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One of the great things about applications on the web is that they can iterate faster than a mobile device application and much faster than a desktop application. That is why you often see advances moving more quickly in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom ™ for the web than you do in ‘for mobile’ and ‘for desktop’. For the bolder folks in the crowd, Adobe offers the ability to turn on Technology Previews where you can kick the tires on various features before they are released to the masses.
If you have an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, you have access to Lightroom for web. Go to http://lightroom.adobe.com and log in with your Adobe ID. All of your previously synced pictures will appear along with some other goodies. (1) if you click on the Lightroom icon in the upper left, you will see a menu with options appear. (2) Technology Previews appears on this list. Click it.
Here, you will find a list of available Technology Previews you can activate and test out in your mobile workflow. On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, Adobe made available a new web-based feature called Suggested Crop. Click on the box and then on Apply Changes. Now, when you invoke the edit command on an image in Lightroom for web, you will get the Suggested Crop feature.
Here’s a quick screen grab showing the location of the new tool in the web interface.
Zooming in, you can see that a group of suggested crops appear. Clicking on them will modify the existing crop on your image. Sometimes, more than one crop will be available at a particular aspect ratio so remember to click each button a couple of times. This is a new technology that is analyzing your image and attempting to give you aesthetically pleasing crops following classical rules while matching the aspect ratio you need. You can still crop as you have always done but now have this new tool as an alternative.
Because it is a work in progress, your feedback is very important. On the Technology Preview activation screen is a place to leave feedback. Please do so!
While Suggested Crop might not give you a better result than your careful tweaking and retweaking, it is worth considering for quick down-n-dirty crops to fit a specific ratio. Give it a try.
Rikk Flohr © 2016
I have finally done it. I have taken the plunge at Fine Art America. Many people have asked over the years where to buy copies of the photography I post here and on my social media. In response, I now have a gallery of some of my favorite and best selling images from previous galleries and other on-line fulfillment sites.
Stop by. Browse. Buy something!
On a side note, thanks to all who made my blogs successful in 2015. I wish you the best for 2016!
Rikk Flohr © 2015
If you are a Creative Cloud subscriber (perhaps to the Creative Cloud Photographer’s Program) and you have synced your images for use with Lightroom for Mobile on your Android or iOS devices, you now have access to Lightroom for Web too! That may be old news but…
New in Lightroom for Web are the develop tools you need to start fine-tuning your images.
For you Cropists in the crowd, you can now sync a file from your Lightroom for Desktop catalog to your Lightroom for Web. When you bring up an image in LR4W, you now have the option to edit these files within a web browser. Those edits will sync back to your desktop master catalog and all of your synced devices. How cool is that?
As you can see, my favorite tool, the Crop tool is now at your browser-based fingertips! Crop from anywhere and sync it throughout your Lightroom ecosystem.
Rikk Flohr © 2015
Holy Crop! No more forced square crops – ever!
One of my biggest beefs about Instagram was the draconian forcing of my carefully composed and meticulously cropped image into a stupid – squared and centered form before I could share it on my Instagram channel. Well, Instagram has finally seen the light and will now allow portrait and landscape orientations in their postings to the popular image sharing network.
Here’s the press release from Instagram: No Square Crops
Although the filter previews at the bottom remain square, the preview area shows the Landscape image (and portrait as well) are in play! Compose well, compose correctly, share as your vision saw fit. Finally.
Rikk Flohr © 2015
Not exactly a cropping topic (although cropping does go on in this app!)
This morning, Adobe Systems, released the Adobe Slate App to the iPad app store. Adobe Slate is a new way to convey your stories. It provides a rich visual experience that lends itself well to showing off your artwork – particularly photographs.
Click on the picture to see the full story!
The above project, Snowy Owls was created to share a story about my excitement on my first successful Snowy Owl season. It was also my first published and shared project with the app, showing how easy it was to produce a quality story and how easy it is to share it with others.
Slate has already found a permanent place on my iPad now and it will loom large in my preferred methods for sharing my photographic adventures.
You can get more information about Adobe Slate at its website
Rikk Flohr © 2015
I have begun assembling my Bēhance site courtesy of the Adobe Creative Cloud program which includes a free account as well as a Prosite website. Needless to say, I am very enthusiastic about this new platform for creative professionals.
I would appreciate your stopping by, taking a look around, and checking back as I assemble my new on-line gallery using their tools. Of, and if you want to buy a snazzy metal print… the store is open!
For those of you contemplating, or having already leapt into the Adobe Creative Cloud Photographer’s package, you can take advantage of this as well. If you are already on Bēhance, start following me and drop me a message with your profile and I will follow you as well. It is the least we Cropists can do for each other.
Rikk Flohr © 2013