Question: “Nat, not sure if you have time to answer this but I could use some help. I want to make a JPEG copy of all my RAW files on my hard drive, various folders and subfolders, this would involve changing the files to a smaller file size. Is there a way to do all this in one operation with photoshop CS2 or 3?? I have a lot of photos and have to do it one folder at a time right now. My sense is that PS won’t open multiple folders in one auto operation.”
Answer: You can do this using Photoshop CS2, but it’s not as easy as doing it in Lightroom. I’d recommend you use Lightroom. Read more…
I am using Lightroom for all my Digital Asset Management (DAM). Its open architecture and SQLite database make a very solid platform that is also very flexible and extensible. Even in v1.1 it is reliable enough to manage your entire image collection, and it will only get more robust in future versions. Read more…
Adobe is continuing their series of free, online seminars about their most important photo-processing software products and techniques for getting the most out of them. More info
The United States government has initated a new program to accept copyright filings online. The beta test starts July 2007. More info here
If you’re a photographer and you aren’t doing it already, you need to file copyright forms for your photos, lest the images be stolen with no renumeration. Although you can force someone to stop using your images illegally even if they’re not filed, the only way you can collect monetary damages for illegal use of your photos is if you have registered them with the U.S. Library of Congress Copyright Office. So do it!
More copyright info from the US Copyright Office
My photograph, “Desert Survivors” (2006) has been selected for the Louisville Art Associationâ€™s 16th Annual National Juried Photography Show. Read a Review of the Show
Opening Reception Saturday June 30 from 7 to 9 pm.
More info and directions
Adobe has released a significant upgrade to Lightroom that offers improved performance, workflow and interface options. The upgrade is for Mac and Windows and available for download from the Adobe web site.
One recurring theme I hear from people interested in contemporary photography is that itâ€™s hard to know what a specific print is worth.
This confusion is not new to the digital age or to photography. Photographers (and other artists) have long been able to make multiple reproductions of their work and whether itâ€™s in the darkroom or with a computer printer, this can confuse anyone involved in buying or selling in the visual arts. Read more…