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Inside Lightroom 2

Book Description

If you're comfortable using the basic features of Lightroom, but really want to push the envelope with this powerful software, 'Inside Lightroom' by acclaimed photographer and Lightroom Beta-tester Richard Earney is a must-have.
Bypassing the obvious features covered in a variety of existing Lightroom books, Richard focuses on customizing Lightroom to suit your workflow. For example, he covers using presets to automate the way Lightroom deals with photos, optimizing your Lightroom workflow for your own hardware and preferences. He covers sophisticated calibration techniques, helping you render your pictures accurately both onscreen and in print. Basically -- the hidden information for this powerful software. Unlike the other 'guides' on the market, this book doesn't tell you what you already know. Instead, it focuses on what you don't.
'Inside Lightroom' also showcases the brand-new features of the software, available only in Lightroom 2.0, so if you have recently upgraded from Lightroom 1, this book will help you reap the benefits of your investment.
Practical, jargon-free and full of stunning images, Richard Earney's book should be on the shelf of every Lightroom user.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. 1. Lightroom Basics
    1. Conventions
    2. What is Lightroom?
    3. Why choose Lightroom?
    4. Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw
    5. Camera Support
    6. Camera Support in ACR 4.5/Lightroom 2.0
    7. Supported Cameras in ACR 4.5/Lightroom 2.0
    8. DNG
    9. The Lightroom Interface
    10. Library Module
    11. Loupe View
    12. Compare View
    13. Survey View
    14. Develop Module
    15. Slideshow Module
    16. Print Module
    17. Web Module
    18. The Import and Export Modules
    19. Lightroom and Color Management
  8. 2. The Ideal System
    1. Computers
    2. 64 bit
    3. RAM
    4. Processors
    5. Storage
    6. Backup
    7. Archiving
    8. A possible Disk Setup
    9. Monitors
    10. Calibration
  9. 3. What’s New in 2?
    1. 64 bit support and performance improvements
    2. Multiple-monitor Support
    3. File Size
    4. Integration with Photoshop
    5. Collections in Lightroom 2
    6. Collections
    7. New Library Features
    8. Library Browsing
    9. Keywording
    10. Exporting
    11. Develop Module Changes
    12. Detail
    13. Vignettes
    14. Camera Calibration
    15. DNG Profile Editor
    16. Lightroom’s Tool Shelf
    17. Graduated Filter
    18. Adjustment Brush
    19. Slideshow
    20. Print
    21. Revised Print Sharpening
    22. Print to JPEG
    23. 16 bit output
    24. Picture Packages
    25. Web
    26. What is not in 2!
    27. The Lightroom SDK
  10. 4. File Management and Workflow
    1. File Structure
    2. File Browser versus a Database Application
    3. Working With Lightroom
    4. File Structure by Date
    5. Creating Catalogs and Importing
    6. Preference Screens
    7. Catalog Settings
    8. Previews
    9. Preview Management
    10. Import
    11. Alternative Import Strategies
    12. Backup
    13. The First Pass
    14. The Rejects
    15. Dealing with the Undecideds
    16. The Picks
    17. Rating and Keywording
    18. Metadata
    19. Geocoding Images
    20. Smart Collections for Workflow
    21. Collections
    22. Beyond the Library Module
  11. 5. A Develop Workflow
    1. The Develop Mode
    2. The Histogram
    3. The Basic Panel
    4. Tone Curve
    5. Detail Panel
    6. Adjustment Brush
    7. Graduated Filter
    8. Printing
      1. 16 bit and Mac OS X
      2. Color Profiling
      3. Paper
      4. Lightroom Printing
      5. Print Profiling
      6. Print Setup
  12. 6. Lightroom Presets
    1. What are Presets?
    2. Develop Presets
    3. A First Preset
    4. Applying Presets to Many Images
    5. Changing Lightroom’s Defaults
    6. Develop Preset Possibilities
    7. Inside a Preset
    8. Radical Presetting!
    9. Negative Presets
    10. Local Corrections
    11. Filenaming Presets
    12. Print Presets
    13. Setting up a Print Preset
    14. Other Presets
    15. Web Module Presets
    16. Slideshow Module Presets
    17. Library Module Presets
    18. Export Presets
    19. Preset Resources
  13. 7. Lightroom Resources
    1. Adobe Resources
      1. Product Page
      2. Adobe Labs
      3. Lightroom Design Center
      4. Lightroom Community Help
      5. Lightroom Support Center
      6. Lightroom User to User Forums
      7. Adobe DevNet
      8. Adobe TV
      9. Lightroom Journal
      10. John Nack on Adobe
      11. Eric Scouten
    2. News and Tutorial Sites
      1. Lightroom News
      2. NAPP Lightroom 2 Learning Center
      3. Lightroom Killer Tips
      4. Photoshop Insider
      5. Terry White’s Tech Blog
      6. Lightroom Blog
      7. Julieanne Kost’s Lightroom Tutorials
      8. Luminous Landscape
      9. Computer Darkroom
      10. Lightroom Forums
      11. Lightroom Queen
      12. Utiliser Lightroom –http://tinyurl.com/6b62sh
      13. John Beardsworth
      14. Photography by Frederick Van
      15. O’Reilly Media – Inside Lightroom
      16. Lightroom Galleries
      17. Outdoor Images
      18. The Turning Gate
      19. SlideShowPro
      20. OnOne PhotoPresets
      21. Inside Lightroom
      22. Pro Photography Show
      23. Heather Green
      24. Jeffrey Friedl
      25. Timothy Armes
    3. Podcasts
      1. George Jardine
      2. Killer Tips Podcast
      3. Lightroom for Digital Photographers
      4. Photgraphy by Frederick Van
    4. General
      1. Flickr
      2. Bluefire Blog
    5. Keeping Track
    6. Basic Troubleshooting
    7. Repeated crashing or not starting
    8. Catalog Corruption
    9. Slow Operation
    10. Missing Keywords
    11. Edit in Photoshop does not start Photoshop
    12. Support Resources
    13. Up to Speed
  14. Index