Thursday, June 28, 2007

Lightroom 1.1 is here

Adobe released its new full version of Lightroom 1.1 on June 26th. Databases now called "Catalogs" are in a more robust form, and folders can be synced more easily between computers. New Develop features like Clarity and expanded Unsharp Mask type controls complete with a masking feature make it pretty interesting. And there is a lot more to recommend it.

The upgrade is free.

I had a bit of difficulty installing it at first. The installation kept failing. And then my 1.0 wouldn't even open. Yikes. I eventually threw out my installed version of LR and removed the icon from my dock, and then it worked perfectly. Upon starting 1.1 you will need to convert your old database (1.1 walks you through this) into the catalog format so you will need to navigate to it or else LR will make a new one by default with no info in it. Just read the dialog boxes carefully upon opening 1.1. It is a good idea before you begin the upgrade to open your 1.0 and back up your database before hand just in case 1.1 cant convert it.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Weekly Picture 85

Two Chairs, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 6.12.2007

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Weekly Picture 84

Woman with Water Bottle, 42nd Street and 6th Avenue, Manhattan, 6.7.2007
©Barry Stone 2007

Saturday, June 9, 2007

They Came. They Conquered. They Posed.

A special photography issue of the Travel section in today's New York Times. link.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Google Street Views

Privacy advocates assert that Street View provides offensively candid photos of unwitting victims. An image taken on a San Francisco street shows a woman sitting in a truck with her underwear peeking out above her jeans.

Thanks, Marcy.


Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Ink Jet Archival?

The preservation center at Canada’s national archive here might have the last word when it comes to keeping the color in color photography. link

More articles that appeared in the Times yesterday as a part of a special digital photography section here.