Juan’s Favorite Lightroom 3 Features

December 4, 2009

Lightroom, Photo Tips, Video Podcast

Adobe has recently released a beta of their upcoming Lightroom 3. I have been spending a fair amount of time using it and while there are a few bugs here and there I have found it to be very stable and well worth using.

In this quick screencast, I am going to cover my two top favorite new/improved features of LR3, as well as show you how to get the best results when sharpening using Lightroom.

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Juan is a wildlife photographer who currently lives in Maine. Juan lives and breathes photography and travels around the country making images, teaching and leading photo workshops. Juan’s favorite destination is Yellowstone in winter.

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7 Responses to “Juan’s Favorite Lightroom 3 Features”

  1. Hassan Says:

    Thank you very much Juan for this tutorial, particularly the sharpening bit. It was very informative not only from a Light Room 3 perspective but it applies to other packages too.

    I haven’t purchased Light Room 2 yet (though I have worked with it before). I was hoping to purchase it during the festive period. Do you recommend holding back until the 3rd edition comes out? I scanned quickly through Adobe.com and I didn’t see any publication date.



    • Juan Pons Says:


      Adobe is very tight lipped about release dates, so no one really knows when LR3 will be released.

      There was a great discount on Amazon the other day for over 40% off, but that is gone now. Hopefully we’ll see another sale like that for the holidays.



  2. Hassan Says:

    Thanks Ed,

    I do have access to Lightroom 2 edition at a massive discount(80% = purchase price $99) as I am a university student. However, I don’t want to purchase it only for the LR 3 to be released a couple of months later!
    The problem is $99 is still a lot of money for a student so I want to tread carefully before purchasing for what is essentially a hobby (but a beautiful one)!


  3. Larry Says:

    Great practical advice about sharpening. That 5-min tutorial will make a huge difference for me when using LR. Thanks.


  4. Matt Says:

    Really fantastic tutorial. I had some idea of the new features but this makes it extremely clear. Thanks a lot!!



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