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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 - $79 Upgrade, $149 Full
Adobe has announced the availability of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 software for Mac OS and Windows. Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution helping amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase their images.
Lightroom 4 is now available for US$149 for the full version and US$79 for the upgrade, providing an incredible value for photographers. Lightroom 4 introduces refined technology for superior shadow and highlight processing, ability to create photo books, additional local adjustment controls, and enhanced video support.
Lightroom 4 is a major release, adding significant new capabilities and innovations. New adjustment controls maximize dynamic range from cameras, recovering exceptional shadow details and highlights. The software features new and improved auto adjustments to dynamically set values for exposure and contrast, and additional local adjustment controls including Noise Reduction, Moire and White Balance.
Visit the official Photoshop Lightroom 4 Center for full details and free tutorials.
Import A Recent Shoot With A New Custom Preset — Photoshop Lightroom 3 Tutorial
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Performance is about more than speed of processing — it’s also about efficiency. One of the big goals in Lightroom 3 was to save photographers time by making the entire import experience simpler and faster.
The new Import window is more intuitive, easier to set up, and it’s exactly the same process whether you’re importing directly from a camera, a card reader, or your computer’s hard drive. You can even make importing instant and effortless, by saving your preferred settings as a custom preset you can reuse anytime with a few clicks.
Try it: Import a recent shoot with a new custom preset
Step 1 — Start Lightroom 3 and switch to the Library module.
Step 2 — Connect your camera to your computer, or connect a card reader containing a storage card from your camera. The Import window will open automatically.
The Import window opens automatically when a device containing images is connected to your computer.
By default, Lightroom 3 opens to the Import window when it detects a device containing images, such as a camera, camera card, or a mobile device such as an iPhone. You can change this default behavior if you choose by selecting Lightroom/Edit > Preferences, selecting the General tab, and deselecting the first check box in the window under Import Options.
Step 3 — Take a few seconds to look over the window layout. The controls at the top start at the left with the source for the import, proceed through choice of file import method in the middle, and end with destination at the right. Each one can be changed in a click or two. Experiment if you like, or leave the defaults and continue.
Step 4 — Next, note the previews in the center. You can deselect images you don’t want to bother importing, change the thumbnail size to examine individual images more closely, and so on.
Step 5 — In the right column, experiment with some of the processing options. Set a destination for an additional backup copy of each image under File Handling. Note the default Destination option arranged in a familiar folder view. Just click a different folder if you want to change where the new subfolders will be created and new images copied. Note also how Lightroom 3 shows you what new folders will be created with the current settings, and how many images will be copied to each folder.
Step 6 — You could simply click Import now to finalize the process, but first, click the Import Preset tab at the center bottom, and then select Save Current Settings as a New Preset.
Step 7 — In the New Preset dialog box, type a name like “Canon 5D Outdoor Landscape,” and then click Create. Note how your new preset name appears at the right end of the tab once it’s saved.
Step 8 — Now click the button at the lower left to collapse the Import window to its compact size. Once you have custom presets saved, new imports can be handled by simply choosing the preset you want, and clicking Import. In compact view you can still modify the basics if you want, but this is the fastest import method available. Click Import to complete the process.
Read other Lightroom 3 tutorials in this series:
Tethered Capture In Lightroom 3
Creating Exportable Video Slideshows In Lightroom 3
Control The Processing Of Your Exisiting Images In Lightroom 3
How To Create And Control Natural Grain In Lightroom 3
More Flexible Watermarks In Lightroom 3
Lens Correction In Lightroom 3
How To Achieve Lower Noise and Apply Better Sharpening In Lightroom 3
How To Create Natural Vignetting In A Cropped Image In Lightroom 3
Drag And Drop Online Publish Services In Lightroom 3
Perspective Correction In Lightroom 3
Import And Organize Video Files In Lightroom 3
Multi-image Print Layouts In Lightroom 3.
Adobe Debuts Photoshop Lightroom 4 Public Beta on Adobe Labs
Adobe has announced Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 beta for Windows and Mac. Available as a free public download from Adobe Labs, Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution helping amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase their images. Read the full press release.
Perfect Layers For Lightroom - Create Layers In Lightroom
onOne Software today introduced the Perfect Layers Public Preview. Perfect Layers gives photographers the ability to easily create and work with layered files in their workflow application of choice. Perfect Layers supports the creation of layered files that can be opened and edited by Adobe Photoshop software and can be used directly from within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software, Adobe Bridge and, with the shipping version, Apple Aperture.
“The impact Perfect Layers is going to have on photographers using Lightroom makes it a game changer!” said Scott Kelby, Editor-in-Chief of Photoshop User magazine. "This is the must-have plug-in for Lightroom."
The ability to have multiple layers in a single file is a great benefit and provides unlimited creative options when enhancing an image. With the Perfect Layers Public Preview, from directly within Lightroom, photographers can create or open layered files. This means photographers can combine multiple images from Lightroom into a single image. They can also open existing Photoshop documents from within Lightroom.
