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Now it is official after having been rumored for a while: Adobe released Lightroom for the iPad as part of the Photoshop Photography Program ($9.99 per month, includes Lightroom and Photoshop). There are also updates for Lightroom (rel. 5.4 – Mac | Win) and Adobe DNG Converter (rel. 8.4 – Mac | Win).
More videos after the break.
This video is all about folders. It’s probably one of the most-asked-about topics I hear from Lightroom users everywhere. The Folders panel in the Library module is where your photos are stored. So, before keywords, collections, stars, ratings, smart collections or anything else like that, you have folders in their simplest form. And understanding how that panel works is important. So here’s a few little tips and tricks around working with folders that can make it a little easier to navigate.
As fstoppers puts it: it’s the most important setting you should care about in Lightroom, and it is turned off by default. This setting comes to help in the case your Lightroom catalog gets corrupted. The setting we are talking about is “Automatically write changes into XMP”. The XMP files are so-called “sidecar files” and they contain all settings you applied to a picture. If the setting is on, Lightroom will constantly save all the changes you made into an XMP file. Should your catalog disappear the changes you made to your precious pics are still there. Not bad, uh? There is a drawback though: this setting could slow down Lightroom a bit.
You can turn it on in the Catalog Settings of Lightroom
- Mac OSX > Lightroom > Catalog Settings > Metadata
- Windows > Edit > Catalog Settings > Metadata
An XMP file will be created only if you work with CR2 files. If you work with DNG, JPEG, TIFF, or PNG files all the XMP data will be written directly inside these files. Another drawback is that there is no history of your edits that will be saved with XMP data.
An alternative to this setting, if you want to stay on the safe side, is a smart backup strategy, which, among other things, means that you should backup your LR catalog to different places.
Adobe released Photoshop Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3 to the public (download here). The news:
- Tethering support for Canon EOS Rebel T4i/EOS 650D
- Support forCanon EOS M2 andCanon PowerShot S120
- Lens support for Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC
- Various bug fixes
You still can have Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 via Creative Cloud for $9.99/month. This is your opportunity to step into Adobe’s Photoshop Photography Program for 9.99 a month (12-month commitment).
- Photoshop CC
- Lightroom 5
- 20GB of online storage
- Behance ProSite
- Access to training resources on Creative Cloud Learn
- Ongoing updates and upgrades
The offer expires December 31.
Same Adorama but on eBay is selling LR5 for $69.97 (click here).
Update: Amazon also jumped on this offer: Lightroom 5 (Mac/Win) for $69.99 (click here).
All these offers are time limited (aka: few hours)