Adobe have released Photoshop Lightroom 3. Not much improvement in DAM, if any. The database has been improved being more robust, reliable and efficient. Adobe concentrated on improving image quality in this version. Yes this is a must have update for photographers.
Lightroom 3 beta 2 is available for public consumption. While a lot more stable than the first public beta it should still be used on test catalogs and images. A big feature is the new processing engine that greatly improves image quality. Pull out some old noisy legacy Raw images and see the difference.
One catalog – Or multiple catalogs? As more photographers (and other creatives) use database driven apps like Adobe Lightroom there are more mistakes being made. The key to using any database app is to *always* use it. When you move, rename, annotate, delete, append or do anything to your files do it in the database … Read more
Adobe have released a public beta for Photoshop Lightroom 3. From a DAM perspective import has been improved to match/restore the original, LR3 separates tasks (import, export, etc) for better efficiency and reliabilty. LR3 aims to offer the best quality in noise reduction, allows one click photo sharing, and a picture package option in the Print … Read more
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
Friend and colleague John Beardsworth has released Adobe Lightroom plugins that help make it more robust for DAM. These essential features are built into Microsoft Expression Media but not in Lightroom yet. If you like them please thank John via his Amazon wishlist.
Robert Edwards will be presenting a Photo Imaging Masterclass for AIPP Queensland on 20 August 2009. Click here for more information and to book.
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
Mistake #1. Not using DAM Some people are put off DAM because it sounds boring or worse seems irrelevant to their photography. News Flash: DAM applies to everybody; pro photographer, designer, amateur, family snapper, videographer… If you create any digital content, be it pictures, Word documents, or invoices you need some sort of DAM. DAM … Read more
Lightroom 2.2 has been released. Lots of bug fixes and support for additional cameras. Windows update here and Mac here, or use the Adobe Updater within Lightroom 2.