Lightroom Community Help update posted

We just pushed an update to Lightroom Community Help, once again making more than a dozen corrections and clarifications based mostly on the comments you’ve made on the site.

Highlights include:

The recommended workflow for importing from a scanner. Many of you are searching for information on the best way to do this. Unfortunately, there is no automated solution. Lightroom engineers recommend that you simply scan your photos to TIFF or DNG, if your scanner software supports it, and then import those files into Lightroom.

• How to import from iPhoto. There have been discussions on how to do this in comments on the site, so Lightroom Community Help moderator Gene McCullagh generously blogged about how to do it in the article Moving your images from iPhoto to Lightroom, and we’ve linked to it from the Help topic Import photos from Photoshop Elements (Windows). By the way, Lightroom does not import Photoshop Elements 7 catalogs. This is because PSE7 shipped after Lightroom 2. It just happens that way when applications have different release cycles.

• Time Machine. Indeed, Adobe still recommends you don’t run Time Machine backup or restore operations while Lightroom is in use. We’ve documented this on the Change catalog settings page, which covers catalog backup options.

• Lens corrections vs. postcrop vignettes. There’s been a lot of online chatter about this recently, including at this Lightroom Killer Tips page, so we’ve documented the fact that lens correction adjustments affect exposure values in a photo, while postcrop vignette adjustments add black or white values to a photo.

• Finally, we’ve answered the perennial question: How do I rearrange slides in a slideshow? The new page Rearrange slide order tells you how. Bonus: you can find out how to Rearrange web gallery photo order, too.

Remember, you can download a PDF of the current Lightroom web Help on every page of the site. Just click the PDF icon in the upper left corner of the page. And watch for more updates later in March.

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