to maintain a single catalog, but I don’t know what is the best way to organize pictures in lightroom and in folders. Currently, I am organizing by year>month>day and then the pictures are in that folder. Then, I try to keyword pictures based on events. For some reason, my windows computer does not embed the keywords into my pictures when I ask. So when I try to find pictures when I am not in lightroom, they are really hard to find. Anyway I can fix that? Let me know if you have any tips for organization. Shoot me an email when you have the opportunity. BTW: Thanks for the inspirational website. Your catalog post instigated this comment 😉

  5. Ron 26 May, 2009 at 17:33 Reply

    cont from previous post,

    it is only when i save as jpeg format, i can save as psd, but if i then try to go back to jpeg i get the cant save due to program error.

    again only if i do a local adjustment to a photo.


  6. RON 26 May, 2009 at 12:00 Reply

    hi matt,

    got a question for ya.

    i have noticed an issue when working on photos in photoshop that i processed in lightroom 2.
    after converting in lightroom and then opening in photoshop, doing some photoshop stuff and then trying to re-save the photo, i get an error in photoshop. the error reads cannot save due to program error. it doesnt happen to all the photos, but only to the ones that i did local adjustments on. ( brush or grad ). is there a reason for this? i am using CS2. its kinda annoying to have to select all copy and make a new file then paste and flatten and then save as.
    any ideas?

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