Archive for December, 2008

Lightroom Killer Tips

By now, most of you have visited the Community Help portal page for Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, and other CS4 applications. You know the page I mean—the Help and Support page you land on en route to each product’s Help on the web:

We add content to those pages on a regular basis, and I thought I’d use this blog to tell you more about some of the sites and presenters we feature there, so you can check them out on your own.

I’ll start with Matt Kloskowski, whose website is Matt has a knack for explaining features in simple, clear terms; his videos are short and sweet; he covers a wide range of topics; and he posts new content frequently—including weekly tips and presets. His videos are great for beginners, which is why we asked him to create a series of Lightroom Getting Started videos for us (see

Here are some of this recent killer tips:

Erasing the Graduated Filter:

Options for shooting tethered into Lightroom:

Folders and hard drives in Lightroom 2:

Lightroom, Photoshop, and color spaces:

I’ll tell you about other sites and presenters in future posts. Meanwhile, if you come across great content you’d like us to feature on a Help and Support page, let us know by emailing lightroom dash help dash feedback at adobe dot com.

Lightroom 2.2 Help posted

Lightroom 2.2 has been released, and we’ve updated our Lightroom online Help as well. The software update includes bug fixes as well as one new feature—new camera profiles. For Help on these profiles, go to

We’ve also added a useful new chapter to online Help: Keyboard Shortcuts. Yes, we’ve heard your requests, we know you’ve been looking for them. For a complete list of Lightroom keyboard shortcuts, go to

If you haven’t bookmarked Lightroom 2 online Help yet, now’s a great time to do so:

Welcome to Resolution

Welcome to Resolution, a new Adobe blog with tips and suggestions for learning Adobe digital imaging products. Come here to learn about Adobe Community Help and to find useful links and answers to questions about using Photoshop, Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom. On this our first day of publishing, we have some news about a change to the programs’ default behavior when you choose the Help command in each application.

If you go to,,,
• or the equivalent page for any Creative Suite 4 application

you’ll see that we’ve updated these Help home pages with an option that allows you to choose where you want to go when you select the Help command in the software. You can choose to continue to go to the product’s Help and Support page (its Community Help portal page), or to go directly to Help on the web instead. You can still get to the Help and Support pages from the Help landing pages, and you can change the default again at any time if you change your mind.

We’ll use this blog to keep you updated about other changes to our Help system, so bookmark us and come back again.

–Anita Dennis, Mark Wheeler, and Michael Salinero, your DI Community Help editors at Adobe.