Timur Born

Timur Born

Lives in Germany Germany
Joined on Dec 9, 2011

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Does Classic rebuild the preview cache after the update? It did for me, as in reading all image file of my main library and writing to preview and pixel db.

So let it finish its business first and then go on testing.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 15:25 UTC as 2nd comment
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csharpguy: Yes, artificial intelligence and cloud.. Of course :-).. The only "massive upgrade of Adobe" for me was to switch to Capture One. Layers, superb color editor, nicer RAW rendering.. And yes, no cloud and other AI BS.

@Thor Egil: You only get the AI features of LR CC when you use the cloud. That is because the AI features are server based, thus the data first has to be on said server.

I will now check what improvements were done on face recognition in Classic. It's not AI, but I use it a lot.

Overall I feel like these are good and overdue improvements. In the long run it's not enough, but it's good to see something meaningful happening with Classic at all.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 17:58 UTC

I am not sure that the usual "vignettes are easy to correct" is a proper assessment. Of course it is an easy software operation, but the correction comes at the drawback of added noise (as the lens is slower in vignetting areas). It's a bit like saying "f/6.3 is easy to correct".

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 08:58 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

Clever soundtrack!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 20:50 UTC as 15th comment

Finally, thanks Adobe.

Please do not stop, though, there are still many areas in LR that need to be updated to make good use of modern hardware. Face Detection in one very obvious example, as it still is mostly single-threaded, leaving most of my CPU cores unused for no apparent reason.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 20:43 UTC as 7th comment
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saiko: In last March Google released a free and opensource jpeg encoder that makes jpeg 35% smaller. https://www.theverge.com/2017/3/17/14957272/google-jpeg-encoder-new-guetzli-smaller-faster

But I guess Apple had to go with a proprietary HEIC format as usual...

All those solutions that promise to make JPGs smaller usually come with a compromise. I would have to thoroughly test Guetzli, but Google's own example demonstrates that it considerably desaturates the image compared to the standard JPG and original.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2017 at 10:02 UTC
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matthew saville: In my opinion, $9.99/mo is easy money for them, they would be stupid to think that they could completely eliminate that entire revenue stream, and convert enough of the existing subscribers to a higher pay scale in order to maintain, let alone increase, profit margins.

Adobe should know this, they're basically printing money at $9.99/mo, for a non-cloud application that basically hasn't been significantly updated more than just this once in its entire lifespan. They could go for years doing nothing more than updating the app for new cameras / lens profiles, and maybe throwing in one or two minor improvements per year.

I'm not worried about LR CCC getting "shut down" for at least 5 years, if not indefinitely.

And this is my main criticism: When I switched from LR 5 to subscribtion it was a simple calculation of "If major updates come every 1 or 1.5 years then it's a good price". And then no real updates came. Instead Adobe took my money and invested it into building their cloud.

If the whole CC cloud thing was encrypted with a user controlled password and releasing all my private photos to their "intelligence" was optional then it would have been a product I was willing to pay for. Instead I paid for a product that it seriously limited for my use case and got little to no updates on the product I originally chose to pay for.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 18:38 UTC
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Timur Born: Why is it not called Lightroom *Pro* CC instead of Classic?

That never kept any company from naming their more sophisticated versions of a product "Pro".

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 22:43 UTC
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Goodmeme: I bought Lightroom 4 for a decent price, was happy. A bit annoyed with the speed...So I upgraded the PC. Works fine even if it doesn't use all ~6 cores. Understand and am okay with having to upgrade lightroom for a new camera if /when I upgrade from 5d classic. But the pricing sucks. I don't need cloud or Photoshop. I don't really NEED Lightroom I just like it....Lightroom should be available on its own as a subscription without cloud and without photoshop at much reduced price in line with its previous -and competitors- retail pricing. I would pay £3-4 per month, no more. I will investigate other options starting with dxo. So long and thanks for all the exposure compensation...

DXO Essential is free at the moment, just grab it.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 22:20 UTC

Why is it not called Lightroom *Pro* CC instead of Classic?

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 22:17 UTC as 124th comment | 3 replies

Frankly, I don't buy the "1.0 product" argument. Internally CC uses the same thread calls and likely algorithms that Classic is using. CC = Classic + mobile UI - parts that still lack a mobile UI. On top of that it creates extra CPU and storage load by hashing all source files for cloud usage.

Adobe wants to sell CC users unencrypted cloud storage plans and needs paying customers to teach their Sensei technology in order to make it profitable. Sensei is more of a tech preview than truely useful feature for the time being, additionally it is completely server based and needs full uncontrollable access to your (private) images.

This would be less of a problem if the money of stand-alone users wouldn't have been mostly used to build these new offers, all the while not putting much development time into improving the Classic version and enrypted - aka user controlled - cloud offerings.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 09:33 UTC as 18th comment

Import of 16735 files, consisting of JPG, various RAW files and a few hundred iPhone (MOV) files. Face and geo detection disabled.

