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    Tips for a Lightroom Noob ??

    Been an Aperture user from day one but just bought a copy of Lightroom ... gimme your best user hints and tips Thankyou
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    Go out and buy Scott Kelby's Lightroom book, that's my tip.
    "It is one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it is another thing to make a portrait of who they are" - Paul Caponigro

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    www.lightroomkillertips.com

    and what Rick said

    Lots of tutes on youtube etc
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    Rick's suggestion is spot one; but its free at the library

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    Darren, this forum can be a lifesaver, some of the members are on the Lightroom team.
    http://www.lightroomforums.net/index.php
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    My no1 Tip, you can never have enough Pre Sets
    but don't have them in 1 huge list of you spend all your life scrolling looking for the ones you use the most

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Go out and buy Scott Kelby's Lightroom book, that's my tip.
    Thanks Rick. Just put in an order at fishpond. Got myself Kelbys LR and CS4 books, as well as Hotshoe Diaries. Love my books

    Thanks for the other tips too guys .. ill have a look at all of them .. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdazzler View Post
    Thanks Rick. Just put in an order at fishpond. Got myself Kelbys LR and CS4 books, ...
    Me too! About time I learned how to use them properly!

    Thanks for the mention of fishpond Darren - I didn't even know it existed! Should be a damn sight faster than Amazon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CherylB View Post
    Thanks for the mention of fishpond Darren - I didn't even know it existed! Should be a damn sight faster than Amazon.
    Don't bet on it Cheryl. ...based on experience it can sometimes take about the same time.
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    all my fishpond deliveries have been here inside 5 working days .. I dont find them too bad, certainly quicker than Amazon.

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    Biggest tip for new to LR though - there is no save function, don't look for it

    Changes happen to the image in develop mode all the time and are held in a database so that you can revert, step backwards any time. Lossless.

    You have to export an image to use it/print it etc

    Tip #2, master tip #1 then get back to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdazzler View Post
    all my fishpond deliveries have been here inside 5 working days .. I dont find them too bad, certainly quicker than Amazon.
    Maybe they find Tassie a bit harder to locate...down here in the boondocks

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    I've had two emails so far (I ordered 3 books in all), and they both say they should arrive between Tuesday and Friday next week. Last time I used Amazon, I chose the expedited shipping (not the very top one, the next one down), and the parcel took almost as long as normal shipping would have - ie. about 6 weeks. So if fishpond can get my books here next week, I'll be very happy!

    (but if I see any Tanzanian postmarks on it, ..... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    Biggest tip for new to LR though - there is no save function, don't look for it

    Changes happen to the image in develop mode all the time and are held in a database so that you can revert, step backwards any time. Lossless.

    You have to export an image to use it/print it etc

    Tip #2, master tip #1 then get back to me
    Exactly the same as Aperture

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    ok so somehow with my playing around with preferences in LR , ive added a watermark to all files exported from LR ... can someone tell me how/where to get rid of it ?? I seem to remember checking a "add watermark" box somewhere, but now I cant find it for the life of me ...

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    Daz..

    File > Export > (scroll down to metadata) and untick "add copyright watermark"

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