Lightroom News and a Painter Tool Tip

Here’s some quick news and a tip:

• First up, don’t forget I’m teaching the Lightroom 3 Live seminar in Houston next Wednesday March 9th. There’s still time to sign up. Oh, and if you know any good shooting opportunities or places while I’m in Houston, please leave a comment here. Hope to see you there!

• The folks over at the Turning Gate have released some new updates for their Lightroom web galleries

• The Photographers Toolbox has a Metadata Panels plugin that extends the Metadata section within Lightroom’s Library module.

• I’m always posting stuff over on my Facebook page. Lately I’ve been posing questions about the industry and giving away some free prizes too. So if you want to keep up please head over and click “Like” –

• And the tip… this one comes from the video on the Painter tool that I did earlier this week. If you want to access the tool at any time (in the Library module that is), just press Shift-Option (PC: Shift-Alt). It temporarily switches to the tool (using whatever setting you used last). When you let go, it goes away.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by this week! 🙂


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  1. It sounds like there are a lot of artistic things to learn at the conference you are posting about. I will have to see if the curriculum is in the genre of photography that my good friends shoots in. Thank you for sharing this valuable information about the arts.

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  2. If you are going to be shottign around Housotn I would love to hook up and shoot. I had some presets you featured in 2008 for Lightroom and I have since started teaching Lightroom. Beyond the fact I am a big fan, if you h ad a chance to shoot and grab a bite to eat let me know.

    The Lightroom Dude

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  3. OK, this is really good stuff. Short, sweet and good… what more can anyone ask?

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  4. I second that! Chatty could use some love! Search Flickr for chattanooga, it’s a wonderful town for photogs.

    We promise a warm reception!

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  5. Hey Matt, How about taking your tour to Chattanooga, TN. We’re centrally located a little over an hour from Atlanta, Nashville and Knoxville. You’d fill the hall.

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