Adobe Finally Fixes Lightroom Healing Brush?!? It’s FAST now.

For years the healing brush tool in Lightroom (Classic) has been pathetically slow and essentially useless unless you only used it to fix one or two tiny spots on an image. If you added any more than that, Lightroom would slow to a crawl. For the most part it forced me to export the image to Photoshop to use their healing and cloning tools when I needed to fix dust spots or remove small imperfections because it was so much faster. Today I was editing a photo in Lightroom Classic (build 1200465) and I noticed that the healing brush seemed

Adobe Changed the Default Lightroom Raw Sharpening in V7.3

I noticed that in the latest update to Lightroom, Adobe is now applying a default sharpening amount of 40 to Raw images, instead of the previous 25.  It has been 25 since Lightroom first came to market I think. I think in most cases this won’t cause people any issues because in theory you should be treating sharpening on a case-by-case basis anyway and adjusting the sharpening and sharpen masking for each image.  It’s just something to be aware of… My guess is that they have done this because the default 25 setting was less perceptible as photo pixel dimensions

Adobe Now Supports Canon CR3 and C-Raw Files from the M50

Adobe released a gigantic Creative Cloud update today with a ton of new features, some of which I want to delve into with some specific posts in the coming days and weeks. However, one thing I wanted to mention right away is that Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Lightroom CC and Camera RAW are now fully compatible with the Raw files from Canon’s new M50 mirrorless camera. I’m currently testing this Canon M50 mirrorless camera myself so I have been waiting for this to happen, and I’m really pleased to see that Adobe put this release out just a few days after

Tips and Tricks for the Adobe Blog

I posted about this on my Twitter and Facebook pages a few months ago, but I forgot to mention here on the blog.  I had a lovely chat with one of the writers at Adobe, and they published some of my photo tips on their blog. You can read the post HERE on the the Adobe blog.

Adobe Lightroom 6.3 Now Available

Adobe made Lightroom 6.3 available today and there’s several important things to note about it.  Whilst it adds the usual array of new RAW support for newer cameras, it also adds a ton of new lens profiles for lenses like the new Zeiss Milvus range, as well as the Canon 400mm f/4 DO II. As well as performance improvements, Adobe have also reverted to the original import dialog after making sweeping changes in version 6.2.  Most people seem to prefer the original import dialog and they have listened to feedback and acted quickly to bring it back.  Creative Cloud members

Stay Out There With Adobe & The Creative Cloud

Today, I’m pleased to announce a new partnership with Adobe and their Creative Cloud Photography plan.  I’ve been a subscriber to the Photography plan since its inception a few years ago, and as mobility has become increasingly important to my business, the Creative Cloud has been right there with me.  The Photography Plan gives me access to Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC and Lightroom mobile, as well as added benefits in mobile apps such as Adobe Slate and Voice.  As far as I’m concerned, the less time I can spend in my office, the better!  Tools like Lightroom mobile, allow me

Adobe NOT Offering Creative Suite 2 (CS2) for free

UPDATE: SO it turns out the whole photblogospehere is wrong about this !  Adobe was merely switching CS2 users to a new version or server or something like that.       If you’ve ever wanted to get your hands on Photoshop but just couldn’t afford it then today is your lucky day !  Adobe is offering the entirety of the CS2 Creative Suite for FREE !  All you have to do is sign in to Adobe and you can get it all !  Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc etc Universal serial numbers are provided as well: Creative Suite: 1130-0412-8377-1896-9751-5759 Photoshop

Ingesting Multiple Memory Cards Into Adobe Lightroom

Yes, you read that correctly; despite what many people told me, this is entirely possible and incredibly easy!  A little-known function of Lightroom that can save you a lot of time. Check out the video below and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more software tips and tutorials as well as product reviews and tours.

Canon 5D MKIII Now Supported in Lightroom 4

Adobe has released an update today, Lightroom 4.1 which adds RAW support for the Canon 5D MKIII to Lightroom 4.  Looks like it’s time to upgrade finally ! The update also adds support for the new Leica X2 and the Leica Monochrom if your pockets are that deep, as well as adding many new lens profiles such as the worth-its-weight-in-gold Leica Summicron 50mm. Download the updates from Adobe and read a full list of bug fixes and newly supported cameras : Lightroom 4 update. ACR 7.1 update

Adobe Launches Lightroom 4 Beta

Adobe has opened up a free public beta for Lightroom 4.  Once downloaded, users will be able to use LR4 for free until March 31st.  For users of Lightroom 3 it looks to be a fairly gentle upgrade so far, though Adobe have been known to keep back some killer features until launch time.  The biggest feature, that I guess we were all expecting, is the ability to make simple adjustments to videos.  Exposure, tone, contrast and white balance can all be adjusted and the files can be trimmed.   You can download the free beta HERE on the Adobe

Adobe finally releases Lightroom 3.0

The day has finally come , and now the clock is ticking for those of us who are running the beta version of lightroom 3. The beta will expire on June 30th and after that point you will have to purchase a copy of Adobes flagship image organizer to continue to use it. Like a lot of people out there I have been testing LR3 for some time and it is a vast improvement over LR2. Earlier in the winter I tried out Aperture 3 as well, but for me Lightroom’s file organization was much better. I don’t profess to