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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"What's more, the output is a 16-bit DNG file"

Richard. I think it's quite important that you mention that this is a 16 bit *floating point* DNG file. A 16 bit linear file can hold around 16 stops of DR. A 16 bit floating point file can hold about 30 stops of DR due to the inherent logarithmic encoding of floating point format.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:43 UTC as 133rd comment | 13 replies
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sdh: I demo'd LR5 and found the fullscreen Loupe mode (fullscreen meaning the image fully fills the screen, no empty space or space for UI-flyouts) to be painfully slow. It was a dealbreaker for me and I stuck with LR4.

Wondering if LR6 improves this area?

It's instantly fast if the preview is rendered at a large enough size. LR6 now has an auto option for preview rendering that automatically renders previews at the right size for full-screen.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:38 UTC
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Ribbit74: Here's my quick summary after playing around with LR6 for 20 minutes on my 13" rMBP. Mainly just looking at performance and not new features yet.

1) Switching between modules is MUCH quicker (Library/Develop)
2) OpenGL acceleration is used, though it's not clear when that's used
3) Exposure and other sliders seem to be as responsive as 5.7, but no faster
4) No noticeable difference in export speed vs. 5.7 (have not tried import yet)
5) Fuji X-Trans RAW rendering is identical to 5.7, still can't handle green detail
6) Presets still work (VSCO, etc), no difference in speed that I can tell
7) CPU usage is high after install... "address detection" is enabled by default and will spend time indexing your library. Face detection is NOT enabled by default. I paused all indexing though to do my performance testing.

Acceleration is used on Develop sliders, but only if you enabled it in the prefs. If you did, they will be around a factor of 10 more responsive.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:29 UTC
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Antony John: There's a trial download?
Everything I've tried takes me back to CC.
Annoying.

Well, the two versions are the same. The trial just gives you access to the LRMobile app and service as well. You don't have to use it.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:27 UTC
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Antony John: There's a trial download?
Everything I've tried takes me back to CC.
Annoying.

No, it's not. It's actually a good thing because the trial gives you a trial of CC which includes a trial of LR Mobile. You can buy perpetual anytime you want and just change the license to perpetual by entering your serial number. I don't think you even have to uninstall and reinstall.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:22 UTC
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mantra: hi
are you sure there 2 version ?
cc and v6
when can we download the trial version ?
thanks

The free trial might be for CC, which is fine. Just use it and let it run out. If you choose to buy, you can uninstall and install the perpetual version.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:14 UTC
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Antony John: There's a trial download?
Everything I've tried takes me back to CC.
Annoying.

adobe.com/lightroom, "free trial" at the top of the page.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:13 UTC
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Antony John: There's a trial download?
Everything I've tried takes me back to CC.
Annoying.

Try the downloads link, either at adobe.com or the Lightroom page (can't remember right now).

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:05 UTC
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larryis1: Does the new version have raw conversion for the OM D-E M5 II included? Where can I purchase the perpetual license upgrade to my existing LR version 5.7?

Thanks, Larry

See the post right below yours?

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:03 UTC
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larryis1: I purchased LR version 5 in February from B&H, any chance that Adobe will give me an upgrade to version 6 "on the house"?
Regards, Larry

Often it's a 30 day window for that. But it doesn't hurt (too much) to ask customer service.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:02 UTC
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mantra: hi
are you sure there 2 version ?
cc and v6
when can we download the trial version ?
thanks

There's a trial under "download".

By the way, that link doesn't exist if you are logged into adobe.com. So log out if you want to see it.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 16:59 UTC
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Antony John: There's a trial download?
Everything I've tried takes me back to CC.
Annoying.

Try logging out of Adobe.com.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 16:48 UTC

Release notes:

http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2015/04/spring-updates-to-cc-photography.html

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 16:47 UTC as 148th comment
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fuego6: Bah... typical Adobe minor adjustment features that should just have been made available in an incremental update. How about allowing floating toolbars (like the rest of the CC package)? How about beefing up the library function? How about speeding up the export option (takes FOREVER to export photos)?

See Ya LR... I'm out!

Ah...see, that didn't take too long!

http://www.lightroomqueen.com/whats-new-lightroom-cc-6-0/

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 16:26 UTC
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fuego6: Bah... typical Adobe minor adjustment features that should just have been made available in an incremental update. How about allowing floating toolbars (like the rest of the CC package)? How about beefing up the library function? How about speeding up the export option (takes FOREVER to export photos)?

See Ya LR... I'm out!

Your biggest issue isn't necessarily everyone's biggest issue.

The list will soon be available in many of the usual places. Personally, I like the Lightroom Queen site for this.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 16:23 UTC
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fuego6: Bah... typical Adobe minor adjustment features that should just have been made available in an incremental update. How about allowing floating toolbars (like the rest of the CC package)? How about beefing up the library function? How about speeding up the export option (takes FOREVER to export photos)?

See Ya LR... I'm out!

Minor? There are hundreds of new features, some of them quite major.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 16:13 UTC

Heh...number 8 reminds me of one of my favorite images that I took.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 15:32 UTC as 29th comment
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Lee Jay: "Users of the 5DS and 5DS R have much higher, stricter standards. So we set the ISO cap in accordance with what we felt that they would demand and require. "

Stupid. Cost yourself a sale with me.

People with higher demands can cap it themselves.

Same pixel size as 7DII, sensor 1 1/3 stops bigger. Should have been at least 25,600, if not 51,200.

Okay, 1) for a guy named "Thoughts" that wasn't very thoughtful. I'm basing a purchase decision on the artificial limit they imposed in the camera, not on the comment by the executive.

2) Using exposure compensation and pushing is a pain. While it works (sort of), it affects the way tone curves are applied in JPEGs, and it affects the way raw's look because not all converters have a straight 2^x pushing/pulling exposure slider. Further, it makes it hard to evaluate your exposure using the in-camera histogram or even using the look of the image on the LCD.

Stupid move by Canon and a stupid reason why they did it.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 13:19 UTC

"Users of the 5DS and 5DS R have much higher, stricter standards. So we set the ISO cap in accordance with what we felt that they would demand and require. "

Stupid. Cost yourself a sale with me.

People with higher demands can cap it themselves.

Same pixel size as 7DII, sensor 1 1/3 stops bigger. Should have been at least 25,600, if not 51,200.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 03:30 UTC as 97th comment | 11 replies
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Lee Jay: The drone risk to aircraft is exceeded 10,000 to 1 by the bird risk to aircraft. The drone risk to privacy is likewise drastically exceeded by binoculars and long focal length cameras.

To put it mildly, drones are a way lower risk to your happiness and health than some people make them out to be.

Neither do drones.

If someone wants to spy on you, there are far less obvious ways than hovering a quadcopter with a fisheye camera on it a few feet from your house. Like binoculars.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 18:05 UTC
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