Wednesday
Apr
2008
02

NAPP Releases Lightroom 2.0 Beta Learning Center

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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Just wanted you guys to know that NAPP (The National Association of Photoshop Professionals) has just released a free Lightroom 2.0 Public Beta learning center, with loads of videos (from Matt and I) on all the coolest new features in Lightroom 2.0. Matt and I did a short intro video discussing some of the features, and some things you might find interesting about the beta, and besides all the individual videos we did on the new features, RC has a complete listing of all the new features, and we’ve got some Q&As, System Requires, and lots of links to more Lightroom 2.0 news.

Here’s the link to NAPP”s Lightroom Learning Center.

Wednesday
Apr
2008
02

Available Today: Lightroom 2.0 Power Session Online Class with Matt Kloskowski

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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With the release of Lightroom 2.0 Public Beta, I’m excited to announce that Kelby Training has just released a brand new online Lightroom 2.0 training course by non other than Matt Kloskowski (my Photoshop User TV co-host, Photoshop World Instructor, Bestselling Author, and host of the popular Lightroom Killer Tips weekly podcast).

This new class is designed to get you up and running fast on all the new features just introduced in Lightroom 2.0 public beta. So, if you’re already signed up with the KelbyTraining.com online subscription training, click here to go take Matt’s Class, and if you’re not, here’s a link to his class with all the details.

Tuesday
Apr
2008
01

It’s Photoshop World Pre-Con Day!

by Scott Kelby  |  1 Comments

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Hi everybody. I’m here at Photoshop World in Orlando, Florida, and today is Pre-con day, so the pre-conference workshops kick off this afternoon; all the instructors have arrived; the show floor is taking shape, and the keynote stage is almost done, and well—-there’s just a lot of excitement in the air (especially when I hobble down the hallways at the hotel and other instructors see me on crutches, and break into laughter).

Don’t forget to catch Jennifer Bontempi’s live blog reports, (we just call her “J-Bon”) which starts today (here’s the link), and if you see me scootin’ down the halls, make sure you say hi, and make, at the very least, the obligatory “break a leg,” joke. It just never gets old. ;-)Wish you all could be here! See ya tomorrow. :)

Tuesday
Apr
2008
01

Another Fresh Example of Why You Shouldn’t Check Your Camera Gear

by Scott Kelby  |  1 Comments

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I know we’ve all heard about stuff like this before, but reading an article in yesterday’s Tampa Tribune really brought it home again. On Thursday, Tampa Police arrested three baggage handlers for Continental Airlines and charged them with selling digital cameras, iPods, Cell Phones, and laptops they allegedly stole from passenger’s checked baggage at Tampa International Airport.

But it was what they said they were getting for the stolen goods that really freaked me out. For a digital camera, they got $50. Fifty bucks for your 5D! Fifty bucks for your D3. Fifty bucks for your D300, or 30D, or Mark III and your lenses. I know I shouldn’t be, but I was still stunned. Now, I know many of you read FlyingWithFish.com, and you know better, but for everybody else, I hope this is reminder that when you fly your camera gear needs to stay with you.

Tuesday
Apr
2008
01

Unexplainable Phenomenon

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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This would have a made a great April Fools joke, if only it weren’t true, but check out what’s available for sale, brand new in a box from Adobe on their online store; That’s right—PageMaker 7.0. I’m not joking—here’s the link, go and see for yourself (it’s $499 for the full version, but you can get the upgrade starting at $79, depending, of course, on which version of PageMaker you’re currently using).

Now, seeing this brings up a number of questions, the first being, “Why is it there?” There can only be one logical explanation—people still buy it. Think about it—if nobody bought it, Adobe certainly wouldn’t be stocking it, they’d remove the product from the store, and that would be the end of it. But it’s there, and I even added it to my shopping cart just to see if it’s for real, and……son-of-a-gun it’s for real.

OK, now that we know it’s real; what computer made today could possibly run it? Believe it or not—it says it runs on Windows XP (I kid you not!). It says it will also run on a Mac with OS X, but you have to have a version that will let you run it in Classic Mode (in other words, a really old version of Mac OS X). There are third and fourth questions that immediately spring to mind (like what are the “New” features that appear under the “New Feature” link), but instead lets just take a moment and everybody, come on, say it out loud—”Who in the world is buying PageMaker?” Makes you stop and think, doesn’t it? :)

Monday
Mar
2008
31

I’m Heading to Photoshop World today. On Crutches!

by Scott Kelby  |  0 Comments

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Yup, it’s true. I’m on crutches, with a knee-high boot/splint on my leg. I sprained my foot, and fractured a small bone in there as well, while walking on my treadmill last week, so I’m hobbling around on crutches for the next few weeks, and yes—I’ll be doing the Photoshop World keynote on crutches.

I’m not sweatin’ it though—-it’s like my father always used to say about things like this, “If this is the worst thing that ever happens to you, you’ll have a great life.” :)

So, if you see me hobbling around, or cruising in a sleek pimped out scooter, make sure you give me one of those, “Break a Leg” lines. ;-)

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