January 20th, 2013
Congratulations to Matt Kloskowski (Matt is the Editor) and his crew on the launch of their new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom How-to-Magazine! The first issue (Nov 2012) is free and subsequent issues are $4.99.
This is great news, Lightroom certainly deserves it’s own How-to-Magazine and Matt and Scott Kelby’s crew at Kelby Media Group are the right people to be doing this magazine since they continually do Lightroom training and Scott Kelby’s Lightroom 4 for digital photographers, is the top selling Lightroom book on the planet.
But I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t express that I’m disappointed that this magazine is IOS only. Some, like Pedro in Portugal may not believe me since he says I’m an Apple FanBoy. Here is why I’m disappointed:
- Yea, Perdo is right, have all Apple gear but I’m and old man with vision problems and I want to read this magazine on my 27″ iMac screen just like I do with f11 magazine and Photograph Magazine. I can’t comfortably read the bloody thing on my iPad or iPad-mini!
- Lightroom magazine is fantastic content! It needs to be available to all photographers, not just photographers with iPads!
I don’t see anything that’s in the Lightroom Magazine that can’t be done in a PDF format except copy protection. The PDF format emphasizes user connivence and portability to any platform.
Neither Apple nor Amazon allow PDF format. This is a publisher control issue not a reader oriented decision. I believe PDF format is far better for magazine type highly illustrated publications. This means publishers that use PDF format must handle distribution themselves and not distribute through Apple or Amazon. I’m committed to doing everything possible to support and encourage companies that do what’s best for readers. Publishing a magazine in iBook only format is NOT best for the readers!