Nicole created this preset called Summertime as a kick off to the season.
Nicole (also known by her various social media handles as Nicolesy) also has some great Lightroom Presets, Photoshop Actions as well as her amazing books available for sales on her blog: nicolesyblog.com
She has very generously offered all Mosaic users and blog readers 20% off using the coupon code “MOSAIC20″ on checkout.
Enjoy the free Lightroom preset!
Then, just beneath your left-hand image, You will see an icon that looks like two letter Y’s, encased in boxes (pictured). Press this to cycle between split-screen preview modes. This will allow you to see the effects of your updates in one or two screens, while viewing the changes either horizontally or vertically. Hit the backslash key to return to the original view. Now, perform your edits, seeing how they look compared to the original in real time.This is a Lightroom tool you are sure to use quite often.
From there you can edit your photos on a second computer that has the external hard drive plugged in.
After you are done working on the images and are ready to merge the smaller catalog back into the main catalog, select “Import from Another Catalog” on your master Lightroom catalog. Then select the smaller catalog and it will get merged in. Lightroom even keeps track of duplicates!
One of the best little hints while using Lightroom is that hitting the space bar zooms out to fit.It may feel a little strange at first, but once you get the hang of how to use this feature, you’ll love it. This is a really nice feature of Lightroom that you’ll find yourself using all the time.
Also a lot of people say “RAW” format. Raw is not an acronym so it should not be capitalized to RAW.
The individual pixels in a digital camera can only detect how much light falls onto them during a given period of time – they cannot actually detect color. In order to produce a color image, each element is covered with a filter which allows only one color of light to pass through. Since the human eye is more sensitive to green light than it is red or blue wavelengths, half of these tiny filters are green. When the photo is taken, each individual pixel records how much light is reaching it through its filter. This is what is recorded into a raw file, along with accompanying information, part of which is held in an accompanying sidecar file.
We are creating something very cool here at Mosaic and I am so very thankful for everyone who is a part of it. Part of this relationship is keeping everyone up to speed about what we have done, will do, and are doing.
As I wrote here, we launched the iOS version of our Lightroom Sync App on 4/20. Since then thousands of Lightroom users have downloaded it. Millions of photos have been uploaded and accessed by users on their iPads and iPhones.
So what does this have to do with apple blossoms? (Stick with me on this.) We are based in New Hampshire, where the apple blossoms are just beginning to bloom. I was out shooting last weekend and thought this was the perfect analogy. The apple trees are currently blooming a beautiful pink flower. But we know this is just the beginning and only a preview of the sweet fruit that is coming our way later this summer and fall.
If you like what we are doing now, just wait. More good stuff is coming soon!
Today we released a new version that fixes some of the most annoying issues seen by our users:
We also now support Mac 10.6+ (previously was 10.7+). We also fixed some annoying password and download issues we had on our website.
Please install the new version of the Mosaic Desktop Software to get these enhancements!
We also launched the Mosaic Help Desk where users can find commonly asked questions and vote on new Mosaic features.
Not a bad 3 weeks!
So although we are cranking out a bunch of new stuff… we know you still want more (So do we! We use the App too!)
So here is what we are working on….
The idea here is to allow you to rate, star, flag, and keyword from the Mosaic app and have it go seamlessly back to Lightroom.
To us, this is fruit that is coming. And although we love the flowers, we are hungry!
Of course we will continue to work on our RAW photo backup solution as well, adding new features and enhancements.
To that end, we are hiring! If you want to be part of the mobile revolution in photo management and backup, please join us.
Thank you for all of your retweets, shares, likes, and App ratings over the past couple weeks. Please refer more of your friends. The more users we have the more features we can build for everyone.
Thanks again. More good stuff is coming your way.
You will also want to look for something called “Color Correction,” or an option with a similar name. In Irfanview, the color correction editor can be accessed by using G. Experiment with your various options, which will usually include the ability to make adjustments to the saturation, gamma contrast and brightness, among other qualities. Play around with these until you get the best-looking original photograph you can, and save either the newly-improved photo, or its new settings, depending on what software you are using. Only then should you go into editing. Many of the effects that are popular today really harken back to earlier times – from styles popular in the Renaissance to the mid-1990′s, it seems everything old is new again. Here are some common effects that can lead to uncommon results.Try Instagram – The big success story of the last few years for photographic effects for the amateur photographer were Instagrams. This system allowed users with mobile devices to take photos, edit them online by adding filters (pre-set effects) and share them with friends and family. The effect, for anyone who has not yet seen it, is like a photo from a SX-70 camera from the 1970′s, combined with the bright technicolor hues of 1960′s TV. Instagram is free on the web at www.Instagram.com. Don’t be afraid to go back to black and white – The advances in photography since the days of black and white film-driven cameras have been extensive and highly useful. However, once in a while, a picture looks better in black and white than it does in color. This is especially true of snow, mountains, and wide landscapes. Don’t be afraid to channel your inner Ansel Adams, and try editing your color photographs with a stark black and white look.