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New Lightroom Texture Slider & Clarity – What’s the Difference?

2020-05-28T17:04:38+00:00May 30th, 2019|Adobe Lightroom Classic Updates, Adobe Lightroom Desktop Updates|

Thanks to guys like Max Wendt at Adobe, we now have the Lightroom Texture Slider.

Max wanted to develop a tool for Lightroom that works like Photoshop for smoothing skin. Once he achieved the result he was looking for, he thought, “what would happen if I made the slider work the other way?” And thus, the Lightroom Texture Slider was born. Great for subtle contrast increases. Great for smoothing skin. If you’re a true technology wank, read more about Max’s Texture Control here.

It is a very useful feature that’s in

Lightroom Updates – Classic and Desktop. What?

2020-05-28T18:07:05+00:00May 15th, 2019|Adobe Lightroom Classic Updates, Adobe Lightroom Desktop Updates|

What’s In a Name?

Hello everyone, it’s time again for Lightroom updates. But first, more confusion from the Adobe marketing team …

Adobe has tweaked the name of Lightroom Classic. Formerly, the official name was “Lightroom Classic CC” and they are now dropping the “CC” to make it just Lightroom Classic. Just to be clear, this is the original version of Lightroom that allows you to manage your own files.

The newer version of Lightroom is now being called “Lightroom” or “Lightroom Desktop.” Confused yet?? Again, to be clear,

1-2-3 Lightroom Develop Strategy

2020-05-28T18:07:22+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Developing, How To's, YouTube|

Our 1-2-3 Lightroom develop strategy is an easy and fast approach to great results for raw captures (JPEGs, too). Beginners and even experienced Lightroom users can benefit from utilizing Adobe Sensei’s ever improving machine learning. These features are incorporated into the Develop module of both Lightroom Classic and Lightroom CC. Using the 1-2-3 Lightroom develop strategy takes less time and is far more productive than poking around with sliders, especially if you’re unsure of what the sliders do.

Taking advantage

Lightroom Workshops Doha 2019

2020-05-28T18:07:59+00:00April 10th, 2019|Travel, Workshops|

The Doha, Lightroom workshops series began with Develop Like a Pro. And, over the next three days, we covered everything from developing, asset management, backup strategies and bookmaking. Working at the Fire Station has been one of my most satisfying teaching experiences.

Prevent Catastrophic Data Loss…

2020-05-28T18:09:45+00:00October 30th, 2018|Backup Systems|

prevent catastrophic data loss ©2018 D.A.Wagner

…Using a NAS

Prevent Catastrophic Data Loss

It has now become “Prevent Catastrophic Data Loss Month” at Lightroom Guy.

It was barely three weeks ago that I wrote about the 3-2-1 Backup Strategy. This week, the #2 in my strategy, my 8-year old RAID (an OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2) died. Not the four hard drives inside, but the enclosure unit itself died, which has been running non-stop since 2010. Not a bad lifespan for a physical device! Still, the data

Lightroom Classic CC Version 8 is Here …

2020-05-28T18:10:22+00:00October 15th, 2018|Adobe Lightroom Classic Updates|

… and we’re not sure why.

Lightroom Classic CC Version 8

Lightroom Classic CC Version 8 Lightroom Classic CC Version 8 Splash Screen

Adobe is branding this as a full version update of Lightroom Classic. However most of the updates and changes are under-the-hood improvements with a few important, feature specific improvements. Since this release coincides with the start of the 2018 Adobe MAX conference, we assume the marketing department wanted to have a bigger sounding headline. Nevertheless, these updates are welcome and demonstrate Adobe’s ongoing commitment that Lightroom Classic

3-2-1 Backup Strategy

2020-05-28T18:10:23+00:00October 8th, 2018|Backup Systems|

The Number One Reason to Backup Your Photos!

“About half of all computer users either know someone or they themselves have recently lost photos or data.”

After two completely different experiences this year, one of which happened just this week, I’m writing about why backup of photos (and other files!) is so critical. Actually, to be safe, you’ll want to have three copies: one on your computer, one on a backup drive locally (in your location – traveling with you, home, office, etc.) and one in the cloud (AKA online). It’s called the 3-2-1 backup strategy and

Hold Off On Updating to MacOS Mojave

2020-05-28T18:10:27+00:00September 24th, 2018|Apple Mac, MacOS|

As I wrote in an earlier post, please hold off on updating to MacOS Mojave, which is the Mac operating system number 10.14. Apple announced its release today, September 24th at 5pm. And although you may not see it featured yet in the App Store, it’s there and available for download. Hold off on updating to MacOS Mojave

You’ll also want to hold off on updating to MacOS Mojave until you have checked to see if your particular model of Macintosh can upgrade to this version.

A really good example of “Why Not?”

Uninstall AdWare Doctor Now!

2020-05-28T18:10:30+00:00September 11th, 2018|Computers|

We don’t usually raise alarms like this, but if you have Adware Doctor (formerly known as Adware Medic), the #1 selling app in the Apple App Store, uninstall Adware Doctor now! It is malware and this news is extremely important.

Why? Adware Doctor (also App Store’s Dr. Antivirus and Dr. Cleaner) has been stealing your browser history if you use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. What does it do with your browser history? It sends that data to China. And it’s been doing that for years. How did we find out? On Patrick Wardle’s website, Objective-See. A site

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