First things first, I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has posted a review on Amazon, and in other places too. Your kind comments make all the hard work worthwhile, and also help drive sales that make it possible for me to start working on the LR4 book, so thank you. And no, that’s not a hint that LR4’s due out yet!!! 😉
I’ve just finished updating Adobe Lightroom 3 – The Missing FAQ, and emails have gone out to all of the existing readers with an updated download link. The update has also been submitted to Amazon and the iBookStore and should appear there shortly. If you already own the book and don’t receive the update email shortly, feel free to drop me an email, and if you don’t own it yet, now is a great time to order!
So what’s changed?
- The Kindle and ePub versions now have much larger and more readable screenshots, which was the primary reason for the update.
- I’ve corrected all of the bookmarks in the PDF version, as somehow in the last release they went to the page before/after the intended destination. They all work correctly now!
I’ve also made a few adjustments in the main text all of versions, correcting a few leftover typos and clarifying a number of points that weren’t completely clear. Many thanks to everyone who emailed questions and suggestions – any that didn’t make this update are still on the list for the next book. There’s a full list of changes enclosed in the download, and they’re also listed below:
- Page 2 – updated version number and update date
- Page 76 – clarified 0169 typed on numberpad for copyright symbol
- Page 79 – removed hyphens suggestion for file naming, as that can cause problems with some third party galleries and doesn’t fit the ISO9660 for optical media
- Page 79 – added note that Image # starts at 1 in Library module, not the Catalog Setting preference it uses in Import.
- Page 112 – added Leica S2 to supported tethered cameras
- Page 143 – added “If only a single panel has gone missing, you may have deselected it. Right-click on another panel header to show the context-sensitive menu and put a checkmark against the name of the missing panel.”
- Page 167 – added “ensuring that you grab the thumbnail itself and not the surrounding border.”
- Page 208 – added “Backup may also take longer due to the larger catalog file size.”
- Page 210 – Add to question How can I remove everything I’ve done and start again? “If you do decide to delete the old catalog, simply find it in Explorer (Windows) / Finder (Mac) and delete the *.lrcat and Previews.lrdata files.” Previous answer didn’t actually answer the question directly.
- Page 228 – added “the copy of” to “Double click to open the copy of the backup”
- Page 283 – “The ; key resets that slider to its default position at the Exposure slider, and , and . move up and down through the sliders, selecting each in turn.” changed to “The ; key highlights the Exposure slider, and the , and . keys move up and down through the sliders, selecting each in turn.”
- Page 283 – Alt with =/- keys for smaller increments is broken on Windows. It does still work when floating over a slider. Also corrected on page 484.
- Page 307 – “whereas a preset would reset those existing settings” changed to “whereas a preset would override those existing settings”
- Page 307 – added “It’s a good idea to press Reset first, so that you only change the defaults that you intend to change.”
- Page 312 – moved images to following question on page 313
- Page 315 – “Photos with fine detail need a smaller radius, as do portraits, but a slightly higher radius can look good on landscapes.” is the wrong way round! Now reads “Photos with fine detail need a smaller radius, as do landscapes, but a slightly higher radius can look good on portraits.”
- Page 322 – added word “need” to 3rd line
- Page 335 – changed “If you have multiple photos from different cameras open at the same time, both photos” to become “all of the photos”
- Page 337 – shortcut to hide grid in Crop mode is H, not O
- Page 337 – “The change the crop orientation” changed to “To change the crop orientation”
- Page 370 – added workaround for no 64-bit CD/DVD drivers – “Alternatively, selecting the ‘Hard Drive’ option but choosing a folder location on your optical drive will use the OS to write the CD/DVD.”
- Page 381 – “incorrect appearance for Adobe RGB or ProPhoto RGB tagged photos.” replaced with “incorrect appearance for photos tagged as Adobe RGB or with another profile embedded.”
- Page 385 – “3”x 2”at 300ppi” should read “2”x 2”at 300ppi” to match the diagram
- Page 404 – “color space tag” replaced with “embedded color profile”
- Page 416 – reworded question from “How do I upgrade Lightroom to a Pro account?” to “How do I upgrade Lightroom to a Flickr Pro account?”
- Page 439 – turned round the greyscale PNG image to match the tiger image
- Page 464 – The default locations of the Adobe Camera Raw & Lens Profiles are: Windows XP – C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataAdobeCameraRawCameraProfiles – previous path had “Local Settings” included
- Page 479 – changed formatting of link
- Page 482 – Mac Help shortcut is F1, not F11
Thank you again – it’s you, my readers, who make this book a success. So many people have had a part in creating this book, either directly or even indirectly by posting questions on the forums, so this is your book. Enjoy!