Adobe LightRoom

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Dave C., Nov 13, 2006.

  1. Dave C.

    Dave C. Guest

    I just downloaded LightRoom Beta 4.1 but have not installed it. I just want
    to know if anyone had found any glitches installing and running it. I have
    WinXP, SP2 as per the requirements. The tutorials look very good.

    Dave C.
    Dave C., Nov 13, 2006
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    Rob Guest

    I have it installed and works for me.
    Rob, Nov 13, 2006
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    Tony Cooper Guest

    I installed it and tried it. No problems, but it'll hardly put sliced
    bread in second place as the best thing. It really doesn't do
    anything better, but it does the same things differently.

    The only advantage I can see over other similar programs is that you
    can click a photo direct to Photoshop for editing. I'd really like to
    see a program where two images can be placed side-by-side at
    half-screen size for comparison, and then a third photo brought in in
    place of one of the two.

    Yes, I know this can be done with tiling in Photoshop, but each file
    has to be opened rather than doing it in a preview mode.
    Tony Cooper, Nov 13, 2006
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    Hebee Jeebes Guest

    Its beta software of course there are problems.

    Hebee Jeebes, Nov 13, 2006
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    Delivery Boy Guest

    Yes! Could you unpack the above statement for us?
    What problems have you found?

    Delivery Boy, Nov 13, 2006
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    Roy Guest

    Roy, Nov 13, 2006
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    JulieM Guest

    You use the export option, not save or save as - those are not used at all
    from what I understand will be removed - they are only there now because
    are usually found on that sort of menu and the programmers haven't done the
    final tidying up yet.

    Check out the lightroom forums on - a very useful read.
    JulieM, Nov 13, 2006
  8. Dave C.

    Dave C. Guest

    I also noticed that there is no uninstall function in the event. If I need
    the space, how do I remove it from my hard drive and registry?

    Dave C.
    Dave C., Nov 13, 2006
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    Hebee Jeebes Guest

    Well, it is slow. It for some people seems to have problems with large
    numbers of images. I have had it crash a couple of times to the point that
    it also damaged the database which required re-importing all of the images.

    For more check out the Adobe Lab forums for the beta test of LR.

    Hebee Jeebes, Nov 13, 2006
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    JulieM Guest

    Start menu - Adobe Lightroom - uninstall. I also have an uninstall in my
    Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
    JulieM, Nov 13, 2006
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    Dave C. Guest

    I do not plan to uninstall Lightroom, and as a home photographer, I think
    I'll get a lot from it. I use Photoshop 5.0 and Lightroom does similar
    functions but more of them and more detail. I think I will better understand
    the value of curves. I also went through the video tutorial which got me
    started in the first place.

    Regards, Dave C.
    Dave C., Nov 13, 2006
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    Dave C. Guest

    JulieM, My apologies, I found the uninstall listed under "Lightroom" and of
    course, I was looking under Adobe - Lightroom. (I have to pay more

    Dave C.
    Dave C., Nov 13, 2006
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    JulieM Guest

    No problem - I've done it myself!

    They've finalised the name, so expect to find it listed as 'Adobe
    Photoshop Lightroom' in the final version. No idea why they felt
    the need to add Photoshop in there. *shrug*

    JulieM, Nov 14, 2006
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    Hebee Jeebes Guest

    Not to mention that by adding Photoshop to the name this just muddied the
    waters of a product that already had people asking if it would replace
    Photoshop, Replace ACR, Replace Bridge. Not to mention that someone that
    didn't know better would think it had tools like Photoshop. Dumb move if you
    ask me. Adobe Lightroom was just fine.

    Hebee Jeebes, Nov 16, 2006
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    JulieM Guest

    It certainly trips of the tongue better. Still, I'm sure they know best -
    like they
    do with this library malarky. Totally ignoring those that only want a simple
    directory tree type browser. Like they can't have an option for both.

    JulieM, Nov 17, 2006
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    Hebee Jeebes Guest

    Actually rumor has it that beta 5 has a file browser option. I don't know if
    it is true or how it would work with the database, but that is the rumor.
    However, it doesn't look like beta 5 will be released. It looks like they
    will go from beta 4.1 to final release. I hope not, I don't think LR is
    ready for prime time. But, then I am just a user, what do I know.

    Hebee Jeebes, Nov 18, 2006
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    JulieM Guest

    Well I'm lucky I guess - I get a free copy on account of having bought
    Rawshooter Premium. If it has a browser I'll be happy (however one of
    the Adobe guys has adamantly said no browser when people have
    previously asked for it) but they need to work on noise reduction - it is
    nowhere near as good as Silkypix (my Raw converter of choice at the
    moment) and some other things (a dust spot remover for example, which
    is apparently in B5) - other users are complaining that the sharpening
    algorithms aren't much cop at the moment either.

    Beta 5 was demoed at a show recently so they may give it out (fingers
    crossed) but I suppose they need to start making some money from it soon.

    JulieM, Nov 20, 2006
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    Hebee Jeebes Guest

    It was at that show that someone reported seeing a file browser mode. Don't
    know if its true or not.

    I just hope they get what they have in it fixed. They need versioning,
    stacks, much much better sharpening, noise reduction and folder watching. It
    needs to be a lot faster and the database needs to use less hard drive space
    and be more stable.

    If these things aren't done then those that get a free copy because of RSP
    are going to be really loosing out. I hope they do it right instead of doing
    it fast. They will sell more if they do it right especially given that a lot
    people that would by have now used it and seen where its lacking.

    Hebee Jeebes, Nov 21, 2006
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    JulieM Guest

    I've heard that the Shoots option has been removed and the Library part only
    retained, but I would much prefer a folder tree. To add to your list of
    that needs sorting the keywording & search (DAM bits) need improving too
    as it rather clunky at the moment.

    I use Silkypix now (I actually prefer it to RSP) - the output is gorgeous &
    reduction is excellent. I don't sharpen on export because I want unsharpened
    images for stock. It is trial for a month if you fancy trying it and when
    time is up you can carry on using it with a reduced toolkit.

    JulieM, Nov 23, 2006
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