Some Weekly Odds and Ends

First off, thanks to everyone who stopped over at to see my guest blog post. It seemed very well received and I appreciate all the comments. Now on to some Lightroom, photography and industry odds and ends.

• Sean McCormack over at Lightroom News has a really neat post on time lapse photography and how he’s using it. I’ve never really tried it but after reading I think I may have a go at it.

• Syl over at PixSylated (I love that name!) has a good post about Firefox 3 and color management in the browser. This is big actually. The more browsers that start reading color profiles the better off we’ll all be when it comes to displaying our photography on the web.

• NAPP members get $75 off the Epson R1900 until tomorrow (my new favorite glossy printer). I did a couple videos on the R1900 when it comes to getting started with printing as well as printing from Lightroom over at the NAPP site. You can see the videos as well as get the discount code by clicking here.

• One of our own Lightroom blog readers, Peter, has a great photography (and related) blog over at You’ll find lots of tidbits there and even some neat tips on Lightroom.

• Finally, check out the Camera Toss blog. I had absolutely no idea there was a website dedicated to this and I totally stumbled upon it yesterday. It’s gutsy to try out but I may have to take an old camera and give it a whirl 🙂

Have a great day!



  1. David 6 July, 2008 at 01:48 Reply


    Thanks for the tip to Camera Toss. I moderate the Camera Toss group on, along with Ryan Gallagher (who created the Blog site), and Jens Ludwig. Let me know if you have any questions regarding the technique, tips, or tricks.

    All the Best,


  2. John T. 28 June, 2008 at 11:41 Reply


    Get a copy of the book Color Management for Photographers by Andrew Rodney. It will give you a ton of information on CM, profiles, calibration, etc., plus tutorials in the back. Very good book and highly recommended.


  3. Michael 27 June, 2008 at 19:56 Reply

    Hey Matt, the news about color management in Firefox 3 sparked my interest in a touch subject for me and photography. I am confused (mainly due to ignorance) about managing my color spaces and calibrating my computer monitor. I would really appreciate an informative video on how to calibrate our monitors. Also, is there anything we need to know about our cameras color profile? Thanks so much.

  4. Peter 27 June, 2008 at 10:33 Reply

    Hey Matt,

    Thanks for the mention of my blog.

    Not much activity the last two weeks, since I have been traveling around the beautiful state of Oregon and as I write this comment I’m in smoky northern California. (it’s sad to see such a beautiful area get burnt out like this, but I guess it’s mother nature’s way of rejuvenating life, just wish she waited till I got to where I was going)

    I want to thank all the NAPP team for getting me inspired to continue to learn and improve my photography and my photoshop techniques.

    I guess that I am an example that an “Old Dog ” can learn new tricks.



  5. Molly 27 June, 2008 at 00:27 Reply

    I have imported a bunch of old scanned photos into LR. In the “Date Created” section of the metadata, I have entered the approx. year of creation.

    Is there a way to sort by this specific item only?


  6. Seim Effects 26 June, 2008 at 00:07 Reply

    Regarding Color management in browsers, it can be tough. I know I was one who could not figure out why my pictures looked great, and then I got them online they were bland and desaturated looking.

    After some research I found out about the browser color issues, and not know I need to get all my web images into SRGB and not Adobe RGB if I want them to look right.

    Maybe you should do a tip about color profiles and setting in LR. Then again maybe I should 🙂


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