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sherlob e2
8 2.4k 126 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2011 1:02PM
Jus a heads up for anyone interested ib buying a copy of LR. Amazon currently are offering a 50% discount - for this week only.

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lobsterboy e2
11 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2011 1:03PM
hhmmm - wonder if that's a pointer to LR4 coming out in the autumn...
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
22 Aug 2011 1:17PM

Quote:hhmmm - wonder if that's a pointer to LR4 coming out in the autumn...

I spotted a comment from Eric Chan a couple of weeks ago that some interesting things were being developed.
And when Adobe start dropping hints, who knows what is around the corner Wink

I note also that Adobe themselves are currently offering a 30% discount on LR.

Will be interesting to see how LR 4 pitches up against Aperture, currently about one third of the discounted price of LR ! !
sherlob e2
8 2.4k 126 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2011 2:38PM
Sorry about my poorly written post - thats what you get for rushing!
AlanPerkins 9 484 England
22 Aug 2011 4:22PM
... now I need to convince myself that it's worthwhile!

I already use Photoshop CS4. What are the advantages of LR?

i really, really want to justify it Wink
22 Aug 2011 4:35PM
with lightroom you can get a better workflow than adobe bridge, and also you dont need to save the photo for the effects it updates on its own ... some more advantages too Grin
MeanGreeny 9 3.7k England
22 Aug 2011 4:35PM

Quote:... now I need to convince myself that it's worthwhile!

I already use Photoshop CS4. What are the advantages of LR?

i really, really want to justify it Wink



I have a solid, established workflow with Bridge and CS4 but heard good reviews about LR3 so figured 'what the hell'

I trialled LR3, hated it, persevered .............. and still hated it.

Always happy to help Grin
Ewanneil 4 1.1k 2 Scotland
22 Aug 2011 4:45PM

Quote:I trialled LR3, hated it, persevered .............. and still hated it.

Always happy to help Grin



My experience has been exactly the opposite I trialled it, loved it and bought it. Almost every day I discover something new about it that I just adore. It's the best thing since sliced bread.

What is there to lose? Download the trial version and if you like it great (and you can buy it when it's cheap); if you don't just delete it.
Dave_Canon 8 940 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2011 12:26PM
A good tip. A relative of mine planned to buy LR 3 in the next couple of months and has rushed in his order at this bargain price.

Dave
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
23 Aug 2011 12:33PM

Quote:... now I need to convince myself that it's worthwhile!

I already use Photoshop CS4. What are the advantages of LR?

i really, really want to justify it Wink


I use Lightroom 3(.4) and CS5 and for a long time, I couldn't get on with Lightroom but I kept trying and now I find I'm using it quite a lot more but only for certain things. I still fall back on CS5 for most of my editing.

I guess it depends on what you want to do. Lightroom's far from user-friendly and you'll very likely be disappointed to begin with and therein, perhaps, lies its problem. Because it's tricky to use and most of its options are hidden, I think a lot of people could be put off.

Edit; Getting the trial version will give you a taste of things to come but you'll barely scratch the surface in thirty days (if that's how long you get.) and there's no knowing how long thw Amazon offer will last. Their offers seem to change fro one minute to the next.
Railcam 8 482 Scotland
23 Aug 2011 12:46PM
I was also slow to get into LR3. However, since watching the Julieanne Kost tutorial videos
http://jkost.com/lightroom.html I now realise how powerful LR3 is and it is now my main RAW converter and post processor. I only use an image editor if I need to do cloning or use layers.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2011 12:51PM

Quote:... now I need to convince myself that it's worthwhile!

I already use Photoshop CS4. What are the advantages of LR?

i really, really want to justify it



100 ways Lightroom kicks Birdges Ass Wink

When starting with Lightroom I would get used to the library module first. it works well as a way to classify and find all your pictures. Combined with the Export functions it can really improve your workflow and allow you to simplify things a lot.

The develop module is good but won't really save you much time over doing stuff in PS..it's just a bit easier & more convenient.
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2011 1:24PM
As a long time Capture One/PS CS2 user, what benefits would I see if I took up this offer (tempting that it is)?

Does LR3 run faster than C1? Can I do basic curves, levels and sharpening in there, avoiding having to run raw files through 2 applications?

I never use Bridge anyway, I tend to use Picasa to catalogue and view images.

I'm waiting, open minded, to be convinced folks. Smile

Ian
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
23 Aug 2011 1:27PM

Quote:Does LR3 run faster than C1?

I think so.
Though I see no reason why you should change to LR3 since you already have C1.
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2011 1:35PM

Quote:Though I see no reason why you should change to LR3 since you already have C1.


Cheers Cole, that's what I was wondering.

Actually there could be a reason if using LR3 would prevent the need to use PS except for extreme editing. I'm trying to get Robbie into using RAW and the idea of having to use 2 applications doesn't sit well with her, if LR3 gets over that it may be worth having.

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