Watch me now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqrI5GUg0y8 A few weeks ago I released a video to tell you your photos suck! I then followed that up with a few tips to help you suck less. This is a more detailed look at tip#1 - share fewer photos and shares my Lightroom workflow for quickly deciding which photos to reject(trash) and which to keep. And my star rating system in Lightroom for keeping things simple. Do you delete your photos?And don't forget to watch part 1 of "Your Photos Suck" here if you missed it: https://youtu.be/ihaz1_xmxFk
B&H photo has the Creative Cloud Photography Plan - this is the full version of Photoshop and Lightroom - available for just $88.95. This is a significant savings over the normal price and is good for TODAY ONLY.Maybe you feel like you don't know where or how to get started with Lightroom? Well in honor of this special deal I am adding my training tutorials - over 6 hours of content that teaches you the very basics of getting Lightroom installed all the way to editing professional looking landscapes and portraits.
And finally, if your looking for a new tripod B&H has a great deal on a MeFOTO travel Tripod. You can get the MeFOTO DayTrip (Purple Only) for half off at just $49.95. While keeping your photos stable its a small travel sized unit at 24" but folds down to only 9.4" making easy storage in your pack.
Today’s Photoshop CC 2016 update includes speed boosts and a few new tools to get the job done. Adobe’s main goal getting out this update will be speed based. Improvements were made in the installation time, brushes, fonts, and content aware fill. In the next few updates will all be focused on making the program a bit faster considering how large is has gotten. One warning though for those with plug-ins, you will have to reinstall them all. As its a full new version of Photoshop they will be erased. Preferences and presets will all be migrated over to the new version. Check out adobe’s articles on the new features!Selecting and masking part of a photoA new space and tools for making selections and masking out parts of your photos. This gives a few more options for making a smooth mask that you might otherwise have trouble getting such as hair or clothing from portraits. Crop and rotate freely with Content-Aware CropCrop and rotate as we’re used to, but now with content aware filling. Any blank space from rotating your photo or extending past the edge of the photo the software will automatically attempt to fill in. Adjust a person's facial features with Face-Aware LiquifyLiquify tools now have face recognition in them to make adjustments for portraits without as much work. Beyond turning someone into a chipmunk it should be a useful tool for adjusting portraits where needed. Match fonts from an imageWhile less of a photo tool for us this is still useful if you're working with graphic design on a project. If you’ve ever taken over a project you’ll frequently get asked to continue with a style from a previous work. Then you’ve got to identify a font by sight or using an image uploader. This does it in photoshop to use fonts similar to what you have installed and options from Adobe’s typekit online.
The update is currently live as of now, the file is somewhat large as its a new version so it will take a fair bit of time to download.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZU_19OBr44&feature=youtu.beUpdates to Lightroom Desktop and Mobile versions today -New Desktop Features -
- Dehaze (introduced in last updated) can now be used as a local adjustment
- Import Dialog revamp - Workflow is clear and explicit
- Improvements to "Import from Photoshop Elements"
New Lightroom Mobile Features (Android)
- Total Color control
- Tone Curve Adjustments
- Adjustable Vignettes
- Sort by date camera roll photos and videos
- Better crop tools
- TIff File support
Download the updates from the Google Play store hereNew Lightroom Mobile Features (iOS)
- Lightroom is FREE (I think this means for even non-cloud users)
- In camera app
- Dehaze adjustment
- Easily exchange photos with Photoshop Fix
- Color adjustment via targeted adjustment control
- Create video slide shows synced to music and share with Premier Clip
- Sort by date camera roll photos and videos
- DxO ONE
- Leica S (Typ 007)
- Olympus E-M10 Mark II
- Sony A7SM2 (ILCE-7SM2)
Not a creative cloud subscriber? Become one for $9.99/mo - Always updatedPhotoshop also updated with Camera RawBug Fixes and additional lens profiles added - see the complete list at https://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2015/10/lightroom-cc-2015-2-now-available.html
Scroll down for download linksNew features
- Support for the ability to add or read feedback provided on Lightroom web.
- Ability to import images from Apple Aperture and Apple iPhoto libraries into Lightroom.
- Fixes for bugs introduced in earlier versions of Lightroom 5.
- Camera support for additional new lenses and cameras.
