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Adobe Releases Lightroom 5.4 along with Lightroom Mobile and Web View!

Adobe announced today the release  of Lightroom 5.4, which in addition to the typical bug fixes, new camera support and new lens profiles, includes an exciting new feature — the ability to easily sync collections of photos to your iPad, where you can work on them and then have your work automatically sync back to Lightroom on your desktop. You can also view your synced collections of photos on private pages on the web at lightroom.adobe.com, and share them with others by providing them with the collection URL. On your iPad, using the new Lightroom mobile app available from the iPad App Store, at this point you can view your photos, flag them, do some basic develop work, play slideshows [...more]

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Free Webinar March 1: Developing Photos in Lightroom

Join me Saturday, March 1, as I develop photos in Lightroom in this free webinar. Learn how to get beautiful results by mastering the most important panel in Lightroom’s Develop module – the Basic panel. I’ll then work several photos from start to finish, sharing my approach to decision making when developing, and demonstrating many of the powerful tools available to you, such as the HSL panel, healing brush, adjustment brush and radial filter tool. When: [UPDATE: Ended] Saturday, March 1, 12 pm Pacific Standard Time (Los Angeles/Seattle) / 2 pm CST / 3 pm EST / 8 pm GMT. 60-90 minutes. Mobile Devices: You may also watch the webinar on your mobile device with the Adobe Connect app from [...more]

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How to Add Catch Lights to Eyes Using Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush

A small light in your subject’s eyes reflective of the sun or other light source can really add life to your portraits. If these catch lights aren’t there naturally, you can add them using Lightroom.  The technique I show in this video tutorial uses the adjustment brush, with positive Exposure, and sometimes positive Shadows and negative Saturation. (For best quality, hit Play, and then click on the sprocket wheel ( )in the bottom right of the video and choose 720/HD.) Related post: Video Tutorial Lesson on the Adjustment Brush (recorded with Lightroom 3, but still applicable.)

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Lightroom 5.3 Now Available for Download

The Lightroom team has announced the availability of the official release for Lightroom 5.3. This free update to Lightroom 5 contains bug fixes, new camera support, new lens profiles and a few new Develop shortcuts. When you open Lightroom, you should be prompted to update — download the file and double-click on it to run it. If you aren’t prompted to update, go to Help > Check for Updates. To verify that you have indeed installed the update, in the menu bar go to Help. The last option should say “About Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.3″. If you use Photoshop CC, be sure to update to Adobe Camera Raw 8.3 as well. Lightroom 5.3 Develop Module Tweaks:

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Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Program Deal Ends Soon!

Update: Adobe has extended this deal through December 31. Today December 31 is the last day of Adobe’s Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deal for people who don’t yet own at least Photoshop CS3+ on the Creative Cloud Photoshop Photography Program, which includes:   Photoshop CC Lightroom 5 (and updates) 20GB of online storage Behance ProSite Access to training resources on Creative Cloud Learn Ongoing updates and upgrades The deal is for US $9.99/month with a 12-month commitment. For those who don’t mind going with Adobe’s subscription model, this is indeed a great deal!   If you miss this Black Friday / Cyber Monday $9.99 deal, your options are to get Photoshop CC (plus 3-6 above), for $19.99/month, the Complete Cloud, [...more]

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Adobe Black Friday Sale: Photoshop CC + Lightroom 5 for $9.99/month!

Several months ago Adobe announced the Photoshop Photography deal for owners of Photoshop CS3 or later, through December 31, 2013. Now for Black Friday, today through December 2, 2013, ANYONE can get a subscription for $9.99/month, with an annual plan!  If you have been wanting to get Photoshop, but weren’t up for the $19.99/month regular price for just Photoshop CC, or $49.99/month for the Complete Cloud, now is the time to act! Here’s what you get: Photoshop CC Lightroom 5 20GB of online storage Behance ProSite Access to training resources on Creative Cloud Learn Ongoing updates and upgrades I think this is a great value. I know some folks don’t like the subscription model, in which you lose access to [...more]

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What is Chromatic Aberration and How Do I Fix It in Lightroom?

Chromatic aberration sounds technical and beyond the grasp of most of us, but it’s simply color fringing that some lenses create in our photos: It can be easily fixed by checking the “Remove Chromatic Aberration” checkbox in the Lens Corrections panel. Watch this short video for more about chromatic aberration, how to fix it, and how it differs from green and purple fringing. (For best quality, hit Play, then click on the Youtube sprocket wheel in the bottom right and choose 720/HD). Related Post: What’s New in Lightroom 4.1: Starting at 0:45, the video below shows how to remove green and purple fringing using controls that were added in Lightroom 4.1

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Adobe Announces Server Hacked, Data from 2.9 Million Customers Compromised

Adobe announced Thursday that one of their servers was hacked. According to Adobe, among other compromises, “we believe the attackers removed from our systems certain information relating to 2.9 million Adobe customers, including customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders. At this time, we do not believe the attackers removed decrypted credit or debit card numbers from our systems.” Adobe has indicated that they have contacted (or are contacting) affected customers. These affected customers will be required to change their passwords. For those who Adobe believes credit card information may have been compromised, Adobe will offer “the option of enrolling in a one-year complimentary credit monitoring membership where available.” Whether [...more]
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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 Announces Lightroom 5.2 Release Candidate – Available Now

Adobe announced today the immediate availability of a release candidate for Lightroom 5.2. This has been tested internally, but is released to the Lightroom community early for additional testing and feedback ahead of the official release. You can download Lightroom 5.2 RC on Adobe Labs here. As I usually suggest, if you have no immediate need for the features and the bug fixes and new camera support don’t affect you, I would wait for the official version to be released. However, note that some of the bug fixes are substantial this time. Lightroom 5.2 RC includes a few small new features, bug fixes, and new camera support. New features: In the following video, I show you the new features: And [...more]

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