Adobe Lightroom Update -
Adobe has released a new update for Lightroom over at the Adobe Labs. The latest update, version 2.6, addresses a fix for PowerPC users in ver. 2.5 as well as a ton of new RAW updates for new cameras including the Canon 7D, G11, Nikon D3s, and several others. You can grab your update at the Adobe Labs site. Remember though that this is a release candidate, not a final version so there might be a bug or two lurking beneath the surface. There is also a new Camera Raw update that handles the same new cameras and fixes. You can find it here.
Fix for Snow Leopard Users -
Some of you that took the Mac Snow Leopard plunge found that you had some issues using your Adobe Photoshop. It seems that there were several issues popping up and the only one that could fix the problem was Apple. Adobe has been working closely with them on this issue and there is now a new update to Snow Leopard, which should solve most of the issues that folks have been having. The latest update, version 10.6.2, is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac. The update also fixes the bug that prevented the opening of multiple photos from Lightroom to Photoshop for editing. Previously, selecting 3 or more photos in Lightroom and trying to send them to Photoshop for panorama stitching, HDR merging or opening as layers would open Photoshop but no photos would appear.
Getting to Know Photoshop -
My friend Julianne Kost, The Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Evangelist, has a great instructional video on how Lightroom and Photoshop work together. Also included in this video is a great tutorial on using Photoshop Action Droplets in Lightroom to really automate your processing workflow. Julianne is awesome and her videos are jam packed with useful info. You can find this and other training videos at GetToKnowPhotoshopCS4 website.
Epson Interviews the Pros -
This isn’t really educational but I did find it pretty interesting. Epson has a new series of large format printers, the Stylus Pro 900. To help kick off their new product line, Epson has conducted a series of short interviews with some of the biggest names in the photo industry including Jay Maisel, John Paul Caponigro, Steve McCurry, Douglas Dubler, to name a few. The interviews are only about 3 or 4 minutes long but they do give some insights into the artists and their thoughts on printing and photography. I started watching one of them and before I knew it I had watched the entire series. If you have some time, give them a look see. (Here’s the link)
That’s all for today, have a great Thursday!