katrinseanbk.jpgBefore I left, I got my hands on Katrin Eismann and Sean Duggan’s new book, “The Creative Digital Darkroom” (Published by O’Reilly publishing) and I have to say—it’s the most complete book I’ve seen on the topic, and packed with so much in-depth info they probably didn’t sleep for a year. Way to go you two!!!

While the ink is still wet on the pages, I want to send a copy of this great new book to eight people who posted killer ideas (as blog comments) to my “Lightroom 2.0 Wishlist” post from last week. These are ideas that struck a chord with me personally (and I hope will with Adobe, too!), and they were just so good, I wanted to do something special for them. The winners of Katrin and Sean’s new book are:

  • Bob Ellis, for his idea of adding a pop-up movable shortcuts palette you can have open while you work in Lightroom
  • Dain, for his idea to have Lightroom’s Back-up warning appear when you close Lightroom (or shut down), rather than when you first open it.
  • Eric, who suggested that Lightroom automatically create and embed a snapshot of the develop settings used when a photo is exported.
  • MRK is That Kid, for the idea of a built-in Neutral Density Gradient Filter.
  • Allen Gambrell, for the ability to output the print to an image file at a specific resolution to be able to send to a pro lab for prints.
  • Rui M Leai, for the suggestion of adding the ability to browse folders without importing
  • Josh Garretson, for the idea of adding filtering like the Adobe Bridge
  • Christer, for the idea of including perspective Corrections within Lightroom

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me, with our readers, and most importantly; with Adobe. It matters.

If you didn’t win Katrin and Sean’s new book, you can find it at Barnes & Noble.com or at Amazon.com, or wherever really good books are sold.

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Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books.