|Bruce n Philly
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What the heck, I will throw in my amateur opinion....
I am a flaming amateur, shoot only RAW, and used DPP for a few years. I purchased the add-in DPP++ and liked a few of its features.
I used LR3 and now LR4. I love it and will not go back to DPP however I can not get used to its library/file management approach of LR. For whatever stupid reasons, I want to reorganize my disk drives and folders every once in a while and it has been a nightmare for me in LR.
You really need to plan ahead regarding how you want to organize your drives, folder structures, and then your RAWs. For example, I started organizing by place I shot (birds and wildlife locations). Then, I evolved to want to organize by species of bird or animal. YIKES.
So what I do now... sometimes..... is take my dump of RAW files for the day and browse them in DPP, then move them to specially named folders. Then I open LR4 and import them by folder. I shouldn't have to do this.
Can someone point me to a tutorial that can help me deal with this mess I made and keep making?
Oh, for layers etc, I use Corel's PaintShop Pro on JPGs.... it is cheap and works really well on JPGs but their RAW interpreter was not as good as LR in its older versions... not sure about its latest but I am so impressed with LR4 that I don't care. I use Corel simply because I started out on it a long time ago, I don't use it much, and Photoshop is way to expensive for the little I do with Layers and JPGs.
Bruce in Philly