Anyone switch from Lighroom 4 to 5 fully?

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nekrosoft13
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Anyone switch from Lighroom 4 to 5 fully?
Apr 22, 2013

Lightroom 5 does bring some new improvements, did anyone fully switch over from Lightroom 4 to Lightroom 5?

I tried to run both, but problem is that you need to keep to separate libraries, so what I change I do in one does not move to the other.

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In reply to nekrosoft13, Apr 22, 2013

nekrosoft13 wrote:

Lightroom 5 does bring some new improvements, did anyone fully switch over from Lightroom 4 to Lightroom 5?

I tried to run both, but problem is that you need to keep to separate libraries, so what I change I do in one does not move to the other.

You understand that Lightroom 5 is still in BETA, right?

Heed the warnings on the Adobe site as to why they are being kept separate.  It is somewhat risky less than a WEEK into the BETA to be switching over.

Here's a good link that summarizes the changes.

http://www.lightroomqueen.com/2013/04/15/whats-new-in-lightroom-5-0-beta

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Beta Version

  • Upgrading Catalogs
    • Catalog upgrade is disabled for the beta version, as it’s only a beta, but will be back for the final release.
    • Don’t attempt to use hacks to upgrade your catalog as it likely won’t be usable in the final release!
      Beta catalogs are expected to upgrade to the final release, but further changes may be made so it’s not a cast iron guarantee.
  • Usual warnings apply!
    • This is a beta version, not a release candidate, so there are bugs yet to be squashed.
    • It’s not expected to corrupt your photos or kill your computer, but it’s a beta so nothing is guaranteed. Just be sensible!
    • Take precautions, ideally using duplicate photos with the beta. If you’re going to use your originals, make sure you have offline write-once backups just in case.

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i'm aware of what beta is, that not what I was asking.

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nekrosoft13 wrote:

i'm aware of what beta is, that not what I was asking.

Can you please clarify what you are asking.  Not really sure what you mean by "fully switch over".  As you know, usually when beta software is released it for testing purposes, not necessarily to replace existing software.

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migibson99 wrote:

nekrosoft13 wrote:

i'm aware of what beta is, that not what I was asking.

Can you please clarify what you are asking.  Not really sure what you mean by "fully switch over".  As you know, usually when beta software is released it for testing purposes, not necessarily to replace existing software.

Ignoring the fact that Adobe strongly recommend that people do not use LR5 beta for production work, as it is not fully reliable, they also point out that the released version of LR5 is not guaranteed to be compatible with catalogues created with the beta.

Any work you do with the beta may be lost when the release version comes out (and the beta expires and become unusable), and the catalogues you have worked on in LR5 beta might then become unreadable.

To answer the original question: no one who has read and understood Adobe's warnings about LR5 beta will "fully switch over from Lightroom 4 to Lightroom 5" until the release version is available.   Not if they've any sense.

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In reply to nekrosoft13, Apr 29, 2013

Sorry to be late to this party, but maybe YOU should go first, and let US know how it works out!

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