MacVoices #23191: Jeff Carlson Authors a Lightroom Compendium (1)

Jeff Carlson joins us to discuss his new book, Adobe Lightroom: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features. The book is divided into a course section and a compendium section, offering practical exercises and advanced features explanations. Jeff addresses the confusion around Lightroom’s different versions and highlight Lightroom Classic’s extensive capabilities. He also explores Lightroom’s AI-based masking and denoise features. (Part 1) 


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Show Notes:

0:03:09 Course vs. Compendium: Learning the Basics and Going In-depth
0:06:36 The confusion surrounding different versions of Lightroom
0:09:02 Lightroom Desktop’s cloud-focused features and modern code base
0:12:27 Lightroom Classic vs Lightroom Desktop: Core Features Comparison
0:14:13 Additional Modules in Lightroom Classic for Web and Mapping
0:19:44 Different Approaches to File Handling
0:19:51 Introduction to Lightroom’s Photo Library and Editing Options
0:21:18 Lightroom’s capabilities and simplification of file management
0:27:41 The significant impact of AI features on editing efficiency
0:31:54 Lightroom as a Cost-Effective Editing Solution
0:34:19 AI-Based Denoise Feature in Lightroom
0:35:14 Jeff discusses the importance of understanding Lightroom’s effects.


Adobe Lightroom: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features (Rocky Nook link

Adobe Lightroom: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features (Amazon link)


Jeff Carlson is an author, photographer, and freelance writer. Among many other projects, he publishes the Smarter Image newsletter, which explores how computational photography, AI, and machine learning are fundamentally changing the art and science of photography. He’s covered the personal technology field from Macs and PalmPilots to iPhones and mirrorless cameras, publishing in paper magazines, printed books, ebooks, and websites. He’s also the co-host of the podcasts PhotoActive and Photocombobulate, writes for Take Control, has spoken at several conferences and events.

He lives in Seattle, where, yes, it is just as gray and wet and coffee-infused as you think it is.


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