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Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider Blog » Photoshop & Digital Photo Add Face Recognition to Lightroom w/ Picasa! We teach clients how to manage their professional image libraries using a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Bridge. I typically don’t recommend iPhoto for most professional libraries. Then Apple added Faces (facial recognition) in the latest version of iPhoto. I’m loath to give up my professional workflows, but easily keywording photo libraries with people’s names is a game changer for many businesses. This week I started testing Picasa 3.5, free software from Google, which now includes face-matching. Download a Free copy of Picasa 3.5. Picasa is free photo editing software from Google. Download: Picasa 3.5 for Mac. Step 1. The first time you launch Picasa, a dialog box announces that Picasa is ready to search your computer for photos. Strengths: Picasa doesn’t move or copy your image files. Weaknesses: Picasa makes it difficult to work on a specific photo library. Step 2. In Picasa, choose Tools > Folder Manager. Step 3. This will take a while. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Enjoy!

Julieanne Kost. Senior Digital Imaging Evangelist, Adobe Systems, Inc. Adobe Lightroom tutorials. Tethered Capture with Lightroom 5 In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne walks through setting up the Tethered Capture setting in Lightroom and demonstrates how to automatically apply develop settings and presets as well as sort by descending order to view the most recently taken photograph. How to Change Capture Time in Lightroom 5 In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne demonstrates two ways to change the capture time of your images. The first enables you to offset a time zone change and the second supports a custom adjustment to align multiple cameras used to shoot one event but with different date/time settings in-camera. How to Optimize Lightroom 5 In this episode of The Complete Picture Julieanne shares several suggestions for hardware, software, and preferences to help optimize the performance of Lightroom. Lightroom 5 Backup Strategies How to Use Lightroom 5 On Location What’s New in Lightroom 5 Lightroom 5 — Radial Filter Lightroom 5 — Smart Previews

25 Ways to Spice Up Blog Post Photos Images enhance the visual impact of a blog and make it more likely a post will be read. One good photo can grab a reader’s attention and drive them to the article. A post without any graphs, drawing, or photos can look daunting. Even if it’s well written, the wall of text might not appeal to anyone. But sometimes the images available for publishing are poor quality, or just don’t suit quite right. With the tricks below, you can use Photoshop to fix up your images in minutes. Strong Focus for Killer Portraits [View Tutorial] Create A Photo Within A Photo using Photoshop [View Tutorial] Enhance Your Image with Selective Color Adjustments [View Tutorial] The effect of Tilt-shift camera lens [View Tutorial] Easily Smooth And Soften Skin In A Photo [View Tutorial] Add A Realistic Water Reflection [View Tutorial] How to Create a Fantastically Formal Photo Effect [View Tutorial] Photo Retouch using Photoshop Techniques [View Tutorial] Turn A Photo Into A Collage Of Polaroids [View Tutorial] [View Tutorial]

Imagenomic - Best Plugins for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Apple Aperture Tone-Curve Tricks: A Half Dozen D NOTE: Images with an icon next to them have been artificially shrunk to better fit your screen; click the icon to restore them, in place, to their regular size. Photo being processed: D200 + 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/100 sec, f/4.5, ISO 320 — map & image data — nearby photosOn Top of the (Monochromatic) Worldvia the “Monochrome” preset discussed below Note for Lightroom 4 and Later: The presets in this article were developed for “Process: 2010”, which was standard in Lightroom 3.Lightroom 4 and later, however, default to a different process version, so these presets will appear to do nothing. However, if you switch back to “Process: 2010” in the “Camera Calibration” section of Develop, the preset will have its full effect. The tone curve is one of the ways that Adobe Lightroom offers to adjust an image. Photo being processed: D200 + 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm — 1/500 sec, f/5, ISO 250 — map & image data — nearby photosAdobe Lightroom Develop Modulein the second LR3 public beta Moody Play.

Going from Photoshop Elements to Lightroom - Importing an Elements catalog to Lightroom Community Translation Your transcript request has been submitted. Adobe TV does its best to accommodate transcript requests. It can take a few weeks for the transcript to become available in the Community Translation Project, so keep checking back. Join the Community Translation Project Thanks for your interest in translating this episode! Please Confirm Your Interest Thanks for your interest in adding translations to this episode! An error occurred while processing your request. Another translator has already started to translate this episode. Thanks for Participating! This episode has been assigned to you and you can expect an e-mail shortly containing all the information you need to get started. About This Episode In this episode you’ll learn how to import a Photoshop Elements catalog into Lightroom.