Lightroom 5.7 includes support for new cameras including
- Nikon D750
- Canon 7D Mark II
- Canon G7 X
- Powershot SX60HS
- Sony A5100
- Iphone 6 and 6 Plus
A handful of new lenses
- Canon & Nikon Mounts of EF Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 ZE
- SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
- SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014
- Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8
- Voigtlander SL 40mm f/2 Ultron ASPH
- Voigtlander SL 40mm f/2 Ultron ASPH close-up Lens
- Nikon AF-S 20mm f/1.8G ED
- Nikon AF-S 400mm f2.8E FL ED VR
Lightroom 5.7 is a free update for existing Lightroom 5 users. New customers can download Lightroom as a 30-day free trial, or as part of Adobe's Creative Cloud subscriptions that start at $9.99 per month for the Creative Cloud Photography Plan, which comes with Photoshop, Lightroom mobile and more.Adobe is also running a Black Friday promotion for Creative Cloud Complete, which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, access to Adobe's cloud, the ProSite portfolio website, Typekit desktop and web fonts and 20 GB of cloud storage for $39.99 per month or $15.99 per month for students and teachers. The promotional period ends Nov. 28.Want to know more about Lightroom? Watch my FREE Lightroom Video Tutorials Download Lightroom 5.7 from AdobeMac – http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5852Win – http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5853
UPDATE 2-19-15: Lightroom 6 will be out in March - Complete feature list here UPDATE 2-16-2015: Lightroom 6 will be arriving in March(latest rumors). The easiest solution is to buy the Photoshop/Lightroom Creative Cloud for Photographers at 9.99/mo. This will provide you the full version of Photoshop, Lightroom and Lightroom mobile. When Lightroom 6 is released you will automatically be upgraded. Click here to purchase Creative Cloud for Photographers at 9.99/moUPDATE 1-15-2015: Lightroom 6 will require a 64 bit OSFrom the Adobe Blog
In order to leverage the latest operating system features and technologies, Lightroom 6 will require Mac OS X 10.8 or above, or a 64 bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. Focusing our work on more modern operating systems and architectures allows us to spend more time adding functionality requested by users, including additional advanced imaging features and improving general application performance.
If you are on Mac OS X 10.7, or a 32 bit version of Windows, you will continue to be able to install and run Lightroom 5 and use Lightroom mobile. However, you will not be able to install Lightroom 6 until you upgrade to a supported operating system.
If you are currently running Mac OS X 10.7, Apple offers a free upgrade (here) to a more current operating system. For Windows users, Microsoft has a how-to reference (here) to help you determine whether you are running a 32 or 64 bit version of Windows.
Original Post -Adobe Lightroom 6. I had thought we would get some info in June 2014 at Adobe's Creative Cloud announcements but all we heard was a reiteration of the mobile versions and how well they worked with Lightroom 5 (Technically 5.5 for all the mobile stuff). So when will we hear about Lightroom 6?Current information from the Cyberland site points to a October Beta with a full release in March 2015.What features will we get in Lightroom 6?Lightroom 6 features that were recently revealed by Cyberland are simple UI tweaks that makes things more streamlined compared to 5.5 but the biggest "features" are the stability and performance enhancements. With reports that Lightroom 6 has been greatly optimized running almost 70 to 100 percent faster than Adobe Lightroom 5.5!The other big question in my mind - will this be a standalone release or only available through the now permanent $9.99/mo plan that provides Photoshop and Lightroom.What features would you like to see in Lightroom 6?
A handful of big photo announcements came out of Adobe's presentation on Wednesday. - See all my Adobe related announcement updates yesterday
- Lightroom mobile is now available on iPhones (as well as iPads) and allows editing, star rating and flagging of your Lightroom Catalog. Any changes you make to images on any device- phone, tablet, desktop- are synced to all other devices. I have previously demoed the Lightroom mobile editing. No word or mention of any Android development for these apps.
- The $9.99/mo deal is here to stay - You get Photoshop and Lightroom CC - which means as updates happen you get them, along with 2GB of online storage (this is down from the 20GB offered in the more expensive packages) If you are currently paying for the more expensive plan you can downgrade at no penalty.
- The focus masking features which we talked about in last week's podcast looks nifty and useful.
- Adobe has released a new app for the iPad - Photoshop Mix. Call it an image manipulation tool, not quite an editor though it does offer some neat compositing and layer like abilities. It is free and is capable of syncing with Lightroom collections as well as your camera roll. Get Photoshop Mix from iTunes