Essential Development E-Book and Presets from Sean McCormack – A Great Resource, for an Amazing Price

Imagine being able to purchase a 120 page e-book full of great Lightroom Develop techniques and tips from talented professional photographer and Lightroom expert, Sean McCormack, along with 85 of his Lightroom presets, for only $6. Once again, Craft & Vision has made the unimaginable real, in this new release from Sean: Essential Development: 20 Great Techniques for Lightroom 4. (At this link, scroll to the bottom of the page to get the bundle with presets if you prefer this to just the PDF.) There’s no way Sean can cover the entire Develop module comprehensively in 120 pages, so I don’t consider this to be a substitute for the core training you’ll find in my Lightroom 4: The Fundamentals & […more]


What to Do If Your Photos Really, Truly Are Gone: Turn to Jeffrey Friedl’s Preview Extractor Plugin

Hopefully most of you will never need this post, because you have an effective backup strategy, that backs up both your Lightroom catalog and your image files. I have written about this in the following posts: Avoiding Lightroom-Generated Headaches and Heart Attacks I Would Cry If I Lost the Work I Did Today: How to Back Up Your Lightroom Photo Library But what if you did not read these, and really do lose your image files? (Perhaps you mistakenly thought that you could delete the original image files because you thought that Lightroom had its own copy, or you did not back up your image files and lost them in a crash.)  If you still have your catalog, meaning that […more]


Where to Go for Lightroom Help – the Lightroom Queen Introduces a Member Area and Help Desk

Victoria Bampton, the Lightroom Queen,  author of  Adobe Lightroom 4 – The Missing FAQ,  and one of the most knowledgeable people on Lightroom I know, has introduced a great new Help Desk and Members area. Anyone can be a member. Members get access to a public section of the knowledgebase, containing the most frequently asked questions and other useful information (fully searchable) and access to a ticket system for submitting questions to Victoria. Premium Members also get access to a premium knowledgebase containing her entire book in a searchable format, they get their submitted questions answered first, and access to more features to come. So what’s the cost of a premium membership? For all of this searchable information, priority personal […more]


Now Available — Lightroom 4: Producing Great Output – A Workshop on Video

I’m very happy to announce that I have finished this new video tutorial series, on producing great output with Lightroom 4!  For those of you who have been waiting, I appreciate your patience.  My goal with this series is not only to teach you the how-to of the Book, Slideshow, Print and Web modules, but also to give you a strong foundation in output concepts that are critical to your success in producing high quality consistent output. Lightroom 4: Producing Great Output Almost  12 hours of training on 55 videos, for Mac and PC (and iPad compatible!) Section                                                 # Videos              Duration (h:m) Introduction                                               2                                    0:13 Output Concepts                                       9                                    2:28 Getting Started                                          2                                    0:22 Book                                                         14 […more]


Updating Develop Presets for Lightroom 4

Because Lightroom 4 has different Basic Panel controls than Lightroom 3, if you have created presets in Lightroom 3 that use Basic panel controls, you may  be finding that they don’t look as expected now that you are using them in Lightroom 4.  Sharad Mangalick, one of the Adobe product managers for Lightroom, has written a post on how to update your presets for Lightroom 4, over on the Lightroom Journal. By the way, this is an excellent blog to follow to keep up on Lightroom bug fixes, new releases, and more.


More Photoshop CS6 Beta Resources

In my last post, I presented a video of a few of my favorite CS6 Beta features so far.  Since I need to focus on my upcoming creativeLIVE Lightroom workshop (watch it free next week online!)  and on my next video series, Lightroom’s Output Modules,  rather than produce a whole series of “What’s new in Photoshop CS6 Beta” videos, I thought I would point you to some resources that others have put together: Julianne Kost’s 6 Favorite Features Russell Brown’s 6 Favorite Features Content Aware Technology Photoshop Cafe TV National Association of Photoshop Professionals CS6 Beta Learning Center CS6 Beta Training I have not watched all these, and I am sure there are many more good ones out there […more]

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