Reviews and Problems with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Review
29 May 2014
Excerpt: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is yet another evolution in the life of this impressive and increasingly capable raw photo processing and digital asset management (DAM) application. If you’re not familiar with Lightroom and you’re a photographer, you’ve either been living under a rock or you just got your very first camera kit. Regardless, here’s a quick refresher.
Pros: Still non-cloud version; Smart Preview mode lets you easily bring your work on the road
Cons: Needs optimization for more modern hardware.
Excerpt: We have been enamored of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom since first participating in its initial beta program in 2006 . Over the years, each iteration of what many photographers consider to be a key digital imaging software has continued to improve - sometimes with radical steps, and other times with a subtle sense of refinement.
Excerpt: My earliest copy of Photoshop (version 3) was bundled with a SCSI scanner purchased many years ago. During the ensuing years I have had many versions of Photoshop and almost as many image archiving schemes. Most recently I have been using iPhoto for casual family snapshots and a file and folder based strategy for my commercial and fine art images. I have been using Adobe Bridge to access these images.
Summary: The enhancements to the content aware tools and cloning brushes work quite nicely. Trips to Photoshop or Elements may no longer be necessary for some edits. Processing smaller versions of files on portable devices using Smart Preview is slick, and the changes are automatically made to original files housed on a larger system.
Pros: Great for managing large collections of images and processing RAW files, Presets are helpful for batch processing and experimenting, Can always revert to original file version
Cons: Sharp learning curve for beginners, Performance is sometimes sluggish, No facial recognition
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.5 From an Aperture User
30 June 2013
Excerpt: 3.5 is the result of that investigation. To compare both applications in depth would take much more than a few pages, as you will read below. But at the end, my hope is that you will find some help when considering jumping to professional image management software.
Excerpt: If you like Lightroom 4, you’re probably going to appreciate version 5 even more. The latest iteration of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom introduces a new set of well-thought out features while maintaining snappy performance. Our stock MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina Display laptop had no trouble importing large raw files, scrolling through hundreds of thumbnails or applying sophisticated image edits. In other words, Adobe kept its house in order during this refresh.
Pros: Practical, finely crafted version; well-priced for serious photographers
Cons: Can’t print a photo book, make a roundtrip to Photoshop or apply noise reduction with Smart Previews.
Excerpt: Those of you who use Lightroom as part of your post-processing workflow will no doubt be excited to try the newly released Lightroom 5. As is often the case with new Adobe releases, the software has been launched as a free Beta version for a limited time (until 30 June), after which it will be available to buy, minus any teething issues.