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Migrating from Lightroom V4 to ACDSee

skydata
Posted 09/08/2020 - 17:27 Link
Hello

I have Lightroom V4 on a Win10 Pro/32 bit PC.
There are no longer any Lightroom upgrades and the last of the V6 upgrades have gone,
so I might try ACDSee Pro because it has a migration facility for Lightroom users.

Has anyone else tried this ?

If I proceed and then upgreade to Win 10 Pro/64, are there likely to be any issues ?.

regards

Andrew
bforbes
Posted 09/08/2020 - 17:36 Link
I use ACDSee on Windows 10 home 64 with no issues. It's a while since I moved over from LR but I can't remember any problems
stub
Posted 09/08/2020 - 20:53 Link
I had been taking a brief look at ACDSee myself this week. After seeing it used on Fstoppers (You Tube).. I dont really use Ligtroom at all. Except to tether my k1. When in the studio. Does ACDSee have this facility do you know..?
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bforbes
Posted 09/08/2020 - 21:14 Link
stub wrote:
I had been taking a brief look at ACDSee myself this week. After seeing it used on Fstoppers (You Tube).. I dont really use Ligtroom at all. Except to tether my k1. When in the studio. Does ACDSee have this facility do you know..?

Not for certain, but there is this Youtube video link
RobL
Posted 09/08/2020 - 22:10 Link
I resisted the change to a subscription service for Lightroom but a couple of things changed that: last year having got 300+ photos accepted for Adobe Stock I get the photography package free for a year. That includes Lightroom, Photoshop (which I use rarely and struggle with), and a couple of other bits of software, but most importantly Portfolio. This is a website service with which you can have up to five separate websites included in the package which was fortuitous as my business website provider closed down this year; so, for around a tenner a month I will have my business website, my photography website, plus the aforementioned software. You would struggle to get decent websites alone for that price so even when my sub starts in January the software is effectively free.

There are some features on Lightroom unavailable on the one-off purchase which are quite a game-changer, like luminance, texture, dehaze, and I use them on nearly every process plus some new ones I havenít learned yet.
alfpics
Posted 09/08/2020 - 22:40 Link
I have used ACDSee for several years. I did have Lr v5 and left Lr when it went subscription. Some of the ways Lr made adjustments felt a bit more refined than ACDSee, but ACDSee has gotten better in last 3 years or so IMO. I also found it much easier to add keywords/ categories to images than Lr. It is my main programme. I hope they don't move to a subscription only model...

I didn't ever try the migration process (if that is what your question is aimed at)

ACDSee will read the IPTC info. It has its own ACDSee keywording system which is very quick to use and you can then add all those as IPTC keywords at a later date and to make it compatible with other progs/ websites.
Andy
davidwozhere
Posted 10/08/2020 - 00:56 Link
I have been using a free offering called itag for indexing and tagging for quite long time. It is very good at what it does and will handle thousands of images.
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