How To Use This Companion Site
Movies (Peachpit.com login required)
This companion website provides more than 120 minutes of movie tutorials that complement some of the step-by-step examples shown in the book. These movies focus on what I regard as the key most important features in Lightroom 5 as well as some of the previous movies that were included as part of the Lightroom 3 and 4 book websites. Although these refer to working in Lightroom 3 and 4, they are still valid for when working with Lightroom 5. The site also contains movies that show some of the behind-the-scenes work that was carried out to create some of the photographs that were used in this book.
Presets and Templates (Peachpit.com login required)
The Templates section contains a few of the templates and preset settings that were used in the book.
The PDFs section contains supplementary PDF chapters on working with Lightroom. For this release of the program there are a total of eight PDFs for you to download.
Images (Peachpit.com login required)
For this edition of the book I have provided a selection of key images referred to in the book as well as a complete catalog of nearly all the photos that appear in the book. Thanks to the ability to create resampled lossy DNG versions of the raw masters, it is now possible to provide readers with raw files that they can experiment with themselves.
Contacting the Author
I am always pleased to hear from readers who contact me via e-mail. Send me your thoughts, good or bad, and I will endeavor to respond directly to everyone who writes to me. If there are things you would like to see covered in more detail in future editions of the book, be sure to let me or my publisher know. I am always willing to help answer specific technical queries readers have, but it is preferable that you use one of the Web forums, such as the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom User to User forum on the Adobe website and raise your question there first. About 10 years ago I helped set up a mailing list for professional digital imagers called Prodig. This mailing list is open to all and is free to join (although donations are always gratefully received).
While I am always willing to respond to any reader, I would appreciate if you contact the publisher directly regarding any website issues.