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04/15/2013 03:55:25 PM · #1
Lightroom 5 beta now available.
04/15/2013 04:07:53 PM · #2
As a user of the antiquated LR3...i'll gladly take this for a spin.
04/15/2013 04:23:17 PM · #3
i may take it for a spin too...
04/15/2013 05:01:12 PM · #4
Gah!! I just bought 4 last week...

But spot tool now works as a brush stroke!

So... Mixed emotions...

Message edited by author 2013-04-15 17:13:05.
04/15/2013 05:11:34 PM · #5
I'm just getting used to LR4
04/15/2013 07:01:47 PM · #6
Originally posted by kudzu:

Gah!! I just bought 4 last week...

But spot tool now works as a brush stroke!

So... Mixed emotions...


its about time.

hopefully in the near future i wont need photoshop for my normal editing.
04/15/2013 07:41:06 PM · #7
I'm gonna give it a run... I'll install it on my laptop where I can load a small test library and play without affecting anything else.
04/15/2013 08:00:16 PM · #8
Originally posted by Mike:

[quote=kudzu]

hopefully in the near future i wont need photoshop for my normal editing.


PING!
04/15/2013 08:12:38 PM · #9
Originally posted by kudzu:

Gah!! I just bought 4 last week...

But spot tool now works as a brush stroke!

So... Mixed emotions...


It may be in the free upgrade window...but if not, you can probably return it still, especially if you bought from Adobe directly.
04/15/2013 09:22:53 PM · #10
The Advanced Healing Brush is awesome!! Its basically like Content Aware in Photoshop --- finally, we have a tool to clone out unwanted elements in the image!
04/15/2013 09:29:02 PM · #11
Originally posted by Garry:

The Advanced Healing Brush is awesome!! Its basically like Content Aware in Photoshop --- finally, we have a tool to clone out unwanted elements in the image!


can wait to try it. they modified the spot removal tool to go from clone to clone or heal in the last release i believe, now they went full blown brush, sweet, i got sick of placing spot edits all over :)
04/15/2013 09:39:32 PM · #12
I bought 4 about a month ago. Do they usually give cheap upgrades?
04/15/2013 09:42:35 PM · #13
So I went to open LR4 and it has a 788 Mb update. Maybe!

eta: update to 4.4

Message edited by author 2013-04-15 21:47:28.
04/15/2013 10:11:20 PM · #14
Originally posted by kawesttex:

I bought 4 about a month ago. Do they usually give cheap upgrades?


I think they should be able to give you upgrade for free, why you dont start talking to the Adobe customer service and give them heads up!
04/15/2013 10:15:23 PM · #15
Originally posted by pgirish007:

Originally posted by kawesttex:

I bought 4 about a month ago. Do they usually give cheap upgrades?


I think they should be able to give you upgrade for free, why you dont start talking to the Adobe customer service and give them heads up!


Thanks, I'll give that a shot.
04/16/2013 01:41:20 AM · #16
Originally posted by Garry:

As a user of the antiquated LR3...i'll gladly take this for a spin.


Be sure that you have a 64 bit OS. Vista is the minimum supported version of Windows.
04/16/2013 07:58:41 AM · #17
I know this was available in Lightroom 4, but just noticed the adjustment brush for noise reduction. What a fantastic feature!
04/16/2013 08:08:58 AM · #18
How does lightroom compare to elements?
Say lightroom 4 to elements 11.
04/16/2013 08:39:50 AM · #19
Originally posted by nygold:

How does lightroom compare to elements?
Say lightroom 4 to elements 11.


it doesn't, completely different software.

lightroom is an editor and cataloging software. Elements is Photoshop lite. Elements is more powerful in what kind of editing you can do, light room's main point is in editing efficiency and managing your catalog.

if you take lots of pictures, need to keep them organized, need to quickly batch edit lots of images and don't really need to get your hands dirty in photo manipulation, lightromm is your tools. if you are a hobbiest and only need to edit an image here or there, then elements (or photoshop is what you want).

i personally use both LR and photoshop, i mainly use LR, but there are times when it just doent cut it and i need to use photoshop to edit an image, luckily they work really well together.

put it this way, lightroom can handle basic and advanced editing, photoshop can do those and expert editing. A typical shoot for me run about 100+ or shots and i edit and give out about 10-15. if i had to use photoshop on all those i'd shoot myself. there are ways to automate in photoshop, but with lightroom it does all the repetitive lifting for me.

04/16/2013 09:17:32 AM · #20
Thanks Mike (not 311)
I've had both for a few months and never installed lighroom.
No reason why I just chose Elements 11 to install first and didn't want to learn both at the same time.
Now I'm wondering if it's worth installing lightroom.
04/16/2013 09:25:03 AM · #21
Originally posted by nygold:

Thanks Mike (not 311)
I've had both for a few months and never installed lighroom.
No reason why I just chose Elements 11 to install first and didn't want to learn both at the same time.
Now I'm wondering if it's worth installing lightroom.


it is if you manage large amount of pictures. do yourself a favor an watch a few tutorials on how to set it up and use its, its not really intuitive.
04/16/2013 09:31:44 AM · #22
Ok thanks.
04/16/2013 09:34:43 AM · #23
Originally posted by Mike:

Originally posted by nygold:

Thanks Mike (not 311)
I've had both for a few months and never installed lighroom.
No reason why I just chose Elements 11 to install first and didn't want to learn both at the same time.
Now I'm wondering if it's worth installing lightroom.


it is if you manage large amount of pictures. do yourself a favor an watch a few tutorials on how to set it up and use its, its not really intuitive.


I'll second the not intuitive part.

You can select images in LR and then open them for editing in Elements (or the editing software of your choosing)
04/16/2013 02:30:16 PM · #24
I'm liking what I'm seeing so far in Lr 5, but I am more than slightly disappointed that there is *still* no GPU support. Folks have been clamoring for GPU acceleration at least since 3.X, and I thought for sure that it would make its appearance in 5.X.
04/16/2013 03:05:08 PM · #25
gpu support would have been nice....

I m into the cloud thing so i'll get the option to update - not sure i'll do it before i read some solid reviews. I m interested a bit in the new editing capabilities.

ps: Kirbic, i've finally figured out a decent workflow in LR combining advice from you with the other things i was doing already. Still not editing events in 2 hours like i'd like, but i m getting close.

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