Lightroom 2.3 and Adobe Camera Raw 5.3 Released

Hooray — the official 2.3 release of Lightroom is out.  This fixes a number of bugs in 2.2 that I am happy to have behind me. From Adobe: The goal of this release is to address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom 2 and provide additional camera raw support. A comprehensive list of issues fixed in this release is included below: In the Windows 64-bit version of Lightroom an sFTP upload process could cause Lightroom to crash. Slideshows could return to the first image randomly during playback. A memory leak could cause Lightroom to crash while attempting to process files with local adjustments. Canon EOS 5D Mk II sRAW files could process with artifacts in Lightroom 2.2. […more]

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Lightroom 2.2 Issues and 2.3 Fixes

Have you experienced crashes in  LR 2.2  that you didn’t experience before?  Many have complained about memory leaks and other issues.    Adobe has announced that  LR 2.3 will address the following: In the Windows 64-bit version of Lightroom an sFTP upload process could cause Lightroom to crash. Slideshows could return to the first image randomly during playback. A memory leak could cause Lightroom to crash while attempting to process files with local adjustments. Canon EOS 5D Mk II sRAW files could process with artifacts in Lightroom 2.2. Lightroom 2.2 could cause disc burning to fail for Windows customers. It hasn’t been released officially, but you can download the  early-version “release candidate” if the issues are holding you back and […more]

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Deals on Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2

I would be willing to bet quite a bit that Adobe will not be offering anything in terms of Black Friday sales, but you can still save: if you buy the full or upgrade versions of Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4 at the same time through www.adobe.com, Adobe will give you 30% off of your Lightroom purchase. If you are a member of NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) you can save an additional 15%. First go to the NAPP site and in the Discounts for Members section under software get your promo code. Then enter this promo code when you purchase the software from adobe.com. Speaking of NAPP, in my opinion being a member is well worth the annual […more]

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A Few Days Off

I’ll be out of town for the rest of the week teaching a Lightroom 2 workshop in Eugene, Oregon. Please check back on Monday for my next post. Remember, if there is a topic or question you would like me to address, click on “Submit a Question” to the right, and email it to me — I would love to hear from you. Thanks for dropping by!

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Photoshop CS4: To Upgrade or Not

Here’s a nice summary of Photoshop CS4 new and upgraded features that pertain to photographers, from John Nack of Adobe: http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2008/11/cs4_for_photographers.html There are a couple new very powerful features, and then there are alot of changes that make it easier to get around in Bridge and Photoshop, and easier to do things that you could already do before. The first new feature is the ability to do local adjustments in Camera Raw using the graduated filter and the adjustment brush. Scott Kelby has a video demo of these at www.photoshopuser.com/cs4 These were also introduced into Lightroom 2, so if you use Lightroom (and followed my advice from an earlier post to upgrade to Lightroom 2), you already have these features […more]

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