Lee Jay

Lee Jay

Lives in United States CO, United States
Works as a Electrical Engineer / Wind Energy Research
Joined on Oct 17, 2003

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madeinlisboa: 5 new features and a whole lot of dough from customers. Nice one Adobe!
Still using CaptureNX + ColorEfex....

Like I said, more than a hundred new features:

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

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 23:01 UTC
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madeinlisboa: 5 new features and a whole lot of dough from customers. Nice one Adobe!
Still using CaptureNX + ColorEfex....

There are more than a hundred new features.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 19:05 UTC
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digitant: I am still using LR3 on a Mac (2012 MBA/13/8/512). Trying out LR5b I notice two things:

* the size of the app: it has grown from 110MB to 1.1GB !
* it still is no true full screen app on Mac OS X 10.8, despite what Adobe says.

Surely these are not show stoppers, but they matter to me.

The size is mostly for templates and profiles. The basic application isn't anywhere near that large.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 13:14 UTC
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gl2k: Absolutely no reason to upgrade from 4 to 5. Distortion control is nice but not enough.

Just the aspect ratio overlay, the crop while maintaining center (those will save me hours and hours) and the spot healing would be enough for me. Add in radial gradients and all the little stuff, and this one is a much bigger upgrade for me than LR3 -> LR4 was.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 16:10 UTC
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qianp2k: Hope it can handle Canon CR2 files better in reducing banding in lifting shadows. Canon DPP hands in this area better than LR4 but DPP is very limited.

DPP doesn't handle it at all, it just cranks up the noise reduction by default. You can do the same in LR if you want, but it's on Canon to start making better sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 15:59 UTC
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JavaJones: FFS Adobe, what a paltry update. I really hope this is not the complete feature list of the final.

That being said, I do appreciate having early beta access for free, so thanks for that! Just please add face recognition, for god's sake.

"FFS Adobe, what a paltry update."

7 pages of new features?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 15:58 UTC
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socalcarlos: What I really want to see in Lightroom is a liquify filter, a kind of Alien skin bokeh or on one focal point filter, off center multiple vigneting and a real photoshop like spot healing tool.
This 5 version of Lightroom is supposed to have the off center multiple vigneting and a better healing tool, there's still 3 more tools to make it perfect.

Liquify? Yuck. Alien skin? Yuck. I don't know what focal point is.

Off-center vignetting is in LR 5. The spot healing tool is as well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 15:57 UTC
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bills_pix: I wonder if it will be subscription only. Adobe is not making near enough money off it at $99 to keep them happy. Prepare for the worst with Adobe.

You have in the past. The LR4 upgrade would work on LR 1 through 3.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 15:54 UTC
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smallcams: I am so close to quitting Adobe.

Lightroom 4 upgrade was (is) $69. Too expensive?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 15:54 UTC
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thx1138: IMO LR4 does not extract as fine detail as LR3 did. Swithcing betwen 2010 and 2012 process I see a definite loss of very fine detail. I hope LR5 can address their demosaicing and match C1 7 for example. Also they need to allow for sharpening radius less than 0.5 pixels. Additionally why can't they add selections for making masks rather than having to paint over an object and keep changing brush radius for fiddly edges.

LR5 has the same process version as LR4 (PV2012).

Sharpening radius in LR when set to 1 is a lot like 0.5 set in unsharp mask. They are different algorithms.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 03:19 UTC
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cuol: I still hate the lightroom color rendering. Why does every other converter look better to me using either Canon or Nikon files? The tools are great, but something about the look sucks.

In that case, maybe you like high-contrast high-saturation colors that are the defaults from the camera manufacturers. You can set presets or defaults like that if you want in Lightroom to make that more of the starting point.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 02:37 UTC
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cuol: I still hate the lightroom color rendering. Why does every other converter look better to me using either Canon or Nikon files? The tools are great, but something about the look sucks.

"Why does every other converter look better to me using either Canon or Nikon files?"

Miscalibrated monitor? I would say the look of Canon's Standard was best described by Petteri as "Retina Peel".

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 02:21 UTC
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ArcaSwiss: Did they get rid of (or have an option to turn off) the cataloging system ?

The cataloging system is the heart of Lightroom, and likely will never go away. The version of Lightroom that doesn't have the Catalog is the Camera Raw plugin for Photoshop.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 00:48 UTC
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photogeek: Still no GPU acceleration. Epic fail.

GPU acceleration wouldn't help much with the Camera Raw pipeline and that's why they haven't pursued with a lot of effort. GPU only helps with a very limited set of tasks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 23:37 UTC
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duncanidaho25: I've never used lightroom. I've always used photoshop. Is there a benefit to owning both?

If you intensively process a few images a month, PS is your tool. If you need to moderately process thousands of pictures a month, Lightroom is 10-100 times more efficient.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 21:19 UTC
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LiSkynden: "...and share your digital photograph library"
So now we have to share the whole libray? haha.

Can you zoom while cropping already? Sorry im still on LR3 so i dont know if its on LR4.

Crop enhancements in this released are nicely summarized here:

https://holycrop.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/holy-crop-lightroom-5-the-crop-enhancements/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 21:04 UTC
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bills_pix: I wonder if it will be subscription only. Adobe is not making near enough money off it at $99 to keep them happy. Prepare for the worst with Adobe.

No, because your license is perpetual. You can choose to upgrade annually if you want, but if you don't your existing software doesn't stop working.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 20:36 UTC
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raztec: The mad rush to increase corporate profits. Keep making minor updates and try to render your previous versions obsolete.

I have LR3 and am doing just fine thank you.

By the way, if you think this is a minor update, at least read this before you make that judgement:

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

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 19:57 UTC
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raztec: The mad rush to increase corporate profits. Keep making minor updates and try to render your previous versions obsolete.

I have LR3 and am doing just fine thank you.

You're missing out on a couple of amazingly-helpful features in LR4 - like making local white balance corrections which is a huge help in mixed lighting. LR5 adds a couple more, similarly helpful features that I use almost non-stop.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 19:45 UTC
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bills_pix: I wonder if it will be subscription only. Adobe is not making near enough money off it at $99 to keep them happy. Prepare for the worst with Adobe.

Unlikely.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 19:43 UTC
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