A Look Back at Adobe Lightroom in 2007

January 1, 2008

Matt Kloskowski over at Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips has just posted his A look back at Lightroom in 2007:

Happy New Years Eve everyone. I’ve got a question for you. This day, one year ago, were you even using Lightroom? Probably not right? Even if you had installed the beta (remember, the full version wasn’t out yet) you probably hadn’t really committed to it yet? Seriously. Think about it. Can you even imagine what it’s like to NOT be using Lightroom? I can’t. And it was only 1 year ago that I wasn’t. Crazy huh? It got me thinking of what would be a good post to end the year with. I went down the list of the traditional stuff: a) not posting and just take new years eve and day off, or b) Post the old “Predictions for 2008″ post or c) take a look back at the product that this blog/podcast is all about and see how far we’ve come. Choice “a” – come on, it’s me. I can’t take the day off. Choice “b” – too predictable. Everyone does that right? So let’s go with choice “c” and take a look back. Trust me, there’s lots of cool little nuggets of information and interesting things throughout the list below.

You can read the full post here.

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A Look Back at 2007 in Photoshop, Photography, Adobe, and More

December 31, 2007

A Scott Kelby Retrospective

Scott Kelby, the Photoshop master, has written a new year’s retrospective on all things Photoshop for the year 2007.

For my last post of the year, I thought I’d take a quick look back at what has just been an amazing year of change, innovation, and growth for our industry. I’m going to focus on what’s happened in the Photoshop arena, in photography, what’s happened here in my Photoshop Insider blog, and… Read the rest of this entry>>


How To Read and Understand a Histogram

December 30, 2007

Ellis Vener over at the Professional Photographer has written an excellent article on reading and understanding the histogram on the back of your camera.  This week’s Must Read.

A histogram is nothing more than a bar graph. It shows how the luminance values in a digital or digitized photograph are distributed. The linear scale in a histogram runs from black at one end to white at the opposite end. With the exception of a scanned negative, the scale runs from left (black) to right (white). About 99 percent of the histograms we use in photography today have 256 increments, corresponding to 8-bit data depth. The histogram maps the distribution of the luminance values either as a composite of the red, green, and blue channels or in each channel, as you may have seen in the histogram display on some cameras and as option in Photoshop. Read the rest of this entry »


Peachpit’s Adobe Lightroom Resource Center

December 16, 2007

Peachpit Press is the publisher of both The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby and The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening.  They have created a new page called the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Resource Center.  There you will find excerpts from their latest books as well as free articles, interviews, podcasts, and downloads from leading Photoshop and Lightroom instructors.  You can find out more here.


TTG Slimbox Gallery 2.2 Released

December 8, 2007

The Turning Gate as released an update to their Slimbox Gallery.  TTG Slimbox Gallery is a Web module template for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom that generates galleries using Christophe Beyl’s Slimbox.  This gallery requires Adobe Lightroom 1.3.  You can download it here. Read the rest of this entry »


HD Photo Plug-in available for Adobe Photoshop

December 7, 2007

Microsoft has posted a complete version of the HD Photo plug-in for Photoshop CS3 and CS2.  Here are the separate downloads for Windows and OSX.  The same features are supported on both Windows and OSX.  The files created with either version are fully compatible with Windows Vista, Windows Live Photo Gallery, the HD Photo Device Porting Kit, and several other applications that support HD Photo.

Thanks to Bill Crow at Microsoft for the update.  You can listen to the This Week in Media Episode 51 in which he discussed the genesis of HD Photo and image compression.  Just absolutely fabulous stuff.


Adobe Lightroom 1.3.1 Update Now Available

December 7, 2007

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom has now been updated to version 1.3.1 [Downloads available here: Mac, Win]. The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.3.1 update includes these enhancements:
• Additional camera support for the Canon 1Ds Mark III, Nikon D3, Nikon D300, Olympus E-3, and more
• Updated Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard support

Lightroom 1.3.1 includes additional corrections for the following issues: Read the rest of this entry »