LR 6 (Add): > 7 min / only 5 min if video cache is pre-built
LR Classic (Add): < 5 min, only 2 min if video cache is pre-build
LR Classic (Copy): > 50 min
LR CC (Copy): > 60 min

CC comes with extra burdens:

- Lightroomcchelper.exe reads all files (likely) completely. I assume that it creates hashes for later online synchronization. This creates extra disk/storage access, CPU load and memory usage. During import this prozess uses more CPU load than the other two prozesses respectively.

- CC always creates local copies, there is no option to add already present files/folders like in 6/Classic.

- CC uses looots of memory. After an hour of import it reserved over 10 gb of private memory out of my 16 gb. This leaves less memory for Windows' file cache to speed up the import process (see below).

Full post: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60271949

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 11:16 UTC as 27th comment

I singed up for the trial of Photoshop and Premiere Elements. Today I got the 8th (!) e-mail from Adobe welcoming me to the trial. At first I got one e-mail per program each day, now there was one day in-between. I'm curious how many more will come until the end of the trial period.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 07:24 UTC as 8th comment
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Timur Born: Elements 2018 does multi-threaded face recognition, whereas my monthly paid Lightroom still only uses a single thread of my 8 core / 16 thread CPU. Time to update Lightroom, Adobe, that's what we pay subscriptions for.

Unfortunately Import only seems to run on a single core. Well, Intel will be happy that Adobe entices (forces) customers to still put money into CPUs with high single-core performance.

I like the catalogue. But I am curious, which software recognizes faces and writes the face and person data directly into RAW files?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
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Timur Born: Elements 2018 does multi-threaded face recognition, whereas my monthly paid Lightroom still only uses a single thread of my 8 core / 16 thread CPU. Time to update Lightroom, Adobe, that's what we pay subscriptions for.

Unfortunately Import only seems to run on a single core. Well, Intel will be happy that Adobe entices (forces) customers to still put money into CPUs with high single-core performance.

I am looking around, but unfortunately none of the alternatives gets face recognition right. The best alternative remains to be Picasa, which is software that is not supported anymore (but still works).

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 21:17 UTC

I compared Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Picasa, Corel Paint Shop Pro, Magic Photo Manager or Photobounce for face recognition. None of these makes full use of multiple CPU cores, some do better some do worse.

Photobounce seriously messed face tags in my files, so I had to clean up again and quickly removed the software.

Lightroom and Picasa lead the pack for ease of use and both are able to read the face tags of the other. Picasa works a lot faster once faces are scanned, because Lightroom's UI tends to freeze for seconds when you change face data for even a single file out of thousands.

Photoshop Elements is a sore disappointment in that it is not able to read already present face tags from image files that previously were managed by Lightroom/Picasa. It does import tag text, but neither imports already present faces nor does it even import names into its own "Contact Book". As a result you have to start from scratch!

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 13:19 UTC as 10th comment
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Timur Born: Elements 2018 does multi-threaded face recognition, whereas my monthly paid Lightroom still only uses a single thread of my 8 core / 16 thread CPU. Time to update Lightroom, Adobe, that's what we pay subscriptions for.

Unfortunately Import only seems to run on a single core. Well, Intel will be happy that Adobe entices (forces) customers to still put money into CPUs with high single-core performance.

Turns out that Elements only uses 1-2 threads for face recognition. So no real advancement from Lightroom. Too bad.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 13:07 UTC
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Timur Born: Elements 2018 does multi-threaded face recognition, whereas my monthly paid Lightroom still only uses a single thread of my 8 core / 16 thread CPU. Time to update Lightroom, Adobe, that's what we pay subscriptions for.

Unfortunately Import only seems to run on a single core. Well, Intel will be happy that Adobe entices (forces) customers to still put money into CPUs with high single-core performance.

20 gb commit and 6 gb private memory during Auto Curate, kept increasing. No indication how long it's going to take or how far it is into the process. You really only even know that it's busy, because clicking a second time on Auto Curate (not marked yet) pops up a windows that tells you so.

Auto Curate on single small folders works quite instantly, though.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 13:30 UTC
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Timur Born: Elements 2018 does multi-threaded face recognition, whereas my monthly paid Lightroom still only uses a single thread of my 8 core / 16 thread CPU. Time to update Lightroom, Adobe, that's what we pay subscriptions for.

Unfortunately Import only seems to run on a single core. Well, Intel will be happy that Adobe entices (forces) customers to still put money into CPUs with high single-core performance.

I am just trying the Auto Curate function on my whole library. It only uses 2 CPU cores and thus takes its time.

Meanwhile I am testing various other photo management applications with face recognition, but most of those I tested yet only make use of a single CPU core during image analysis, too.

Photo Bounce seems to use up to four cores for face recognition, though.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 12:25 UTC

Elements 2018 does multi-threaded face recognition, whereas my monthly paid Lightroom still only uses a single thread of my 8 core / 16 thread CPU. Time to update Lightroom, Adobe, that's what we pay subscriptions for.

Unfortunately Import only seems to run on a single core. Well, Intel will be happy that Adobe entices (forces) customers to still put money into CPUs with high single-core performance.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 00:45 UTC as 18th comment | 9 replies
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