27 Free Lightroom Presets - Compatible With Lightroom 1, Lightroom 2, And Lightroom 3
From the Adobe Free Plugins site comes 27 Free Lightroom Presets from Bryan Wheeler. These Presets provide you with a range of different photo processing opportunities and possibilities, from dramatic black and whites, creating a frozen appearance in your shots, to giving your images an autumn look. They were all hand-created with the Lightroom user in mind.
All of these Presets are usable in both LR 1, LR 2 and LR 3 programs.
Go to our Photoshop Lightroom 3 Tutorials Page for more free tips and videos.
Photoshop Lightroom 3 - Best Deals From The Adobe Store
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 helps you bring out the best in your photography, whether you’re perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands. Experiment fearlessly with state-of-the-art nondestructive editing tools, easily manage all your images, and showcase your work in elegant print layouts, slide shows, web galleries, and on popular photo-sharing sites. Learn more about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, or try a free Lightroom 3 trial download. See our Photoshop Lightroom 3 Tutorials Page for free tips, tricks and videos.
Photoshop Lightroom 3 includes a range of nondestructive editing features — everything from advanced exposure and color controls to superior noise reduction and sharpening. Experiment fearlessly with as many different adjustments and looks as you like. Your original images are never altered, and it’s easy to reverse your steps or save multiple versions of any photograph. Make your images as great as you imagined they could be using the leading-edge image processing tools in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.
Lightroom 3 Deals - Save By Upgrading From Lightroom 1 Or 2 - Save 30% By Bundling With Photoshop CS5 - Students Get Lightroom For $99
You can save 30% on Lightroom 3 if you buy a new or upgrade version of Photoshop CS5. Upgrading from Lightroom version 1 or 2 will save you about 1/3 of the full price. Students in about a dozen countries can buy a full version of LR3 for only $99 vs. $299.
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Manage, edit, and showcase all your images faster than ever before with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software. Accelerated performance makes key tasks quicker, and the newly designed import interface is exceptionally intuitive and transparent. New support for video files from most digital SLR cameras lets you easily manage and organize video clips alongside still photos. Create even more amazing images with new nondestructive editing tools, including world-class noise reduction. Share dynamic slideshows by exporting them as videos, even in high definition. Showcase your work with style and impact using more flexible print layouts, streamlined publishing to online photo-sharing sites, and more.
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Photographers everywhere are now taking advantage of the creative exposure effects, artistic simplification, unique edge manipulation, and top-of-the-line noise reduction offered in Topaz products. The Topaz Photoshop Bundle includes the following Topaz plugins:
Deliver stunning and dynamic images with this uniquely powerful plug-in that features HDR-like abilities and enhances exposure, color and detail.
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Take control of the detail depth of your images with extensive smoothing, texture control and edge enhancement tools.
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Photoshop CS5 & Photoshop CS5 Extended - Best Deals From Adobe
Adobe Photoshop CS5 delivers breakthrough capabilities to help you create images with impact. Refine your images with reengineered photography tools for removing noise, adding grain, and creating high dynamic range (HDR) images. Get precise results when making complex selections. Remove any image element and see the space fill in almost magically. Paint with naturally textured brushstrokes and realistic color blends. Learn more about Photoshop CS5.
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended software helps you create the ultimate images for print, the web, and video. Enjoy all the state-of-the-art editing, compositing, and painting capabilities in industry-standard Photoshop CS5, and experience fast performance thanks to cross-platform 64-bit support. Also create 3D extrusions for logos, artwork, and motion graphics; edit 3D objects with advanced tools; and create and enhance motion-based content. Learn more about Photoshop CS5 Extended.
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OnOne’s new Plug-In Suite solves six of the most frequent problems photographers will encounter in Photoshop. This suite has been granted American Photos Magazine’s Editor’s Choice award for Top Image Editing Software. The Plugin Suite includes:
Genuine Fractals Pro is renowned by both photographers and printers for its finesse at increasing images to more than ten times their original size while maintaining the sharpness and detail you started with. Think of this as the industry standard for image resizing.
Mask Pro is used to remove the tough stuff — such as hair, smoke and glass — while retaining the fine detail. You choose what colors to keep, then paint away what you don’t need.
PhotoTools Pro packs hundreds of high-calibre photographic effects into one user-friendly plug-in. It’s fast and easy to use. Gives your photos that pro quality look.
PhotoFrame Pro lets you enhance your pictures with hundreds of such design effects, or simply drop your image into a pre-fab layout in Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture.
FocalPoint helps to control focus and minimize visual noise. Draw the eye to specific points in your images by using selective focus, depth-of-field and vignette effects.
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Color Efex Pro
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Nik Software Color Efex Pro filters are the leading photographic filters for digital photography. The award-winning Color Efex Pro filters are widely used by many of today's professional photographers around the world to save time and get professional level results. Whether you choose the Complete Edition, Select Edition, or Standard Edition, you’ll get traditional and stylizing filters that offer virtually endless possibilities to enhance and transform images quickly and easily.
Patented U Point technology provides the ultimate control to selectively apply enhancements without the need for any complicated masks, layers or selections. Control color, light and tonality in your images and create unique enhancements with professional results. With 52 filters and over 250 effects found in Color Efex Pro, you can perform high quality retouching, color correction, and endless creative enhancements to your photographs. Download a free Trial version.
