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Lightroom 5 65 @PCWorld


15 Jul 2013 9:46AM

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Dann
1 223
15 Jul 2013 12:14PM
ColinT-B e2
8 38 3 England
15 Jul 2013 2:12PM
Thanks for the heads up. Did download the trial version, and nearly bought of Amazon. Just purchased this.
Thanks again. Colin
lumix5 e2
3 252 Northern Ireland
18 Jul 2013 9:46AM
Hi everyone, is it best to buy this as a download or as a hard copy on a disc?
18 Jul 2013 11:24AM
Hi, If you download you have it instantly depending or your connection speed then all you do is copy it to a disc as backup
If you go for the disc purchase you have to wait for the postmanTongue
and we all no how long that can take sometimesWink
It is just the same software.
Russ
lumix5 e2
3 252 Northern Ireland
18 Jul 2013 12:41PM
russellsnr, thanks for the very helpful answer and thanks also for the heads up on the offer.

David.
Mozzytheboy e2
4 702 3 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 5:52PM
May I just take a free ride on this thread and ask a basic question how one would benefit using this prog rather than say PSE9 which I have?

Thanks

Mozzy
GlennH 9 1.9k 1 France
31 Jul 2013 6:12PM

Quote:May I just take a free ride on this thread and ask a basic question how one would benefit using this prog rather than say PSE9 which I have?


Lots of ways, but the essential difference is that Lightroom is a metadata editor and Elements is a pixel editor. With the former you can edit away to your heart's content without necessarily needing to render images and store weighty files on your hard drive.
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
31 Jul 2013 6:30PM

Quote:May I just take a free ride on this thread and ask a basic question how one would benefit using this prog rather than say PSE9 which I have?

Hi Mike,
As Glenn says, they're different animals entirely.
As it happens, there have been several threads running here in the last couple of days re. Lightroom, its merits and how it compares to PS etc. You shouldn't have any trouble finding them.
I think you'll find Lightroom useful though. Especially at that price.


Quote:If you download you have it instantly depending or your connection speed then all you do is copy it to a disc as backup

I'm not sure it's quite that straightforward. I'd say that you'll need to write the download to a disc (or a folder somewhere), rather than copy it later.
Or just keep the serial safe and download it again if you need to.
Gundog e2
1 624 Scotland
31 Jul 2013 7:45PM

Quote:.....
Or just keep the serial safe and download it again if you need to.



That's all you need to do. No need for a physical back-up of the installation files.
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
31 Jul 2013 8:50PM

Quote:No need for a physical back-up of the installation files.

I'd keep a copy.

LR5 isn't going to be available to download forever. One day it'll be superseded by LR6 or LRCC, which could be more likely, and on its own, your serial will become useless.
Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
31 Jul 2013 9:10PM
I can't see it going cc. With Photoshop Adobe have no real competitors (yet) if it went cc I would go over to Captureone straight away, maybe even nikon Capture NX, if they ever sought it out and get it stable. What I'm saying there are numerous competitors to Lightroom.

I will stick with Photoshop CS5 (legit btw) until either Adobe see sense, or a viable competitor comes along. Lets face it Photoshop is the dogs whats its at the moment.

I wouldn't be surprised if the next version of Elements allowed them to back track without losing face ie more like fully fledged PS without all the graphic stuff. Particularly if the likes of Google (don't scoff remember they bought Nik), or Coral etc come up with a good alternative.
JJGEE
9 6.4k 18 England
31 Jul 2013 11:03PM

Quote:(legit btw)

Why do you feel a need to mention that fact ?
31 Jul 2013 11:06PM
Hi, Well I can not see the point of having to download a fresh copy on occasions you may need to do so to put Lightroom on a disc takes a few seconds and CD disc is all that is needed so it will not break the bank.
As for alternative software to Photoshop itself I would say for VFM OnOne suite is worth a look, they are improving all the time and very good at the tutorials.
JMO
Russ
Hugo e2
9 647 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 11:26PM
You don't really need to burn it to a CD - when you download it just stash the installer exe somewhere safe in your documents/photos folder/disc

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