Where’s the SmugMug Publish Service for Lightroom?

I love the Flickr Publish Service in Lightroom 3, and would love to see SmugMug make their own. The only thing missing for the Flickr service is for it to know which photos I've exported and uploaded to Flickr before the service became available, in previous versions of Lightroom. I for example have either tagged … Continue reading Where’s the SmugMug Publish Service for Lightroom?

Stop the headache – generate 1:1 previews before editing

One of my gripes with Lightroom ever since I started using it was the image blurring that took place as it generated image previews or re-rendered images while in Develop mode. (I started using LR in February 2007.) It looks like Adobe listened, and the image preview rendering that takes place as I develop photos … Continue reading Stop the headache – generate 1:1 previews before editing

Create tiltshift photographs on Mac, Windows and Linux, for free

Takayuki Fukatsu has created a free Adobe AIR app called TiltShift, which runs on any OS that supports AIR (namely Mac, Windows and Linux). It will allow you to easily apply tilt-shift effects to any photograph. Best of all, the price is right: it's free. Even if this app cost $10 or $20, I'd still … Continue reading Create tiltshift photographs on Mac, Windows and Linux, for free

Using the economy as an excuse to shortchange employees

I've seen companies do some pretty disgusting things in my time, and the move some of them are pulling lately definitely ranks right up there with some of the biggest stinkers. In effect, they're using the current weak economy/recession as an excuse to lay off employees and burden the existing ones with the extra work, … Continue reading Using the economy as an excuse to shortchange employees