Adobe Photoshop Touch Video Demonstration

Here’s a great video by Terry White demonstrating the new Adobe Photoshop Touch app for iPad and Android devices.  It really is Photoshop — though not with complete functionality, of course.  But if you are a Photoshop user, you will be happy to see layers, blending modes, refine edge, and more. I love how you can start a project on the iPad, then upload it to the Cloud and immediately access it from Photoshop on your desktop computer to finish it. If you are not a Photoshop user, I suspect you will face a bit of Photoshop’s learning curve.  Unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to try it myself to see how much.  If you have experience with the app, […more]


To DNG or Not to DNG

In Lightroom’s Import dialog (and in the Library module), you are given the choice to convert your camera manufacturer-proprietary raw files into Adobe’s raw file format, DNG.   I have gone back and forth on recommending conversion to my students, and in my own workflow  — not because I don’t trust Adobe’s conversion, but because I just have never seen it as mission-critical.  While I could see some advantages, they just haven’t been that compelling to me, and converting to DNG does make the Import process take a lot longer.  (At this point I do convert, but I don’t feel strongly about it.) Though still not mission-critical, Lightroom 4 is introducing some new advantages, to make Lightroom performance faster with […more]


For 2012, Resolve to Follow the Lightroom Gurus on Twitter

2012 has started out pretty busy for me, so I haven’t had time yet to write any new tutorials, but I wanted to pass along this great list of Lightroom experts to follow on Twitter from   What — you’re not on Twitter? Frankly, I myself am only on Twitter to follow and participate in the Lightroom community.  It’s a great way to find out about new tutorials and other resources, participate in conversations, etc.  And the Lightroom Twitter community is refreshingly friendly and supportive! Follow everyone on the list, but follow me first!  @Lightroom_Laura


Book Review: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3: The Missing FAQ

Victoria Bampton, a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen,  has just recently released her Missing FAQ book updated for Lightroom 3.    She is an administrator and Lightroom Guru on, and is one of the most knowledgeable Lightroom users and troubleshooters I know — if I don’t know the answer to a question myself, I often turn to Victoria or this forum. As a forum moderator, Victoria understands  the questions and issues users face.  

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