Adobe commissioned Robert Edwards to write a whitepaper on Digital Photography Workflow using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. If you’re serious about photography, you own Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite. It can do amazing things with images even if most of us only scratch the surface of its capabilities. Combine Adobe Photoshop with the visual Adobe Bridge media … Read more
Adobe announced the Lightroom 3.3 Release Candidate along with Camera Raw 6.3 and the DNG Converter 6.3. This release also introduces the Adobe Lens Profile Downloader. The Lens Profile Downloader is a free companion application to Photoshop CS5, Photoshop Lightroom 3, and the Camera Raw 6 plug-in. It allows customers to search, download, rate and … Read more
Metadata is information that is stored inside your digital images on top of the data that makes up the photo. For example EXIF metadata records the shutter speed and aperture you used when you created the image. Once the images are on your computer you can save more information into the photo as IPTC metadata … Read more
Phase One have released Capture One 5. Improved image quality and new workflow improvement like the Skin Tone Enhancer (Pro version only) and Focus Mask are some highlights. No DAM improvements though: Capture One doesn’t offer full support for DNG and metadata is hit and miss. More in the the next DAM Workflow Newsletter.
Adobe have a release candidate for Camera Raw 5.4 at Adobe Labs with Lightroom 2.4 to follow. More cameras and digital backs are supported but more interesting is the new DNG 1.3 specifications (not yet published). Since my colleague Peter Krogh has let the cat out of the bag I can reveal the new specs offer lens correction. … Read more
Archiving If you are at all interested in revisiting your images sometime in the future this edition is for you. The DAM Book – Second Edition Peter Krogh has published the second edition of The DAM Book, Digital Asset Management for Photographers (2009, O’Reilly Media). Since the first edition parts of the DAM landscape have … Read more
A swag of updates from Adobe. Lightroom version 2.1 is out of beta and officially released for Windows and Mac. Camera Raw 5.1 for Photoshop CS4 and its companion DNG Converter 5.1 were also updated, Windows here and Mac here. Alternatively use Adobe Updater that is installed with your apps. New camera support and minor bug fixes are the … Read more
Adobe announced the update for DNG to version 1.2. Some features were hinted at in our MetaRAW article last year. Adobe have offered DNG to the ISO for a standardised camera RAW file format. Lot’s of good stuff in DNG 1.2 including storing multiple renderings (with associated JPEG previews), custom renderings that are like custom profiles … Read more
Yet another “do not update”; this time to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.4 and Adobe Camera Raw 4.4. There are serious bugs for DNG users who update their settings, as well some quirks with Olympus JPEG images and EXIF capture date. Adobe have identified the bugs and Lightroom 1.4.1 and Camera Raw 4.4.1 are in the pipeline.