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|04-25-2013 11:02 AM|
|Amaylin||I like photoshop better.|
|04-25-2013 11:00 AM|
|Arrow34||Also remember if a good deal to get lightroom 4 right before lightroom 5 is released you might be able to get a free upgrade to lightroom 5. I did that with the last version of Lightroom.|
|04-21-2013 05:29 AM|
As far as zones, only ovals and circles, which is indeed a bit limiting, but better than before. It will at least preserve each zone selection, and you can go back later and apply different adjustments if needed.
|04-21-2013 03:25 AM|
Have a question.............
I currently use Photoshop 3 and really like it. I wanted some of the later tools to use for my photos so I D/L LR4 and gave it a try.
If I want to manipulate just one photo that I saved to my desktop....................it appeared it would not do just one photo? The program appears to be all about albums? Am I correct or am I missing something?
|04-20-2013 10:42 PM|
How well does it apply the changes once you get the full size image back in there? Is it exactly as previewed on the small image or are there some quirks?
Is the only way to set these zones with an ellipsis or can you select non-perfect areas via a selection tool as well?
|04-20-2013 09:59 PM|
|04-20-2013 09:31 PM|
|04-20-2013 09:17 PM|
Why do you even need to register..??
|04-20-2013 07:54 PM|
I reviewed LR5 briefly today ...
1. Ability to work offline if you have a NAS, etc. you basically work on a small version of your photo. Once NAS is reconnected, LR5 will automatically apply your work to the full image. Useful for those that travel a lot with their laptop, and use it at home as well, and of course if they use a NAS or an external USB drive.
2. Spot Healing brush is much improved, with a high-contrast view which will highlight all the dirty sensor and lens spots for you to clean. Cleaning brush like in PS now, instead of having to use a circle.
3. An automatic perspective correction tool, very useful in architecture. I guess LR5 will detect collapsing lines and straighten them. It will also remove the white space which results from such a correction, by automatically cropping the image (if desired).
4. 'Zone' effects. You draw an ellipsis and apply local changes (such as shadow/highlight) to that zone only. Draw multiple 'zones' and control them individually.
I am sure there are more, but these stood out for me.
|04-20-2013 07:16 PM|
As for LR, just hope that you never have to use customer support--unless you understand Indian English.
I went through hell getting LR4 registered.
|04-20-2013 06:50 PM|
I recently went through the Lr4 vs Aperture 3 conundrum myself. I went with Lr simply because it is easier to manage your own files and it has cross platform support. I own a Mac and a lot of Apple products but I don't like being stuck in an ecosystem that is difficult to migrate from.
I am a general hobbyist and I bit on the last Newegg deal because I didn't(and still don't) think Lr5 is worth waiting for. Keep in mind, upgrades are half price and Lr5 will not get this cheap for a while after it comes out.
I hope this helps anyone on the fence.
|04-20-2013 06:16 PM|
|04-20-2013 06:04 PM|
Until they either make a crazy good improvement in the develop module or organization of lots of files (I dont like the catalog system too much, boggy and slowish), or make use of a dedicated GPU...I won't want to upgrade for what they ask.
Yes, one shoot should pay for LR5 when it's out; but the fact I can get by with LR3 perfectly fine and paid $80 for it when it came out keeps me from wanting to purchase more programs.
|04-20-2013 05:36 PM|
|The.Dude||Any new/major features in LR5? I am still on 3, didn't upgrade to 4 since there wasn't anything new & big that mattered to me.|
|04-20-2013 01:31 PM|
Does Apple even care about their pro users anymore?
At this point, even Corel AfterShot Pro is better than Aperture.
Here is an article written almost a year ago and he is already tired of waiting for Aperture 4.
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