A question to all Adobe Lightroom users out there!
I am nearing 70k pictures in my Lightroom catalog and it is growing up steadily, I am very reluctant in splitting to many catalogs because I like the idea to be able to search for all my pictures in on single place.
So how big is your catalog ? Any idea what is the performance limit of Adobe Lightroom 2.x catalogs ?
I have read it is much better than the 1.x version but I am looking for real life experience.
Iâ€™ve been lately noticing more and more people on twitter using URLs with the flic.kr domain as short ULRs for their pictures on flickr so I decided to do some research and find out how they did this.
It turned out that the short URL of every picture is provided by flickr and is included in the HTML code of the flickr page page itself.
To find out the code to your picture here is what you should do
Open the flickr page of your desired picture, e.g. http://www.flickr.com/photos/akhater/3188623049/
N.B.: make sure not to include any /in/set-xxxx in the URL, for e.g. http://www.flickr.com/photos/akhater/3188623049/in/set-72157600048927403/ will not work, you should stop before the in/set-xxxx part
Right click â€“> View source
Now search for the â€œflic.krâ€ string you should find something like
<link rev="canonical" type="text/html" href="http://flic.kr/p/5RLwxt" >
I think you guessed that you only need to copy the red part of the code above, this is your short flickr URL
Now if you happen to use firefox and Greasemonkey you will only need to download and install this script that will display the current photo's flic.kr link on the page. A worthwhile script to be added Top 10 greasemonkey scripts for flickr.
More on flickr shortening service
Photo by Tiago Ribeiro
I clearly remember, not so long ago, I was â€œproudâ€ to own a dSLR and not having a live-view. I couldnâ€™t imagine taking picture with camera just looking a screen, I found that almost offending.
The day live-view hit the dSLR market I was really disappointed and was sure I was never going to use that feature.
However, just a few months after I got my Canon 40D (the first cam I ever owned with that feature) I am finding myself using live-view more and more and it is becoming a â€œmust haveâ€ feature for me.
Here are 6 good reasons why I got hooked to live-view
It is time to share all the new blogs/photoblogs that answered my call. Although I did break my own â€œ1 yearâ€ rule by a few months I couldnâ€™t include blogs that have been running since 2006 or 2007 sorry !
So letâ€™s get started
- â€œHow I Took Itâ€ by Richard Hollins (RSS)
Richard share with us how he took and processed some of his favorite shots
- â€œAlltag eines Fotoproduzentenâ€ by R. Kneschke (RSS)
German stock photography blog
- â€œMore About Photography" by Mario Bucolo (RSS)
Mainly interesting photography links that Mario shares with his readers
- â€œJason Irons Photographyâ€ by Jason Irons (RSS)
Reviews/hacks/tips and DIY projects
- â€œKim Pace Photography Blogâ€ by Kim Pace (RSS)
Almost put that one in the Photoblogs but Kim does share tips and thoughts
- â€œThorley Photographicsâ€ by Neal Thorley
A digital blog about film photography
- â€œPicture Takerâ€ by Keli (RSS)
Follow Keliâ€™s life and photography
- â€œCompose Click Editâ€ by Chris Gilmore (RSS)
Fresh photography blog featuring news/tutorials etcâ€¦
- "Enticing the Light" by Miserere (RSS)
A photography weblog Iâ€™ve been following since (it seems) its day 1
- â€œLook, See, Reflect, Doâ€ by Ananda Sim (RSS)
A lot of useful videos and more
- â€œCarrie Lee Photographyâ€ by Carrie Miller (RSS)
Sneak peaks from Carrieâ€™s sessions but also tips and tricks to come
- â€œWaynesword" by Wane (RSS)
Wayne shares his thoughts about Photography
- â€œPhotoBlogging DCâ€ by various DC metro area photographers (RSS)
- â€Ambertureâ€ by Amber (RSS)
- â€œPhotography by KATâ€ by Kathryn Lymburner (RSS)
- â€œDown Dog Photoâ€ by Jacek Walicki (RSS)
- â€œBMC Portraits blogâ€ by Brian (RSS)
- â€œMississippi Photographers Showcaseâ€ by talents in Mississippi (RSS)
- â€œLinda Strandâ€ by Linda Strand (RSS)
- â€œAbducted Lightâ€ by Drewe Zanki (RSS)
- â€œJulia Wadeâ€ by Julia Wade (RSS)
- â€œDream a lil dreamâ€ by Nicole (RSS)
- â€œNick Decombelâ€ by Nick Decombel (RSS)
- â€œCaralin Ruth Photographyâ€ by Caralin Ruth (RSS)
- â€œMichael Valli Photographyâ€ by Michael Valli (RSS)
- â€œeye spy with my little eyeâ€ by Jason Naylor (RSS)
- â€œfotally sublimedâ€ By Andrew Kowalik (RSS)
- â€œOf Whimsy Photographyâ€ by Sara Lindsay (RSS)
- â€œRubel Photographyâ€ by Silisia Rubel (RSS)
Update: RSS links added
Having no answers for the question back then I did some research on the issue and found out that it could indeed be done with the LR2/Mogrify plugin.
Here is a highlight about what you will need to use this plugin
- Download and install ImageMagick (windows users only)
- Download and install the LR2/Mogrify plugin
- And check this step by step tutorial to achieve the watermark
Now some twitter love
@TimothyArmes author of LR2/Mogrify plugin
@LightRoomQueen author of the tutorial pointed above
@adidap yours truly