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Adobe CS6 coming soon

Adobe has been teasing us with the Adobe CS6 beta, and now I heard that the “real” thing will be out April 23 2012. NAPP has a training center for the beta, another great reason to join NAPP!

This latest from Adobe:
http://www.adobe.com/special/cs6/launch-event-desktop.html

Adobe Lightroom 4

On my travels I am repeatedly asked how I download and organize all my photos. In a word, LIGHTROOM! I use Adobe Lightroom for both organizing and cataloging, as well as any tweaking that a photo might need to look like what I saw when I took the picture. It is a powerful program, and now there is a great update.

Lightroom 4 is out, and the price is only $149!. If you have Lightroom 3 you can upgrade for around $79. I highly recommend this upgrade, as new things were introduced and other areas strengthened. There are free training videos on line, like the one from Adobe (http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html?PID=3919855). A quote from the Adobe site;

” What is Lightroom?

Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 software provides a comprehensive set of digital photography tools, from powerfully simple one-click adjustments to cutting-edge advanced controls. Create images that inspire, inform, and delight.”

For more in-depth training I would highly recommend joining NAPP, (photoshopuser.com) and Kelby Training. Here is an excerpt from the Lightroom 4 Launch video on the NAPP site;

“Your hosts Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski have created 10 very helpful video tutorials on the new beta features that include improved video support, soft proofing, ability to email photos directly, new photobooks (Scott’s favorite), and some great new adjustments for making your photos look their absolute best.”

Google Maps and Lightroom 4

More fun with Google maps showing the sites we visited on a recent trip around South America, including the Antarctic, the Falklands, and a trip up the Amazon. I hope to share this wonderful journey with you on my website with pictures and storys. Our ship was the Princendam of the Holland America Cruise Line.

The new Adobe Lightroom 4 will automatically place all my GPS labeled photos on a map including how many pictures were taken at each Geo-location! Check out the NAPP website, or Adobe to learn about this great update to Lightroom.

This map was made with Lightroom 3 showing additions since the original map I posted on December 3, 2011. I plan to add at least one photo to so you could see what we saw at each pin.


View South America 2012 in a larger map

News from last weeks Photoshop World plus!

Winston Hendrickson, VP of Adobe Digital Imaging, introduces the Adobe Carousel

Bryan Hughes, Photoshop Senior Product Manager, is the latest inductee into the Photoshop Hall of Fame ( he was instrumental in the JDI additions to CS5)

Scott Kelby releases new book; Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It: Learn Step by Step How to Go from Empty Studio to Finished Image

Nik Software releasing their major update to their Photoshop (and Lightroom) plug-in ”Color Efex Pro 4″ and OnOne Software releasing their “Perfect Photo Suite 6″ with lots of big updates. More on both of these coming soon, but everybody that saw either was over-the-top about them.

Latest News from Scottkelby blog: http://www.scottkelby.com/
Photoshop World Vegas Recap (in Two Minutes or Less)

And something from that “Other” company!
At Microsoft’s Build conference on Tuesday, the company showed off its radically different Windows 8 operating system.
Developed for use on tablets and touch interfaces, as well as desktop PCs, Windows 8’s user interface resembles that of the company’s smartphone platform, Windows Phone 7. The new Windows 8 will also rely more heavily on the cloud than previous versions of Windows.

Is It time to Join NAPP?

vWhere everyone learns Photoshop - National Association of Photoshop Professionals

National Association of Phototshop Profressionals is a great organization for those of us who use Phototoshop, Lightroom and other of the Adobe software. NAPP provides help with all areas of the software, with Tutorials, videos and even a “New to Photoshop” section, just to name a few!

Check it out

You “gotta” see THE GRID

kelbytv.com/thegrid/

The Grid with Scott Kelby & Matt Kloskowski is a live talk-show about photography, Photoshop & other industry-related topics.
Each week features a new guest on the show like Terry White, Moose Petterson, Dave Black, Scott Bourne etc.

The discussions get rather heated and Scott doesn’t mince words in telling it like it is, and when replying to the Twitter comments that stream in during the show.
One doesn’t need to agree with everything that is said to learn a lot about Cameras (Nikon vs Canon!!), Digital darkroom Software (Lightroom vs Aperature), What is “cheating” in regards to using Photoshop for the finished photograph etc. Great Conversations!

I enjoy the show, and watch the replays when I am unable to watch it live.
kelbytv.com/thegrid/

News updates for December 8

Check out Scott Kelby’s Blog —It’s a Guest Blog this Wednesday featuring Janine Smith! Great advice and inspiration for all hobby photographers!

RCs book is available for preorder at Amazon! woohoo! RT @aboutrc: Wanna see something cool?!?!?! http://amzn.to/foDZnB My book cover!

Create a 3D Christmas Tree using CS5 Extended and 3D by Scott Valentine http://communitymx.com/content/article.cfm?cid=EB90E

From Creative Live
Get the @vincentlaforet @zarias @pixelatedimage @jasminestar @tamaralackey and @jeremycowart Year-End Collection! – http://bit.ly/2010deal

Did you see the Tour of B&H yesterday (11-29-10) at NAPP podcast?

B&H is the best place to purchase your camera gear and electronics.

For Cyber Monday NAPP took us on a mini- tour of the B&H New York store.

For more info on great deals and great learning check out DTown TV

http://kelbytv.com/dtowntv

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