A Quick Note About Comments on this Site

Hey folks. I just wanted to let you know I went into my comments folder for the blog today, and saw that over 200 of your comments were caught in Spam. I’m really sorry about that so please don’t think I was moderating them or deleting them. The only ones I tend to delete are when people are downright mean. Heck, I even let the guy who corrected “me” grammar through today 🙂
Anyway, now that I know something’s weird with the spam filter I’ll keep an eye on it. Thanks!


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  1. Greetings Matt~ How do you create a template in the Print Module that allows you to put multiple pictures from the filmstrip in to a large cell size, such as 12″X12″ or different?
    Always enjoy the knowledge and presets.

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  2. Hi Matt, absolutely love your Lightroom writings, I’m a big fan. I have a question for you regarding Slideshow video exports. I’m finding the photos in my video exports are soft. In Print and Web Export I can output sharpen, but this doesn’t seem to be an option in Slideshow video export. Is this the reason for softer images in the exported videos? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Keep up the fantastic work.

    Best regards,
    Mark, UK

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  3. Matt,

    an idea for a tip that since I discovered it has help me out. In lightroom I usually make a collection for an “album” and then work on the photos there rather than the “folder” view as the set of photos may be spread over multiple directories (and usually are).

    Now my problem was that I usually take a lot of photos. Last weekends trip hiking in Tasmania was over 200. I edited this down to about 100 and out of this I have 47 picks with which I made a gallery (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=301559&id=748216557&l=fef030fb42) .

    Now that means there are about 100 photos that really didn’t make the cut and I really want to delete them (I’ve decided to be more picky with my disk space). Now it would be nice to mark them a rejects (X) and then do the old Apple-Delete but this will only remove them from my collection. As the Pick/Reject flag is context dependent I can’t even go to the folder view to delete, I would need to mark them as rejects there as well, folder by folder…

    So the simple solution is
    – mark them as rejects
    – modify the filter to only show rejects
    – select all photos
    – Ctrl-Shift-Apple-Delete (deletes and removes files)

    Very simple I know but since I worked out how I can do it it has simplified my workflow. Though I would share.

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  4. regarding using the color palette in the adjustment panel. i have often been able to drag the eyedropper tool over an area with an unwanted color, such as a yellow area on a white shirt. I select the yellowed area and then add 180* (or if over 180* one would subtract 180*), this will give the diametrically opposite color on the color wheel. then this new color can be used to paint away the unwanted color contamination. difficult for me to explain but is easy to do. give it a try.

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  5. Hello,
    I am a new user to lightroom and I am loving it. I just started my way through the podcasts and I have learned so much. Thank you so much. I noticed you mentioned in some videos that you used a pen a tablet. I thought it might make a good video to go through how your tablet works in your workflow. I have been considering moving to one but I don’t know much about them. I would love to learn more about it. I am sorry if that has been a topic before, I am new here and I am still working my way though all the videos. Thanks again for the wealth of knowledge.

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  6. Hi Matt,
    Learned a lot from you! Thanks for your great tutorials!!! I´m using Lightroom 3. My RAW´s were destroyed during the conversion to .dng files. Have you had this problem???
    Best ((o; nrad

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  7. Comments are soooo important, bot for the site owner, and for the one leaving the comment. I love your site, and have been reading it more and more. Really, with as much as I use light room as a wedding photographer, I should make sure to read your site every week.

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  8. I am so tempted to make a Viagra joke right now, but I’m gonna let you off. Don’t worry about the comments – your Lightroom presets have saved me more work than I can even tell you and I’m forever grateful that you give so much back for free. You’re work is a huge help to everyone and I appreciate all you do.

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  9. Hi Matt,

    I was getting concerned you didn’t like me anymore! 🙂 I’ve had this problem with Scott’s blog, your blog and all the Kelby TV shows. Some times (very few) I’ll get one through, but not often. Just hope this gets to you! 🙂

    Thanks for the great Print pre-set yesterday! I really like it. Something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time!


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  10. Matt, I love your website and look forward to your blog entry every day. You share great tips with us LR lovers. I recently watched your video on making rounded corners completely in LR. Thank you for sharing that tip with us. You can see my attempt at implementing your steps on my blog at http://bobshankphotography.wordpress.com/
    Thanks for all you do!

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  11. So every time I see your name I think of the Mike Kloskowski on Monsters Inc….by any chance did you inspire that character name?

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    • Close, but no cigar….It was Mike Wazowski in Monsters, Inc.


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  12. Those darn spammers…making everything so hard for we webmasters.

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  13. I have had the same problem posting here so I finally gave up. Glad you’re on top of it.

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  14. ok, so finally my comment will appear here? yupeeee

    keep up the good work!

    cheers matt.

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  15. Matt:

    This has happened to me on your blog, Scott’s blog and the PhotoshopUserTV blog at various times. Not all the time, but I usually know when my post will disappear, as the page will take a long time to refresh. When it does, no post and the page resets back to the top (where the video usually is). Very strange. But I am sure the crack IT team at NAPP will get it fixed!


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  16. Thanks Matt, I had left a comment and it was deleted and I thought, “I’ll never comment there again…” I was just trying to be helpful and nothing mean was said.

    Now you may be saying, “Oh yeah, you! Yeah, you were moderated!”

    I feel better! And look, I commented again!

    Wishing I was at PSW again…

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    • Opps “commented” not “comented” were is my grammer, tut tut 🙂

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  17. Matt thanks,
    Say ahwile ago you had some info on getting
    lightroom certified do you know if that is still available and if so…is it still LR2 Do you then need to be re certified for LR3…I have tried adobe not finding it
    thanks any info would be great thanks

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  18. Matt – I attended your seminar in LA and first want to thank you for coming to the West Coast. The seminar was great and I was pleasantly suprised at the number of new things I learned. Your recent post on color calibration reminded me that I have a questions about printing: I have my paper profiles downloaded however my prints still appear redish – I use a Cannon 40D and a Canon Pixma 960 printer. Will the Xrite profile checker help solve this (I use Xrite to calibarate my monitor)? Typically I adjust the red saturation slider until I get a print I like. Second I have a few requests based on your seminar: 1.) Will you do a post regarding using the brightness in the library panel to help with printing? 2.) Will you do a post showing how you used the Adjustment brush for Vignetting (please include the neat sounds you make too!!). And lastly when I upgrade to LR3 will my existing present carry into the new version? Ok, thanks for all the great info you provide it is very much appreciated.

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  19. By the way, it’s been days I am looking for a way to post you a question about LR3, and I don’t find it on the blog…

    One thing is driving me nuts and I cannot find in any of the menus:

    Since my upgrade to LR3, in the keyword list panel, the number expressing how many photos have a keyword does not add in the containing keyword.

    For example: I have a keyword “people” and many keywords as childs of it. In LR 2, under people I had a big number as the addition of all the photos containing one of the childs. Now in LR 3 the number is 0, or just shows the number of photos where I expressly put the keyword “people”.

    With the folders in the library we have a menu item “Library>Show Photos in subfolders” to Toggle if we want to see the childs or not, but I cannot find it for the Keyword list… Or is it just a bug I am experiencing?

    Thanks Matt, you make a great job with this blog&podcast

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  20. Spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam …

    I’m sure no-one thought you were being nasty! Keep up the great work. 🙂

    – Matt

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    • I wish I could show you some of the comments I had to delete Matt. People get down right nasty and mean when they think you’re moderating their comments 🙂
      No problem though. I have a one click way to get rid of ’em for good 😉

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