How To Transfer a Lightroom Catalog and Photo Library to a New Computer

Lightroom Catalog Transfer

If you have been using Adobe Lightroom for very long, you might be in the situation where your image catalog has outlasted your current computer. Accordingly, when you upgrade your computer to something newer and faster, you will want to take advantage of that improved speed and begin using it for your image processing workflow. Of course, you also don’t want to lose access to all of the images you processed on your old computer.

Lightroom works by using catalogs that contain processing info related to the images in your Lightroom library. As such, the Lightroom catalog does not contain the actual photo files, but rather data concerning organizational and processing actions you’ve made while working with your photos inside Lightroom.

And simply plugging in a hard drive that contains all of your photos from your Lightroom library won’t carry over your final edits. As a result, you will want to take your Lightroom catalog along with you to the new computer. But how do you do that?

It’s a fairly straightforward process actually. Follow these steps and you will be able to pick up right where you left off with your old machine. [Read more...]

Improving iPhone Images in Photoshop

Adobe just added lens support for the iPhone 5S in Camera Raw 8.3. In this video Photoshop Sr. Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains the process of improving iPhone images in Photoshop.

iPhone Editing in Photoshop

I do many of these same things with my iPhone images; however, I import my files into my Lightroom library. I generally just dump my iPhone images into my Lightroom library every so often. I use a dedicated folder simply labled ‘iPhone’ for each year, so that all of my photos from 2013 from iPhone are in a single folder. From there, I can edit and add to collections as I see fit and I can always go back to find images from my iPhone in a single folder. As an added bonus, all of these images are geotagged, so I have another way to sort if needed.

Do you guys use Photoshop or Lightroom for editing images from your iPhone or Android phone?

Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 Still Available to Everyone for $9.99/mo

Photoshop Photography Program

Adobe has extended the Photoshop Photography Program at $9.99/mo for everyone through December 8, 2013. The previous cutoff was December 2.

The Photoshop Photography Program offers access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 (plus respective feature updates and upgrades as they are available), 20GB of cloud storage and Behance ProSite, via Adobe Creative Cloud for $9.99/month as an annual subscription.

Previously, this program was only available to those who own a previous version of Photoshop Photoshop Extended, or Creative Suite, version CS3 or later. After Dec. 8, however, the deal will no longer be available to those who don’t own one of these prior CS3 or higher versions – and that deal will also expire Dec. 31, 2013.

You can find more details here on Adobe’s website.

Lightroom 5 for $84 Until 4pm Only [Update: $69.99] – Deal Alert

Lightroom 5

[UPDATE 3: Now Amazon has it for $69.99 as well.]

[UPDATE 2: And Newegg has it for $69.99 until 4pm ET or while supplies last. Thanks Jared.]

[UPDATE: Adorama now has Lightroom 5 for $72.99 until 4pm ET.]

B&H has Adobe Lightroom 5 for $84 (download version) and $89 (box version) until 4pm ET today as a Cyber Monday special. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Keep up with all of the latest deals on our Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals page.

Topaz B&W Effects 50% Off Sale Ending Soon

Topaz BW Effects

Topaz B&W Effects 50% off sale ends next week on November 19 (it’s $29.99 vs. $59.99 regularly).

B&W Effects is a black and white plugin for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture – or it works standalone with Topaz’s photoFXlab app.

For the B&W Effects 50% off sale price, use the promo code novbw at checkout on Topaz Labs’ website.