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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