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| p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Recommendation for Lightroom 4 Training Book |
I just upgraded to LR 4 and I think it would be handy getting a book. I am not sure which one to get that would be easy to understand and not too pricey. Any suggestions.
I've said this several times before but I suppose it needs repeating. In my opinion, for a book on understanding Lightroom you cannot beat the FREE User Guide provided by Adobe: Using Photoshop Lightroom 4
Most LR users don't seem to know this manual exists and Adobe doesn't help by hiding it in obscure links on their websites.
I've used Lightroom since its initial beta release in 2006 and everything I needed to know was in the User Guide. I got it printed and spiral bound at my local Kinko's for about $12 and after reading through the chapter modules two or three times I knew all I needed. Most of the Lightroom books I've read (I have access through Safari Books Online so I see most of them) simply rehash the information available for free in the User Guide.
Additionally, the User Guide is extremely well-written and easy to read, it is published in full color, and unlike books, it is periodically updated to clarify and add information.