Lightroom Alternative

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yousaf
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Lightroom Alternative
Feb 27, 2013

I need a lightroom alternative for mangaing and sorting photos. It should be light and user friendly any suggestions ? 

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In reply to yousaf, Feb 27, 2013

Capture One? I have not tried it myself, but heard lots of good things about it. Free trial avaliable.

http://www.phaseone.com/en/Imaging-Software.aspx

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Why don't you want to use lightroom?

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In reply to richarddd, Feb 27, 2013

Some light occanisal editing. something like Picasa but not Picasa.

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In reply to yousaf, Feb 27, 2013

LR is fine for light occasional editing.  Is your issue price, features, ease of use, something else?

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In reply to yousaf, Feb 27, 2013

Breeze Browser Pro is a nice alternative for light editing and file managing. Although I use Capture One Pro 7 for editing I still use the Breeze Browser system for managing files which is a tree system with storage by year and month, and even more detailed if you desire and is compatible with other photo systems such as Adobe Bridge and image viewers. Breeze Browser also offers a program called Downloader Pro which downloads your camera images, has the ability to modify the file name and stores them in the correct year and month. I've used this system for ten years with no problems.

Ifan is another alternative and is free.

I stopped using Lightroom just because of their filing system.

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In reply to richarddd, Feb 27, 2013

richarddd wrote:

LR is fine for light occasional editing. Is your issue price, features, ease of use, something else?

HDR once a week. My major issue is system requirement and ease of use. 1.6Ghz, 1Gb ram .

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In reply to Glenn Haley, Feb 27, 2013

Glenn Haley wrote:

I stopped using Lightroom just because of their filing system.

Not sure what you mean. I have my photos organized by year then month and I use LR. What issues did you have with LR's filing system?

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In reply to yousaf, Feb 27, 2013

yousaf wrote:

richarddd wrote:

LR is fine for light occasional editing. Is your issue price, features, ease of use, something else?

HDR once a week. My major issue is system requirement and ease of use. 1.6Ghz, 1Gb ram .

So why not Picasa?  Sounds perfect.   If it is only for HDR, just get a standalone program and continue to use Picasa for sorting.

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In reply to yousaf, Feb 27, 2013

I have LR but - like Picassa - I find it clumsy and a PITA with its importing and other features.  I much prefer to organise my files myself via Windoze Explorer - but Fastsone is a most useful programme - especially since it was given a major facelift.

http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDownload.htm

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In reply to Glenn Haley, Mar 1, 2013

Try 30 day free Photodirector 4

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