Happy Holidays, Everyone! Have a wonderful and safe holiday season. May your dreams come true in the new year. Laura PS: Check back after December 27 for my next post!
Here’s a video I made showing how to use the graduated filter tool in Lightroom 2 and Camera Raw in CS4. Update 2011: This is one of my earliest videos, so please bear with its imperfections. It is applicable to Lightroom 3 and Camera Raw in CS5 as well. go to video
In addition to writing this blog, I will be contributing occasionally to O’Reilly Media’s Inside Lightroom blog. Visit the blog today to read my first post, on maximizing compatibility of Photoshop files so that you can import them into Lightroom. Go to O’Reilly There are twelve writers and alot of great information, so visit often (and come back here too!).
Sometimes I use Bridge to look at images, and from there I decide which ones to import into Lightroom. It is then easy to simply drag the images over into Lightroom. Size your Bridge and Lightroom windows so that you can see both. In Lightroom, go to Library Grid view (shortcut G). It does not matter what folder or collection of images are showing. In Bridge, select the images you want to import. Click and drag from Bridge over onto the Lightroom grid (thumbnail area). Let go. The Lightroom import dialog will open. Specify import options as usual.
I have been thinking lately that it would be nice to have a point and shoot camera that I could always have in my pocket. Here’s an article from yesterday’s New York Times, with recommendations for point and shoots under $300. article I didn’t check them all, but I doubt they shoot in raw. I know the Canon G10 does, but it is closer to $500.
I have written about moving your Lightroom work from your laptop to your desktop (or any two computers) here. This involves exporting your work on the laptop as a catalog, then importing it into your desktop catalog. Sometimes though you may want to simply move your catalog. Mine was initially on an external hard drive; I then decided to move it to my internal C: drive because it would read and write faster. The first step in doing this is finding out where it is stored currently. In Lightroom go to Edit>Catalog Settings on the PC, or Lightroom>Catalog Settings on the Mac. In the General Tab, the location of your catalog is shown. Click on the Show button to open […more]