Lightroom 5 is out

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
MatsP Senior Member • Posts: 2,540
Re: Don't like some of the changes

RoelHendrickx wrote:

StevenN wrote:

I've only tried Lightroom 5 out briefly, but I already miss the Recovery slider and Fill light slider that they've eliminated.

I'm talking about the differences from Lightroom 3.6 (I was going to get version 4 -- until 5 beta came out).

Under the Basic controls, here's the differences:

Lightroom 3.6                                       Lightroom 5

Exposure                                                Exposure

Recovery                                                Contrast

Fill Light                                                 Highlights

Blacks                                                    Shadows

Brightness                                              Whites

Contrast                                                 Blacks

I worked on a raw photo that I previously had worked on in Lightroom 3.6, and I wasn't able to achieve the same pleasing result with version 5. But I understand that this is still in beta, so it should get better.

The methodology changed between LR3 and LR4.

Takes some getting used to, but you will get there.

The new methodology is more logical, actually, with all sliders that affect "exposure" and light levels, resulting in brighter to the right and darker to the left.

In the old methodology, the "Blacks" level slider made the image darker when sliding to the right.

I have used LR 1,2,3,4 and now 5. It has developed from a quite simple organizing tool with the possibility to some basic adjustments to a very sophisticated piece of software. Earlier I needed PS, PTlens and other programs to make complimentary adjustments. Now I manage with LR alone. The controls introduced in LR4 are much more logical and easier to use than the old ones. Getting used to them was no problem at all. I think it was a great advantage.

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