A Christmas Thank You

It’s usually around this time of year that everyone is thinking about gifts and presents. What will you get and, more importantly, what will you give. It got me thinking about how fortunate I am because I get something from you (the visitors of this website) all of the time – your attention. In this day, where there are literally thousands of things competing for your attention every day, giving it to me is something I’m truly grateful for. I know you’re giving me something so valuable, and it makes every post I write, every preset I prepare, and every video I create that much better because of it. I always feel like I’ve got to deliver to you, so I can return the favor. So I wanted to give a great big thank you to everyone out there who stops in from time to time to read or listen to what I have to say. You unknowingly give me a gift each time you do it. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy Holiday.

– Matt Kloskowski



  1. Dilip Barman 28 December, 2007 at 12:51 Reply

    Thanks, Matt, for your great site. I try to visit almost every day and always look forward to your new pearls of wisdom. I teach Lightroom and am amazed at how rich it is – always new features to explore and understand. Happy 2008! –Dilip

  2. dano 27 December, 2007 at 16:54 Reply

    Happy holidays and thanks Matt..
    the things I’ve learned from you have transformed the way I look at photography… I love lightroom and love how it easily takes my photos to the next level.

  3. BonneSwe 27 December, 2007 at 16:36 Reply

    I can’t tell you how much easier it has been to get into Lightroom because of all your tips and presets. This is by far the best way to learn and be enthusiasted to dig deeper into the available tools. Thanks Matt! 😀

  4. Matthieu 26 December, 2007 at 16:01 Reply

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for all. Those little tips, presets and video are un-valuable material for all of us !!!

    Keep it on !

    Merry Christmas and Happy NewYear !


  5. Dennis Zito 26 December, 2007 at 09:45 Reply

    Hey Matt,

    THANK YOU! Because of your blog and all you do with NAPP, I have become a better photographer and user of Lightroom and Photoshop! Your goal is being accomplished.

    Blessings and Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  6. Chris CB 26 December, 2007 at 08:44 Reply

    Thank you for sharing all this stuff with us. Your blog have a VIP place on my RSS reader and make me improve a lot on LightRoom. Merry Christmas to you and to all your readers. 🙂

  7. Rob Sylvan 26 December, 2007 at 08:16 Reply

    Hi Matt,

    Your blog is invaluable to me, as I refer people to it all the time, so thank you!

    On a personal note, thanks for using my Christmas tree photo in this blog post. That is the view out my front door, and it was a pleasant surprise to see it here!


  8. Ed 25 December, 2007 at 20:47 Reply

    Hi Matt,

    Your website has made a real improvement to my work. Thanks for everything! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.


  9. Judy Martindale 25 December, 2007 at 14:25 Reply

    Hello Matt
    Thank you for all your Lightroom Killer Tips they are a such help and you always make fun and friendly.
    Thank you Matt
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year..

  10. Marty Cohen 25 December, 2007 at 11:44 Reply

    Thank you for your very nice comments and thoughts about your readers. The respect is mutal, and we are the lucky ones to be able to learn from someone who loves to share who he is when he teaches. I look forward to my daily Tips from Matt.

  11. Doug Gilbert 25 December, 2007 at 08:12 Reply

    Hi Matt,

    Thank you for all your training information. Lightroom Killer Tips has been tremendously informative to me in learning Lightroom to process my photos.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the best in the coming year.

    (Montreal, Canada)

  12. Mac 24 December, 2007 at 20:11 Reply

    Hi Matt.
    I must say that not only are you exceptionally professional, but you are always happy, i.e. the way you convey your message and instructions are always with a smile or a short laugh (in the background of your videos).

    This makes me also happy! Thank you for always have an upbuilding spirit.

    Christmas greetings from Norway.

  13. Bob Williams 24 December, 2007 at 20:10 Reply

    Thanks very much for the time and attention you devote to this blog and to the NAPP website. You’re doing a GREAT job! Peace and Joy to you and your family this Christmas and the New Year!

  14. Merrill Mack 24 December, 2007 at 18:18 Reply

    Thank you and the same thoughts in return. The time you spend giving to me is a priceless gift for which I am very grateful.

    Wonderful Holiday to you and yours.

    Marin County, CA

  15. Victor Chavez 24 December, 2007 at 14:34 Reply

    Hey Matt

    Hope next year will be better for you and all the people around you.

    Feliz Navidad y Año Nuevo !

    Victor Chavez
    Mexico City

  16. Mike Lao 24 December, 2007 at 14:13 Reply

    Hey Matt, Merry Christmas! Thanks for always inspiring us and continuing to impart and share your knowledge of Photoshop, Lightroom and Photography with us.

