Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lightroom, Class#2 Review

More iPhoto to Lightroom

I found a nifty little program called iPhoto To Disk

 Not only can you see the photos


You can export them to a new location!


The trial version lets you export 50 files… The full version is $12.95

Remember, no matter what program you use, your Photos are on somewhere on a Hard Drive, They are never "in" the program or tied to a specific program.  They are, after all YOUR photos, Not Apple's… Got that Apple???

How to "kill" The annoying Photo Down Load requester popup

Yep, the toggle is a Preference!

iPhoto Menu: Iphoto > Preferences > General Tab




In Lightroom Preferences, General Tab, uncheck "Show import dialogue when a memory card detected…


Other programs?  Look in their preferences!

The Develop Module

Link: Select the Tab Develop

Note that the Exposure slider now does Exposure and Brightness. 

 For different processing views of Rocky Creek Check out The Rocky Creek Collection at my Revel site

As an aside, the Develop Module allows a 32 bit pipeline, so now you can use a program like Photoshop to stack HDR images and export the 32 bit files for Develop processing in Lightroom… You can see an example at the Revel site


Soft Proofing Notes

Select the Softproof Tab in the "output" web page


  Got a question? Send an e-mail, I'll let you know if/when the class continues.













Importing your iPhotos into Lightroom

Finding your iPhoto Photographs

iPhoto imports your pictures into a folder named "Originals".  When you edit an Original picture in iPhoto it makes a copy of the edited photo and saves it with the changes in a folder called "Modified". So, you make have 2 copies of a photo, it you made changes to it in iPhoto!
Apple changed the behaviour of the iPhoto Library folder after iPhoto version 6? or so…  just clicking on the iPhoto Library folder won't open it. You NOW have to right click on the folder and choose "Show Package Contents"
On your Mac the path to the Originals and Modified Folder should be 
/Users/Username/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Originals

Easy Access to the "Originals and Modified Folders

Navigate in the finder to the iPhoto Library

path is .../Users/Username/Pictures/iPhoto Library

Right click on the "iPhoto Library" folder and choose 
"Show Package Contents"
You should now see the Originals and Modified folders
Right Click on the Originals Folder and choose the menu item "Make Alias"

Now drag the aliased folder to your Pictures Folder (Or where ever you want them)
Do the same for the "Modified" folder
Now you can use  Lightroom  or any other program to"see" your Photographs! 

Moving Your iPhoto Photographs.

If you have Lightroom 3 or 4 accessing your iPhotos is really easy.
Just choose the iPhoto library in the import module in Lightroom 3 or 4 and check the Include Subfolder button! If you don't see the Include Subfolders check box. Click on the the IPhoto Library folder to open it…
Lightroom iphoto imp
(For Ralph)
When you open Lightroom, hold down the "alt"/option" key. 
make a new catalogue and save it to a folder on your New Hard Drive at the root, then open the Import Module in Lightroom.
(see above for step 1)
Choose the Move Option, 
Set your Destination
Set your file structure and Click Import!
The "Root" Of your New "Photo" Hard drive should look something like this
Now go back to your Finder and look in the "Originals" and "Modified" folders…
Enjoy using Lightroom!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Lightroom Notes

Some Notes from Lightroom Class May 13

Transferring Photos from a PC formatted external hard drive to a Mac…

PC's use a file system called NTFS, Mac's use a different system… (HFS+)

1. Paragon Software has a solution NTFS for Mac® OS X 10

2. Seagate makes a driver for some of their "Go Flex" external drives


3. If want to tinker… OSX Snow Leopard and up can read/write NTFS  This site offers a widget to help the process NTFS Mounter

4. If you like to really tinker OSX Hints offered the following

 10.6: Enable native NTFS read/write support

Exporting Photos Via to your  Mac or PC mail client (Mac Mail or Outlook, Outlook Express, etc… )

Since there is a detailed "how to on line" excerpt from Scott Kelby's Lightroom Book