My search for the right social media platform for my photography has lead me to Google+. Here are a series of video tutorials on how to connect Adobe Photoshop Lightroom with Google+ via Jeffery Friedl’s amazing “Export to PicassaWeb” Plugin.
You can use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Beta’s new Book Module to create your own PDF “portfolio pieces” that combine images and words! This new feature is not a replacement for Adobe InDesign or a professional-grade page layout program, but it is a wonderful new way for me to share my photography with friends, students, and clients.
“Export” in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom vernacular means “to save a new copy of your photograph for a specific purpose.” Use Photoshop Lightroom’s Export Dialog whenever you need to create a copy of your photo for distribution via email, print, or the web.
Lightroom’s Print Module is great for those who want to feed their own paper into their own printer but often I prefer to hand the hard work off to a professional lab. If you understand how Adobe Photoshop Lightroom’s Export Dialog works then you can build Presets (aka. Templates) to automate your photo lab preparation process.
Have you ever felt the need for both a full-color and a black and white version of the same image? Have you ever wanted to make a second copy of your photograph that you can turn into a black and white masterpiece without leaving Adobe Photoshop Lightroom? If creating a duplicate–a second copy of your original capture–without leaving Lightroom is a mystery then this video tutorial is for you.
Learning to harness the full potential of the Export Dialog is an important skill for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom users. I use the Export Dialog everyday to create email-ready Jpeg copies of my digital camera Raw files. This powerful Lightroom tool is the most efficient way to prepare email-ready copies of my photos whenever I need to send an image to a client, to a friend, or to Mom.
Today’s topic is on extending Adobe Photoshop Lightroom further with an export plug-in. From the factory, Lightroom is capable of doing amazing things, but it can’t do everything that I want when it prepares images for my email messages.
As you will see in today’s video, I believe that presentation–the wrapping, framing, “the polish”: around an image–is almost as important as the image itself. Anyone can email a photo; but I believe that a professional photographer should send out something that looks a touch more elegant. This is where LR2/Mogrify comes in.
I am a big fan of the Dng raw file format. Dng files hold all of their metadata internally without the need for separate external .xmp sidecar files. I believe that is a huge advantage over the proprietary, camera-brand specific, raw files that my digital camera creates. In my workflow smarter files are worth the extra step that it takes to turn a camera brand specific raw file into a Dng raw file. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom makes this conversion, this re-wrapping of the raw sensor data, super easy.
This article describes how to access Photoshop Actions from the Export Dialog of Lightroom. Photoshop Actions allow you to perform complicated or repetitive tasks on an image or groups of images with little to no user intervention. Wouldn’t it be great if you could run these actions from Lightroom? Well…you can. Using Droplets and Lightroom’s Export Actions folder, you can harness the power of Photoshop Actions on your Lightroom images.
Read on to find out how.