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I use CS5 for editing my photo's, i see that lightroom 3 is available for about £40, what is the advantage of lightroom ? is there any need for it alongside CS5? i shoot in raw most of the time.
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Since I moved from Capture 1 to Lightroom I hardly ever need PS. LR doesn't do layers but it does a hell of a lot, including cataloguing and a brilliant snapshot facility. I now only ever have the original RAW file and a jpeg for anything exported for things like ePz or FB.
The only time really I use PS now is if I need layers for complex adjustments.
I think it would be better to spend a little more and go straight for Lightroom 4 ( currently 108.44 )
The Basic panel in the develop module is far superior and now in 41. RC2 the colour defringe controls are quite spectacular for correcting purple / green fringing
...but if £40 is your budget LR3 is still excellent.
thanks, i will get LR4 its available for £98
Why don't you get a trial version first? I think you can get a few weeks' free use and if you don't like it you've not lost any money. Also Lightroom CS6 is due soon so prices might drop on earlier versions.
I've just downloaded the trial version - 30 days free. LR4 is showing as £103 on Adobe's site. Didn't realise you could get an earlier vesrion cheaper (D'oh!). Have been impressed so far.
See my post of a test shot matched against ViewNX (which I posted on another thread)
Test before you buy to make sure it runs okay on your system. There are an awful lot of us who are having serious problems with Lightroom 4 and it isn't clear why (check out the forums on Adobe)
Agree with Gaucho; LR is brilliant program but the latest version has some serious bugs and I am having lots of problems with it. Apparently it was rushed out too early due to pressure from on high at Adobe and they must be regretting it. Stick with LR3 for now until bugs have been sorted.
Since we're on the subject of Lightroom , I can't open my Silver Efex as a plug in when I try to open it I get this message "Unexpected error performing command: bad argument #1 to 'lower' (string expected got nil ). What ever that means !!. I started this thread the other day but got no reply. Please help . Damian.
LR4 now keeps running out of memory when I try to export a jpg. This is since using it to process the NEF files from my D800.
Damian you should have Silver Effects version 2.004 for it to work on LR4
I've had all sorts of problems and have decided to upgrade my system as I realise that that might be the reason for my problems. What concerns me is that there are some out there with all singing and dancing systems who are still struggling with LR4. They call it Lightroom 4 RC. Arsie, quite appropriate when you think about it
Quote: LR doesn't do layers
I use adjustment layers all the time. If LR can't do that, it's of little use to me really.
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