Tag Archive | "Lightroom"

Noise Reduction in Lightroom 3

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Noise Reduction in Lightroom 3

By now many of you using Lightroom have either upgraded or at least tried the demo. There are many new and wonderful features, but the one that has given me perhaps the most bang for my buck is the vastly improved noise reduction. Previously, we could certainly take an image into Photoshop or even a […]

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Lightroom 3 released!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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After an extensive beta period Adobe has finally released version 3 of the very popular photo management and editing application. Lightroom 3 offers many improvements and enhancements over the previous version, most noticeable are, speed improvements, MUCH improved sharpening & noise reduction algorithms and the ability to shoot in tethered mode, For a comprehensive list […]

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Tethered Capture in Lightroom 3 Beta 2

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Tethered Capture in Lightroom 3 Beta 2

Tethered shooting is a great way to make sure you’re “getting the shot”. Shooting tethered means that your DSLR camera is attached to your computer so that your images transfer directly to your hard drive instead of being saved to your memory card. The camera is normally connected to the computer via a USB cable,and […]

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Lightroom 2.7 and ACR 5.7 Final Versions Released

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Adobe has just released the final versions of Lightroom 2.7 and Adobe Camera Raw 5.7. This incremental upgrade add support for the following cameras: Canon EOS 550D (Digital Rebel T2i/ EOS Kiss X4 Digital) Kodak Z981 Leaf Aptus-II 8 Leaf Aptus-II 10R Mamiya DM40 Olympus E-PL1 Panasonic G2 Panasonic G10 Sony A450 Additionally a few […]

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The Sky Is No Limit with Lightroom

Friday, April 16, 2010

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Skies are often a challenge for photographers. If we expose properly for the ground, skies often get light and washed out. If we expose properly for the sky, the ground gets too dark. If we use a graduated neutral density filter, the whole sky gets dark as well as any upright parts of the ground. […]

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Forget Photoshop, Launch Lightroom!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Forget Photoshop, Launch Lightroom!

“What software should I get first?” is a common question to aspiring photographers, especially when first getting into using DSLR cameras. Or more commonly, “Should I get Photoshop CS4 or Photoshop Elements to start out?” With the term Photoshopped entering the vernacular, it is not surprising that most people think about it first when starting […]

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Lightroom Week: Sharpening Saturday

Saturday, April 3, 2010

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Welcome to Sharpening Saturday! Follow along as I describe Lightroom’s sharpening features and functionality. We will build a solid workflow to execute an effective and efficient input sharpening workflow. Hope to meet all of you at the California Photo Festival later this year! Check out the DPE gang who will be attending http://www.CaliforniaPhotoFest.com. Fiat Lux! […]

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Lightroom Week: Filter Friday

Friday, April 2, 2010

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Lightroom Week: Filter Friday

I’ve already written about Lightroom’s Library filters (read the article HERE), so I’m going to talk about a different type of filter for Filter Friday. There is an adjustment in Photoshop called “Photo Filter”. It contains several preset colors that warm or cool your image, as well as presets for adding more dramatic colors. These […]

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Lightroom Week: Tone Curve Thursday

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Lightroom Week: Tone Curve Thursday

The Tone Curve panel  is one of the most powerful features in Lightroom. It’s often my first stop when working on an image – when I have a good exposure that does not need any Recovery or Fill Light (creative controls  that you’ll f ind in the Basic panel). When you adjust the Tone Curve, […]

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Lightroom Week: White Balance Wednesday

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Lightroom Week: White Balance Wednesday

White balancing in LR is fast, easy and synchronize-able. The Quick Develop options in the Library module offers instant presets along with Temperature & Tint controls. My favorite click white balancing tool is the XRite Color Checker Passport. Besides setting a preset or custom white balance in camera, I hardly ever shoot anything these days […]

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