Sonntag, 10. Januar 2010

Lightroom 2 crashes in final version with pictures of Leica M9

My LR2 crashed nearly every time I tried to develop pictures of a Leica M9 in the Develop module of LR2. After googling things, I found this on the Adobe website . . .

Lightroom 2.6
From Adobe Labs

Welcome to the Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom 2.6 release candidate on Adobe Labs. The ‘release candidate’ label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all of our customers. The Lightroom team would like the community to help verify the quality of this update through normal usage as this will ensure that the application is tested on a diversity of hardware and software configurations not available internally at Adobe.

If you do experience an issue with this release candidate please report it here: Bug Report Form

For more information on Lightroom 2 please visit the Lightroom pages on

Working with Lightroom 2.6
• Mac: The Mac Lightroom 2.6 release candidate can be installed alongside Lightroom 2.5.
• Windows: By default, this Lightroom 2.6 release candidate will remove or overwrite your existing Lightroom 2.5 installation. If you wish to return to Lightroom 2.5 after installing Lightroom 2.6, simply reinstall Lightroom 2.5 from your original download after uninstalling Lightroom 2.6 using the Windows add/remove program utility.

Both versions of the application share the same catalog format allowing your catalogs to be opened by either version without complications.

Leica M9 Users: The final releases of Lightroom 2.6 and Camera Raw 5.6 that followed this Release Candidate included a new bug that affects certain M9 images and causes the applications to crash. We've continued to provide access to the Release Candidates as the issue did not exist in these versions. The bug was introduced in the course of making image quality improvements to Leica M9 processing based on customer feedback. The Camera Raw and Lightroom teams recommend that you use the respective Release Candidate builds to work around the issue and apologize for this inconvenience while a new update is prepared.

To install Lightroom 2.6 Release Candidate, if you already have the final version:
• Mac: There is no need to delete the existing Lightroom 2.6 build. You can install the 2.6 RC directly.
• Win: You must uninstall Lightroom 2.6 via the Add or Remove Programs control panel before installing the Lightroom 2.6 RC.


Installing the older Relaese candidate as suggested on the website helped.

Have fun!

Donnerstag, 7. Januar 2010

Inspiring film

bad exhibition, originally uploaded by topfloor.

The film The Third & The Seventh by Alex Roman is a 7 minute long film about the beauty of architecture. The film is Cmputer generated and does a wonderful job with the use of Bokeh and Light.

Have a look and view on vimeo at full screen size in HD . . .

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Have fun!