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  • Lightroom 3 - 50% OFF TODAY ONLY

    Here is the offer
    David


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    Re: Lightroom 3 - 50% OFF TODAY ONLY

    I use Paintshop Photo Pro X3. What would be the advantages of switching to Lightroom please?
    David

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      Re: Lightroom 3 - 50% OFF TODAY ONLY

      Lightroom is a completely different workflow - in my view it's much better and complements a traditional image editor like PaintShop Pro. Benefits - much more efficient at adjusting moderate to large numbers of images, non-destructive so there is no chance of accidentally editing a precious original, very wide range of image adjustments, excellent RAW process quality, etc.

      But be warned, although the converted wonder how they did without it before because you have to think differently when using LR, you will almost certainly have to face a steep learning curve.

      This is why I am considering the offer of workshops on Lightroom. It really helps to have someone flatten that learning curve for you.

      By the way, if you have children at school (including primary school) or you are a teacher or student yourself, you can get very large discounts on Adobe (and Microsoft) software, maybe even better than today's Lightroom offer.

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        Re: Lightroom 3 - 50% OFF TODAY ONLY

        Originally posted by Ian View Post

        By the way, if you have children at school (including primary school) or you are a teacher or student yourself, you can get very large discounts on Adobe (and Microsoft) software, maybe even better than today's Lightroom offer.

        Ian
        Yes, 64.95 from software4students. We got CS5 from them so I can confirm that they are legit.

        http://www.software4students.co.uk/
        Paul

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          Re: Lightroom 3 - 50% OFF TODAY ONLY

          Thank you. Being somewhat of a tyro when it comes to digital enhancement I think I'll stick with what I can (just about) cope with.
          David

          EM1ii, EM10ii

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            Re: Lightroom 3 - 50% OFF TODAY ONLY

            Originally posted by Melaka View Post
            Thank you. Being somewhat of a tyro when it comes to digital enhancement I think I'll stick with what I can (just about) cope with.
            David

            My apologies for not responding earlier but today was my CAB day so incommunicado. I am, I believe from a survey of not long ago, one of the oldest members of this group and I think I am now reasonably proficient.

            Lightroom need not, in my view be as intimidating is perhaps Ian suggests although grasping the niceties is non-trivial. Buy a couple of good books e.g. Martin Evening or Scott Kelby (if you can tolerate his strange sense of humour) plus Victoria Bampton's "Missing FAQ", watch a few tutorials on Adobe TV. There is also a very valuable LR Forum

            It is important to grasp its concepts and think about one's workflow.

            If I had to live with just one bit of PP software it would be LR.
            David


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              Re: Lightroom 3 - 50% OFF TODAY ONLY

              I recently switched from PSE9 to LR3 for RAW processing and adjustment and I think it is terrific - very powerful and easy to use. The Adobe video tutorials are very good to get you going.

              I have maintained my 15000 photo catalogue in PSE as I can't see the point of moving it - this gives me an extra step in the workflow, but is hardly a real problem.

              The tools for selective adjustments and the noise control module alone make it worth the price - particularly on offer.

              Martin

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