    – Mike

  17. Shane f 24 December, 2007 at 14:09 Reply

    Have a merry christmas Matt!
    Your site is such a valuable tool to all of us. Watching your videos and seeing all your tips has single handedly taught me how to use lightroom!

  18. Ziggy 24 December, 2007 at 11:51 Reply


    Lightroom Killertips, has been a five star resource for me. It reminds me of Christmas as a young boy, you wake up and find toys and gifts everywhere. Well, my computers are bookmarked to lightroomkillertips.

    Merry Christmas and have a “New Year 2008”..

    Go Sox’s and Bear’s 2008

    Ziggy (Chi-town Chicago, IL)

  19. Debbie 24 December, 2007 at 11:22 Reply

    Merry Christmas and thank you for this fantastic resource! I stop by almost every day to see what’s new. Thanks for sharing with us.

  20. Rob Muller 24 December, 2007 at 11:16 Reply

    Hallo Matt!!
    Thank you for the inspiration you haven given me this year. Your tips were great but what matters more to me:the way you explained it made it a really easy in use!! for me.
    Thanks again and all the best for you and your family!!in 2008.
    Rob (fromAmsterdam, the Netherlands)

  21. Jeff 24 December, 2007 at 11:07 Reply


    Your contribution and knowledge has been a great help to me (and I am sure to othrs) as I continue to learn how to best use Lightroom (and CS3) to improve my photography. I look forward to your tips and tricks every week…keep up the GOOD work.

    Regards and Happy Holidays,

    PS – Great job on your contribution at the newly launched “kelbytraining””.

  22. Pamela 24 December, 2007 at 10:54 Reply

    It goes without saying, but I must say it anyway… THANK YOU Matt (and all of your colleagues at NAPP and Kelby Training), for all that you do and all of the extra time you take to enlighten us.

    I’d like to request that your next tip be on how you pack it all into a 24 hr. day!!!

    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours and best wishes for lots more FUN! with LR and PS in the coming year!!

    Best, Pam

  23. Paul 24 December, 2007 at 10:35 Reply

    Hi Matt,

    Since I’ve been working with Lightroom which really was with v 1.0 after not having really used the betas your videos and killer tips have helped me enormously.

    Thanks for your good work, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from
    the Netherlands

  24. Anita 24 December, 2007 at 10:29 Reply

    A big THANK YOU back to you! I’m from the Netherlands and your blog is very good to understand for me!
    I love your video tutorials of LR and I can understand everything now!

    Merry Christmas to you too and a very good 2008 to you and your family!

  25. Don 24 December, 2007 at 09:15 Reply

    Merry Christmas Matt,
    Thanks for giving us this great website! You tips are a awesome resource for me and I check it out everyday. I also enjoy Photoshop User TV every week. Thanks again and I hope you and your have a great holiday season!

  26. graeme 24 December, 2007 at 08:15 Reply

    hi matt,

    thank you for getting me a lot further in photoshop than i thought i’d ever be and guiding me through lightroom equally as well. you are an inspiration.

  27. Jon 24 December, 2007 at 05:40 Reply

    Hi Matt,
    I came across your site when researching Lightroom and whether I should buy it or not. Some of your tips showed me just how useful this program could be and convinced me!

    Very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year


  28. Gerry 24 December, 2007 at 05:34 Reply

    Hi Matt,

    Thank you so much for posting all these interesting tips and your entertaining photoshop user tv broadcast which I never miss 😉

    Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.


  29. Glyn Dewis 24 December, 2007 at 05:33 Reply


    Thankyou for ‘giving’ your tips, techniques, motivation etc … etc … etc … throughout the year.

    Constantly learning from you and others adds to my knowledge which in turn translates the greatest gift of all … Wisdom!

    Thanks again and here’s to an AWESOME 2008,


  30. Ronald 24 December, 2007 at 05:04 Reply

    Hi Matt,

    Your blog is on my daily checkout list. Thanks for the great advice you have given!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


  31. Steve 24 December, 2007 at 03:28 Reply

    Hi Matt

    I am resent convertee to Lightroom (from the darkside) – your blog has been a great help to me.

    Have a great Christmas and New Year


    Brisbane Australia

  32. Mike 24 December, 2007 at 02:35 Reply

    Hi Matt,

    Thank you for all you do in bringing this blog to us. It has made a real difference to my photography and how I use Lightroom.

    Have a great Christmas and Happy New Year.


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