LightroomTechnology Preview: Search for Objects, Colors and Themes in Your Photos!

Adobe has just announced a new Technology Preview section on Lightroom Web, where Creative Cloud subscribers can play with features that are still in development.  The first feature introduced is Search, which allows you to search for objects and themes in your photos – for example, find all photos with dogs in them or all photos with red in them – without having added keywords. The feature has not been perfected at this point, but it is nonetheless already very impressive. My fingers are  crossed, hoping that it makes its way into Lightroom Desktop in the not-too-distant future. As background, Lightroom Web allows you to access, edit and share your photos from anywhere using just a web browser. Either sync (upload) […more]

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Getting Started with Lightroom Mobile and Web

Whether you are a Creative Cloud subscriber and want to know how to get started with Lightroom mobile or web or you are not a subscriber and are just curious about what you’re missing, the video tutorial below will show you. In the Lightroom mobile portion of this tutorial I show you how to easily sync (download) photos from Lightroom on your desktop to your mobile devices, how to work on your photos on your mobile devices and have that work show up back in Lightroom on your desktop (and vice versa), how to sync your mobile device camera roll photos up to Lightroom on your desktop, and how to change where these are stored. In the Lightroom web portion I […more]

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Adobe Releases Lightroom 6.4 and CC 2015.4 with Boundary Warp Feature

Adobe today released Lightroom 6.4 and CC 2015.4. In addition to the usual bug fixes, new camera and tethering support and lens profiles, are the following additions and improvements: Boundary Warp, for CC subscribers only Usually the Photomerge Panorama process produces a panorama that is not rectangular, and that therefore requires cropping (or Photoshop work). The new Boundary Warp feature within the Panorama dialog analyzes the boundary of your panorama and warps the image so that it is rectangular and doesn’t require cropping. While I used Boundary Warp with the Perspective option in the above example, if you are using Perspective to preserve straight lines, Boundary Warp won’t be useful since it will warp those lines. Lightroom Mobile Location Preference, for CC […more]

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Adobe Plans to Revert Back to Old Import Dialog

Tom Hogarty of Adobe announced tonight that in the next Lightroom 6 “dot” release (i.e. 6.3 & CC 2015.3), they will revert back to the old import dialog. The streamlined import process introduced in 6.2 suffered from stability issues, and drew consternation from Lightroom users (including myself) upset about many features that were removed.  Timing of the 6.3 release is still to be determined. Tom went on to say that they “will continue to investigate ways to improve the ease of use of our photography products and will do so via an open dialog, with both existing and new customers.” I am hopeful that with this open dialog, Lightroom will continue to evolve with the needs of both new and experienced users in […more]

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Video Tutorial on What’s New in Lightroom CC 2015.1

Tonight in Lightroom CC 2015.1 (for subscribers only), Adobe has released a new Dehaze feature and local black and white  controls. Watch my video tutorial below for a full lesson and tips on these new features. In addition to the basics of Dehaze, I show you how it can boost reflection shots, and what to do if your dehaze slider doesn’t work (is grayed out). I explain what local black and white controls are, and as an example, I show how they can be used to tackle haze in just a portion of your photo.   For best quality, after clicking on the play button, click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right and choose 720/HD. Related Post: Adobe […more]

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