Monday, September 08, 2008

A Few Loose Ends Monday - CS4 Coming & Speeding Up LR2

Hey everybody, if you missed it Adobe is announcing CS4 in just over 2 weeks from now on September 23, 2008. The company plans to hold a web-cast in conjunction with the release. You can register for that web-cast right here. Should be cool to hear it first hand. (Sorry, I had a bad link last Friday)

Last week, while attending Photoshop World Convention is Las Vegas, I had the opportunity to meet (ever so briefly) Martin Evening, one of this year's inductees into the Photoshop Hall of Fame. Martin is an outstanding fashion photographer - check out his site here, but more than that, he is a Lightroom guru as well.

He just released his new Lightroom 2 book and runs [link]. I mention this because Martin's site is a treasure trove on Lightroom info, work-a-rounds- and fixes. For instance, your Adjustment Brush running just a bit too slow in LR2 under Windows XP - here is the link to a possible fix I found on his site. Wait, there's more. Want to see Martin's Lightroom 2 photo-shoot - here is the link. Anyway, it stuff like this that makes his site one to add to your reader.

p.s. Thanks to David for pointing out that I had Martin incorrectly listed as winning the Guru Award.


  1. Thank you very much for posting the link on how to speed up LR2. Mine was taking FOREVER, and now it's sped up quite a bit.


  2. Martin Evening's new Lightroom book, which I'm just reading, is also very good. It's clearly aimed at professionals, semi-professionals, or seriously advanced amateurs (but Lightroom's learning curve is not that steep anyway). You can learn Lightroom from pretty much any book, but Evening's has far more technical detail than most, and I like to understand why what I'm doing is working (it helps me to remember as well as to understand new developments...).

  3. David L. Robertson2:41 PM, September 09, 2008

    Actually Martin was not a Guru winner. Instead, he was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame, a much higher honor and richly deserved. I had the occasion to communicate with him during the writing of his first book on Lightroom and found him to be very personable, approachable and helpful.