Lightroom 3 Q&A (Beta)

What a great day to release a new podcast – with the final release of LR coming out very soon, I had the distinct opportunity to talk with Rob Sylvan, author of LR2 for Dummies, and the forthcoming Taking Stock.  We talked a lot about Lightroom, working at NAPP, and took a few listener questions and answers.  More photo news, additional Q&A, and a new feed for the podcast start today, so be sure to download the latest show.  You’ll notice I have pulled the feed back to this site, and the format is more iTunes compatible (m4a) so you can now see pics and chapter segments.

Here’s the show notes:


  • 3rd Annual Worldwide Photowalk
  • Getting sued for your own Images
  • Lexar 16Gb and 32 GB cards now shipping

Interview – Rob Sylvan


  1. Porting Libraries/Catalogs from Lightroom 2 to Lightroom 3 (Beta)
  2. Adding monitors for more real estate
  3. Work flow for scanning your photos

Contest News

Thanks to Scott from Peachpit Press, there is a special contest associated with this podcast and blog post!  If you listened to the podcast, you know what’s at stake, so feel free to chime in on the comments – something fun to win for 3 random people!  This post will take comments through July 7th and then three people at random will be selected for the prize!

That’s it for today – lost of fun stuff coming up tomorrow too, so make sure you stop in for the latest news – will be talking software AND hardware tomorrow…as well as announcing something else near and dear to me here on the blog, so be sure to stop back in then for more.  Happy shooting and we’ll see you then!


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29 comments for “Lightroom 3 Q&A (Beta)

  1. June 7, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Thanks for having me on your show!

  2. Ricardo
    June 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    making my random entry to see if I am a fortunate winner of the contest 🙂

  3. Xavier
    June 8, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Is there any change in slideshow part in Lightroom 3? If not what’s the recommended way to make professional slideshows in Mac?

    • June 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm

      You can now export your slideshow as video, which means it will include the music (if there is any). If you have music, there is a new button to fit the duration of the show to the length of the music. The new watermarking function is also accessible in the Slideshow module. There is also a new option to prepare the previews in advance of playing the show, which solves the old problem of the slideshow getting stuck or looping back to the start because it ran faster than Lightroom could generate the previews on the fly.

  4. June 8, 2010 at 5:15 am

    Hi Jason,
    Discovered your site from a posting Rob’s blog – another useful site now added to my list of regulars!
    Thanks for an informative posting here.


  5. June 8, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Great site, found you through twitter and loved this latest podcast! Thank you 🙂

  6. Eric
    June 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Loved the podcast. I have not used Lightroom in years, it used to be so glitchy for me and I’m glad to know its a lot more stable. I may have to try out the new version.

  7. Frank Sammut
    June 8, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Nice Podcast. I look forward to trying out LR3.


  8. Kyle Hampton
    June 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Great podcast. I look forward to playing with LR3. Keep up the great work.

  9. Mike Pollock
    June 9, 2010 at 3:49 am

    When is going to stock LR3. I have a gift card burning a hole in my pocket with excitement!

  10. Brian Lottis
    June 9, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Wish me luck. 🙂 I hope I’m one of the winners.

  11. Michael Petersheim
    June 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I’m definitely excited about and looking forward to Lightroom 3, as well. I purchased Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 2 as a bundle from B&H the day before Lightroom 3 was announced as being available; now I’m waiting impatiently for LR2 to arrive so I can get my free upgrade to LR3 from Adobe. Gotta love their generosity in giving very recent purchasers a free upgrade!

    Oh, and I wouldn’t mind snagging a copy of Taking Stock, either; I’ve been submitting (albeit sporadically) to four or five agencies (including iStock) without getting many sales. It’s partly my fault for not uploading regularly, but it’d be nice to have more direction on shooting microstock, as well.

  12. Alan
    June 14, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Great podcast. I’m looking forward to learning more about LR. Thanks!

  13. Kara
    June 14, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I hope I can win the book, would love to get started in shooting stock.

  14. June 14, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Thank you for the podcast!

  15. June 14, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I am very interested in being able to try lightroom 3. Thank you.

  16. Gary Green
    June 14, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I’m a huge fan of Lightroom. I read Rob Sylvan’s blog and follow him on Twitter (Lightroomers). Okay I follow the Canonblogger too. I have different names for the “f ” key and the “h” key in Lighroom, but I digress. 🙂

  17. David Rogers
    June 14, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Some interesting insights from Rob. Especially the pairing of LR3 with PS Elements.

  18. Jari Leino
    June 15, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Great interview about Rob, thanks. Waiting for his new book to come up.

  19. June 15, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Looking forward to Taking Stock.

  20. June 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Free book? Commenting here from the tweet. 🙂

  21. Mike Pollock
    June 16, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    No Whammy! No Whammy!

  22. bryan ray
    June 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I’d love to won Rob’s book, Taking Stock.

  23. Rebecca
    June 24, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Been catching up on your podcast, good stuff! Thanks for all the great info!

    Also looking forward to the Worldwide Photo Walk in Denver!

  24. Bryan
    June 26, 2010 at 2:23 am

    it’d be silly not to comment really but very interested to see how the “Getting sued for your own Images” turns out. has to be one of the more bizarre stories i’ve heard.

  25. June 26, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Always good information Jason on the CB website.

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