FEATURED PRESENTER: Bill Stotzner on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a new software program built from the ground up for the professional photographer. The primary emphasis of Lightroom is to simplify the photographic workflow while enabling the highest quality, non-destructive image processor on the market. Lightroom is designed to move images efficiently from capture through development to output (including sideshows, print and web galleries). By streamlining the workflow, Lightroom will allow photographers to spend less time less time sorting and organizing images so more time can be spent actually shooting and perfecting them. Narrowing down a shoot, adding essential metadata and then creating the perfect negative (proper exposure, tonal and color corrections, custom grayscale conversions, and split toning to name a few) in a non-destructive manner (regardless of file type - JPEG, TIFF, PSD, DNG or one of the over 150 proprietary raw formats supported in Lightroom 1.1) is Lightroom’s greatest strength.
Lightroom is not designed to provide detailed pixel editing functionality or advanced compositing - we leave that to it’s big brother - Adobe Photoshop. Of course, integration with Photoshop for individual editing is never farther than a menu item or single-click away.
Lightroom is developed by many of the same engineers that are responsible for the phenomenal image editing power of Photoshop and the most widely used raw processor in the professional photography market - Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw. Working closely with an extended group of photographic professionals, Lightroom is built to meet the needs of the photographer regardless of preferred platform (Mac and Windows) in need of flexible file management. It is also engineered to work on commonly-used systems, is scalable in architecture, extensible by third parties, and utilizes open standards such as DNG and XMP.
Great care has been taken to ensure that Lightroom is designed for ease-of-use. It’s modular based interface reduces the learning curve and streamlines the management and processing of images with intuitive controls. Lightroom’s and integration and compatibility with other applications such as Photoshop reinforce Adobe’s long-term commitment and leadership in the digital photography community.
Bill is a QE Engineer with the Lightrooom team at Adobe, has a degree in Imaging Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and over 25 years of experience in the photographic industry. Bill is also a PADI dive instructor MSDT with well over 500 dives (mostly in the Monterey area) and an NCUPS member.
PREMEETING SEMINAR: Chuck Tribolet on monitor calibration
The door will open at 7:00 p.m. for setup and socializing.
The premeeting seminar will begin at 7:15 p.m.
The meeting will begin promptly at 8:00 p.m.
Location: New Vision United Methodist Church, 450 Chadbourne Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030, located only ten minutes south of the San Francisco International Airport. Cost is FREE.
Adobe Lightroom Presentation and Demonstration
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