Photographer's toolbox - your source for Lightroom Plugins and Web Engines 22 Professional Photoshop Image Enhancing Tutorials Adobe Photoshop is the premier tool for digital artists when it comes to professionally enhancing images. Whether you’re a beginner just learning the ropes or an advanced user looking for unique techniques to add to your Photoshop arsenal, you’ll find some tutorials here that you’ll surely want to bookmark. In this article, you’ll discover plenty of tutorials that deal with enhancing images, adding unique and impressive effects, and recreating digital replications of popular traditional photography techniques. 1. Cross Processing You can learn how to apply the Cross Processing film-developing technique digitally to your images by reading through this quick and educational tutorial that leverages the powers of the Curves tool in Photoshop. 2. Take your ordinary digital photos and simulate the Lomo Photography effect (also known as Lomography) that will apply a dreamy and surreal effect onto your images in this tutorial that uses a Levels Adjustment layer among other Photoshop techniques. 3.

The Triangle of Color Adjustments in Lightroom In digital photography, just like exposure, colors too have a triangle of their own. Color adjustment triangle The triangle of color adjustments in Lightroom. The three attributes that form the triangle are shown above, now let’s see how they affect the colors of an image. Exposure This attribute controls the brightness level of all the pixels that constitute an image. Let’s look at some examples of exposure adjustments and how it affects the color: No adjustments applied on graduated filter -1.0 stop exposure adjustment applied -1.5 stop exposure adjustment applied -2.0 stop exposure adjustment applied Saturation This attribute controls the intensity of all colors in all of the pixels that constitute an image. Saturation set to -50 Saturation set to -100 Saturation set to +50 Saturation set to +100 There is another tool called Vibrance, just above the saturation slider. White balance This is one of the most discussed topics in the internet. White Balance adjustment made to -50 Putting it all together

My Plugins NOTE: Images with an icon next to them have been artificially shrunk to better fit your screen; click the icon to restore them, in place, to their regular size. Adobe has released a second free beta for Lightroom 3 (“Lightroom 3 Beta 2” — Lr3b2) with a lot of bug fixes and speed improvements, and a few new goodies not found in Lr2 or the first Lightroom 3 beta, including: Basic video-file support. For an overview of the user-visible changes, see the release notes in the Lr3b2 download, or even better, the traditional go-to exhaustive list is Victoria Bampton's “What's New” post. Is Lr3b2 Ready for Prime Time? Do make sure to see the “Primary Known Issues” in the release notes, including warnings about being a beta and keeping backups and data loss and such, but for what it's worth, unlike the first beta which was pretty rough, I think this one is good enough for prime time, and I use it for all my new photos. I don't use Lr2 anymore, except for testing and for old stuff. New Plugin Stuff

Raw File Formats | dpBestflow Proprietary raw Raw file format (not an acronym) is raw data from a digital camera sensor that has not been demosaiced, meaning that a raw file is only composed of either a red, green, or blue value at each pixel location. Rather than having the camera demosaic the raw data to create a rendered file, saving the raw data allows the photographer to control the demosaicing process with special software that offers control over white balance, color saturation, exposure (to a degree), bit depth, and color space, noise reduction, and even lens correction and other "parameters". This is why these types of software are often referred to as Parametric Image Editing software. Although raw files are much larger than JPEG files, the extra measure of control and potential quality is a worthwhile trade-off for most professional photographers. Introduction to DNG There are some “Urban Myths” related to converting to DNG. Things you should know about DNG Pros for converting to a DNG workflow Save Options

Inside Lightroom 5 (Pt. 1): modules & importing Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom 5 photo editing software now comes bundled on a DVD with two of Canon’s EOS DSLR cameras: the EOS 6D and the EOS 5D Mark III. In a five-part series of articles and video tutorials Richard Curtis (a Principal Solutions Consultant in Digital Imaging for Adobe UK) will explain the key features of Lightroom 5 to give you a good grounding and understanding of how to get the most out of working with the software. In Part 1 of this series Richard Curtis examines the main modules of Lightroom and, in a special video, he explains how to create catalogs and import your pictures. Please click on the play button in the window above to watch the video... What is Lightroom? You can see in the picture above that the photographer's typical workflow is using the module tabs - Library, Develop, Map, Book, Slideshow, Print and Web - at the top right hand side of Lightroom. How will Lightroom help photographers? What are RAW files and images and where does Lightroom put them? 1. 2.

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