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Free Webinar April 9: Lightroom Mobile in Action!

Join me Wednesday, April 9, as I demonstrate what’s new in Lightroom 5.4, and all the features of Lightroom mobile and Lightroom web view. I’ll also discuss ways to incorporate Lightroom mobile into your workflow, and take your questions. When: [UPDATE: Completed - Signup below to be alerted of upcoming Lightroom webinars!] Wednesday, April 9, 11 am Pacific Daylight Time (Los Angeles/Seattle) / 1 pm CDT / 2 pm EDT / 6 pm GMT. 60 minutes. Mobile Devices: You may also watch the webinar on your mobile device with the Adobe Connect app from your mobile app store. Different time zone? Use this time zone converter to calculate the time in your location. While this webinar has ended, enter your [...more]

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Lightroom 5.3 Release Candidate Now Available from Adobe Labs

The Lightroom team has announced the availability of the release candidate for Lightroom 5.3.  Release candidates are made available before official releases in order to get broader community testing and feedback. This release contain bug fixes, new camera support, new lens profiles and a few new Develop shortcuts.  My general recommendation regarding release candidates is for most people to wait for the official release, unless you have one of the new cameras or need a new lens profile, or unless the bugs that have been fixed are affecting you. With 5.3, there are some important bug fixes, so do review the list below. This Lightroom 5.3 Release Candidate is a free (early) update to Lightroom 5. It can be downloaded [...more]

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What’s New in Lightroom 5.2

Adobe released Lightroom 5.2 today, with important bug fixes, new camera, lens and tethered capture support. As has become their practice in the first “dot” release (“.2″ in this case — there was no “.1″), Adobe has also thrown in a few small but welcome new features. Watch my “What’s New in Lightroom 5.2″ video below, and then read on in this article for more information on new camera support, bug fixes, etc. New Features in Lightroom 5.2 1. Color Noise Smoothness Slider The color noise slider previously present has been great at removing pixel-level color noise. This new smoothness slider now also removes larger color blobs that you may find when you brighten very-much underexposed areas of a photograph:

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On the Adobe Horizon: Lightroom Mobile

As I mentioned in my last post on Adobe’s Photography Creative Cloud announcement, at Photoshop World last week Adobe Product Manager Tom Hogarty demonstrated Lightroom Mobile, an exciting solution now in development that will allow us to seamlessly review and make at least basic adjustments to photos in our Desktop Lightroom catalogs using our iPads or iPhones. This is a component of the future direction of Lightroom that Tom articulated, moving from being just “your Desktop photography solution, to being your (complete) photography solution”. Lightroom Mobile is still very much in development, but Tom demonstrated in Lightroom on his main computer: Putting a checkmark next to collections that he wanted Lightroom to sync to his iPad Logging into his Adobe [...more]

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Adobe Lowers Price for Photographer Creative Cloud Offering

Adobe announced today  at Photoshop World a new more attractive photographer Creative Cloud offering, consisting of Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5, 20 GB cloud storage, Behance ProSite membership, and access to online CC training content. This offer will be available the week of September 16 to owners of Photoshop CS3 and newer, for signup through December 31, 2013. Adobe has not indicated whether a similar offer will be available for photographers who are new to Photoshop. The monthly subscription price will be $9.99/month, paid annually. Adobe states that it has no plans to change the price for subscribers of this plan. At Photoshop World today, Adobe Product Manager Tom Hogarty also demonstrated what is in development for Lightroom (later this year? [...more]

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Don’t Miss Out on My Upcoming Fall Seattle Japanese Gardens Workshop with Charles Needle!

Join Charles Needle and me at the peak of autumn color in Seattle’s beautiful Japanese Garden, October 25-26, 2013 .  In this 2-day workshop, you’ll learn how to capture fall colors in pleasing compositions that evoke the spirit of the Garden, and to bring out the best in your photos using Lightroom’s Develop module. We will gain special early-morning access to the Garden before it opens to the public, from 7:30 am to 10 am on both days with the use of tripods, for a total of six private hours of shooting with your tripod! Charles, a professional garden photographer and workshop leader,  will teach you how to best translate your creative vision into stunning imagery through lectures and lots [...more]

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Seattle Meetup: What’s New for Photographers in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC

If you’re in the Seattle area, please join me and the Seattle Flickrites meetup group July 24, 2013 from 6-8 pm. I will demonstrate the new features in Lightroom 5, and those in Photoshop CC applicable to photographers. Sign up and get more information on the Seattle Flickrite meetup page here.

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New Photoshop CC Now Available from Adobe

Adobe’s new version of Photoshop, Photoshop CC, is now  available for download through its Creative Cloud subscription service. New features for photographers include a camera-shake-reduction filter, and improved Smart Sharpen and upsampling algorithms. Adobe announced last month that new versions of Photoshop and other Creative Suite software would only be available via a Creative Cloud subscription. This  provoked an outcry amongst some pro and amateur photographers who use only Lightroom and Photoshop, and for whom even a single-product Cloud subscription to Photoshop would be a very large price increase.  There was also substantial criticism of the Creative Cloud’s “software-rental” model, where once you stop subscribing, you lose access to the software. (Note that Lightroom will continue to be available as [...more]

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Lightroom 5 Video Training Series Coming Soon!

Just a quick note for those of you wondering – I am hard at work updating my Lightroom Fundamentals & Beyond series, and am really hoping it will be available this coming week. Next I’ll get busy on Lightroom 5: Producing Great Output. Thank you for all your email inquiries on this – it is nice to know that you are looking forward to them! Have a great weekend.

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Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 – Available Now

Adobe announced the release of Lightroom 5.0 today, with essentially the same features made available in the beta version in April. Purchase the upgrade for $79 or the full version for $149 from Adobe here. Note the new system requirements at the bottom of this page — in a nutshell, Windows 7 or newer, Mac 10.7 (Lion) or newer. With a shorter develop time than Lightroom 4, there are fewer new features  than we have come to expect from previous releases, but I am happy with what has been added. Below you will find a written description of what is new. Also check out: Lightroom 5 videos: highlight and feature-specific videos Video tutorial: How to Upgrade to Lightroom 5 Highlights [...more]

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