The Digital Group will meet on Tuesday 23rd of january at 7.30 in the Small Hall at Tangmere Village Centre.
For the first part of the evening Ross Laney will give a tutorial demonstrating the use of Topaz Impression. He will turn a straight image into an Old Master and thereby increase it’s value by many millions (possibly).
After the break Lorna will give a tutorial on the use of textures to enhance or mood change your image.
All welcome. Members £3.00, non-Members £4.00
I have just received a post from Glyn Dewis on Screen Calibration and Soft proofing in Lightroom and Photoshop and thought members would find this useful.
We now have the notes from Frank Adams following his tutorial of 28th November 2017
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The Digital Group will meet in the Small Hall at Tanmere Village Centre on Tuesday 28th November at 7.30.
We are delighted to welcome Frank Adams who will give us a tutorial based on his experience of moving from darkroom to digital and will no doubt show us some of his highly successful images.
Frank tells us he intends to be controversial which should lead to an enjoyable evening. If you know Frank’s work you will want to come along, if you don’t know his work then it is time you did.
Members £3.00 visitors £4.00
We now have Sheila’s notes for her tutorial “Organising Your Images in Lightroom”
Organising Your Images in LR – Google Doc
Just when we had got used to running along comfortably with programmes we knew and loved (or otherwise) Adobe appear to have thrown all the cards up in the air and come out with updates, different names and maybe different ways to pay.
Please find below a piece sent by “The Lightroom Queen” ( Victoria Bampton) to Joy who has passed it on for wider circulation.
Hi Joy Whiting!
It’s the Adobe Max conference this week and there’s LOADS of Lightroom news!
In this edition…
- Lightroom Rebranded as Lightroom Classic
- Lightroom Classic CC 7.0 Release
- End of Perpetual Licenses
- Cloud-native Lightroom CC
- Lightroom for iOS/Android
- Announcement FAQ’s
Since the first Lightroom beta was released in 2006, the world of photography has undergone many changes. In those days, most people had never even heard of smartphones, and editing photos required sitting down at a computer. Today, photos shot on mobile phones grace the covers of top magazines, and billions of photos are captured and instantly shared online every single day.
Today, during the Adobe Max conference, Adobe will announce the future of Lightroom. There’s lots of changes and plenty of confusion, so let’s get an overview…
Lightroom Rebranded as Lightroom Classic
The folder-based version of Lightroom that we’ve known and loved for the last 10+ years is still going strong. It’s been rebranded as Lightroom Classic, because it continues to use the traditional desktop folder-based organizational system we’ve used for decades (as opposed to a modern cloud-based system).
Future development of Lightroom Classic is being refocused on improving performance and enhancing the editing tools. It’s become a bit of a jack-of-all-trades over the last few years, so this new focus is great news for serious Lightroom users.
Lightroom Classic CC 7.0 Release
Lightroom Classic 7.0 was released today, including the first wave of performance improvements, a new embedded preview workflow for faster culling, and a new range mask tool for color/luminance based selections, in addition to the usual new camera/lens support. There’s more information on the new features here.
Before you jump to upgrade, a word of warning is in order. Performance is a tricky thing. Making a feature faster on one computer can make it slower on another, and the code changes are so widespread, it can create bugs in seemingly unrelated areas. I’d recommend exercising a little caution because opening a catalog into 7.0 upgrades the catalog format, so you can’t easily roll back to 2015.12 if you run into problems. Lightroom 7.0 can be installed alongside Lightroom CC 2015, so if you’re an early adopter, perhaps test it using a clean catalog before upgrading your main working catalog, just in case. I’ll compile the early feedback into a blog post over the next week or two.
End of Perpetual Licenses
For the last couple of years, it’s been a subject of great debate… will Adobe keep selling Lightroom as a perpetual (standalone) license or not? We finally have an official answer… Adobe will continue to sell Lightroom 6 as a perpetual license, but Lightroom 7 and future versions will only be available to CC subscribers. At least they’ve said it now, and we can all stop guessing. They’ll continue to add new camera support to Lightroom 6 until the end of the year, and even at that point, your perpetual version of Lightroom will not spontaneously combust. If you’re currently a perpetual user, I’ve outlined some of the options here.
