Posts tagged with Photoshop

Lightroom 1.1 and the Collection method of creating virtual copies….

When you write a book on version 1.0 of a program, things are very much in flux. Apart from your publisher's deadline. Features change subtly and others are pulled at the last minute, or later, and you're never going to anticipate what might will appear in a dot release just a few months later - […]

Born again

In a long PhotoshopNews post Jeff Schewe describes the new controls available in Adobe Camera Raw 4.1. It's a nice appetizer for what's going to be in Lightroom 1.1. I'm on the fence about the value of the Clarity slider, a wide area sharpening contrast adjustment. Apart from preferring the original name, “Punch”, I suspect […]

I started something I couldn’t finish

Gunar Penikis has posted a surprisingly-ugly but interesting example of using Flash for a Bridge panel: Once loaded into the Bridge startup scripts folder, the BridgeExportToJPEG extension will demonstrate a Flash UI panel in Bridge that is functional in driving Bridge to create JPEGs and manipulate XMP metadata. All the thumbnails that are created in […]

You send me

Here's a handy little registry hack which adds a “Send Folder to Lightroom” choice to Windows Explorer's right click menu. Either download and double click my registry file - read it first just to be sure - or copy this code into Notepad and save it as a file with an “reg” extension, then double […]

The song remains the same

Lightroom or iView for DAM? It's such a big question, an amorphous one too, and I've not had much spare time recently. But I spent a bit of time giving an answer and thought I'd add it here too. The devil is always in the detail of one's personal needs and right now I am […]

But I’m different now

Someone, who knew my opinion on the issue, sent me this spoof on Geek Culture's cartoon about Creative Suite 3's many versions. If Lightroom customers want it, so too do Photoshop users.

Why didn’t you call me….

James Duncan Davidson discusses the extension of the Photoshop brand into an online service and then turns on its addition to “Adobe Photoshop Lightroom”: The only people who will be impressed by the Photoshop brand being applied to Lightroom or an online-based photo tool are the very people who don't know what any of it […]

Word up

Chris Shepherd has been busy getting a controlled vocabulary into both Lightroom and iView: Now that I am trying Lightroom I thought I would try out if it is possible to use a controlled vocabulary when keywording images. David Riecks at Controlled Vocabulary has produced a controlled vocabulary keyword catalogue, which is a great basis […]

Common people

Part 2 of the interview with Lightroom's chief designer Mark Hamburg is at since1968.com. This one's mainly about the program's extensibility, and you'd expect me to find it particularly interesting: Developers will have to write their extensions in Lua. At one point?and it probably complicates the app a little?there was probably some notion that we?d […]

Neat neat neat

Andrew Rodney describes Color management in Lightroom (pdf) We didn?t see much in the way of color management in Photoshop until v. 5.0, nearly 8 years after its initial release, and it was still rough around the edges. For a 1.0 product, Lightroom looks promising with respect to color management, but it?s a delicate balancing […]

All the young dudes

With days left to go before Lightroom is released, Michael Tapes has a series of free videos (with a higher res DVD also available for $10.95). I got to know Michael virtually through the beta testing program and am not at al surprised that the style is professional and common sense - and I learned […]

Complete control

Lightroom posts here will not be tutorials - you can get good short ones at places like Sean McCormack's and from these NAPP videos. In LR, the hows are far less difficult than understanding the whys. Here I hope to convey principles - such as the best practice for Lightroom's “Collections”. These virtual folders are […]

Outside

Lightroom v1.0 is finally announced. At $200 or under ?150 I feel the price is about right and am also pleased the licence isn't limited to one brand of computer (Tom Hogarty here). Already people are posting v1 tutorials - see the wonderful Adjustment Painter - and I thought of doing one or two, but […]

With a little help from my friends

There's an interview with Lightroom's chief designer Mark Hamburg at Since1968.com: The volume problem really hit home in the fall of 2003 when I did my first shoot of nearly 500 images in one day. The things we?d been experimenting with like light table simulations just fell apart in the face of that sort of […]

What’s he building? (Update)

I'm not overwhelmed by Lightroom's web gallery generation module - behind the scenes it's overcomplicated to customize, for instance to add a shopping cart link. But I was a bit overrun with work when Adobe Media Gallery was published and have only just got to look at it: Photoshop Elements and Lightroom ship with a […]

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Lightroom Podcast 24 is definitely worth listening to. Three of the main guys behind Photoshop and Lightroom, Zelman Stern, Thomas Knoll and Mark Hamburg, discuss the development of Lightroom and ACR 4, and if you listen carefully you'll hear you a lot about what may well be in Lightroom version 1…. Find it at George […]

Who are you?

I'm trying to come up with a name for programs like Lightroom, Aperture, LightZone and Capture NX that use instructions to process images. We've referred to programs like Photoshop as bitmap editors, but there's no agreed name for this new field. Peter Krogh has referred to the field “Metadata Imaging” and this seems snappy, but […]

Purple haze

Added a group of photos to the History section. They are from a day I spent with American Civil War re-enactors back in October 2004. Some were already on the site, but I've given them all a new treatment using Lightroom. Apart from making them b&w and adding a purplish selenium tone, I also darkened […]

The Right Place

There's a limit to how much work you can do on an image in Lightroom, so right click a file and select Edit in Adobe Photoshop. Lightroom then applies any adjustments, adds a TIF file to the Library, and opens in it Photoshop. When your Photoshop work is done, the Library file is updated. A […]

Carpet crawler

Bob Johnson at Earthbound Light looks at Nikon Capture NX in Hands On and Second Thoughts: So, what's my verdict on Capture NX? I must say I have developed a deeper appreciation for what Nikon and Nik Software set out to create, but I'm not sure it's for me. My workflow revolves around Photoshop and […]