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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.4 and Camera Raw 4.4 updates

[[** UPDATE **]]
Currently the Lightroom 1.4 update has been recalled after bugs were discovered all links to the Lightroom 1.4 update are redirected to the older 1.31 update for now. As per the comments from Adobe, you should avoid installing the Lightroom 1.4 update until a newer 1.41 update is availible that fixes these bugs Thanks for bringing this to my attention in the comments.
[[** UPDATE **]]

The Lightroom team have posted an announcement that Lightroom and Camera Raw have both been updated. According to the post the update wont filter through the Adobe Update system until next week, so if you want to get the update early you can find them on the adobe site and download them manually.

download Lightroom 1.4 Update for Macintosh
download Lightroom 1.4 Update for Windows
download Camera Raw 4.4 Update for Macintosh
download Camera Raw 4.4 Update for Windows

The full post detailing the changes in the updates to Lightroom and Camera Raw are here

Renaming 13,000 photographs and XMP Files. LightRoom Wins.

As I mentioned not long ago I have always been a huge fan of Adobe PhotoShop LightRoom (Although its full name can be a real mouthful!). I Love the non-destructive transforms and its great at organising my photos straight from the camera. I read today of a different challenge from the National geographic digital photography blog. The author had been sent the following challenging set of files.

  • I received 13,000 images from a photographer. The files are named incorrectly and many hundreds of images have the same name.
  • All files need to be sorted by the time they were created and renamed from 1 through 13,000.
  • The files are located within more than 140 sub-folders by file category and in no apparent date order.
  • Each of the images has an XMP file containing the caption information and this file needs to be renamed exactly as the file is named.

The Author seemed to think LightRoom is the only program up to the job. Understanding XMP Files, and allowing the user to sort by date. One thing I didn’t see mentioned was its ability to remove suspected duplicates.

Read the full ‘task-off’ over at National Geographic.

Also this evening Ihave fallen on a couple of use full links that offer some free Presets for LightRoom users to make use of.

LightRoom-Extra.com – Has everything from templates, to presets.
lightroompresets.com – Only seems to provide downloads for development presets in LightRoom