Last month over 75,000 people participated in the beta program for Cyberlink’s new photo editing tool PhotoDirector 2011. I had the opportunity to take a look at the program, and compare it to existing programs, i.e., Adobe Lightroom 3 & Apple Aperture 3.
Many initial reviews have compared PhotoDirector to Lightroom, and you cannot deny the striking similarities bordering on an exact clone of Adobe’s software. The product is Windows only, so Mac enthusiasts can keeping using iPhoto, Aperture or Lightroom. Also, I cannot speak for the final release, but the beta version I tested was 32 bit only. This may be fine for consumers, but professionals using Windows 7 will want full 64 bit capabilities.
Happy July 4th!!! If you’re reading the blog, how I appreciate your patronage & dedication. I’ll make it quick, as today is one to reflect on all our great country has to offer. In keeping with the patriotic theme, I’ve included fireworks in today’s tutorial. Enjoy!
We wrap up one week of shows, three episodes in the can. Today’s deal is brought to you by Jason Anderson the host of the Learning Digital Photography podcast and infamous Canon Blogger. Jason has just released the Photographer’s DIY Legal Kit, a series of contracts every photographer should have in their camera bag. The price is $30, but viewers can use code DIY2011 for a limited time to get the kit for only $15. Go grab yourself a copy today.
Today’s tutorial is a fairly common issue that plagues new users of Lightroom. “Why are my images offline or missing?” Hope you find my walkthrough useful as I show you the right way & the wrong ways to manage photos in Lightroom.
Woo Hoo! TWO SHOWS. We’re on our way people. *grin*
In today’s episode I talk about Cyberlink’s PhotoDirector 2011. If you signup for their beta program you can get a free license when their software is released this summer. Some are calling it a Lightroom clone, and I’ll be posting my thoughts next week.
Adobe recently updated their iPad apps for use with Photoshop. Eazel, Nav & Color Lava are three apps that can be used alongside Photoshop.
In today’s tutorial I demonstrate ten things beginners should know about Lightroom.