I’ve been looking forward to the day this can be announced since 2007. In Lightroom 5, there is now a one-click solution to verify an entire collection of DNG files. It’s a really simple idea, with pretty huge ramifications from a data management standpoint. Interestingly, it’s nearly absent from any Adobe marketing materials for LR 5.
Read all about it after the jump.
Near the bottom of Lightroom 5’s Library menu, is an item that lets you validate an entire collection of DNG files with a single click. It’s right below the “Find Missing” command. These two tools, when used together, offer excellent verification workflow.
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I have the honor of making a few presentations for Adobe this week at the Look3 Fesitval in Charlottesville. If you haven’t been, it’s a really great few days of peace, love and photography, in the center of beautiful downtown Charlottesville.
The program started as a back yard slideshow at National Geographic photographer Nick Nichols’ house a couple decades ago. (I was fortunate enough to attend one of these, and it was a blast.) It has turned into a premier city-wide event, with exhibitions, presentations, and a really amazing group of slideshows projected at the Pavilion. If you haven’t been, I strongly suggest it.
I’ll be presenting some Lightroom and Photoshop Kung-fu on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which are free to anyone with a Festival Pass, Student Pass, or Big Love Pass. Here’s the description page.
Adobe has asked me to make a presentation on Lightroom at Strictly Business 3 tomorrow in Philadelphia. This is free and open to anyone registered for the weekend program. I’ll be showing some of the cool new stuff in Lightroom 3, including some of the most valuable features I use on my work. I’ll also show some of the new Photoshop features.
The presentation is from 8pm until 9 pm Friday the 25th.
If you are on the fence about coming to SB3, I’d like to encourage you to take the plunge.
The IPTC released the new Extended Schema two years ago. Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3 support the schema natively, but users of CS3 and CS4 can’t read the new fields. Last week, new panels were released that add this capability to these older versions of Photoshop.
Download the toolkit here.
Editor’s Note: This post was created more than a year ago, and was lost to a blog hack. Thanks to John Beardsworth for helping to sort out the hack, as well as a more recent one that we’ve been battling for the last month of so. The recent July 4th holiday has prompted me to bring it back out.
Every now and then, I get to work on a project that I’m really proud of – something that is really important. I consider the virtual Vietnam Veterans Memorial to be one of the best. I was commissioned by Footnote.com to make a digital representation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. They wanted to provide a way for everyone to experience the power of the wall, regardless of their ability to travel to Washington. And they wanted to let visitors leave behind comments and photos, in the same way visitors do at the real wall.
When you click on the name of any person on the wall, you get some information about that person, age, hometown, rank, cause of death. You also get the opportunity to upload comments or photos to the record of that person. In this way the wall becomes more than just a list of 58,000 names – it becomes a record of 58,000 individuals. The tragedy of war, and the depth of the sacrifice of the individual soldier is made all the more real when you see the comments of family, friends, and comrades left behind.
Tips on navigating the site and more on the project after the jump.
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In The DAM Book, I outline a very useful add-on to Photoshop – Dr. Brown’s Captionmaker. (Script available free here.) I helped Russell make this script, and find it to be very useful. Shown below is an image that it creates. The script makes a frame around the image, pull metadata and drops it into the frame, can resize, convert to sRGB, run an action, and more.
Note that the CpationMaker does not yet work for CS5, but Russell said he would (hopefully) add it. Currently it is available for CS2, CS3, and CS4.
In this case, I typed the free text “Dr. Brown in Las Vegas” into the box, and had it pull the file name and insert it, and I also told it to put my credit on the image. Here’s a picture of the interface.