Lightroom 5 is out

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
Anders W
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Re: Tech-crunch article + DPR - thoughts
In reply to RoelHendrickx, Apr 15, 2013

RoelHendrickx wrote:

Anders W wrote:

kenw wrote:

And a Google cached version of a Tech Crunch article with some more specifics:

Tech Crunch LR5 Announcement

Thanks to Google for caching it and to you for catching it. Looks pretty interesting don't you think? I think nobody was expecting a new major release this early. At least I didn't. It's just a year or so since LR 4 was released now if I recall correctly. But OK, this is a beta version.

I really don't read very much there that makes my heart beat faster.

I can agree that it looks less revolutionary than LR 4 was. But I am pretty sure I will appreciate the new and better spot removal tool as well as the "upright" tool (which not only straightens the horizon but also corrects perspective distortion if I understand things right). If the "upright" automatization feature is done well it would save me quite a bit of time since it is something I do on a routine basis. Not difficult at all as it now is but a bit time-consuming. The value of the selective highlight feature is a bit hard to judge without knowing more.

I don't need extra preview copies to be made of my images.

I'll straighten horizons myself or will choose not to.

And spot removal?  I don't usually remove anything anyway.

If that is the bulk of the improvement, then I will happily stick with LR4 another while.

Now that was a real major improvement over LR3, as LR3 was over LR2.

We'll wait and see.

EDIT:

Just read also the DPR announcement.

Hmm.

On second thought there may be a few things worthwhile:

* improved slideshow (does it do Ken Burns?)

* radial Grad tool

Ah well...  Another while before it is finished anyway.

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