Now regular readers will probably note I’m a bit of a Adobe Lightroom fan. I think its great, not only for managing your workflow, from import through developing to print, but it is also good as a library tool, helping you to catalog and organise all your photos.
However, if you’re not quite sure and want to try out some other media managers, then check out the list Techlicious have produced, which includes Picassa, Nero and iBrowser to name a few.
Lightroom and Camera Raw will be updated to 1.3.1 and 4.3.1 respectively within the next week. These updates provide corrections for issues introduced in the last release as well as additional Lightroom Leopard compatibility.
The SlideShowPro tool is now available as a plugin for the web module of Adobe Lightroom.
The tool allows you to create Flash slideshows from your photo collections using just the familar Lightroom interface. Its all self contained and you don’t need Flash installed on your machine to use it.
I’ve discovered a new website that aims to turn your existing photo slideshows into something with a little more, well, pizazz! The site is called Animoto, and you basically load your photos, select a soundtrack, and here’s the difference, it analyses both your images and soundtrack to produce the final video.
Its probably more geared for energetic videos but below is a quick test I did from some pictures from India last year. Not bad! Anyone can create short 30 second videos for free, or you can create a longer video for $3 per video or $30 per year for unlimited longer videos.
For those of you lucky enough to have one of these, Canon has released firmware version 1.1.3 for its EOS-1D Mark III DSLR. The firmware update (Version 1.1.3) incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
Increases transmission speed when using high-speed SD cards.
Fixes a phenomenon involving not being able to release the shutter.
Improves AF tracking in specific conditions.
Corrects errors in the Spanish and Korean menu screens.
The Version 1.1.3 firmware is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.1.1.