Hi everyone. I’m at Photoshop World this week but I wanted to get in a quick Q&A post. I’ve been building a list of questions I’ve been asked here and I’ll start working my way through them over the next few weeks. Here goes:

Will those Camera Profiles (video from last week) from the Adobe Labs website work with JPEGs too?
No, sorry about that. I recorded that video and realized after it was up that I didn’t say that they don’t work on JPEGs. They only work for raw and DNG files.

Matt, what camera and lenses do you use?I use a Nikon D300 with the MD-10 battery grip. My lens are (all Nikon by the way):
• 17-55 f/2.8
• 70-200 VR f/2.8
• 105 Macro VR f/2.8
• 50 mm f/1.4
• 24-70 f/2.8
• 18-200 f/3.5-5.6

Matt, you posted some Hawaii photos the other week. What lens was used to take the “Another Sunrise” photo? How about the one of the little girl?
Believe it or not, 90% of every photo I took in Hawaii was with the Nikon 18-200 VR lens. Some people say it’s not as sharp but I think it holds up just fine and you can’t tell in my prints. There’s definitely a place for the better glass, but when I was walking around shooting everything from my kids boogy boarding to beautiful landscapes that lens really came in handy and I would have missed many opportunities if I didn’t have it.

Matt, why won’t you address the issues and bugs with Lightroom 2?
Mainly because I simply don’t have them. I can’t write about them if I don’t experience them myself. I do see some sluggishness with the Adjustment Brush but it’s not prohibitively slow for me. I usually just have to wait a few seconds for it to render. I have done just what I recommend everyone does and made mention of it over at the Adobe forums. I know they read them and that seems to be the best place.

I have a bunch of raw files on an external disk, which I connect to my laptop when I want to work on them.  I am wondering, is there a way to work on the thumbnails (global exposure corrections, not meta-data) without being connected to the external hard drive?
Unfortunately no. You can do most things in the Library module to them (keywords, metadata, sorting, etc…) but you can’t do any Develop module things to your photos until you reconnect the hard drive.

That’s just a few Q&A’s but I’ve got a big list. Gotta go get ready for one of my classes though! If you’re at Photoshop World make sure you stop by and say hi.