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I use a new catalog for each new job, stored and backed up alongside the RAW files.

Maybe that's the wrong way to do it but it's always worked for me. I'd rather do that than have enormous catalog files



Jun 11, 2013 at 06:13 AM
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The healing brush is a disaster in LR5, but there is a workaround for those who have Capture NX2.4.2. Convert any LR5 supported RAW to a tiff file and open the tiff in Capture NX2. The content aware healing brush works as well as the one in Photoshop CS6 on the tiff.
Use the same solution for DXO, C1 or DPP RAW files.

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Jun 11, 2013 at 02:35 PM
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Paul Gardner wrote:
The healing brush is a disaster in LR5


Huh?

I have used it perfectly on about 20 files now, you know you can now choose where to sample from right?



Jun 11, 2013 at 02:46 PM
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Day one and a keygen is already out, no wonder Adobe mostly went to the cloud. Mark it in the red book Lightroom will follow.


Jun 11, 2013 at 03:10 PM
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WAYCOOL wrote:
Day one and a keygen is already out, no wonder Adobe mostly went to the cloud. Mark it in the red book Lightroom will follow.


Why do you think Adobe has done what it's done? Because of people using their software illegally.

It's not as if LR is even very expensive considering what it can do.



Jun 11, 2013 at 03:53 PM
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dhphoto wrote:
Why do you think Adobe has done what it's done? Because of people using their software illegally.



No it hasn't. Most folk using illegal copies of the expensive adobe packages were never going to buy them anyway. There is no lost sale in these cases, no revenue lost to adobe. The licensing change comes about because adobe management don't like having a revenue stream that peaks at product release and then drops low until the next one. Also, they realise that many users are buying only every second or third release and that by going to a subscription model they can milk these customers for a lot more money.



Jun 11, 2013 at 04:30 PM
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Wow, its way faster on my machine than LR4 was. Only bug I've found so far is that the "F" key now makes the lights go out! So you cant toggle between full frame and smaller windows with a single key stroke now.

EDIT, never mind, found out its part of a new feature
"There’s now a distraction-free full screen mode, which you can access by pressing the F key. It hides everything except the photo. Even the mouse cursor disappears when the mouse is stationary.
The old full screen modes are still available under Window menu > Screen Mode or by pressing Shift-F."

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Jun 11, 2013 at 04:45 PM
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15Bit wrote:
No it hasn't. Most folk using illegal copies of the expensive adobe packages were never going to buy them anyway.


What a strange argument. People who didn't pay didn't want to pay.



Jun 11, 2013 at 04:49 PM
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dhphoto wrote:
What a strange argument. People who didn't pay didn't want to pay.


The argument is actually - if they didn't obtain it legally, would they have paid to obtain it legally? And in most cases, no they wouldn't. These "non customers" thus don't represent any sort of loss to Adobe as they wouldn't have bought the product anyway. I'm not saying it's right to do it, just that Adobe isn't going to suddenly start getting money from these people using CC.

And lets be honest - If Adobe were *really* serious about stopping photoshop piracy they would long ago have engineered a system that couldn't be easily circumvented by replacing one .dll and editing your hosts file...



Jun 11, 2013 at 05:16 PM
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Well, look at the games these days. Some require you to be online in order to play.
Horrible tactics,but sure works.

I do agree that these days lightroom and photoshop are being used by general folks who just want something to edit and download it off some warez sites. If it wasn't free, they wouldn't pay anyways and just got something else.
HOWEVER, there are still many photographers who are using illegal versions of photoshop and Lightroom and if they had no choice, they would have bought it.

Honestly, the best detterant against using pirated software is price...
When photoshop was $1000 back in 90s, even school had pirated software...and teachers were giving copies to their students. Now, you can get student/teacher photoshop at a very reasonable price(still expensive to students...)
If Lightroom was $50 and Photoshop was $100, I think it would actually make people buy it because it's not expensive and it's legal

Same was with Windows. 10-15 years ago 1in20 Windows OS were cracked. Now that you can get windows for around $80-120, that number is at least half that.
Windows 8 was on sale for 15-30 bux a few months back and on a few forums there were people saying how it's their first legal Windows OS...



Jun 11, 2013 at 06:01 PM
 

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Lars Johnsson wrote:
Mine is about 350k images. Also on a Drobo with e-Sata interface. It has processed my library/cataloge for 17 hours now. It still have about 1/3 left.
I think it's time to split my catalog


... or get something faster than a drobo. Gee they are slow.



Jun 11, 2013 at 06:15 PM
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Alan321 wrote:
... or get something faster than a drobo. Gee they are slow.


The new Drobo's are very fast. My Drobo with e-Sata and USB 3 are also rather fast. You have probably never used ow owned one.........



Jun 11, 2013 at 06:49 PM
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OK - So I literally just bought Lightroom 4 from B&H along with my tripod. So - since I've never used Lightroom, I reckon I should exchange it. Got a dang good deal, and now I know why!

I do own Aperture but never took a shine to it. The interface was weird and not intuitive to me. Given that I am very familiar with Photo Shop, would you all say that the Lightroom interface will be more "familiar" to me? I need to start organizing and cataloging my stuff, and am looking for the way that makes the most sense...



Jun 11, 2013 at 07:01 PM
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I'm a great fan of LR4 and looking forward to having 5. But I'm still on Vista and so need to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 before getting LR5. Any advice on which one is preferable for photo editing? My machine is a Dell Studio XPS. Many thanks.


Jun 11, 2013 at 07:25 PM
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Once you get used to Windows 8 there is not much difference as far a PP between it and Windows 7.


Jun 11, 2013 at 08:26 PM
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Sharona wrote:
OK - So I literally just bought Lightroom 4 from B&H along with my tripod. So - since I've never used Lightroom, I reckon I should exchange it. Got a dang good deal, and now I know why!

I do own Aperture but never took a shine to it. The interface was weird and not intuitive to me. Given that I am very familiar with Photo Shop, would you all say that the Lightroom interface will be more "familiar" to me? I need to start organizing and cataloging my stuff, and am looking for the way that makes the
...Show more

I found Lightroom as least as non-intuitive as Aperture just pick one ( Lightroom ) and use it until you get comfortable.




Jun 11, 2013 at 08:31 PM
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WAYCOOL wrote:
I found Lightroom as least as non-intuitive as Aperture just pick one ( Lightroom ) and use it until you get comfortable.




Oh gee, thanks, WAYCOOL!



Jun 11, 2013 at 08:54 PM
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I'll have to play with the beta for a little while longer before I decide if I upgrade...I just didn't find it that much more of a difference to make it a worthwhile jump. I know the healing brush is supposed to be improved, but didn't really notice that much of an improvement. I guess I just have to play some more and see if I'm missing something.


Jun 11, 2013 at 09:05 PM
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Please report back! I will refrain from opening my LR 4 box until I hear back from you and others on the upgrade! I'd be interested in learning more about the differences - and how important they'd be for a LR newbie such as myself.


Jun 11, 2013 at 09:32 PM
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I think the new version is rather good. It's not a fantastic upgrade but the Radial Filter and
Advanced Healing Brush are nice. The new the F key to toggle between application and full-screen view is good. And it's also nice to get more lens profiles. And knowing that you can work with new cameras and lenses coming out in the future. There are a lot of other things that I haven't found or tried yet. And the upgrade is not that expensive either.



Jun 11, 2013 at 10:03 PM
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