Lightroom Resources:

Lightroom and Photoshop video tutorials from Udemy.

Adobe Lightroom on YouTube.

Lightroom Help – Optimize Performance

Lightroom Help – Performance Hints

Download the Adobe DNG converter here:

For Windows:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=106&platform=Windows

For Mac:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=106&platform=Macintosh

Detailed information on optimizing LR’s setting can be found here:  http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/400/kb400808.html

The official Adobe LR support forum.  http://forums.adobe.com/community/lightroom

Adobe TV – Lightroom – video tutorials.  http://tv.adobe.com/product/lightroom/

Photoshop Express – an online version of Photoshop.  http://www.photoshop.com/tools/expresseditor?wf=editor

I put a video up on YouTube where I go over creating the shortcuts to your catalogs, backups and presets and why you would want to do this.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr6yehNAbNM

LR/Enfuse – Blend Multiple Exposures together in Adobe Lightroom – will work for free but only produces a small image. Donate money to unlock and create full size images.

Jeffrey Friedl’s Blog – Lightroom Goodies – There are some fantastic things here, both plug-ins and extensions and presets plus good information about Lightroom.  He has also written an extension which lets you export from LR straight to Twitter. It’s pretty damn cool.  I’m a fan.

An extension that allows you to publish to your fan page or business page on Facebook: http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies/facebook

Wanna export you photos and maintain the folder hierarchy?  I certainly do.  With this plugin you can.  I use it and highly recommend it.  LR/TreeExporter from Photographer’s Toolbox.  They have other great Lightroom goodies as well.

Lightroom General Tips and Help and Tutorials:

Lightroom Killer Tips Blog – pretty much what the title says it is.  You can pick up some good ideas here. http://lightroomkillertips.com/

10 Quick and Easy Lightroom Tricks Every User Should Know.  http://photo.tutsplus.com/tutorials/post-processing/10-quick-and-easy-lightroom-tricks-every-user-should-know/

[SLR]Lounge has a slew of video LR tutorials that are fantastic.  Still confused about something from class?  Want a different perspective than mine?  Go here and watch their videos.  They are organized and focused.  I’ve watched almost all of these and they are great.  http://www.slrlounge.com/

Other programs that replace, enhance or work with Adobe Lightroom:

RAWTherapee – an open source Lightroom like program.

LightZone – a Lightroom like program.

GIMP – an open source version of Photoshop and UFRaw – which allows GIMP to manipulate RAW images.

Photivo – an open source alternative to Lightroom which will integrate with GIMP.