Adobe Lightroom is full of useful shortcuts that can speed up your workflow. If you still haven’t created the habit of using them, this video from Lucy Martin might help you do it. It’s an easy to remember video with 18 Lightroom shortcuts every photographer should know. They’ll help you work faster and more efficient, so take a look.
To use their own words, “Hell froze over”. Yes, that’s right, the open source raw processor Darktable has finally been ported over to Windows. And they intend to support it fully in the future. There are still a few features missing, like lack of printing support, and you need special drivers for tethering, but it’s here and it’s usable.
To Adobe or not to Adobe. That is the question many photographers are asking with the spate of new image processing programs vying to “kill Photoshop.”
I tested more than ten contenders as alternatives to Adobe’s image processing software, evaluating them for the specialized task of editing demanding nightscape images taken under the Milky Way, both for single still images and for time-lapses of the moving sky.
With drone cameras improving on an almost weekly basis, shooting photos with drones has become very popular. Possibly even more so than shooting video with drones. They allow us to reach vantage points that are otherwise impossible to attain. In this video, photographer Michael Shainblum goes through his process for processing photos from his DJI Phantom 4.
A few weeks ago Adobe renamed Lightroom to Lightroom Classic and re-launched Lightroom as cloud connected Lightroom CC. Aside from making everyone really confused, some concerns rose about how will this actually work in terms of licensing Lightroom (just see some of the comments on this post).
As most things Adobe, everyone will probably migrate to the new Lightroom CC given enough time, but if you want to keep your Lightroom Classic installation and still be able to sync across multiple devices, Dan Watson has a solution for you.
There’s been a lot of doubt and confusion since Adobe’s announcement about Lightroom CC. Standalone Lightroom has disappeared. The old Lightroom CC is now “Lightroom Classic”, and a lot suspect that Adobe plan to eventually phase it out.
According to a blog post on the Adobe Lightroom Journal, though, Adobe say they’re absolutely not planning to kill it. They say that they “remain committed to investing in Lightroom Classic in the future”. They it has an “exciting roadmap”, and even prompt users to hold Adobe accountable. Of course, we’ve heard this kind of thing before.
With Lightroom CC shifting into the cloud, there’s a lot of doubt amongst fans of the former desktop application. They question Adobe’s commitment to the future of the Classic desktop platform, given the big push toward “the cloud”. If this indeed becomes the case, it’s left many users wondering where to go next. Right now, there’s two potential names that spring to mind. Affinity and Macphun.
The latter of those got in touch with DIYP today. Machpun tell us that they have received a lot of questions in response to yesterday’s announcement from Adobe. Users want to know what their plans are for creating a Lightroom alternative. So, now Macphun have a sort-of announcement to make of their own. They’re working on a Digital Asset Management (DAM) application for both Mac and Windows.
So, the accidental leak from Adobe a couple of months ago over “Nimbus” is now here. And it seems that rather than being a cloud companion to Lightroom, it is a Lightroom replacement. Adobe have today announced that Lightroom CC is now an entirely cloud based application. The desktop based Lightroom that we’ve come to know and love (or loath) is now “Lightroom Classic”.
Lightroom’s been around for over a decade now. With the increasing mobile based world around us, shifting the whole thing over to the cloud seems to make a lot of sense, although you’ll have to pony up a bit more cash if you want the online storage to be able to fully utilise it.
As my love for photography has increased over time, so has my love for manual focus lenses. Lenses such as the Samyang 135mm f2 provide unsurpassed sharpness and image quality, at a price much lower than its autofocus counterparts. Often you also save weight and size when switching to a manual lens. I switched my Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART for a Voigtländer Ultron 35mm f1.7, and got a lens that was just a fraction of the weight and size while maintaining comparable image quality and low light performance. Not to mention the joy when using manual lenses – the fact that you are forced to pause for 2-3 seconds whenever you take a photo, forcing you to consider the composition for a moment, often with better photos as a result.