Lightroom beta for windows

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Rutger, Jul 19, 2006.

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  2. David Cleland, Jul 19, 2006
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    Frank ess, Jul 19, 2006
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    Jethro Bodine, Jul 20, 2006
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    Dick Simpson Guest

    Not surprising, the Rawshooter team have just become Adobe employees.
     
    Dick Simpson, Jul 20, 2006
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  6. ??? It doesn't look anything like Rawshooter to me...

    David J. Littleboy
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    David J. Littleboy, Jul 20, 2006
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    Jack Guest

    Jack, Jul 20, 2006
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    Dick Bowman Guest

    I had a couple of sessions with it yesterday - felt it was the worst (in
    terms of user interface) RAW converter I'd tried.

    Especially disliked the hand-holding "we'll help you organise your photos
    for you" attitude - even Photoshop Elements lets the user just open a file.

    It's not that it's different - it's that it's just plain awkward.
     
    Dick Bowman, Jul 20, 2006
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    Bigguy Guest

    I hate the RawShooter GUI - baffling + unintuitive... I like Adobe
    Lightroom a lot :)

    Used it 'for real' on stuff I shot at the w/e and found it easy + fast. It's
    more like Capture NX than RS.

    It has good Project handling, great RAW conversion and automation too.

    I wait to see how much Adobe want to rob me for it ;-(

    Stable for a beta too.

    Guy
     
    Bigguy, Jul 20, 2006
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    Monkee Guest

    May look good, but I'm finding it slow, unstable and using a suprisingly
    large amount of memory for what it offers....

    But I guess it's only a beta
     
    Monkee, Jul 20, 2006
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  11. Just loaded it last night....first impressions is that it is not intuitive.
    Looks like I will have to have a look at the video and manual.
     
    Gene Palmiter, Jul 20, 2006
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    Frank ess Guest

    I _hate_ it when that happens.

    I've had only a few minutes to look at it. It seems to me I shouldn't
    have to spend so much time looking for commonly used controls or
    choice buttons.

    Like any other worthwhile tool, it may take some serious study to get
    a good handle on it.
     
    Frank ess, Jul 20, 2006
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  13. I have not come across Rawshooter, I have to confess I have found the beta
    very slow today, and it has spent much of the time 'checking thumbnails' I
    think it will be great when it is finished but there is much to do I think.

    David

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    David Cleland, Jul 20, 2006
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  14. Again....this is just first impressions. But, it seems to be using a
    vocabulary of it's own. I was hoping it was based on Bridge. Well, if its
    realy unique I suppose it might have to set a standard rather than follow
    one. But, I have only so many hours in a day and I would prefer to use them
    shooting my camera.
     
    Gene Palmiter, Jul 21, 2006
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    Hebee Jeebes, Jul 21, 2006
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  16. Additional videos at Apple Music store, video podcasts. See photoshop.tv
    and Lightroom Beta.
     
    John McWilliams, Jul 21, 2006
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    Alex E Guest

    I've been using it since the beta was released, and after a bit of a
    shakey start (and quite a while of it creating thumbnails) I'm really
    starting to like it. Also, like Guy said yesterday, for a beta it's so
    far been stable.

    I have been using Adobe Bridge to organise my photos, so I was quite
    eager to see what Lightroom was gonna be able to do. I'm finding
    organising things into 'shoots' is a good idea, and the quick groups
    selection is good too.

    Gonna use it after a shoot on Sunday, see how it compares with actually
    importing photos I've just downloaded, and catagorizing them.

    Regards,
    Alex
     
    Alex E, Jul 21, 2006
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  18. Although everytime I start lightroom within 2-3 mins it goes back to
    "checking thumbnails" and my entire system starts to struggle :(

    David
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    David Cleland, Jul 21, 2006
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    Stan Beck Guest

    It sounds like this is going to be a memory intensive application. I've
    heard that this new Microsoft OS (Vista?) is going to want about 3 gigs of
    RAM - maybe this application was written with that in mind.

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    Stan Beck, Jul 21, 2006
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  20. Vista is not going to need 3gig, infact MS have added a spec profile that
    you can run on your machine to tell you what you need to do to get vista to
    run at www.windowsvista.com - I think much of the high power stuff is gloss
    anyway ?

    As for Lightroom I can see the benefits but I think there is a bit to go
    yet. I wonder will it do a lightbox type offering like aperture ?

    David

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    David Cleland, Jul 21, 2006
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