SLP: What I don't really understand is the version numbering of LR. The minor upgrades only seems to be for adding new cameras to the RAW converter and bug fixes. The Major upgrades (2.0, 3.0, 4.0, ..) are for adding little quirks in functionality and user interface.
What I would really appreciate as a Major Upgrade is the ability of "Virtual Layers". Photoshop Layers are pixel (or vector) oriented, the LR Virtual Layers however could only exist as metadata in the DB. Think about new possibilities: more precise local adjustments and retouching, Adding graphical info (like text, lines, arrows, etc.) to the Image, HDR, Panoramic Stitching, Creating Title Slides for Slide Show, etc.
Furthermore I'm interested why LR contains RAW converters for tons of Cameras, while each LR User just need a couple of them. Wouldn't it be more elegant to offer them as a kind of PlugIn (with automatic download & upgrade)?
@DioCanon: Although the end result of a single Image might be the same with Photoshop, Photoshop has some disadvantages compared with LR:- No Workflow with PS, many files messing up the storage.- PS is Pixel oriented. Every new Layer will expand File Size a lot. I've a too many TIFFs and PSDs bigger than 1GB. In LR this problem could be solved with "Virtual Layers" which will store graphical data as metadata in the database.
I wouldn't hesitate to pay more for LR when functionality would be way more advanced.
On the other hand: Adobe should be able now to create availability of "virtual layers" in PS, with a new FileType.
@greybalanced: Yes, you're completely right. But this is just the beginning. In this way there a so much more possibilities imaginable. Adobe, comon, please extend the the functionality of this great Tool more! Even if the Price will raise.
What I don't really understand is the version numbering of LR. The minor upgrades only seems to be for adding new cameras to the RAW converter and bug fixes. The Major upgrades (2.0, 3.0, 4.0, ..) are for adding little quirks in functionality and user interface.