This is a great product best value for the dollars spent
5 June 2014
Summary: I bought this version of Light Room because it works with my older computer operating system. Light Room 4 I found the learning curve a bit steep, mostly in understanding the "catalogues". Once past this catalogue issue the program became intuitive. I like Light Room 4 for working in conjunction and enhancing the PhotoShop programming I'm using. It also works well linking studio cameras directly to the computer, for this function alone it's worth the price.
Summary: Hard to figure out how to use it. I'm sure it is me ..not the software! I bought The update before I had anything to update. Then I had to by an earlier version TO update. So I have a lot of money into this project. Wish I could use it as the e-book I also bought is incredibly hard to use as it has no page numbers and I have to thumb thru the whole book to find anything. Wish I had just bought the hardcopy.
Excerpt: Lightroom 4 is improved over the previous version w/ more extra features and capabilities but it comes at the cost of a slower overall speed. To save time when going through your photos, be sure to render the 1: 1 Previews in advance. I bought the software last Xmas and just 6 months later Lightroom 5 was introduced so my advice to anyone thinking of an upgrade is to do so only when you really need to; otherwise you'll be wanting to upgrade again in a few months.