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Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5
Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5
by Peter Krogh
Edition: DVD-ROM

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Organize Your Catalog with Peter Krogh's New Book, January 25, 2014
A couple of years ago I wrote an article on Organizing Your Images in Lightroom([...]). I referenced two extremely useful resources: Peter Krogh’s The DAM Book and dpBestflow.org. While these resources continue to be essential tools they are not specifically directed at Lightroom users.

Peter has recently released a new Lightroom specific book, The DAM Book Workflow Guide to Organizing your Photos with Lightroom 5! If you are a Lightroom user and want to really take advantage of the wealth of organizational tools that Lightroom offers then this book is for you.

The DAM Book Workflow Guide to Organizing your Photos with Lightroom 5 is more than just a book. Described as a multimedia eBook it consists of a 208 page PDF and over 7 hours of video tutorials. Here is what Peter has to say about the format:

"The DAM Book Guide to Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5 breaks the process of organization down into to three simple parts: Storing the Photos, Tagging the Photos and Creating Projects. Using this simple structure, you can understand how to use Lightroom’s tools in ways that are both simple and powerful.

With this multimedia eBook, I can combine the best of books and video instruction in one resource. Each idea or set of steps is immediately illustrated with a short video that shows the idea in action. The video makes it easy to understand how a process works. And the text allows you to quickly reference the steps as you put them into practice yourself."

This is a beautifully designed book that is jam-packed with information. The chapter headings give you a hint of what’s in store:

Chapter 1: Store, Tag, Create
Chapter 2: The Lightroom Catalog
Chapter 3: Photo Storage
Chapter 4: Finding & Filtering with Tags
Chapter 5: Keywords
Chapter 6: Metadata Presets
Chapter 7: Location Tags
Chapter 8: Collections and Projects
Chapter 9: Using Publish Services
Chapter 10: Managing Derivative Files

I particularly enjoyed the last three chapters since I am still struggling with a coherent workflow around these issues.

Whether you are new to Lightroom or a seasoned veteran you will find things here you can use. I heartily recommend you take a look!

If you are trying to juggle multiple Lightroom catalogs (I’ve warned you to only have one Catalog LOL) then have a look at Peter’s earlier book The DAM Book Workflow Guide to Multi-Catalog Workflow with Lightroom 5.


Sams Teach Yourself iOS 6 Application Development in 24 Hours (4th Edition)
Sams Teach Yourself iOS 6 Application Development in 24 Hours (4th Edition)
Price: $19.79

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a difference a day makes!, July 27, 2013
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This is an excellent introduction to iOS development! John Ray's teaching style is friendly and understandable. Although the title suggests it will only take 24 hours, prepare yourself to spend a lot of time getting lost in the many projects John has put together. I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for a place to start.


Mac at Work
Mac at Work
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just for Work!, February 10, 2011
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This review is from: Mac at Work (Kindle Edition)
Don't let the title fool you! While this is the best resource available if you want to use your Mac at work, it is also the very best guide to all aspects of using your Mac more effectively. David's style is friendly and inviting. Reading this book is like meeting up with a friend at the coffe shop to talk Mac. The book is very thorough and covers more than you thought the Mac could do.

In addition, you can listen the the Mac Power Users podcast and/or read David's excellent blog at macsparky.com. This is money well spent!


Adobe Digital Imaging How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques for Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3, and Camera Raw 6
Adobe Digital Imaging How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques for Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3, and Camera Raw 6
by Dan Moughamian
Edition: Paperback
Price: $25.80
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference!, October 24, 2010
Lightroom is such a great application (and getting better all the time) that we can sometimes forget there are other applications to assist us in our workflow. That's where Dan Moughamian's new book Adobe DIgital Imaging HOW-TOs comes in.

Dan's book gives us 100 tips. But it's not just for Lightroom. The subtitle says it all: 100 Essential Techniques for Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3, and Camera Raw 6. Let's face it, even with all of Lightroom's power we do need to go out to Photoshop on occasion. Most books miss this part of the workflow. Either they are Lightroom books or they are Photoshop books but rarely are they both. Dan's book is that essential bridge (pardon the pun) between these applications. So why buy two books when you can buy one?

All of the tips are straight forward and to the point. Each is well illustrated and only takes a few pages. I found this book to be a great read and set up to be a wonderful resource. You know those times you wondered, or tried to remember, how to do this thing or change that thing. Well, just pick up Dan's book and it's probably sitting right there waiting to help you.


301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers (Digital Process and Print)
301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers (Digital Process and Print)
by Andrew Darlow
Edition: Paperback
Price: $26.67
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss this book!!!, November 22, 2007
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Don't let the title of this book fool you! There is so much more here than just Inkjet Tips! So much, in fact, that Andrew Darlow should consider a new title when the inevitable second edition comes out!

I came across this book after hearing an interview with Andrew on Scott Shepard 's Inside Digital Photo podcast. When he started to explain what was in the book I really took notice and ordered it immediately. I originally expected the usual collection of tips and tricks to make your inkjet prints better but Andrew's interview had me expecting more.

In the first part of the book Andrew covers everything you need to consider to make top quality, gallery grade, professional prints. And I mean EVERYTHING. How to prepare your files, how to choose a printer, black & white conversion, and on and on. Along with all of this extensive and in depth information, Andrew provides help with putting together a portfolio, business cards, matting, you name it. The first part of this book alone is worth the admission. Andrew's style is easy to read and his information is easy to work into you personal workflow.

The remaining chapters are a treasure chest of guest artists' tips and ideas. Phil Bard, Edward Fausty, C. David Toble, Derek Cooper, Amadou Diallo, and Dorothy Simpson Krause are some of the guests you can learn from. Each artist brings their own experience and style to the art of printmaking and presentation. This section was a real treat.

Andrew Darlow has far exceeded the expectation of his book's title. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and will keep it as a valued reference as I hone my printmaking skills. Don't miss this one!
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