in Lightroom 3
There are plenty of places you can find all kinds of info about what's new, including:
Victoria Bampton's “What's New in Lightroom 3” post. Victoria's what's-new posts are always the most definitive authority on the subject.
Wade Heninger has a robust “Lightroom Tuesday” post with a huge summary of links.
If you're peeking here at my blog, perhaps you're interested in what this means for my plugins, so that's what this post is about....
First of all, there's lot of good stuff coming... but not quite yet. I've been working on this stuff all year, in hyper-stress mode for the last month, and in crazy eyes-bugged-out mode for the last two weeks, but I still wasn't able to get ready in time (and for some reason, Adobe ignored my pleas to hold off releasing Lr3 until I, personally, was ready. 🙂 )
If you'd like a sneak peek, check out the manual for the Publish part of my Flickr plugin. It's huge. And there's still plenty of oomph left in my Lightroom 3 Beta 2 and My Plugins post from March.
It's been rough, making the stress I wrote about last year pale in comparison. But I enjoy developing this stuff, and now that the deadline of today's release has passed (and along with it the hope of having all my plugins ready in time for Lr3 also passed), I hope the stress will scale back considerably.
I have been so busy with this that I have not read email in quite a while, so If you're among the hundreds of people whose mail and blog comments are still awaiting my attention, please accept my apologies... I'm just snowed in way over my head. Now that today has passed, I can slowly try to bring some semblance of balance back to my life, but I'll probably be behind on emails and such until I can catch up on getting all my plugins out for Lr3.
New Flickr Plugin
But I am releasing today a new version of my Flickr plugin with full support for the new Publish functionality in Lightroom 3. If you're already using my Flickr plugin, today's release will not show up during the new-version check: you must manually download and install it.
A few comments....
It's very beta. Make a backup of your catalog. Take care. Watch back at this page for updates; I expect there to be a lot of version churn in the first few days.
The manual is huge. But please read it before trying the plugin.
It doesn't work in the Lr3 betas, and it doesn't work with any publish collections you might have made in the Lr3 betas. But it does know about what's been uploaded to Flickr with my plugin, so you won't need to re-export everything when building a new Flickr publish service with this plugin.
My Flickr Publish plugin can import data from any publish collections you made with Adobe's built-in Flickr Publish plugin, so there's no rush to switch to mine if you're using Adobe's. Adobe's simple, built-in plugin may be just the ticket that casual Flickr users need. Give it a try. If you end up liking the fuller featured (but more complicated) nature of my plugin, my plugin and import all the data from Adobe's and your work won't have been lost.
My registration system has changed new plugins running on Lr3. See the details on my plugin-registration page.
June 30, 2010 Update: after three weeks of public beta, the plugin has now been pushed to mainline, so you can download it from the plugin's home page.
And again, the “check for new version” stuff won't be turned on for a while, so please check back here for updates. Once I'm comfortable with the stability, I'll update this page to note that.
Let me know how it goes.
Here's an ongoing status about which of my plugins have been pushed out for Lightroom 3...
|First Version for Lr3||Plugin||Comments...|
|20100609.24||“Run Any Command”|
|20100608.6||Snapshot on Export|
|20100608.34||GPS Proximity Search|
|20100609.21||Video-Asset Management||Not particularly useful in Lr3...|
|20100609.24||Metadata-Viewer Preset Builder|
|Preview-Cache Image Extraction Tool||Doesn't run in Lr3 🙁|
|PhotoSafe||Something new for Lr3|
|Metadata Viewer||Something new (for Lr2 and Lr3)|
|Tree Exporter||Something new coming soon|