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.


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]


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.


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]


Adobe Kuler Free iPhone App Released Today

The Adobe Kuler iPhone app is available starting today. Kuler is a cloud-based application for making and exploring color themes using an iPhone or your browser. Kuler now gives you multiple options to capture inspiring color themes whenever and wherever you come across them; capturing color inspiration on your iPhone, syncing colors in Illustrator, Photoshop, and other Adobe apps, or using the new Kuler website. I haven’t had much time to play with this yet, but I can already see that this will be very handy. If you find a great color or combination of colors while browsing a website or wandering a store and you want to identify these colors for use in  in a Lightroom slideshow, web gallery, […more]


Adobe Announces New Photoshop Available Only Through the Creative Cloud

I’m a bit late on this news from last week, as I was on vacation with no internet access, but here goes: Adobe announced the upcoming June 17 release of the next version of Photoshop, Photoshop CC, available only through a Creative Cloud monthly or annual subscription. No longer will we able to purchase and own new versions of Photoshop (or other Creative Suite software, which have also all been updated) — users must subscribe, and when they stop subscribing, they lose access to the software.  Here are U.S. prices, per month with an annual subscription:   This new policy of only being able to  “rent” Adobe’s Creative Suite software has caused some outcry throughout the creative community, but much […more]

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