January 23, 2012
• In the Folder panel, you can now move and/or delete multiple folders at one time.
• In the Collection panel, Option -drag (Mac) | Alt -drag (Win) a collection to duplicate it. More specifically, if the collection is loose (it’s not in a Collection Set), Option -drag (Mac) | Alt -drag (Win) until a thicker line appear between two items (indicating that the collection will be duplicated), and release. To duplicate a collection within a Collection Set or to duplicate the collection into a different Collection Set, Option -drag (Mac) | Alt -drag (Win) the collection on top of the Collection Set icon (watch for the highlight) and release.
• Stacking is now available in Collections.
• At the top of the Filmstrip bar, the selected image’s folder or collection is displayed. (This is really handy when in other modules.)
• The Flag attribute is now global.
• You can filter and/or search images based on their Metadata status. Images will be assigned one of several different statuses including Changed on Disk, Conflict Detected, Has Been Changed, Unknown and/or Up to Date).
• You can also search/filter on Map Locations and GPS Data (GPS Location or No GPS Location).
• That folder structure that you carefully crafted in the Develop module to hold your presets is now maintained both in the Import dialog box as well as the Quick Develop panel.
September 13, 2011
In this episode of the Complete Picture (Relative vs. Absolute Adjustments to Images), Julieanne Kost demonstrates the differences between making absolute adjustments to photographs -using the Develop module in Lightroom- and relative adjustments using the Quick Develop panel.
July 28, 2011
Quick Develop is an excellent way to making relative changes to large numbers of images. For example, lets assume that yesterday you retouched a series of images in the Develop module – making slight changes to each image’s exposure. Today however, you are finding that they are all about +1/3 of a stop too dark (perhaps you were tired when editing or had too much coffee or whatever). If you were to add +1/3 of a stop to one of the images in the Develop Module (that perhaps you had already increased by 1/2 stop ( or +.5) yesterday) the Exposure slider would read +.83 (.5 + .33 = .83). Using the Sync command in the Develop Module to apply that change to other selected images, will NOT add +1/3 (.33) of a stop to each already manipulated image – instead it will change all of the other image’s exposure value to the same exposure value of the image being “Synced” from (+.83). If on the other hand, you have that same series of images with individually corrected exposure values, and in Quick Develop you clicked on the single arrow next to exposure (to add 1/3 of a stop), Lightroom would add +.33 to all images.
July 26, 2011
Following yesterday’s post, I wanted to mention that RPG has created a keyboard and software combination allowing photographers to quickly make Quick Develop changes via a keyboard. I have not used the product myself, but I have seen positive reviews and, because I worked for a one hour photo lab processing film using a keypad (in a previous life!), I imagine that this product has great potential for streamlining a photographer’s workflow (especially when making slightly different adjustments to a large volume of images). Click here to go to their site for more information.
July 25, 2011
Clicking on the single and double arrow icons in the Quick Develop panel (in the Library module) make the following changes:
• Exposure 1/3 stop / 1 stop
• Recovery 5 and 20
• Fill Light 5 and 15
• Blacks 1 and 10
• Brightness 5 and 20
• Contrast 5 and 20
• Clarity 5 and 20
• Vibrance 5 and 20
Holding down the Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) key toggles the Clarity option to Sharpen and the Vibrance to Saturation (which also make changes in increments of 5 and 20).
The Temperature and Tint sliders are dependent on the file format. When working with JPEG files, you guessed it, the changes are in increments of 5 and 20.
For raw images, the increments for Temperature and tint are also 5 and 20. However in this case they are being calculated in relative percentage terms. (Camera raw translates the relative percentage amount to the absolute temperature and tint value using curve functions – both are quadratic and perhaps not as obvious!)
April 27, 2011
If you have multiple images selected in the Library module (and are viewing the images in Grid View), you can use the Quick Develop panel to crop all selected images at once (without having to go to the Develop module). Simply click the little black triangle to the right of the Saved Preset to show the Crop Ration and Treatment options. Then, select the desired Crop Ratio from the list. Note: this will crop all selected images to the correct aspect ration, but it might be necessary to use the Develop module to reposition the crop on each image individually.