In case you have not heard yet, Adobe released the Lightroom 4 today with an updated pricing:
There’s a lot of changes from the beta, namely:
- Reverse geocoding now available in the Map Module
- Revamped and improved auto tone in Develop based on new controls
- Increased range of local white balance controls (temperature and tint)
- Updated Develop presets plus added new presets for video
- Maximum Blurb book size is now 240 pages
- Over 800 bugs found and fixed! (Thank you Lightroom 4 beta customers!)
For more information, check out Tom Hogarty’s blog post.
Finally, Adobe also changed the icon for LR4:
In case you want to try out the new version of Lightroom, check out the latest beta at this link: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=labs_lightroom4
Some key changes include videos, maps, books and more!
Also, while you’re at it, check out NAPP’s Lightroom 4 Center.
Here’s a video by RC Concepcion on checking logins and getting ready for the Photowalk. In case you don’t want to watch the whole video online, here’s a summary of the things to do:
Make sure your logins work
- To do it, go to http://www.worldwidephotowalk.com and click the sign-in link in the middle of the page
- For our Manila walk, you can go to this URL: http://worldwidephotowalk.com/manila-mm-ph/wp-login.php
- Login using the username and password you used the last time you registered
- Since it has been probably a month ago since you signed up, you might have forgotten your password. If this is the case, the system will generate a new password for you if you click the ‘Lost Your Password‘ from the login page
- In case you get a system-generated password and you want to change it, once you login, go to the ‘Profile section’ on the left side and there should be an option there to update your password.
Remember your city name
For the ones in my group, our name is — manila-mm-ph
Download Lightroom 2
It seems that the World Wide Photowalk Team is pushing for Lightroom as the tool to process your photos afterwards. They might even release a plug-in that will allow you to upload photos from Lightroom. In case you don’t have Lightroom or you are not familiar with it, you can:
- Download Lightroom 2 Trial from Adobe. In case you don’t want to purchase it yet, The download is a 30-day trial, so you have plenty of time from now till the walk!
- Learn Lightroom. I can give you guys tips (if you want) during the walk, but if you want to quickly learn Lightroom, check out NAPP’s Lightroom Center
That’s all for now, folks! Watch out for more updates about the walk.
Some Lightroom new today…
Adobe just released Lightroom 2.4 and Camera Raw 5.4 as free updates in their website. Both applications include support for a bunch of new cameras like the Canon 500D and Nikon D5000. For more details on the camera support and bug fixes, check out the complete details at Lightroom Journal.
Here are links where you can download them:
Lightroom 2.4 (Mac|Windows) and Camera Raw 5.4 (Mac|Windows)
Thanks to Ken (Flipped Out), I’m on the Pinoy Flicker of the Day! I feel a bit guilty because I have not updated my Flickr account for months now. 🙂 I’ll have updates soon so stay tuned!
Ken ran across my 300 Lightroom Preset and he liked how it made his photo more dramatic! 🙂
Anyway, don’t forget to check out Ken’s Flickr Stream. It made me miss Chicago more…
First of all, save the date: July 18.
Here’s the big news I was telling you about — Scott Kelby has announced his 2nd Annual Worldwide Photowalk. Last year, I was fortunate enough to be one of the leaders of the walk here in Manila. It was a very fun day and I had a blast meeting new photographers.
What’s new this year? Well, for sure this is going to be BIGGER! Scott’s team created a new site called http://www.worldwidephotowalk.com
What I love about the site is that it has more features! Not only do you get to see the past winners, you also get to see an interactive map of the locations of the walk.
If you want to know more about the walk, make sure to check out the FAQ Section.
I am working out the details of the walk including the city page for Manila. Once I get things done, watch out for more announcements.
If you’re wondering what’s in store, well, the winner of the walk gets a copy of Scott’s new book: The Digital Photography Book, Volume 3. On top of that, there’s an overall winner (picked by Scott) who’s eligible to win lots of prizes (to be announced on the site).
So, watch out for more news. I will update my blog as soon as I have more.
See you soon!
Photoshop World ’09 Boston kicked off today with its popular Keynote.
One of the new things NAPP did this year is to have a live blog. Check it out now to know what’s new this year.
There are some announcements/videos there that are not being shown on the net yet, but here are some things that might interest you:
- Wacom introduced the Intuos 4. I’m not (yet) a tablet person but if you want details, check out the following links:
- NAPP also made the WaterMark Creator
- This is only available to NAPP members and it’s using Adobe’s Extension Manager.
- It’s a pretty cool and handy tool, if you ask me 🙂
- Here’s a screenshot (only a portion) of the WaterMark Creator:
Don’t feel bad if you’re not a NAPP member. You know you can always join now and get some goodies free with your subscription (usually a DVD). Plus, you get 8 issues of Photoshop User Magazine.
Before I forget, one of the new benefits you get from being a NAPP member is this — a fee online class from Kelby Training each month!
If you haven’t done so, check out kelbytraining.com. It’s a great site to learn Photoshop, Photography, the whole Creative Suite and more — all at your own time and convenience. Plus, NAPP members have a discount! Told ya it’s worth it to be a NAPP Member… 🙂
And since you’re kind enough to read my post, don’t forget to check out Scott Kelby’s Blog extension for Photoshop that makes his blog available right inside Photoshop! Cool, eh! 🙂 This is how it looks inside Photoshop: