Negative Lab Pro 2.0: C41 Scanning Heaven!


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Negative Lab Pro 2.0: C41 Scanning Heaven!

Scanning film has always been a bit of a pain. However, with time comes progress, and Nate over at Negative Lab Pro has been doing some awesome work, making scanning C-41 film using a DSLR or mirrorless easier than ever. However, using Negative Lab Pro with a flatbed scanner has always been a bit lacking. That just changed with Negative Lab Pro 2.0 and an unlikely partner: Vuescan.

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Affinity Publisher is coming: an affordable desktop publishing app


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Affinity Publisher

Serif’s most ambitious app yet, Affinity Publisher, is officially launched this June, and there is an exclusive early access offer and 20% discount for pre-orders for this affordable alternative to Adobe InDesign.

Creating eBooks, booklets, brochures and single page adds has always been part of my work as a photographer. With the DTP tools available in recent years, photographers had a chance to use their photographs in multiple ways. Lightroom introduced a solution to create eBooks and .pdf documents to send to a printer, but those looking for more sophisticated alternatives had to use an app like InDesign. Now, finally,

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Portfolio Editing Using Lightroom


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Portfolio Editing Using Lightroom

I worked as a travel photographer for 8 years. In this period, I shot hundreds of thousands of images. As this part of my career came to a close, I wanted to have a portfolio of images that represented eight years of commercial travel photography. In this article, I’ll share how I used Lightroom and the Creative Cloud to edit a large body of work into a portfolio.

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How to Edit Photos for a Natural Look in Lightroom


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How to Edit Photos for a Natural Look in Lightroom

We spend quite a bit of time studying how to perform more extreme edits, and while those techniques certainly come in handy quite a lot of the time, knowing how to create a simple, clean, natural-looking image is an important skill. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced, this great video will show you how to easily get that look in Lightroom.

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Smoothing Out Backscatter with Adobe Lightroom’s New Texture Tool


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Smoothing Out Backscatter with Adobe Lightroom's New Texture Tool

It has been some time since Adobe last released a new control to Lightroom, and as such, I was very keen to try out their latest addition — the “Texture” slider. Since a good majority of my work is underwater, I was of course interested in what value it could add to underwater images. As I have quickly learned, this new feature is a great tool for underwater photographers — particularly those who struggle with backscatter in their images.

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Alternatives to Adobe Lightroom in 2019


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Adobe recently announced that it would both discontinue downloads of older versions of Creative Cloud apps (which includes Lightroom and Photoshop), and revoke the license for older software. Further, Adobe tweeted that consumers “may face potential claims of infringement by third parties.”

For some photographers, the thought of continuing to use Adobe’s subscription-based products is unpalatable, and fortunately, there are a number of full-featured alternatives that come without the price nor baggage.

Adobe Lightroom (now renamed Lightroom Classic) emerged as Adobe’s desktop-based response to the now defunct Apple Aperture, which was the first mainstream non-destructive, parametric image editor.

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Everything You Need to Know About When and How to Use the Dehaze Tool in Lightroom


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Everything You Need to Know About When and How to Use the Dehaze Tool in Lightroom

Lightroom’s Dehaze tool can be a lifesaver in certain cases, bringing back photos that you might not have been able to recover otherwise. But that doesn’t mean you should always use it whenever you see a bit of fog or haze in your photos. This great video shows you the ins and outs of the tool and discusses the best and worst cases for its usage.

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All About Lightroom’s New Texture Slider


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All About Lightroom's New Texture Slider

If you recently updated to the latest version of Lightroom, you may have noticed a new slider near the top of the Develop module: Texture. With many different ways to add this sort of effect to a photo already in the program, you might be wondering if and how this new slider is different. This great video will explain what the Texture slider affects and show you comparisons with things like clarity and sharpening.

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Lightroom CC Gets Built-In Interactive Tutorials and Defringe


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Adobe has announced the May 2019 release of Lightroom CC, and two of the more notable additions to the app are built-in interactive tutorials and a new Defringe tool.

Tutorials

Lightroom CC for iOS and Android (and soon the desktop app on Mac and Windows) has new interactive tutorials that provide instruction direction from inside the app. And photos that are used in the tutorial are available for you to edit as you learn techniques hands-on, step-by-step.

In other words, you can do the same edits and use the same tools as the instructors as you’re going through the tutorial.

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Adobe Adds ‘Texture’ Control Slider to Lightroom and Camera Raw


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Adobe just announced a brand new slider for Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, and Camera Raw for the first time since Dehaze was added in 2015. It’s called Texture, and it can help smooth or enhance textures in photos without destroying finer details or adding noise.

Texture came about after photographers requested a less intense way to achieve high-quality skin smoothing inside Lightroom and Camera Raw. The control started as a slider called Smoothing, but Adobe began focusing more on the idea of Textures as development went on.

“We wondered what would happen if we made the slider work the other way:

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Adobe Updates Lightroom with Photographer-Created Tutorials, Texture Slider, and More


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Adobe Updates Lightroom with Photographer-Created Tutorials, Texture Slider, and More

Adobe’s updates to apps across the Lightroom lineup today include a new Texture slider under the Presence pane for a finer alternative to clarity, tutorials created by photographers you know so you can follow along with their edits, additional tools that help others collaborate to add images to albums with you online, and more.

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Adobe CC Removes Older Versions of Photoshop and Lightroom


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Adobe Creative Cloud has long allowed subscribers to download and use much older versions of their desired apps, but the company has pushed out a change that limits how far back you can go. Creative Cloud now no longer offers anything before the latest two major versions of its apps.

“[G]oing forward, Creative Cloud customers will only have direct download access (from the Creative Cloud Desktop app and Adobe.com) to the two most recent major versions of Creative Cloud desktop applications,” Adobe writes in its announcement of the change. “Focusing our efforts on the latest two major releases of

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How to Search Multiple Lightroom Catalogs at Once with SQL Tools


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It is a well-known fact that Lightroom catalogs are nothing more than SQLite files. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to search multiple LR catalogs at once.

Catalog Management Conundrum

Ever since I first started using Lightroom quite a few years ago, I’ve pondered on how to organize my catalogs. Should I set up multiple catalogs? Multiple folders inside the same catalog? How should I structure the folders? In the beginning, I made the decision to keep everything inside the same catalog and create separate folders for years, and within each year, folders for each month with

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