Apr 112017
 
Learn What's New in Lightroom 6.10 and CC 2015.10

Adobe today released Lightroom 6.10 and CC 2015.10 with support for new cameras, new lens profiles, and bug fixes. There are no new features in this release. If Lightroom doesn’t prompt you to update, go to Help>Updates, or click on the Update button on the Apps tab of your Creative Cloud app, or download the update file from one of these links and then double-click on the file to run the installation wizard:  Mac Windows. New Camera Support Lightroom can now import raw files (and JPEGs) from the following new cameras: Canon EOS M6 Canon EOS Digital Rebel Tyi (EOS 800D, EOS Kiss X9i) Canon EOS 77D (EOS 9000D) Pentax KP Here’s  a list of all cameras supported in Lightroom at this […more]

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Apr 042017
 
Intensifying Colors in Lightroom: Vibrance vs. Saturation

The Vibrance and Saturation sliders in Lightroom’s Basic panel will both intensify colors in your photos. Saturation is an equal-opportunity, non-discrimatory control – it will saturate all colors in your photo equally, even if they start out at different levels of intensity. This is a great control to use if you want to give a quick and equal boost to all colors in your photo. However, when some colors start out more intense than others, you may find that Saturation takes them over the edge into garishness before less-intense colors get to where you want them to be. In addition, using Saturation with photos of people is often a bad idea because in being non-discriminatory it will saturate skin tones, often producing less than […more]

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Mar 232017
 
Exporting in Lightroom: Export Location Settings

In the first article of this series on exporting from Lightroom, I discussed what exporting is, and when you should and shouldn’t export. In short, you’ll click on the Export button to export a copy of your selected photo(s) pretty much any time you want to share them with the outside world. Now I’ll start discussing the settings in the Export dialog – in this second article I’ll start with Export Location options. At the top of the Export dialog towards the center you’ll see a dropdown to choose whether to export to a hard drive, CD/DVD, or email: Select the CD/DVD option from the dropdown to burn directly to disc.  The Export Location section that I discuss in the rest of this article then […more]

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Mar 072017
 
Learn What's New in Lightroom 6.9 and CC 2015.9

Lightroom 6.9 and CC 2015.9 were released today with support for new cameras, new lens profiles, bug fixes, and improved error messages for syncing to Lightroom mobile (CC only). There are otherwise no new features in these free updates to 6 and CC. If Lightroom doesn’t prompt you to update, go to Help>Updates, or click on the Update button on the Apps tab of your Creative Cloud app, or download the update file from one of these links and then double-click on the file to run the installation wizard:  Mac Windows . Lightroom Mobile Sync Error Information (CC Only) The Sync Activity section on the Lightroom mobile tab of Preferences now gives information on why images have failed to sync. Clicking on any image in […more]

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Mar 062017
 
Lightroom Mobile Updates Available for iOS and Android with HDR Capture

Adobe just announced the availability of Lightroom mobile 2.7 for iOS and 2.3 for Android. The big new feature for both is HDR (High Dynamic Range) capture and merge – this allows you to automatically capture three DNG files with detail in highlights and shadows, and Lightroom mobile will  merge them together into a single file with detail throughout the tonal range. This HDR result is a DNG raw file, which gives you ultimate editing flexibility. More Details on HDR Capture According to Adobe product manager, Josh Haftel, “The new HDR mode works by automatically scanning the scene to determine the correct exposure range and then capturing three DNG files which are then automatically aligned, merged, deghosted, and tonemapped in the app. You get a […more]

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Mar 032017
 
Exporting in Lightroom: When to Export and When Not to Export

This is my first article in what will be a several part series on Lightroom’s Export function. This article will focus on what exporting is for and when you should export. Future ones will go into the settings. Background: Lightroom’s Non-Destructive Approach to Image Editing Lightroom works non-destructively – meaning that it never touches your original raw or JPEG files. Instead, your editing work is saved separately behind the scenes as a set of instructions.  In Lightroom you’re essentially seeing the instructions hovering over your original photos, but the instructions are not baked in to your originals. This is great, as it means that you can undo all or part of your work at any time – you can’t ruin […more]

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