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Lightroom 5 Beta available

Unread postby pakodominguez » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:48 pm

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Re: Lightroom 5 Beta available

Unread postby Birma » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:57 pm

Aaaargh - I've only just got 4!
Nex 5, Nex 6 (IR), A7M2, A99 and a bunch of lenses.

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Re: Lightroom 5 Beta available

Unread postby pakodominguez » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:04 pm

Final version will take 6 moths or so...
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Re: Lightroom 5 Beta available

Unread postby bakubo » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:07 am

Very good info with details about what has changed:

http://www.lightroomqueen.com/2013/04/15/whats-new-in-lightroom-5-0-beta/

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Re: Lightroom 5 Beta available

Unread postby Mike-Photos » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:53 pm

I'm disappointed that there's no option to invert the adjustment brush mask.

The Auto Mask option in the adjustment brush works well when there's a clear contrast border. For example, if you have a shot where you want to blur or otherwise adjust a background, it's far quicker and more accurate to brush the subject rather than the background. I would then want to invert the mask. As it stands now, I sometimes adjust the whole shot to the way the I want the background, and I then use the adjustment brush to bring back the main subject. This doesn't always work well because the adjustment brush doesn't have all the controls available.

It's all the more frustrating because the new variable filter adjustment brush DOES have an invert option.
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Re: Lightroom 5 Beta available

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:43 pm

Mike-Photos wrote:I'm disappointed that there's no option to invert the adjustment brush mask.

The Auto Mask option in the adjustment brush works well when there's a clear contrast border. For example, if you have a shot where you want to blur or otherwise adjust a background, it's far quicker and more accurate to brush the subject rather than the background. I would then want to invert the mask. As it stands now, I sometimes adjust the whole shot to the way the I want the background, and I then use the adjustment brush to bring back the main subject. This doesn't always work well because the adjustment brush doesn't have all the controls available.

It's all the more frustrating because the new variable filter adjustment brush DOES have an invert option.

I'm sure that will be addressed in future updates.
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Re: Lightroom 5 Beta available

Unread postby alphaomega » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:15 pm

DP Review have a good article on the improvements here
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/130415 ... -whats-new
I will probably purchase the upgrade from LR4 when the final version is released.
I am attracted to the "Upright tool" as I mostly use NEX now and all my E lenses have a Lightroom lens correction profile. Could be worth the money. With my 10-18mm I can mostly get enough room for strong corrections and with 16Mp a sufficiency of pixels are available for that.


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