Saigon School of Imaging

Learn To Create Stunning Images From Capture to Edit

Saigon School of Imaging runs private and group workshops in Lightroom, Photoshop & Photography in Ho Chi Minh City, better known as Saigon, Vietnam. Photography, editing and business consulting are also part of what we do. Give us a shout with your ideas and we'll be happy to help! 

Photoshop Vs. Lightroom: Which is Right for You?

I get this question alot, and it's really such an individual answer. I found this article online that may help you decide. Still need help? Give us a shout and we'll be happy to answer any of your questions and even get you started on one or both of the programs! 

Photoshop or Lightroom? 

Photoshop’s strengths

  • Pixel-level editing 

  • Layers 

  • Actions  

  • Compositing and blending 

  • Huge toolbox

  • much more

Lightroom’s strengths

  • Built-in RAW editing 

  • Image management and workflow centric 

  • Simple and easy to use 

  • Presets

  • much more

Lightroom Tip #490 In The Possible Worst Case...

Let's just pretend to have the nightmare scenario that one morning you wake up and all of your hard drives, backups and RAW files have ascended away from this Earth. If you still have your computer and Lightroom, there might be a chance you could, at least minimally, salvage your images. This article on Fstoppers, which is a great resource by the way, gives you the rundown on how you might be able to save some of your work, if you've had things set up the right way. Read on, and let's pray there's never a real need for this! 

Video: Library Organization in Lightroom

Lightroom is not only a powerful image editing platform, but can and/or should also serve as your digital image and video library. But before you start getting thousands of images in your library, it's important to follow a few ground rules, so that you can always find your images later, as well as making sure Lightroom doesn't lose track of where your images are as well. This quick video from Adobe's Julieanne Kost will give you the rundown on the best practices. 

Lightroom Tip #802 Customize Your End Panels

You can easily customize your end panels in Lightroom. That's the things that go here:

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Just right click on the image that's there now, and then follow the menus to the last item in both. Create your design and save as a .png. I've found that around 500px with transparent background and white text works nice, but it's all up to you of course. Add that file to the Panel End Marks Folder, restart Lightroom, and it should appear. Magic! This along with the Identity Plate can be a great way to keep your branding consistent if you use Lightroom to show work to your clients.