Download the Adobe DNG converter here:
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.
Photivo – an open source alternative to Lightroom which will integrate with GIMP.