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Getting the Fuji X-T1 wireless import to work with Lightroom Auto-Import

Fuji X-T1 and Sync'ing with Lightroom Auto-Import

I’ve been using Lightroom for my all my photo browsing and editing since v3 was release in 2010.  Since then, I’ve struggled with how to consolidate all my photos into the single Lightroom catalog since I typically shoot with 3 or more cameras, including my iPhone. Four years later, the good news is that the iPhone problem is now solved due to the great work Adobe did with their recent Lightroom Mobile and new cloud sync.  Every time I fire up the Lightroom Mobile app, it automatically syncs new photos on my camera roll up to the Adobe cloud, which is then available on my PC through the desktop version of Lightroom.  While the workflow is a bit kludgy still, it’s 75% there.

The Fuji X-T1 and Wireless Connectivity

I’ve been shooting with the Fuji X-T1 since mid-February and absolutely been blown away by the camera both in image quality but also the feature set of the camera. On top of that, the Fuji X-Trans sensor truly is magical in its color rendering and deserves all the critical acclaim it’s been getting for the past several years on their X series cameras.

One amazing feature of new cameras is their wireless connectivity, and the X-T1 is no exception.  The ability to wirelessly connect to devices to transfer photos makes it so much easier to share photos, and harness the power of the amazing photo editing apps like VSCO Cam and Lightroom Mobile.   Fuji has apps for both iOS and Android which allow you to get photos easily to your mobile phone, edit and share to your photo community of choice or social media.

One other great feature is to transfer to my desktop PC through their Auto Save feature.  In theory, you should be able to trigger on-demand for new photos to be sent from the camera directly to your desktop PC to a specific folder. Coupled with Lightroom’s “Auto Import” feature, I thought I could get into the nirvana state with a complete end-to-end workflow from camera to Lightroom import with a few button clicks.  Unfortunately, due to limitation with Lightroom and Fuji’s software, this wasn’t possible, but I ultimately found a seamless solution that makes it work. Continue reading “Getting the Fuji X-T1 wireless import to work with Lightroom Auto-Import” »

Using 32-bit Photoshop with Lightroom instead of 64-bit

After getting a new desktop recently, I opted to install Windows 7 64-bit and haven’t looked back. Adobe Photoshop CS4 runs great in 64-bit, although I have a few plugins that aren’t 64-bit compatible.

So while I can launch Photoshop’s 32-bit instance, the Lightroom always launches the 64-bit version when you use the built-in “Edit with…” functionality. I was tearing my hair out trying to figure out how to get Lightroom to use the 32-bit instance of Photoshop instead. Hallelujah, I finally found a solution!

The solution requires a change to the Windows Registry. There is an unrelated Adobe’s Knowledge Base article that gives the location of the Photoshop registry keys, I was able to figure out how to get this to work finally.

Warning: Backup your registry before attempting this fix.

1. Open the Windows Registry editor by hitting <Windows Key>+R to bring up the Run box, and type in regedit.

2. Find the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Photoshop.exe

3. There are 2 keys present with the following values (assuming you installed Photoshop to the default location):
(Default) C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS4\Photoshop.exe
(Path) C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS4\

4. We need to just change the path to the 32-bit version of Photoshop instead.  Double click on each one, and change the values to the following:
(Default) C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS4\Photoshop.exe
(Path) C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS4

Now when you’re back in Lightroom, you should be able to use the “Edit in Photoshop” functionality and it will launch the 32-bit version of Photoshop.

Adobe releases DNG codec for Vista

Hurray! Adobe finally releases a DNG codec for Windows Vista which will allow you to view thumbnails for DNG (Adobe Digital Negative) files in Windows Explorer and Windows Photo Gallery.

I’ve been anxiously waiting for this as it simplifies my photo management since I don’t always have to load Lightroom or Bridge just to see the image and correlate it back to the filename to manage in the file system.

Be warned, this is just a release candidate, but it’s better than nothing!