Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Adobe Lightroom for the San Jose PUG


I use Pictage for my image hosting and am a member of the San Jose PUG. Last week Jill Johnson, our PUG leader, asked me to do a follow-up presentation on Adobe Lightroom for our Pictage Users Group. I was honored and of course started scribbling many of the little things that I have learned since the first talk. I am not an expert but I have explored some of its more advanced features and harness many of Lightroom's offerings to streamline my RAW workflow.

I am glad that I am able to share my experiences and happy to say that our discussion tonight seemed to help a few people improve their relationship with the software. Still trying to get one of our members to reinstall it ;) you know who you are!

Anyhow, I've ftp'd the two PDF presentations to my website.

The first presentation targets an earlier version of Lightroom and is a high level introduction. The second PDF discusses version 1.3.1. and deals more with the little things you can do to speed up your workflow. They are somewhat rudimentary and portions of the second presentation borrows slides from the first. The slides were meant to lead a discussion where we would talk about the specifics and not be a how-to manual. Sorry, no screenshots, no before/after images...

If you find them helpful, great! I would be happy to answer concise and specific questions if you have any. I try and answer as many emails as I can.

4 comments:

shannon said...

Karl, you ROCK! I thought you were going to charge $100 for these PDFs. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Karl, Thanks for taking the time and your generosity to share tips on how to get the best out of this awesome software.
-Dennis

Great Fx Photography said...

You are the best man....good job on that presentation

David said...

Hey Karl,
Thanks for the URL! And just so everyone knows, I REINSTALLED LIGHTROOM, hahaha...

Thanks again!