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Is Your Lightroom CC Slow With A Large Catalog?

July 25th, 2016

Cal in North Carolina says: I am having issues with LR CC! It is running extremely slow on my very fast machine… My desktop has SSD drives, 32 GB RAM, very fast CPU, etc (Win 10). LR running this slow is a HUGE issue for me, as I am sure it would be for any […]

How Do You Control Wonky Color Casts From LR/Enfuse?

July 11th, 2016

Andy recently asked the following question about using the LR/Enfuse process: Am finding still results from Nikon FX cameras using Enfuse a little wonky on the color casts. I’m wondering if you have suggestions of how to address this issue? A colleague shoots Canon and gets better color rendering using LR/Enfuse. I’ve never used a […]

The Second Edition Of Simon Maxwell’s Enfuse E-book Is Now Available

June 28th, 2016

I’m proud to announce that Simon Maxwell and I have finished the Second Edition of Simon’s e-book that used to be called Enfuse For Real Estate Photography and is now called Enfuse and Hand Blending In Photoshop For Real Estate Photography. We changed the name of the e-book slightly because Simon has added four chapters on the […]

Lightroom CC 2015.6 and Lightroom 6.6 – With New Guided Upright Feature

June 10th, 2016

This last Wed there was an update to Lightroom that has a new feature called Guided Upright that is useful to real estate photographers. It also has some changes to the Lens Corrections and Transform panels. Nothing earth shaking but a nice refinement for making vertical and horizontal corrections. Laura Shoe has a good explanation of these features. […]

What’s New in Lightroom 6.5.1 and 2015.5.1?

April 29th, 2016

Thursday morning I got a question from Eric in Florida asking if he should install the new update for Lightroom. At the time I had not even heard of it. Apparently the East Coast gets it before the West Coast. Later in the day, I got an email from Laura Shoe explaining the new update. […]

Adobe Camera RAW 9.4 Boundary Warp Feature Fills In Panorama Edges

February 11th, 2016

Thanks to Larry Gray for pointing out that the new version of Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) has a nifty new feature called “Boundary Warp”. Previously, you had to crop out much of the edges on a panorama after using the Photos-Merge-Panoramic feature, losing some detail. With Boundry Warp, you can use the Boundary Warp slider […]

Warning: The Lightroom 6.4/cc 2015.4 Update Kills Photomatix Pro

January 28th, 2016

Michael Baxley  just pointed out that: Warn readers to NOT update Lightroom 6.4 because it kills Photomatix Pro. The support page says engineers are working on a fix. I just got my update notice today (January 27, 2015). Update Jan, 29, 2016: I just verified Michael’s report above. I upgraded to Lightroom cc 2015.4 and […]

What Is The Best Way To Learn Lightroom or Photoshop?

November 25th, 2015

Last week I had two readers ask about Lightroom and Photoshop training. One knew Lightroom well and wanted to get just learn Photoshop and the other didn’t know either and wanted to find someone that would do one-on-one tutoring for Lightroom and Photoshop. First of all, this is NOT a paid advertisement. I’m just passing […]

With ImageRights, You Can Now Legally Copyright Your Photos Directly Out of Lightroom

October 29th, 2015

Andy on the Big Island pointed out this article at reasourcemagonline.com that explains that ImageRights.com now has a Lightroom plugin that allows you to submit images for Copyright directly to the US Copyright offices right out of Lightroom. ImageRights.com is a legal service that helps photographers protect and defend their copyright. The video to the right is […]

Alternatives To Lightroom and Photoshop For Real Estate – Are There Any Good Ones?

October 27th, 2015

After the Lightroom CC 6.2 fiasco several weeks ago several readers have asked questions about Lightroom alternatives for real estate photographers. Apparently some that were on the fence about believing in the concept of Adobe subscription software have been soured. My general advice for real estate photographers has two parts: If your business was impacted by […]

There’s Something To Learn For Everyone From This Week’s Lightroom Disaster

October 16th, 2015

There are some lessons to be learned from this last week’s Lightroom disaster: Lesson 1 for Adobe: If you have a widely used software product that professionals use for their business never, ever release a poorly tested update the disrupts customers business. It’s going to take a long time for Adobe to regain my trust after demonstrating […]

Is It Better To Use A Single Lightroom Catalog or Multiple Catalogs For Real Estate Photography?

October 12th, 2015

Angel in Barcalona asks: Nowadays, I’m reconsidering my workflow and I’m curious about if the most experienced real estate photographers are using one catalog in LR for each shoot or if all the shoots are included in the same catalog (every one in its folder, of course!) I think you’ll find that most low volume photographers that […]

Breaking News: Hold Off On Installing The Latest Lightroom Update 6.2

October 9th, 2015

If you haven’t installed it yet, better hold off on installing Lightroom CC 6.2 the update that was released a few days ago. There appear to be a number of stability issues with it. Here some places to follow what’s going on with this issue: Lightroomkillertips.com Laurashoe.com Fstoppers.com Adobe Lightroom forum Apparently there’s an new […]

Lightroom Presets – A Way to Speed Your Post-Processing

September 27th, 2015

Have you noticed that there are a bunch of things that you do to almost every photo in a shoot? Things like: Enabling lens profile corrections which cause Lightroom to recognize what lens was used and load the lens correction profile for that lens. Reducing Highlights slider Increasing Shadow slider Increasing Clarity slider a bit […]

Trouble Ahead If You Are Not Subscribed To Adobe Creative Cloud

August 3rd, 2015

Last week Adobe announced that: In order to pursue further innovations in image processing and workflow technology, the next release of Adobe Camera Raw (v 9.1.1) will be the final version available for use with CS6. Customers can utilize the free Adobe DNG Converter utility to receive the very latest camera support for CS6 and […]