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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.”

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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.

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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/

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New reasons to update to CS5

New reasons to update to CS5

Check out Scott’s BLog for many reasons to upgrade to CS5
http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/

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Up-coming FREE CS5 Training sites

Up-coming FREE CS5 Training sites

NAPP announces their training:
http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/

Also check out;
creativelive.com