Lightroom 3 Beta
Posted 02 December 2009 - 11:00 PM
Adobe has released their Lightroom 3 Public Beta. I know not everyone enjoys "beta", but for those who are interested...here is the info. You would have free access to the beta version until April:
find info here
The Lightroom 3 beta program is available to the public, so that means anyone with an Internet connection can download it and start putting it to the test. You do not need to own (or have tried) a previous version of Lightroom. The version of Lightroom 3 beta software available for download is offered in English only. You can download the beta and use it until the product expires. The current Lightroom 3 public beta will expire on April 30, 2010.
Have fun! I LOVE Lightroom! ...and Katherine Weaver's SGs Lightroom presets!
Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:02 PM
Posted 18 January 2010 - 05:54 PM
I import my photos and convert them to DNG, which is a non-proprietary format. It has a bunch of advantages over the camera's native RAW (Nikon NEF) file formats - its file size is about 20% smaller; any changes you make to the file are stored IN the file, not in an extra "sidecar" XML file; and this file type is able to be read by many more readers than the native camera formats.
When I import, I choose to Copy Files as DNG, and at the same time, I back them up to a separate EHD. That way, I will always at least have one backup copy. For my Convert to DNG options, I have chosen not to embed the original RAW file - it's redundant, and takes up space (defeats the purpose of having smaller file sizes).
Let me know if you have questions! I LOVE Lightroom! Plus, then you can play with Katherine's awesome Presets, which make life SO easy to get cool effects for your photos.
Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:12 PM
I Have installed the Beta and imported my 2009 photo folder (and I assume all sub folders) but cannot figure out where to go from here???
Switch from Library mode to Develop mode (at the top right), open a photo and play!
Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:39 AM
I used the import and pointed LR to the folder containing all my 2009 photo's - this included
sub-folders, RAW & .jpg's, but what I see is a lot of individual thumbnails; have I done this wrong or is there something else I should be doing?
><\\\\'> Still swimming UPstream!!!
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:46 AM
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