April 24, 2008

Tips on using the Lightroom 2 beta

  • Image sharpness is a good thing… except when it isn’t.  Martin Evening shows how to achieve a “‘pseudo’ diffusion printing technique” using the Lightroom 2.0 beta’s ability to go negative on the Clarity slider.
  • To even out exposures across multiple images, Lightroom features a “Match Total Exposures” command. Sean McCormack explains it in this brief video. (I’d listen just for the soothing brogue. ;-))
  • Lightroom lets you create virtual copies of a single image, applying different settings to each.  New in the LR2 beta is the ability to stack virtual copies as layers of a PSD file, letting you composite and blend them in Photoshop. Mucho groovio!
  • Lightroom marketing manager Frederick V. Johnson toted his camera to the Golden Gate Bridge in order to demonstrate handing off a panorama from Lightroom to Photoshop.
  • Ken Milburn touches on the improved Auto adjustment algorithms in LR2.
Posted by John Nack at 11:16 PM on April 24, 2008


  • thorsten wulff — 11:55 PM on April 24, 2008

    Great news, panorama stitching between my two favorite apps just got easier again!

  • david clifford — 7:40 AM on April 25, 2008

    great stuff John! i can’t wait for lightroom2 to go out of beta… it’s much, much better than 1.4.1 :)

  • Sean McCormack — 7:42 AM on April 25, 2008

    And you catch me I’ll still not give you me crock o’ gold…
    [Wanna bet? ;-P –J.]

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