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Experience Reports

DarkTable is a credible open source alternative to Adobe Lightroom

After outgrowing Photos and Picassa, I bought a copy of Adobe Photo Lightroom. In 2010 I paid $300 for a copy of Lightroom 3. It was a difficult purchase. $300 is a lot of money and this was the most I had ever paid for software. But I reluctantly handed over my credit card to Adobe because I wanted the features and functionality offered by Lightroom. Some of my friends had suggested the open source software GIMP as a free1…

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Photography

Export from Lightroom to Gallery 2

I'm participating in a group 365 photography project with members of the PHOTO-FUSION meetup. The 2011 Journey 365 — Daily Visions is a challenge for the group to have fun and learn over the year.  We are being challenged by the meetup organiser to take one photo each and every day and post it to a photo album he created specifically for the project. The PHOTO-FUSION meetup organiser has chosen to host the photo albums on his web site using…

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General

Image watermarks: Aperture 3 versus Adobe Lightroom 3

In Aperture: Save your watermark as a PSD (Photoshop) file with a transparent background. Create multiple sizes of your watermark so that you can select the one that is the best match for the output size of the exported image. After you create a watermark, save it as part of an export preset so you can reuse it as often as you need. In Adobe Lightroom 3: From the Lightroom menu select "Edit Watermarks ...". Enter text. Hit Save. So…

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Photography

How to export to flickr and Facebook using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

Up until recently I've used iPhoto to catalog all my digital photos. I especially like iPhoto '09 when Apple added features to upload photos directly to Facebook and Flickr. I've uploaded hundreds of photos using that feature. But over time I grew tired of the limited photo editing features and wanted something that could let me push my photos to their best. Lightroom 3 Beta I've used the Lightroom 3 Beta for a few months and I love it. Lightroom…

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Photography

HDR photography with Photomatix and Lightroom 3 Beta

I've been poking around with HDR and Adobe Lightroom 3 Beta. Up until recently my work-flow consisted of importing my photos from an SD card directly into iPhoto in Nikon RAW format. I make some minor changes - contrast, colour, crop - and upload the better ones to flickr and facebook. Once I started using Lightroom I had so much more available to me. I could adjust everything. But that's not what this post is about. I've fallen in love…

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