Lightroom 4 on sale for $100 in US

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MikeFromMesa Senior Member • Posts: 2,849
Lightroom 4 on sale for $100 in US

Amazon is currently selling the full version of Lightroom 4 for $99.99, either the disc or the download version. I don't know if this sale is all day, all week or only for a short period of time.

Stiliketheblues Junior Member • Posts: 29
Re: Lightroom 4 on sale for $100 in US

This is great!

I was about to make a purchase. It was listed for 4-5$$ more a few hours ago.

I would want to know if the dics will allow one to install both a PC as well as a mac install or just one or the other? I would love to be able to play with this on my Macbooks pro as well as PC.

If not then downloading makes more sense with probable backup on the Cloud.

MikeFromMesa OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,849
Re: Lightroom 4 on sale for $100 in US

Stiliketheblues wrote:

I would want to know if the dics will allow one to install both a PC as well as a mac install or just one or the other? I would love to be able to play with this on my Macbooks pro as well as PC.

The Adobe license, as I understand it, allows for software installation on 2 machines although only one can be in use at any time. The idea of both a Windows and a Mac installation is interesting. I  would like to know what, if anything, you find out about  this.

miketuthill Veteran Member • Posts: 3,179
Re: Lightroom 4 on sale for $100 in US

I have it installed on my Mac on both the OSX partition and the Windows 7 bootcamp partition.  The serial number is cross platform.

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Skip Senior Member • Posts: 1,855
Re: Lightroom 4 on sale for $100 in US

Check out B&H too. 99 plus a dvd.

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Robert Schoner Senior Member • Posts: 1,003
Re: Does LR4 Run Slow ?

Hi,

I've been thinking about LR since IDImager has changed their practice. But, I've seen some criticism that LR 4 runs slow. Some say it slows down the more you use it (Maybe as the size of the data base grows?).  Any experience with this problem ?  BTW I have a core2duo 2.13GHz and 4GB RAM.

Thanks,

Bob Schoner

MikeFromMesa OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,849
Re: Does LR4 Run Slow ?

Robert Schoner wrote:

Hi,

I've been thinking about LR since IDImager has changed their practice. But, I've seen some criticism that LR 4 runs slow. Some say it slows down the more you use it (Maybe as the size of the data base grows?). Any experience with this problem ? BTW I have a core2duo 2.13GHz and 4GB RAM.

Thanks,

Bob Schoner

I have not seen that but I am not sure my experience is germane for you. I use a laptop to do all of my photo processing, but it has an i7 chip with 4 cores, 8GB of RAM and a dedicated graphics card.

For me LR4 ran about the same as LR3. In fact I was so happy with LR3 that I would not be updating except I need LR4 to process my RAW files. LR3 will no longer convert them as the ACR raw update for my camera only lasted until LR4 came out and then stopped working.

You can, of course, download and install the trial and see how that runs on your system. It won't tell you much about how it will run in 6 months, but it is better than nothing.

Jimmy C Contributing Member • Posts: 555
Re: Lightroom 4 on sale for $100 in US

B&H Photo and Staples currently have the price reduced to $99.00 w/ free shipping (USA).  As an additional kicker, they are offering:

  • Free Item Included:
  • Kelby Training DVD: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Crash Course $49.99 Value

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/845955-REG/Adobe_65165061_Photoshop_Lightroom_4_Software.html

I also found Staples has their prices reduced as well until 11/24/2012.

http://www.staples.com/Adobe-Photoshop-Lightroom-4/product_470939?cid=PS:GS:SBD:SP:B:17:15652:adobe_photoshop_lightroom_4

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MikeFromMesa OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,849
Re: Lightroom 4 on sale for $100 in US

I ordered the LR4 upgrade the other day from B&H ($70 before the sale) and it came with the training DVD also although I have no  idea if it (the training DVD) is any good or not. I have been using LR3 for about a year and feel pretty comfortable with it but I assume there is always something new to learn.

Unfortunately there does not seem to be a sale on the upgrade, only on the full product.

Stiliketheblues Junior Member • Posts: 29
Re: Does LR4 Run Slow ?

Robert Schoner wrote:

Hi,

I've been thinking about LR since IDImager has changed their practice. But, I've seen some criticism that LR 4 runs slow. Some say it slows down the more you use it (Maybe as the size of the data base grows?). Any experience with this problem ? BTW I have a core2duo 2.13GHz and 4GB RAM.

Thanks,

Bob Schoner

Bob,

I had read similar reports after the initial release but apparently they fixed the bugs. I only have the word of an Adobe official.

You might want to up your RAM to 8gigs since its so cheap now for an instant upgrade and to be safe.

Regards

Kaul.

Stiliketheblues Junior Member • Posts: 29
Re: Does LR4 Run Slow ?

LR4 for $75 on Amazon right now... lightening deal!

MikeFromMesa OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,849
Re: Does LR4 Run Slow ?

Hah! That is cheaper than the upgrade which is $79. And I just bought the upgrade. Figures!

RedFox88 Forum Pro • Posts: 25,104
now $79

I saw a few minutes ago the price is now down to $79 for full version download only

Robert Schoner Senior Member • Posts: 1,003
Re: now $79

Hi,

Just went for it. Now you can get boxed version fpr $79.99 with free shipping.

Bob Schoner

SenorLoco New Member • Posts: 7
Re: now $79

$79 at newegg.com as well.  I'm glad I didn't order this a few days ago

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