If you organise your photos by folders and find this perfectly satisfactory, then you can use any number of different programs to keep your images organised. Adobe Bridge is a good starting point as an image browser if you already have Photoshop, and ON1 Photo RAW and Alien Skin Exposure are two examples of all-in-one programs that have image browser tools built in. But … [Read more...] about Best image browser and cataloguing software
Adobe Lightroom Classic and CC
Lightroom CC is Adobe's professional all-in-one image cataloguing, editing and RAW conversion software. The last 'perpetual licence version', Lightroom 6, is now discontinued, so Lightroom is now only available via Adobe's subscription-based Photography Plans. Confusingly, Adobe makes two versions: Lightroom CC is a web-based program with fewer tools but intelligent search and cloud storage; Lightroom Classic CC is the regular and more powerful desktop version.
Lightroom for mobile has steadily evolved from a portable way to check out pictures in your Lightroom catalog into a powerful and useful sidekick for the desktop app, and the new Android and iOS versions make it more powerful still. Version 3.0 for Android brings a redesigned, faster and more efficient app that’s a better match for the Android operating system. Version 2.8.0 … [Read more...] about Adobe Lightroom for mobile update July 2017
Adobe has released a simultaneous Camera Raw 9.12 update Lightroom CC 2015.12 update, as well as Lightroom 6.12. It brings support for new camera RAW files, new lens profiles and new camera colour profiles. Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom use the same RAW processing engine, which is why they’re updated at the same time. Lightroom CC 2015 review Lightroom … [Read more...] about Adobe Camera Raw 9.12 and Lightroom update
Adobe is continually updating Lightroom CC with bug fixes, new camera and lens profiles and, sometimes, new features. This is where you'll find a list of the latest Lightroom CC updates and what they include. Lightroom CC/Photography plan trial version and offers Lightroom update tips Bug fixes and new lens profiles are excluded: see the Adobe Blogs Lightroom … [Read more...] about Lightroom CC updates
Virtual Copies are really useful. They let you try out a whole load of different processing variations on a single image without having to create new files, saving time and disk space in the process and keeping all your adjustments 'editable'. But there are drawbacks too. One this that none of your edits are visible outside of your Lightroom catalog. Like all non-destructive … [Read more...] about How many Virtual Copies do you have in Lightroom?
If you never thought you'd need to pay attention to the Lightroom noise reduction settings, you might need to think again. Like a lot of photographers I shoot RAW files on the assumption I'm going to get better image quality by processing the images myself rather than leaving it to the in-camera JPEG processing. That's fine in theory, but if you're in the habit of shooting both … [Read more...] about Lightroom noise reduction and why you need it
I was lucky enough to get a Fujifilm GFX 50S on loan for two weeks to review in Digital Camera and Professional Photography and I'm really impressed by the tonal range and subtlety it can capture. This became obvious when I started working on a set of shots from a drizzle-swept day on Exmoor. The sky was heavy and flat and there was very little colour, so I decided to try to … [Read more...] about Fine art black and white with the Fujifilm GFX
Welcome to part 4 of an 8-part series on Lightroom presets and how they work. To go with this I've created 8 free Lightroom presets you can download right now. Lightroom CC/Photography plan trial version and offers Click here for a Dropbox link to the presets. You don't need to have a Dropbox account – just click the 'Download' button at the top right. Depending … [Read more...] about 8 free Lightroom presets part 4: ‘Moonlite’
Part 3: 'Mistical' Welcome to part 3 of an 8-part series on Lightroom presets and how they work. To go with this I've created 8 free Lightroom presets you can download right now. Lightroom/Photography plan trial version and offers Click here for a Dropbox link to the presets. You don't need to have a Dropbox account – just click the 'Download' button at the top … [Read more...] about 8 free Lightroom presets part 3: Mistical
It's very easy to lose extreme shadow or highlight detail when you're shooting high-contrast scenes, and that's one of the reasons for shooting raw files – they contain additional highlight detail, especially, that you may be able to bring out during processing. Shadow and highlight recovery is not always possible, but I usually reckon that decent cameras have about 1EV of … [Read more...] about Shadow and Highlight recovery in Lightroom