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03-03-2008 04:13 PM  10 years agoPost 1
kiwidave1

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Hi All,

I just got the trial version of Lightroom and was wondering if I could get some feed back from you folks using it. I tried to run 130 photos through it but got PO'ed with all the .psd and .tiff files it created in the working folder. It also seemed that when I right clicked on an image and clicked open in PS it never opened in PS CS2 even through PS CS2 was open. I ended up going back and opening all the photos, 10 at a time, in CS2 and using it to adjust and open the images.

So for them folks using Lightroom, do you think it is worth the expense and time to learn it? Does it simplify your workflow?

Also I have started to play with HDR images and was wondering if CS3 has more functionality than CS2 when working with 32bit images?

Thanks!

David

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03-03-2008 04:42 PM  10 years agoPost 2
eat5hams

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It is DEFINITELY worth it to learn lightroom if you shoot any large numbers of photos. I do some wedding photography on the side, and Lightroom in invaluable in sorting through, rating, and editing large numbers of photos. I can whip through several hundred photos in just a few minutes and rank them, etc, and then spend only a few hours tweaking the ones I like.

What are you needing to do to the files in photoshop? I have found that I use Photoshop less and less and lightroom more and more for all my photography. All of the global adjustments you would ever need (lighting, colour, tonal adjustments, etc) can be done way easier in lightroom in the "develop" tab.. Also, cropping and basic spot removal area sinch..

The only time I use photoshop is for panoramas, editing out messy stuff in a photo, etc. (pixel-level editing..)

Anyways, just my opinion, but definitely Lightroom is worth it.

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03-03-2008 07:15 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Badllarma

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DITO eat5hams
I was a big fan of Capture One but now using Lightroom for everything except major painting job (in that case I'm back to Photoshop) the adjustments in Lightroom's develop section are fantastic.

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03-03-2008 07:18 PM  10 years agoPost 4
rroback

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I've been trying to learn aperture, but I'm not making much progress. It does a good job of handling appx 5k images on my Mac Pro, but I don't really understand the way it works. I'm going to get one on one training at the apple store I think.

Rhett..... I can't fly, but the Profi sure can.

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03-04-2008 03:01 AM  10 years agoPost 5
kiwidave1

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Thanks guys. Best get back to the classroom and spend some time with lightroom. If anyone else is interested, here is the pdf instruction manual.

http://livedocs.adobe.com/en_US/Lightroom/1.0/help.pdf

Cheers!

David

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