A Call for Help, And a Reward

by Mikkel Aaland

Photoshop Lightroom Adventure is going into reprint, which means it's selling very well AND I have a chance to fix any small errors or typos in the book… So, dear readers and owners of my book, I’m asking for your help, and I’ll reward you if you help out.


Steve Crane
2007-09-09 23:10:10
I do recall spotting a typo but of course I can't find it now. One little tip you may want to add about entering keywords, that you don't seem to cover, is the automatic creation of parent-child relationships. If you type the keyword "rose>flower" the effect is to add both flower and rose to the keyword list with rose as a child of flower. Future entry of rose will then implicitly add flower too. I find that to be quite a useful feature.
2007-09-09 23:20:50
This is the cheapest price I have found ($98.95), though of course you need to be a student or somehow involved in education.


2007-09-09 23:50:22
I'm still waiting for my copy of the adventure! It takes aaaages to deliver :(
2007-09-10 00:00:27
If you're a student.. or play one on TV, Apple will sell you Lightroom for 150 under its EDU discount program.. Now what college did you register at again....
Steve Crane
2007-09-10 06:37:37
OK, I found the typo I mentioned before. On page 3 where the keyboard commands are given for selecting modules, the one for Develop is missing the closing bracket.
Mikkel Aaland
2007-09-10 10:15:49
Steve, you are number one! I'll tell my editor to add the closing bracket on page 3. And could you please send me your land address so I can send you a copy of the reprint when it comes out? My email is mikkel@ cyberbohemia.com
Mikkel Aaland
2007-09-10 10:18:58
Scott and Jon, thanks for tips. I'd forgotten about the Apple Store Education discount... I know that because I'm involved with my daughter's school PTO I am eligible. And Mike, hope you get your copy of the book soon!
2007-09-10 11:30:49
Hello Mikkel, first, let me say that the book is really gorgeous and very helpful.
p. 283. Bottom fig. 11-23 has a stroke border width of 10 pt. The facing text reports 20 pt.
2007-09-10 11:58:25
Hi Mikkel,

I also want to compliment you on your book. It was the first book I bought when I started experimenting with Lightroom and there has been no regret. Well done.

I discovered a problem on page 45, last paragraph, third sentence. You write that one can hold the Option key (I'm assuming this is for a Mac) or the (Alt) key (I'm assuming this is for the PC) while one clicks the desktop startup icon in order to get a dialog box where one can choose which catalog to start with. On a PC, holding the Alt key brings up the Properties box for the icon. One needs to hold down the Ctrl key in order to get the Catalog Dialog box.


2007-09-10 12:14:54
I believe I found another error similar to Pascal's. On page 265, figure 10-28, the image indicates an Opacity setting of 50% and an angle of 45 degrees while you write 100% and 75 degrees.


Richard Sylvester
2007-09-11 14:17:50
On page 7, in Figure 1-15, the pop-up menu is not circled in the figure contrary to the claim in the next to last sentence of the text referring to this figure.
Kevin Ford
2007-09-11 19:41:57
Fantastic book! Thanks for the great work. In terms of errata, on p. 278 under "Print Resolution" you have "or lower values between 42 and 480 ppi", while the corresponding figure 11-8 shows "between 72 and 480".
Mikkel Aaland
2007-09-12 08:31:28
More winners of a free book! Pascale Pernot, please send me your address. Richard, thanks for the PC correction AND the error on page 265. You get TWO books! Richard Sylvester, you are RIGHT! The pop-up menu is not circled. You get a book! And Kevin Ford, Good Catch! You get a book. Ok, so Pascale, Richard, Richard Sylvester, and Kevin Ford, would you all send me your addresses to my email, mikkel@cybebohemia.com. And that's 5 people (including Steve Crane) who have responded. Can't promise any more free books... but I'd welcome any more comments! Thanks to you all.
Richard Sylvester
2007-09-12 23:18:18
I think that I have found two other mistakes. In Figure 1-15 on page 7, the grid icon is circled rather than the navigator arrows as indicated in the text next to the figure. On page 10, the menu bar is missing in Figure 1-18 so you don't see any difference between Figures 1-18 and 1-19 as far as the menu bar is concerned.
2007-09-13 11:50:29
A couple more (for free !). P. 220, fig 8-35: the tint slider is on 89, and reported as 10. P. 221, fig 8-37: two Saturation boxes instead of Saturation and Luminance.
Steve Crane
2007-09-16 12:33:35
Have found another glitch. At the bottom of page 73 the text mentions the 5-Star Rating is Equal filter being enabled, but Figure 3-88 shows the 5-Star Greater Than or Equal To being enabled.
Gary (a different one)
2007-10-03 12:59:04
Sadly, the online Apple Store in the UK doesn't carry Lightroom. Otherwise I could pursue an education discount as a university employee.