Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

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Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

Unread postby pakodominguez » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:07 pm

bfitzgerald wrote:I don't need extensive catalogue options, but I do need to be able to add and browse files quickly making adjustments that are saved on the fly. So any other suggestions free or paid I'll consider any help appreciated.

If you don't need a strong catalog option, and you are only editing Sony raw files, Capture One is free for Sony. I'm not sure the license's price for the other versions...
I'm not upgrading from LR6. I'll use LR5 or LR6 depending on the files I'm editing, because there are few VSCO profiles I like to use. I need to work more wiht Capture One in order to get closer to the flavors I like, and I'm thinking on using Bridge for keywords, or even using LR6 for that and GPS info, but doing the editing on Capture One.
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Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

Unread postby pakodominguez » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:13 pm

ValeryD wrote:I wrote a lot to Adobe about the problems with the latest LR, especially the speed of the LR (6. * 7. *), I was on Adobe webinar, asked about the speed of LR, they answered that they are working on this problem, but after almost 2 years, nothing new has been done in this direction.
Again, this is a problem ONLY with Adobe LR after ver 6.* .
I have no problem with other editors including Adobe Photoshop, C1 and many others works very fast!

This is, for me, the real reason i'm not upgrading to LR CC or any of the new offers.
in order to make LR6 work a little better, you need to increase the Cache a lot and erase previews often.
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http://digital-photography-school.com/1 ... -hardware/
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Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

Unread postby bakubo » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:40 pm

pakodominguez wrote:
bakubo wrote:1. The base file is not touched. The edits are just a list of commands that are stored and in real-time displayed. You can add to them, change them, undo them, etc. at will forever and none of it affects the base file.


I was about to tell you that using "sidecar" xml instead of storing all the edit and keyword info on the LR catalog allow you to "move" easily from one version to other, or even to Capture One (well, capture one will only see the keywords and GS info, not the edit info) but now I remember that you work often on JPG only...


Well, you are wrong on both counts. :) Saving LR edits as an sidecar file does NOT allow them to be carried over to other programs. Even using them to go to an older version of LR is not problem free since older versions will ignore any editing using commands/features that are not in the older version (which is as expected). Darktable can use a small subset of the LR edits, but others it ignores. And the result may not look much like the LR result. C1 is the same. It can only handle a small subset of LR edits and the result may not look like the LR result.

I mostly shoot raw and have for about the last 13 years or so. I occasionally shoot some things in jpeg depending on the occasion and subject. Certainly for all my massive travel photo collection they are raw.

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Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

Unread postby pakodominguez » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:52 pm

bakubo wrote:Well, you are wrong on both counts. :)

You sound like my wife
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bakubo wrote:I mostly shoot raw and have for about the last 13 years or so. I occasionally shoot some things in jpeg depending on the occasion and subject. Certainly for all my massive travel photo collection they are raw.

Definitely the best choice is to shoot always raw (I'm looking for a good app for my phone now...)
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Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

Unread postby Dusty » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:46 pm

I've been using Raw Therapee for several years, and am also looking at all the other freeware out there.

Since I usually don't do any heavy editing, it's not a problem for me. I like to capture images that I believe are true to what I see, but that doesn't mean I won't tweak color or white balance if needed. I can't remember the last time I did any masking or layering, so for me all of these really work okay.

I do like to sometimes tweak files with a film type overlay, just to see how they look.

My biggest wish is for a usable cataloging software that I can use easily, and also a universal type of keywording/rating system that's easily exportable, as I often work on the same photos on my laptop and desktop.

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