By Jeff Carlson | Friday, April 24, 2015
When major software updates come out, we want to know what’s new to determine whether we should upgrade or not.
In most cases, the stakes are pretty low: Will a new spreadsheet program work faster? Will that new note-taking application sync with my phone?
But when we’re talking about photo management software like Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, the stakes are higher:
This week Adobe released Photoshop Lightroom CC, and I’m happy to report that the answers are yes; no; and surprisingly, no.
By Jeff Carlson | Thursday, April 9, 2015
My main photo library is stored in Adobe Lightroom, so I often browse and edit selected shots on my iPad using the Lightroom mobile app.
I sync a folder of images that I’ve already imported into Lightroom on the desktop and then, using the iPad, rate and edit photos on the couch instead of in front of my computer.
Until recently, if I wanted to use those photos in another app, I’d have to first share them to the iPad’s built-in photo library and then open them in the other app from there.
Well, some shortcuts are finally working around that diversion. Several apps can now pull images directly from an Adobe Creative Cloud account, bypassing the internal photo library.
Here are three apps that let you spend time being creative—instead of shuffling image files around:
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Don’t let the sun set on another dull photograph. Deke shows you how to pump up the drama of your sunrise and sunset photos with the power of Adobe Camera Raw.
Don’t have Camera Raw? The instructions in this free episode of Deke’s Techniques also work with Lightroom.
By Jeff Carlson | Thursday, September 18, 2014
You captured some photos in raw format, maybe edited a few on your computer, and moved onto the next photo adventure.
But then, years later, you run across one you’d like to edit a bit more and are faced with something new—a badge or alert in your software like this one:
A warning badge in Adobe Camera Raw
Did something corrupt the image? No, that badge indicates the photo can be updated to a newer raw process. Here’s how:
By Derrick Story | Friday, August 1, 2014
Lightroom Mobile is an app that lets me bring bits of my Lightroom library with me on the road. But after using it in Hawaii for a week, the tool felt more like a one-way ticket than a roundtrip.
It does a decent job of providing mobile access to an established library on a Windows or Mac computer back home. Using Creative Cloud as the conduit, I can sync Collections within my Lightroom catalog, and view them practically anywhere on an iPad or iPhone. That’s handy.
But I also wanted to upload and manage pictures that I captured in Maui using Lightroom Mobile on my iPad. Going this direction—let’s call it the return trip—was bumpier. The biggest roadblock was that I couldn’t add IPTC metadata, such as copyright, caption, and author name.
Here’s a closer look at how this journey unfolded:
By Jan Kabili | Monday, July 28, 2014
Putting your finger on a particular photo in a large Lightroom library can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Keywords get my vote for the most powerful way to keep track of photos in Lightroom.
Here are my favorite tips for making keywording in Lightroom work for you:
By Derrick Story | Thursday, June 26, 2014
Every time I pack up and move from one house to another, I say, “I’m never doing this again!” Moving is laborious, tedious, and at times, frustrating.
Switching from Aperture to Lightroom can feel the same.
By Jeff Carlson | Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Adobe’s Lightroom Mobile app, introduced in April, was notable for two things: it brought many of the editing capabilities of the desktop version of Lightroom to the iPad, and it opened a connection for synchronizing photos between both destinations. You could add photos in your Lightroom library to collections on a Mac or a Windows PC and mark the collections to sync with Lightroom Mobile via Creative Cloud.
Lightroom Mobile 1.1, released this week, adds a few new features but, more importantly, now runs on the iPhone. That development doesn’t just add one more device on which you can view and edit your photos. It could fundamentally change the way you work with the photos you capture using Apple’s camera-that-also-happens-to-be-a-phone.
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