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Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6
  • Lightroom CC is now available as part of an Adobe Creative Cloud Photography subscription ($9.99 per month) or as the equivalent standalone $149 perpetual-license Lightroom 6 application. But the single purchase option won't include syncing photos to Adobe's mobile apps, such as Lightroom Mobile, Slate, and Voice. Adobe uses a smaller-footprint version of the photo file called Smart Preview for transmitting to Web and devices, so bandwidth and storage aren't taxed unnecessarily.

    Lightroom CC - https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html?PID=3485381
    It is part of their Photo plan

    Lightroom 6 - http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html?PID=5405339
    http://www.adorama.com/AB65237578.html

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  • Lightroom shortcuts

  • Seven simple fixes

  • If anybody's using the mac version of the incredibly useful and FREE JpegOptimizer plugin for Lightroom (reference here ) you may have noticed that has been broken for some time. As far as I understood it has something to do with dynamic linking and the updating of used libraries (imagemagic, exiv2, etc.). As LR's downscaling algo is solid (every bit as good as the best: ImageMagick's lanczos {convert} and Sverlov's free C3C {photoshop only}) this allows for 1 click ultralight export for web: downscale > strip metadata > recompress.

    Ugly solution till a coder does better is to manually overwrite libs inside the plugin wrapper with their newer versions when they're updated... it literally takes 1 minute and it might last months. Case someone too lazy even for that here's my personal version (mac only).

     
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LvQ-8x5UJkEgKPiQYYl_VUHWsr_t84VB
     
     

    BTW @Vitaliy I heard the PV's snow flakes froze the niagara :P

     
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    Small Fry is by my tests the overall "best" suited algo. I personally use the lowest setting unless there are gradients... which is really fucked up to compress and needs a propper new pink suit and license to ill (BB fans). This reduces the image A LOT, often x10. A regular Mozpeg's script running with parallel is what I use for everything else not in LR catalog or humongous batching. The only thing that can make smaller files - talking JPEG here - (by little) is tinypanda's plugin for PS, and though that's paid, there's an online free version >> https://tinypng.com/

  • Lightroom 6.14 is the last perpetual, standalone version of Lightroom.

    While you may continue to purchase and use Lightroom 6 with a perpetual license, Adobe will no longer provide updates to the software. Consider upgrading to the Creative Cloud Photography plan to get the latest updates in Lightroom Classic CC and the all-new Lightroom CC, and ensure that the software works with raw files from the newest cameras.

  • Lightroom tips

  • “Anybody using Lightroom 6 standalone version beware if the Adobe Download manager indicated that you have updates,” one photographer wrote on the Photographic Society of New Zealand Facebook page. “I ran the update last night and the update decided to uninstall my Lightroom 6 and install Lightroom CC.

  • Lightroom CC For Beginners

  • It is now Lightroom CC and CC Classic

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    "Cloud-based" is the primary focus of Lightroom CC and the software has been built from the ground up to be accessible and to handle editing, organizing, storing and sharing photos from any connected device.

    Read - software was build from ground up to maximize profits.

    Lightroom 6 is the last stand-alone version of Lightroom that can be purchased outside of a Creative Cloud membership. There will not be a Lightroom 7 perpetual offering. Lightroom 6 will remain for sale for an undetermined amount of time, but will no longer be updated with camera support or bug fixes after the end of 2017. Lightroom 6.13 with support for the Nikon D850 will be released on October 26th, 2017.

    Want more and more money.

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2017/10/18/adobe-announces-lightroom-cc-cloud-based-lightroom

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  • Importing images

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    Excellent compression plugin, FREE for LR

     
    Now with mac version also =)
     

    https://github.com/ftischhauser/JPEGOptimizer/releases

     
    After comparing all compression's big boys (guetzli, tinypanda, jpegmini, imageoptim, etc.) I've settled for quite some time in using imagemagick for downscale and mozpeg to deal with web compression stills. Much for my enjoyment Flavio Tischhauser -- BIG THANKS -- has developed a Lightroom plugin that saves me the extra step. It is well implemented, minimum and it works. It also strips metadata (thumbnail or all of it) if you desire it. Of course I compared it against mozpeg (and many others) and with low to medium SmallFry algo it normally gets even smaller than the cjpeg -quality 84 -dct float -dc-scan-opt 2. The overall IQ loss is from the I can live with that sort =)

    INSTALLATION
    - Extract the folder "JPEGOptimizer.lrplugin" from the ZIP file to "%APPDATA%\Adobe\Lightroom\Modules" or any other location. Go to File Menu / Plug-in Manager / Add and then browse the folder location and add the 'JPEGOptimizer.lrplugin' folder.
    - After that you should see a new post process action in the export dialog and the publish service settings:

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    You can save the whole export structure as a preset

  • Loupedeck review

    Control deck cannot provide direct control over every Lightroom function, but in reality users do not use every Lightroom function. For the vast majority of our image editing workflow, the Loupedeck had us covered.

    We worked quickly through a folder of images using the Loupedeck and then repeated the process the old way with keyboard and mouse/ trackpad. What was the experience like? Which was quicker?

    Once in the flow of things, the Loupedeck dials are great and we did begin to notice that they are kinder to the hand than when using the mouse. If the edits to an image are entirely catered for by the Loupedeck, then it is the victor.

    However, the Loupedeck cannot adjust all the edits that we regularly make, for example the cursor control and the lens corrections parameters, at which point the keyboard/ mouse takes over.

    http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/loupedeck_review/

  • Lightroom CC 2015.12 new cameras support

    • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
    • Canon EOS 200D
    • Leica TL2
    • Nikon D7500
    • Olympus Tough TG-5
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