Archive for the ‘Plug-ins’ Category

X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

The X-Rite ColorChecker Passport offers a stand-alone camera DNG profiling and RAW workflow solution for use within a RAW file editor. It consists of a pack of Creative Enhancement Targets, Classic Targets and White Balance Targets.

It comes with a Lightroom plug-in. The process allows you to shoot a color target, convert/save as a DNG, drop it on to the ColorChecker Passport software and create a DNG profile. This can then be applied to an image, a preset created and then applied to many images within Lightroom. (That is the quickest and simplest description of it!)

This seriously useful piece of kit has already been reviewed by Michael Reichmann on both his Luminous Landscape site and in the latest Luminous Landscape Video Journal and a video is available on the X-Rite site describing how to use it.

What is really nice is that you can register for, download the software and use it with existing Gretag Macbeth charts all for free. You will, of course, benefit from far more by buying the whole package, but as a try before you buy it is well worth it.

BragIt HTML Slideshow Plug-in for Lightroom

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

BragIt HTML Slideshow Plug-in for Lightroom is a Lightroom plug-in that makes it possible to publish a slideshow-like collection of photos directly from Lightroom to the web. The resulting slideshow has a scrolling index page of all photo thumbnails, an identity plate, an introductory description, and annotations with each large photo. The slideshows do not require Flash or any browser plug-ins for viewing. HTML Slideshow is 10 Euro for Mac OS X or Windows with Adobe Lightroom 2 or later.

Quick Roundup

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

A quick couple of links that I neglected to mention on any other forum than Twitter.
Sean McCormack has written an Introduction to Lightroom Plugins
And the Adobe Lightroom team has posted another video in their “Meet the Lightroom Team series”, the latest is about Julie Kmoch

Monday Plug-in roundup

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Plug-ins have been coming thick and fast recently. John Beardsworth has created Big Note, his sixth Plug-in, which adds a big note field to the Metadata Panel. It can be searched for using Smart Collections, but is not included in exported metadata.

And a reminder from Lightroom Killer Tips about The Photo Geek’s Catalog and Preset Backup Plug-in.

LR/Mogrify v2.00 Released

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Timothy Armes has released LR/Mogrify 2.00, with a new, and much requested, compression feature which finds the optimum JPEG compression value to produce the best image quality for a specific output size.

Other features include:

  • Watermarks can be scaled to the shortest or longest edge, ideal for same size watermarks on Landscape and Portrait images.
  • Annotations now work the same way.
  • Unnecessary punctuation will be removed as well.

The update is free to current paid users.

Two More Lightroom Plug-ins

Monday, June 29th, 2009

John Beardsworth has produced another two Plug-ins for Lightroom.

Search and Replace is the first.

The latest is Open Directly which allows a Raw file to be opened directly with another Raw editor (rather than sending it as a TIFF when you use Edit With …)

Model Release Plug-in

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

There must be something in the air! Sean McCormack is the latest developer to release a Plug-in for Lightroom. Release Forms allows you to tag an image with a Model Release or a Property Release.

Plug-ins are hot

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Some new Lightroom plug-ins have been released which perform specific and useful functionality.

BeardyFolderSize by John Beardsworth simply tells you how big folders are, which is useful if you want to burn DVDs and need to know whether you have too many images in a folder or not.

PseudoRatings allows you to print star ratings in contact sheets

Find Missing Files checks whether images are available or not.

and André Messier has written Focal Extender, which allows you to add metadata about a Lens Extender and the effective focal length of the lens when using one.

Two more Plug-ins from Jeffrey Friedl

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Mr Plug-in, Jeffrey Friedl has produced two more for Lightroom. The first is Folder Watch for better auto-importing. The second is Megapixel Sort, to enable you to categorize and sort your images by the Megapixel size.

Noise Ninja – with Sidekick mode

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Picture Code has released Noise Ninja Standalone with a Sidekick Mode. If Noise Ninja is in Sidekick mode, any files sent to from external applications, dragged and dropped or via a file open dialog get automatically processed and saved without user interaction. This is useful as an external editor for applications like Lightroom. The official release is available on the Noise Ninja download page.