In late 2012 and right after New Year's Eve this year, in 2015, I experienced two data loss events, both of which happened on my Drobo storage devices. I'll write a separate post detailing my experiences in recent years with my Drobos but for now, I wanted to let you know how I recovered my … Continue reading How I recovered from catastrophic data loss
It's 2011, a new year, and it's likely that Adobe will put out a new version of Lightroom this year. With that in mind, it would be wonderful if the Lightroom team could implement the following features in the next minor or major version of LR: Find and Replace within metadata (details here) Faster navigation … Continue reading Four wishes for Lightroom
During the last few weeks, I've seen the following error in Adobe Lightroom 3. There I am, editing photos, minding my own business, and when I try to view a photo for editing, I get the error message you see above: "The file appears to be unsupported or damaged." When I try to view the … Continue reading File corruption rears its ugly head
Updated 9/12/10: I'm not sure any more if this is an iPhone 4 glitch or an Adobe Lightroom 3.2 bug. A thread has been opened in the Adobe Lightroom Forum, if you'd like to chime in there. After upgrading the iPhone with iOS 4.1, I recorded a new video clip, imported it and some new … Continue reading Time of capture metadata bug in iPhone 4 movie clips
I'm disappointed with SmugMug over their continued lack of support for proper export and maintenance of photographs directly from Lightroom. Back in July, I wrote about the Flickr Publish Service in Lightroom, and wondered when SmugMug would introduce their own. What I was really looking for (and I said this in the post) was a … Continue reading SmugMug, are you listening?
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?
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
If you use Adobe Lightroom and want to apply a tiltshift effect to your photos, you can spend hundreds of dollars on expensive Photoshop plugins, or you can do it for free, with an Adobe AIR app called TiltShift. If you've used TiltShift before, you know you can open any photo in it and apply … Continue reading Get the tiltshift look right from Adobe Lightroom
The idea for this post has been sitting among my drafts for a long time. I always thought it'd be a good idea to share how I work and what equipment I use, for the benefit of those of you that want to put together a similar setup. Let me make it clear that I'm … Continue reading What's on my desk?
This screencast will show you how to transfer photos between different Lightroom catalogs, and it will go beyond that by also demonstrating how the whole process could be made a LOT easier if Adobe wanted to. In the screencast, I refer to an article I wrote a while back, entitled "The next stage for Lightroom", … Continue reading How to transfer photos between Lightroom catalogs