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Ron Duckworth

For people with broadband connections, the 330 mb file would be fine and allow us to begin following along in the book with the example files.

Nolan

Ron,

Thanks for your let's-have-it vote. I'll post the 330MB file this evening.

Nolan

OK, the 308MB version of the example files is now available.

Ron Duckworth


When I try to download the Big Tuna version I get taken to a webpage that says the "Oops, the link appears to be broken."

Nolan

Sorry about that. Had a link inside a link. Fixed now for both, and this time tested the downloads. Both links now working.

Ron

I cannot download the "Big Tuna" version as the website gets about one-third "downloaded" and then times out. Not sure what the problem is, but it would be nice to be able to download the whole thing, but I can't do that if I can't even get to the website. Any suggestions?

waywest

Ron,

SORRY! I just checked it again and hit the same problem youre having.

Have now re-edited link and it's working (as in, it has downloaded just now to my local machine).

Thanks for letting me know.
Nolan

Alice

I hope that this is way to reach the author. I can't find a link to either version mentioned here. I'm following the book and can't find step by step instructions - Is this correct: (1) I create a catalog, (2) I create folders in the catalog, (3) I import pictures from my camera into the folder in the catalog? Or do I create the folders somewhere other than the catalog? Where? I couldn't find this anywhere in the book and have made a muck of my LR.

Nolan

Alice,

The links to both versions of the examples (5mb and 30mb) are about midway down the download page:
http://lightroom.waywest.net/download-lr3vqs-examples.html
Look right below the heading that says "Getting started on the download."

Btw, when you import photos from your camera are not creating folders _within_ the catalog. The catalog is just a database that points to where your original source photos are stored. If you're importing them fresh from the camera, the step for deciding where/how to organize those photos on your computer (in folders or whatever) is Step 4 and screenshots J—L on page 22.

It can be confusing to remember, but the catalog does not contain the photos. It merely points to where they're stored on the computer. This creates a huge advantage for you, in that you don't need to have all those original source photos with you to preview them within Lightroom. This is particularly handy if you're carrying a laptop in the field and most of your photos are back on an external hard drive back home.

Finally, while you may have "made a muck of my LR," all your originals are likely still preserved. Read the first three chapters all the way through before doing anything else with your catalog.

best,
Nolan

jeffrey

cannot get the large (308mb) version to download. times' out

waywest

Jeffrey,

I tested it just now (3/18) and it's downloading fine for me.

Timeouts can happen for all sorts of reasons, often because of a kink in the line between you and your ISP. So give it a couple of tries.

Nolan

waywest

Jeffrey,

No problem downloading via Safari.

But Firefox 3.65 does time out. Poking around, I _think_ it's because of Firefox's relatively new secure http setup, which expects certain identity verification info from my site.

It's news to me that I needed to add/create whatever certificate it's asking for. So I'll have to find out how to fix that.

In the meantime, use Safari if you're on a Mac and something other than Firefox if you're on a PC.

Sorry for the snag and HTH,
Nolan

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