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| p.1 #9 · Elements or LightRoom? |
It is just that I am curious why PSE is so powerful and cheap while LR is only slightly more powerful and costly. I may be missing something here.
Download and compare the Lightroom 3 public beta.
The new noise reduction is well worth the price difference IMHO. If you already have a LR license, the upgrade price will be well worth the investment .... not to mention other features, and possibly some surprises that may be in store for the final release of v3 that may not be in the beta ...
I don't know which iMac you have, but I am using an older 24" 2.16 Ghz Core2Duo with 3 GB RAM and LR flows rather smoothly. While I know LR can perform much better on a maxed out Mac Pro, I don't feel I am overloading the system, as my main catalog has over 100K images ...