Here’s a few links worth checking out while you’re web surfing today:

• Got Lightroom questions? Scott Kelby did a monster Q&A the other day on Lightroom based on some ideas he got from a recent workshop. There are a ton of questions answered in the comments so make sure you stop by and take a look through and I think you’ll be amazed at what you learn.

• Scott Bourne interviewed me on Photofocus Episode 8. I’ve got to say that Scott is an absolute class act in this business and the quality of the show proves that. We had a good time talking and you can listen to the interview right from their website. Its around the 47 minute mark in the show, but Rick Sammon is on before me and he’s well worth listening to as well.

• Just one more day to sign up for Bogen’s free Extreme Sports webinar with Michael Clark. Its on July 17 (Friday). Its free too! Here’s the link.

• Speaking of webinars, NIK Software is putting on a whole slew of them this summer. They’ve got everything from Landscape to portrait to wildlife, wedding etc… covered. Here’s the link to register.

• One of the blog followers, MoreThanWords from did a cool video tutorial called “Look ma, only Lightroom”. Its about creating a great looking print template with just Lightroom. You can watch it here.

• Any of you participating in Scott Kelby’s worldwide Photowalk may enjoy the mini-Lightroom course I’ve put together for working on your photos from the photowalk. You can watch them right here.

• Keeping with the spirit of video goodness, Nikon has a site that showcases video done with the D90 and D5000.

Have a great day!



  1. Jason 26 July, 2009 at 14:49 Reply

    Hey Matt,

    Awesome stuff as always – someone pointed out that the OnOne Software Suite 4.5 includes the LR plugins and that I should let you know about the contest to win a free copy of the entire suite. The contest thread is on Flickr with more details:

  2. Carmine 26 July, 2009 at 10:21 Reply

    Hi, I am new to digital photography and recently purchased lightroom 2. My question is do I also need photoshop or does lightroom give me all the features that I need to edit my shots?

  3. Elliott 25 July, 2009 at 13:37 Reply

    16th July was the last post….. Matt, Are you still there?
    Oh I miss the weekly posts, to busy with Nikon shooters at D-Town TV 🙁
    No more time for us Lightroom folk

  4. RON 24 July, 2009 at 14:17 Reply

    Hi Art,

    I think the answer to your how to watermark a photo question is in the video archives here. Just click the link on Lightroom Videos and you ca search back or i think you can type in the pages search watermark and it could judt take you to it.


  5. Art Miro 24 July, 2009 at 04:52 Reply

    Hey guys, please please help. I’m an amatuer photographer and kinda new to this whole lightroom 2 world! It’s awesome! I just have one do I watermark my images??

  6. MoreThanWords 23 July, 2009 at 11:26 Reply

    @ Freddi:
    I’m sure Matt will know of a better way, but why don’t you just put your catalog on a fast (and shock-proof) external USB or FireWire drive? That way you just plug in the drive to whatever computer you want to work on. It seems to be the fastest and easiest way until LR supports network drives (one day, hopefully 🙂 )

  7. Vinny Carchietta 23 July, 2009 at 10:08 Reply


    Great Seminar yesterday in NYC! Ultra-informative. Looking forward to making my shoots easier from start to finish.

    Awesome job and looking forward to more of this blog and your work.

  8. Freddi 21 July, 2009 at 16:13 Reply

    I have a question — I have Lightroom 2.4 installed on both my Mac Desktop and Laptop, I been searching for an answer to how I could work off the same catalog on each computer. I know how to export the catalog to another computer, however I don’t want to do this as I work on each computer several times a day. I also know I can’t put the catalog on my network, but could I use Apple’s Remote Desktop to do this? Thanks in advance.

  9. Ron 21 July, 2009 at 16:08 Reply

    hey matt i gots a question for ya, not really a lightroom one but i figure you read these.

    in photoshop cs2 and up , is there a way to always have thumbnails show up when you go file open? i always have to select show thumbs and its annoyingly something not to see them right away to know what to open.


  10. Diego 19 July, 2009 at 07:59 Reply

    Hi Matt,

    I was wondering if you could help out a little thing that bugs me when I use the print module. Let’s say I crop my photos at exactly 5×7? and I want to output them into 5×7? files for printing in the Print Module. My paper size is exactly 5×7? but it doesn’t seem to really fill out the “paper” on screen. I have to click on the “zoom to fill” option which fixes things but sometimes I do critical cropping where a slightest change sort of ruins it for me.

    Any help?

  11. Joergen Resin 17 July, 2009 at 15:43 Reply

    Hi Matt and all the readers of this blog!

    Got to say i do like to read this blog just about every day (mostly sitting at work), find quite inspiering. Found a rather funny (being a photoshopgeek i find it quite amusing) site called GUIdebook that has a gallery with screenshots from Photoshop 1.0 to CS2… Found it rather funny (posted the url at my own blog (only in swedish though)…

  12. BubbaG 16 July, 2009 at 12:31 Reply

    Reading Scott’s explanation of the gradient tool reminds me that there are so many many short cuts and gimmicks in LR and PS that if we don’t use them every day some of us forget them unless you have total racall. I always read the beginners tips in the PS magazine because it refreshes my memory of those tools and short cuts.

    Been reading your web site for quite some time. All I can say is thank you and it is really appreciated. Good stuff.

  13. Ardyce 16 July, 2009 at 10:23 Reply

    Can’t see the link to the video “look ma only lightroom” when I go to the blog-site. Is anyone else having problems with it?

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