“plangana” (basin)

A walking vendor selling local delicacy walks towards a resort in Calatagan. I took the shot while my wife drives our car on our way home. I can’t resist taking the shot with the balance of the composition and story behind it. Mono-color converted in one of my experimental lightroom preset batch called “brownhorver” .

Adobe Lightroom 2.3 RC

Release Candidate of Lightroom 2.3 now available here.

This RC version addresses some issues below:

Bugs – Fixed

  • In the Windows 64-bit version of Lightroom an sFTP upload process could cause Lightroom to crash.
  • Slideshows could return to the first image randomly during playback.
  • A memory leak could cause Lightroom to crash while attempting to process files with local adjustments.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mk II sRAW files could process with artifacts in Lightroom 2.2.
  • Lightroom 2.2 could cause disc burning to fail for Windows customers.

Camera Support

Newly supported camera models include:

  • Nikon D3X
  • Olympus E-30

Lightroom 2.x runs on 64-bit mode

screencap_20090102_1In case you don’t know (cause I dont), Adobe Lightroom 2.0 runs on 64 bit mode natively in OS X. I was fiddling with my apps folder and was curious about what i saw (see left photo) . So i checked out and confirmed it is running on 64-bit mode

See Adobe’s feature highlights below

Top new features

  • Local adjustment brush
  • Enhanced organizational tools
  • Volume management
  • Extensible architecture
  • Revolutionary DSLR profiling
  • Multiple monitor support
  • Flexible print package functionality
  • Streamlined Photoshop CS3 integration
  • Enhanced output sharpening
  • 64-bit support for Windows® and Mac OS

And so if your LR is not permforming optimally try ticking that check box “open in 32 bit mode” (see photo above) this might solve your speed issues.

Adobe Lightroom 2.2 update

screencap_20081217_1Double good news! Adobe has released an update of their famous imaging software, the version 2.2 of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Double good news because it now supports my LX3’s  and 5D Mark II’s RAW files. See excerpt from Adobe site below.

From Adobe site

**With the release of Lightroom 2.2, there is an important exception in our DNG file handling for the Panasonic DMC LX3, Panasonic DMC FX150, Panasonic DMC FZ28, Panasonic DMC-G1 and Leica D-LUX 4. In this release the native, proprietary files from these cameras can only be converted to linear DNG files. A linear DNG file has gone through a demosaic process that converts a single mosaic layer of red, green and blue channel information into three distinct layers , one for each channel. The resulting linear DNG file is approximately three times the size of a mosaic DNG file or the original proprietary file format.

Download it here

Lightroom Camera Calibration (Canon)

I read a great tip from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips website which says that you can now download and use your camera profiles (Picture styles in Canon and different Color modes from Nikon).

Using Canon Picture Styles
Using Canon Picture Styles

Wow it really works even the profiles are in beta. You gotta try it!

FYI you need camera RAW 4.4 to be able to use it.

Download it here

Adobe Lightroom 2.0 Beta

If you are still unaware, Adobe released a new public beta of its Lightroom software. Its called Lightroom 2.0 Beta.

New in 2.0 Beta (copied from Adobe’s website)

  • Localized corrections — Enhance specific areas of an image for unsurpassed nondestructive flexibility and control reminiscent of the traditional darkroom dodge and burn experience.
  • Improved organizational tools — Find the images you need quickly and easily.
  • Multiple monitor support — Add an additional monitor to efficiently manage photographic workflow and presentation.
  • Flexible print package functionality — Create custom layouts containing multiple sizes of a photograph on a single page.
  • 64-bit support — Lightroom 2.0 now takes advantage of the latest hardware architectures with improved memory handling and performance

The beta software will expire on August 31. Download now

Warning: Its a beta software so it is bound to have bugs and problems. Use your old final version of Lightroom for serious work. Alrightie? 😉