Cloud-native Lightroom CC
There’s a new cloud-native version of Lightroom, designed for the next generation of photographers. Because in this version everything’s synced to the cloud, your photos and edits are available on all of your devices, wherever you are. Since Lightroom manages your photos for you, this new Lightroom app is really simple to use (no more missing files!), but still has the non-destructive editing power we’ve come to expect from Adobe. It’s been rewritten from the ground up, so it’s relatively bug-free (hooray!).
It’s early days, so Lightroom CC doesn’t have all of the features of the Classic version, but it already has the essentials and will continue to develop rapidly. If you’re a Lightroom user considering moving to the cloud-native app, I’ve created a feature comparison table, so you can check whether it has the features you need for your workflow.
I know you’ll have loads of questions, so I’ve written a free Quick Start eBook, available for download right now (just fill in your name/email again and check the Lightroom CC eBook checkbox).
More extensive books for both Lightroom Classic 7.0 and Lightroom CC will be available soon in eBook and paperback formats, and I’ll let you know as soon as they’re released.
Lightroom for iOS/Android
The iOS and Android versions of Lightroom have been updated with some fantastic new features including AI-based automatic tagging and search, keywords, album folders to organize all of your albums (prev. called collections), and the Android version now has the brush tool too. You can read all about the new features here.
The mobile apps are designed primarily to be a companion to the cloud-native Lightroom CC ecosystem, so they now use the new terminology (e.g., albums instead of collections). The mobile apps continue to sync with Lightroom Classic, as they always have done, but no new cloud features will be added to Lightroom Classic, so keywords and collection sets don’t sync with Lightroom Classic.
There’s sure to be a mass of questions about these announcements. I’ve preempted many of the questions I expect to see, and I’ll continue adding to the FAQ’s as new questions arise.
The Digital Group will meet in the Small Hall of Tangmere Village Centre on Tuesday 24th October at 7.30.
For the first part of the evening Sheila will give a tutorial on downloading images from the camera and cataloging them in the Lightroom Library so the you can find them again when you want to.
For the second part of the evening we have great pleasure in welcoming Ann McDonald once again. Ann will talk about making the most of your images, selecting those suitable for PDI’s or for prints and in the case of the latter, selecting a paper suitable for the image.
It should be a first class evening, Members £3.00, non-members £4.00. Refreshments included.
As an early warning, make sure you have Tuesday 28th November in your diary. Frank Adams will entertain us and he says his tutorial will be controversial! One not to be missed.
The first meeting of the Digital Group for the new season will be held on Tuesday 26th September in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre at 7.30.
This will be an introductory meeting when we discuss things you would like to have covered in the following meetings. We do have a programme sketched out but this is your chance to have your say in what you would like put into the programme.
There will be a very warm welcome for new members of the club and this is your chance to come along and meet established members on a less formal basis than on Thursday evenings.
Sheila will also give a tutorial for both new and established members on image resizing. This is something you will need to know if you are entering any of the club competitions.
The cost is £3.00 for members and £4.00 for non members. Everyone very welcome.
Glyn has produced a new video on retouching a male portrait.
Before I forget I just wanted to send you this file over that I promised a few days ago during a recent YouTube LIVE Broadcast.
If you click on the blue button below it should download no problem. I know some people have had problems downloading things like PDF’s but it looks like that’s some kind of security issue with the Safari Browser but I think (I hope) I’ve sorted that now.
|Oh and just so you know, if you were going to watch the video for this retouching over on YouTube (here’s a LINK) , I’ve added some stuff in the description where you can just click on a time stamp and it will take you straight to the point in the video you want…
|Right, have a great weekend and I’ll catch you next time when I’m another year older; Birthday Boy this Saturday so a weekend of quality time with Anne in our favourite place awaits 🙂