Reviews and Problems with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
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Value for money 8
Franglais, Photography Review
20 May 2012
Summary: I started using Lightroom with LR3. My teacher used it and I wanted a single tool to handle both the RAW from both my Nikon DSLR's and my Canon compact. My first impressions were negative: - LR3 was outrageously expensive for what it was (LR4 is more reasonable but it's still a lot) - I thought it...
Pros: Compatibility with all major RAW formats. Common look to the end result, Stability, Industry standard, lots of documentation to help you, people who know it, Well thought out user interface, easy to understand
Cons: Still rather expensive, Library manipulation tool is weak, Doesn't follow Windows best practices (thousands of tiny files impact performance), Image miniature display is slow
Conclusion: There are a couple new options to get your photos and videos out of Lightroom now. The first and most talked about is the new “Book” module, which allows you to create your own personal photo album to be printed.
Summary: I only used Capture nx2 in the past, I did try LR3 but didn't like it, when the LR4 beta came out I tried and fell in love with the develop module! For example I always struggled with the skin tones and in LR4 it was a breeze, it can recover shadows like anything else keeps amazing detail and comes...
Pros: Image quality, Color rendition, Amazing shadow recovery from RAW files, Ease to quickly browse to a large number of images, Non destructive editing, Accesible price
Summary: I've been using Lightroom since version 3, and was eager to try out 4 as soon as it came out. In terms of functionality and results, I have not been disappointed. In addition to still looking great in terms of IQ, the adjustments have been organized in a more logical manner.
Pros: Workflow, image quality, adjustments, brush tool (now with more adjustments available).
Cons: Speed (lack of), requires NASA supercomputer levels of memory.
Summary: Lightroom is getting more mature and quicker to use than Photoshop. There is still much that only Photoshop has the capability of doing but for speed and accuracy in basic digital photo processing Lightroom is now the winner.
Great product, low priced upgrade. Highly Recommended!
Adrian Artist, Amazon
22 May 2012
Summary: Very happy with the software purchase, however, whenever you buy or rent a newer camera, this sometimes makes you have to buy upgrade version to use latest Lightroom, as earlier versions may not support newest camera. For software, this is still a low priced upgrade compared to other software.
Summary: I've only had this a week or so therefore this is just a quick review because I haven't explored all the features. The shadow and highlight features are what attracted me to upgrade and I wasn't disappointed - it works better for me.
Summary: Had Lightroom 3 and was very impressed with the ease of use without much of an education from the manual although a basic course and a Kelby instruction book made the program come alive. Lightroom 4 has so far made the need for other programs virtually unnecessary.
Summary: I basically bought Lightroom 4 after hearing so many good things about it from friends who are also into Photography. The program is limited compared to editing software like the GIMP but is fun to use and explore. I find that I am using it to tweak most of my photos since I bought it.