Reviews and Problems with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
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Prior to using watch B&H training video
Al, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
Excerpt: I have and still use Photoshop but I decided to give LR-5 a try. Like any software there is a learning curve. If you never used LR I strongly suggest you watch the almost two hour video that B&H has on "Getting started with Lightroom 5". So far the only issue I have with LR-5 is you have to use the program to import your images and it has to catalog ALL your video and images you want to use.
Excerpt: I bought LR 5 after Apple left me & my Aperture software/collection high & dry. Do not get me wrong...I am a die-hard Apple supporter and have been for over 20 years. I have converted my family & friends to Apple. However, I did like the Apple's move to dump Aperture. LR 5 is now installed and these are first impressions. 1) B&H was great to deal with on purchase 2) the software did not install as easily as Apple on Apple. Oh Well.
Excerpt: I recently started really getting back into photography and found that Photoshop Elements just wasn't quite up to the handling a RAW workflow coming off my new D7100, so I took the plunge into Lightroom. I still have a LOT to learn to really get the most out of it, but I have found that it is easy to use the basics and the workflow is sooo much faster and easier to process images from a shoot.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Navigate, Fast, Powerful
Excerpt: Have been using LR5 for MAC for 2 yeas now and just added another licensed version to my field laptop. A version 6 is on the horizon, but this program does everything I need very well. Had Aperture, but was won over by this Adobe alternative. Non-destructive development tools are awesome and easy to learn. Interface with Photoshop is flawless. Lots of output and export options. this software really shines.
Excerpt: Walks you through the process to learn Lightroom. I wish it would use an arrow to illustrate where to find the controls more often. Since I am new to enhanched photo processing, I can use all the help I can get. I would recommend this book.
Excerpt: So far, just reading through the pdf manual and watching some tutorials online and just imported a few photos to learn with. I will use this for my hobby photography and family photos. I have only ever used the photo utility program that came with my DSLR so I am a bit overwhelmed with all the available options and catalogue setup methods. Once I decide on a strategy, this will be well worth it's price. I have been doing the sorting and cataloging manually for years.
Pros: Good Value, Non Destructive Editing, Powerful, Versatile