Archive for April, 2009

Receive Community Help comments via RSS

As I hope you know by now, anyone can add comments to Photoshop Community Help, Lightroom Community Help, and Bridge Community Help. What you may not know is that you can subscribe to a feed for these comments. Just copy the following URLs into your RSS reader to receive automatic notifications when new comments are posted.

Photoshop: http://community.adobe.com/help/rss/comments.html?label=photoshop_product_adobelr&language=en_US

Lightroom: http://community.adobe.com/help/rss/comments.html?label=lightroom_product_adobelr&language=en_US

Bridge: http://community.adobe.com/help/rss/comments.html?label=bridge_product_adobelr&language=en_US

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Lightroom video tutorials

There’s a new page in Lightroom Help: Lightroom video tutorials. You’ll find a list of all the Lightroom 2 video tutorials on Adobe TV, organized by workflow, as well as some community content from Martin Evening, Sean McCormack, and other Lightroom experts. Check it out.

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Adobe forums exfoliated

Heralding the onset of spring, Adobe’s online forums have emerged from their chrysalis shell refreshed, revitalized. Join the conversation here.

Highlights include:
• Single sign on to all forums
• Updated look and feel
• E-mail participation: subscribe or post to threads
• RSS support
• Rich text options: inline images and videos, file attachments, code samples
• Improved search

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Synchronizing metadata across Lightroom, Bridge, and Camera Raw

One topic that often comes up in discussion forums is how to synchronize metadata across Lightroom, Bridge, and Camera Raw. It’s easy enough, but our documentation hasn’t addressed it very well: Lightroom Help touched lightly on the topic; Bridge and Camera Raw Help didn’t mention it at all. Until now.

I’ve updated the Lightroom topic Synchronize Lightroom metadata with Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw to more thoroughly explain how to save metadata automatically, to turn on unsaved metadata warning icons so you know when there’s a conflict, and to resolve those conflicts. And now there’s a link to Save metadata changes to a file manually, too.

I’ve also added two new pages: View Camera Raw and Lightroom metadata in Adobe Bridge to Bridge Help and Work with Camera Raw and Lightroom 2 to Camera Raw Help. The former tells you what to do if Bridge previews don’t update to display metadata changes made in Lightroom and Camera Raw. The latter tells you what to do to ensure that Camera Raw recognizes adjustments made Lightroom, and that Lightroom and Bridge recognize adjustments made in Camera Raw.

On a separate note, thanks to customer Lloyd Sarginson, who alerted me that my explanation of how to modify Graduated Filter adjustments in Camera Raw was incorrect. (That’s what happens when you’re writing on a deadline with beta software.) I’ve updated the page, Apply local adjustments with the Graduated Filter tool in Camera Raw, to fix it.

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