Buying Lightroom 5


andrewk

Link Posted 24/09/2013 - 09:45
I downloaded the trial version of Lightroom 5.2 today and worked my way through the first "Learn Lightroom 5" tutorial on Youtube with one of my own images. Without much effort, I produced a better result than previously with the same image in PSE8. In particular, Lightroom did a much better job of CA correction than PT Lens had in Elements.

Score so far: Lightroom 1 Elements 0

I can feel my wallet twitching.

Andrew
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bforbes

Link Posted 24/09/2013 - 10:30
have you seen the offer link
Barrie
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andrewk

Link Posted 24/09/2013 - 11:30
bforbes wrote:
have you seen the offer link

No, I had not. Thank you very much for that. I now own Lightroom 5.2.

Andrew
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 03/10/2013 - 15:06
bforbes wrote:
have you seen the offer link

I have now Barrie and was told to buy it for my birthday as Mrs Snap never knows what to get me
Regards
Stan

PPG

EpicFail

Link Posted 04/10/2013 - 12:08
Quick question, I currently run Lightroom 3 (think it's at 3.6 now). In order to be eligible for an upgrade license for Lightroom 5 (57 - bargain) it says "must own previous version of Lightroom".

Does anyone know if this means the immediately previous version of Lightroom (i.e. LR 4) or any version of Lightroom?

bforbes

Link Posted 04/10/2013 - 12:30
I think the Adobe upgrade says "From 57". When you go to buy the upgrade you put in the version you have and they confirm the price. I think LR3x can be upgraded.
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

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GlynM

Link Posted 04/10/2013 - 14:07
Looking at the customer reviews on Amazon for the Lightroom 5 upgrade there are definitely at least two people that indicated that they upgraded from Lightroom 3.6. Here is one quote:

"I upgraded from 3.6 to 5 (having skipped 4) and it is well worth the upgrade. Some reviewers are griping about the price, but 59 is very good value in my opinion. The installation and upgrade process went very smoothly and my 3.6 catalogue was automatically updated to 5 during the installation process very quickly and with no issues at all"


LR5 upgrade on Amazon


Hope this helps,
Glyn

P.S. It is currently 53 on Amazon
Last Edited by GlynM on 04/10/2013 - 14:08

pentax

Link Posted 04/10/2013 - 16:10
I have used Lightroom since version 1 now using 5 rarley use photoshop, Lightroom does all I need.
Derek

Hullman

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 15:22
Another plus pont for LR here. It's the only piece of software that permanently stays open on my mac and I simply couldn't work without it now.
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andrewk

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 18:19
Anyone who enters photo club projected digital image (PDI) competitions will need to keep/use Elements, Photoshop or whatever to generate images that are exactly 1400x1050 pixels having a photo that fits within that boundary and any unused space as black.

I haven't yet discovered a way to do that in Lightroom & suspect that it simply isn't possible.

Andrew
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Last Edited by andrewk on 07/10/2013 - 18:21

bforbes

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 18:23
andrewk wrote:
Anyone who enters photography club projected digital image (PDI) competitions will need to keep/use Elements, Photoshop or whatever to generate images that are exactly 1400x1050 pixels having a photo that fits within that boundary and any unused space as black.

I haven't yet discovered a way to do that in Lightroom & suspect that it simply isn't possible.

Andrew

Try.. File>Export. Scroll down in the new window to Image Sizing and you can set to 1400 x 1050
Barrie
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andrewk

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 18:43
Yes - but competitions PDIs, whether landscape or portrait format have to fit WITHIN a landscape 1400x1050 pixels and have unused space filled with black. The photo itself optionally, can have a border.

This is a half-size example (700x525) ......




I don't think you can do that in Export.

Andrew
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Last Edited by andrewk on 07/10/2013 - 18:44

tyronet2000

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 18:54
At our club the PDI size remains at Max Height 768px whether portrait or landscape and the Max Width is 1024px. The use of borders to separate the image from the screen is discouraged. AFAIK this size does not comply with the NCPF rules ?
Regards
Stan

PPG

andrewk

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 19:05
Possibly not, but I live in Oldham and 1400x1050 is the standard format for all L&CPU (and many other) clubs. I "think" it has something to do with the format expected by the projectors that are used.

Andrew
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Last Edited by andrewk on 07/10/2013 - 19:06

bforbes

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 19:26
You seem to have different rules to us in the NCPF, in having the black background. You are correct the 1400x1050 is the standard for new projectors. But if I were entering your example using Lightroom all I would have to do would be to specify the long edge as 1050 and it would be accepted.

I have not had any of my images used used by the NCPF in national competitions but would have thought that all the regional associations work to the same format. But as I say that is just me assuming and I know what that can mean
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/189482630@N03/
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