February News and Links

General News links

Time for our monthly roundup of interesting things in the Lightroom world.

  • Newly minted Adobe Community Professional, Matt Dawson has announced Metadata Panels plugin which extends options in the Metadata Panel in Library. While designed to work with both Lightroom 2 and 3, the set in Lightroom 2 is a little more limited. New tagsets include Creator, Default (extended), Location (extended), Workflow, EXIF and IPTC (extended), IPTC (extended), People and Releases. For more information go to http://photographers-toolbox.com/products/mdawson/tpgmetadatapanels/index.php
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  • Eric Neilson posted a video to the LinkedIn Lightroom group on Handling Collections in Lightroom.
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  • Matthew Campagna of The Turning Gate has released version 3.1.5 of its TTG Stage CE web-engine, with new embed support for image galleries managed by Slideshow Director Pro along with releasing TTG Auto Index CE.
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  • Matt Kloskowski over a Lightroom Killer Tips talks about how Lightroom workflow doesn’t matter. He’s really talking about Development order though, not about how you manage your images. He also mentions his new Lightroom tour in passing.
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  • 2 LRB Portfolio users posted new websites this week. Some great photography there: Full Stop Photography and Amanda Large.
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  • I wrote an article for ProPhoto Resource on Lightroom Previews this month. 
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  • John Beardsworth has been making some announcements. First up, he’ll be on the Adobe stand at Focus on Imaging, held in the NEC Birmingham from March 6th-9th. He’s also updated his Search Replace Transfer plugin to 1.30 with bug fixes and a new ‘Brute Force’ feature.
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    Speaking of Focus on Imaging, I’ll be speaking on the Phototraining4U stand (as if you couldn’t guess!). I don’t have the stand info yet, but will update when I find out.

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