The most powerful tool to selectively control color and light in photographic images without the need for complicated selections or layer masks.
Two of the most important factors in creating great photography are color and light. Mastering the art of selectively correcting or enhancing each of these is now possible for every photographer without the need for complicated masks or selections, or expert-level knowledge of Photoshop. Integrating award-winning U Point technology, Viveza is the most powerful and precise tool available to control light and color in photographic images.
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book, The: The Complete Guide for Photographers - Sample Chapters And Free Videos - Lens Correction And Noise Reduction Tutorials
Martin Evening is a London-based advertising and fashion photographer and noted expert in both photography and digital imaging. In addition to being a bestselling author, Martin is sought after for speaking and lecturing. He also works with the Photoshop and Lightroom 3 engineering teams, consulting on new feature development and alpha and beta testing.
In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book, The: The Complete Guide for Photographers, Martin shows you how to:
• Work efficiently with images shot in the raw or JPEG format
• Import photographs with ease and sort them according to your workflow
• Create and manage a personal image library
• Apply tonal adjustments to multiple images quickly
• Integrate Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop
• Export images for print or Web as digital contact sheets or personal portfolios
• Work with automatic lens correction and improved noise reduction.
2 Free Photoshop Lightroom Videos From Martin Evening
Here are two free Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 video tutorials from Martin Evening.
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book: Noise Reduction Video
This tutorial shows some of the key benefits of working with the new improved noise reduction sliders in Lightroom 3 that are available when using Process Version 2010.
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book: Auto Lens Correction Video
See how Lightroom 3 allows you to apply auto lens profile corrections directly to raw and non-raw images in Lightroom.
At the Peachpit Press site you can find a sample chapter, The Lens Corrections Panel. In it Martin discusses how to use the Lens Corrections panel in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, including how to correct lens vignetting and chromatic aberration. From the intro:
"Lens vignetting is a problem that’s commonly encountered with wide-angle lenses and is particularly noticeable if the subject you are photographing contains what should be an even shade of tone or color. For example, you’ll become more aware of such lens vignetting problems when you are photographing a landscape with a large expanse of clear blue sky, or you are photographing a subject against a plain, light colored backdrop. It is in these types of situations that you are more likely to notice a darkening of the image toward the corners" Read the full article, The Lens Corrections Panel.
Photoshop Lightroom 3 Visual QuickStart Guide: Organizing and Reviewing Images
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3: Visual QuickStart Guide uses simple step-by-step instructions, loads of screen shots, and an array of time-saving tips and tricks, serving both as the quickest route to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 mastery for new users, and a handy reference for more experienced digital photographers.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 was designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, offering powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3: Visual QuickStart Guide is the definitive task-based tutorial for digital photographers needing a jump-start on the complete range of features available in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. Master this workflow application quickly and completely by working from beginning to end or just skip to the task you need right now. It's all covered, everything from importing, organizing and processing images, to managing and showcasing your images - whether it's one shot or an entire shoot.
At the Peachpit Press site you can read a sample chapter, Organizing and Reviewing Images. From the intro: While it’s tempting to immediately start fixing and tweaking the exposures of your photos, time spent in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom's Library module organizing and reviewing photos will be worth it. Nolan Hester explains how and why to use the Library module. This chapter covers — Dimming the Lights, Stacking Photos, Flagging Photos, Using Ratings and Labels, Using the Compare and Survey Views, Removing or Deleting Photos, Putting It All Together.
It’s tempting to jump ahead to the Develop module and immediately start fixing and tweaking the exposures of your photos. But the time spent offers a hidden bonus: Deleting poor images (explained on page 88) will leave you with far fewer— and much better — images once you finally turn to adjusting their exposures. Read the full sample chapter, Organizing and Reviewing Images.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Classroom in a Book - Free Chapters - Integrated Tethered Shooting and Manual Correction for Lens Distortion
Serious digital photographers, amateur or pro, who seek the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 choose Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 10 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop Lightroom 3.
Photoshop Lightroom 3 delivers a complete workflow solution for the digital photographer. Readers learn how to manage large volumes of digital photographs, work in a non-destructive environment to allow for fearless experimentation, and perform sophisticated image processing tasks to easily produce good-looking pictures and polished presentations for both web and print. The newly expanded version of this software offers accelerated speed with refined, powerful performance.
This completely revised Photoshop Lightroom 3 cross-platform edition covers how to work in the new import interface, add audio to your slideshows, shoot tethered, use the new crop overlay tool, customize a watermark, simulate film grain in your images, utilize more options for publishing your work online, and further customize your print packages.
Two Free Excerpts — Integrated Tethered Shooting & Manual Correction for Lens Distortion
For a range of DSLR cameras including many models from Canon and Nikon, you can capture photographs directly into Lightroom 3 without the need for any third-party software. This excerpt from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Classroom in a Book, Integrated Tethered Shooting, explains how to use tethered shooting with a supported camera.
In this excerpt from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Classroom in a Book, Manual Correction for Lens Distortion, you'll see how to manually correct lens distortions such as keystone distortion and barrel distortion.
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