Articles tagged with: Lightroom
2008 was certainly a banner year for photography enthusiasts when it comes to the number and quality of websites that you have to choose from. We certainly appreciate all the visitors here at cameradojo.com and hope we are doing a good job at bringing you good information and we are always thrilled to see our name on lists like this. Now it’s our turn to pay tribute to some of the best sites out there that we read on a regular basis.
Lightroom 2.2 is now available on Adobe.com. (Mac, Win) The release includes new camera support for the following models:
* Canon EOS 5D Mark II
* Canon PowerShot G10
* Panasonic DMC-G1**
* Panasonic DMC-FX150**
* Panasonic DMC-FZ28**
* Panasonic DMC-LX3**
* Leica D-LUX 4**
HDR Photography is a method of combining multiple exposures into a single image in order to achieve a greater dynamic range in an image. If that sounded a bit complex, let’s break that down a bit more. If I take a photo, the sensor only can capture a given range from light to dark, in a normally exposed image, you may lose some detail in the darkest areas and you may lose some detail in the brightest areas. But if we can take an normal exposure, an underexposed image (to get the detail in the highlights) and an overexposed image (to get the details in the shadows) and combine them into a single image, then we can get a new image that can be the best of all three.
Let’s face it, Adobe seriously dropped the ball on watermarking within Lightroom. Many of us got hints about potential new watermarking features for Lightroom 2.0 but were disappointed when there was nothing added. For many of us, Lightroom is the tool that we use for 90%+ of our workflow including prepping images for use on the web so the last thing we want to do is run some action in Photoshop or have to run an additional application to apply watermarks which reduces the image quality because the jpeg image has to be saved a second time.
Kerry and Gavin discuss the use of HDR photography to bring an expanded dynamic range to your images.
Kerry and David discuss the new features of Adobe Photoshop CS4 and give their impressions of Lightroom 2.1.
Kerry talks about OnOne Software’s Photoframe 4.0 and FocalPoint 1.0.
Adobe has released Lightroom 2.1 and Camera Raw 5.1 along with the DNG Converter 5.1. Lightroom 2.1 has been in a release candidate state for several weeks and has some improvements and fixes over the initial 2.0 release. Both Lightroom 2.1 and Camera Raw 5.1 include camera support for the following new models:
It seems like we just got into our groove with Photoshop CS3 and now CS4 is out and everyone is wondering if its really a signifigant upgrade or not. I just spent the day with the folks from Adobe to get a deep dive into the entire CS4 family and let me just say, one day was not nearly enough time to learn about everything. There are very cool changes in virtually every product in the entire suite. Today we are going to go deep into Photoshop CS4 and find out what some of the new features are and try to explain in layman’s terms what each of the new features can do for you.
The 5th major iteration of the Camera Raw plug-in is now shipping as part of Photoshop CS4. Camera Raw 5 has a number of new features:
* Local adjustment brush
* Graduated Filter
* “Post Crop” Vignetting
* Opacity for the cloning/healing tool
* Improved Auto Adjustment
* Support for the new Camera Profiles that are still in beta form
I am all alone this week to do the podcast but there is lots of news and new articles out to talk about. From software updates to new cameras from Canon. Be sure and check it out. Also be sure and come to the forums to discuss the show, the news, and anything else photography related or not.
Have you been wondering how to export your images from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom? In this tutorial we go through the Web module and look at several different types of web galleries that can be created. You will see how to create a basic HTML or Flash gallery as well as exporting an Airtight Simpleviewer, AutoViewer, or Postcard Viewer slideshow.
A release candidate of Lightroom 2.1 is now available on Adobe Labs. The â€˜release candidateâ€™ label indicates that this release is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing to validate the corrections and changes included in this update. The Lightroom team would like the community to help verify the quality of Lightroom 2.1 through normal usage as this will ensure that the application is tested on a diversity of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe.
This week I got together with my regular co-host David Esquire from Esquire Photography and recorded another podcast this week. We covered all the latest news about the new Canon and Nikon gear as well as some new software updates.
We knew when we sat down to write this review that many of your would be sitting there thinking that the guys at the Dojo had totally lost it if all they can come up with for a product review is a simple camera strap. In all seriousness, we have appealed to every company we know to come up with a better camera strap. The two main issues we have are comfort for shooting all day long and the security that your camera won’t fall off your shoulder.
I have been a fan of Wolverine products for almost four years now and my trusty Wolverine FlashPac was in need of an upgrade. Not that the FlashPac didn’t do it’s job, its just that it was pretty slow and didn’t have a display that could be used to view the images. Without hesitation I turned back to Wolverine to see what they had available and I found the new ESP Digital Photo Album and Multimedia Player.
We are happy to announce the release of our updated presets for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The Dojo Essentials package now contains a few more presets and the existing presets have been tweaked slightly and compatibility with Lightroom 2.0 has been added. As before, the Dojo Essentials is a free set of Lightroom presets.
Kerry shows off the new Vignette tool in Lightroom 2.0. With the new features you have far more creative control of vignetting on your images. In Lightroom 1.x, the Vignette tool was simple for lens corrections, with Lightroom 2.0 there is advanced creative control of your vignettes making it a much more powerful creative tool. In this video you will see the difference between the old post-crop vignette and the new creative vignetting in Lightroom 2.0.
There are plenty of changes even in the Library module in Lightroom 2.0, but thankfully us here at Camera Dojo have been frantically learning all we can and have been making these videos for you to learn how to really take advantage of all of the new features. In this video we look at how some of the features have been moved around, we look at the new smart collections, collection sets, better keyword tagging, and view filtering among some of the biggest changes.