How To Use This Companion Site
Movies (Peachpit.com login required)
This companion Web site provides more than 70 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 3. 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 3. For this release of the program there are just two PDFs you can download. One describes how to shoot in tethered mode when working with the Canon EOS Utility (as opposed to using the new tethered capture feature in Lightroom 3). The other PDF discusses how tone curve adjustments are applied in Lightroom and the key difference between Lightroom and Photoshop curves.
Images (Peachpit.com login required)
A limited number of images are available for download. It is important to understand here that Lightroom is principally a raw editing program and the only way to fully appreciate the power of the Develop module tools is to work with it using raw images. I could of course have provided lots of low-resolution JPEG images (as I have done with my other Photoshop books), but I feel doing so would not really help readers here. Basically, you need to apply these techniques to genuine raw images.
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 Web site 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 Web site issues.