Archive for September, 2011

Searching for CS5 content?

Google sometimes favors older CS4 content simply because it’s been around longer. If that’s not what you want, just add “CS5” to any search, and bingo–the new stuff appears.

If you prefer the direct route, here are links to key CS5 pages:

Photoshop Help main page

A rundown of all the new CS5 features

Learn about Adobe Carousel

Some of you might have heard about a little announcement Adobe made at Photoshop World last week: a nifty new product called Adobe Carousel. Carousel manages all of your photos across all of your iOS devices and your Mac, so you can browse, edit, and share photos easily with friends and family. No manual syncing, no storage limits. Pretty nice.

To learn more about Carousel, watch a video about it, and sign up to be notified when it becomes available, go to the Adobe Carousel page on You should also check out product manager Sumner Paine’s blog post, in which explains some of the concepts and features of the forthcoming service.

If you have a question about Carousel, go to our Adobe Carousel community feedback page. Members of the Carousel product, engineering, and support teams are there to help.

View selective panels in the import window

You learn something new every day, and I just learned a really useful tip from Jim Wilde in a thread over at Lightroom Forums.

As you probably know, you can work in one of two import windows in Lightroom: One is a relatively complex window in which you select the source photos, decide how to import, and then specify an array of import/destination options in panels on the right side of the window.

Or, you can click the Show Fewer Options button to work with just a bare minimum of import options.

But did you know that there’s a third way to work? In the full import window, you can use a keyboard shortcut to display only the import panels you want to see and hide the others from view. Right-click (Windows) or press Control+Command and then click (Mac OS) any of the panel headers on the right side of the window to open a context menu. You can show or hide all panels; expand or collapse them; select only those you want to view (the ones whose settings you always need to customize); or enter Solo Mode. You can use the keyboard shortcut on the Source panel on the left side of the window, too, but I tend to need to keep that panel open.

For more information, see the following Help topics:

There. Now you’ve learned something, too.