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Old 05-20-2014, 03:38 PM   #421
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RPAspey,

Adobe allows you a free 30 day trial of Lightroom to see if it meets your needs. Just go to the Adobe site & grab a copy
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:45 PM   #422
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I had the original Lightroom when it was introduced. I wonder if I could get a upgrade discount?

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Old 05-20-2014, 05:08 PM   #423
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Photographers: tips, tricks, equipment, etc

I agree with everyone here who recommended Lightroom. Besides being a great organizer and editer, its still offered as a desktop program, as compared to Photoshop which I believe is only available on Adobe Creative Cloud at this point. I find that Lightroom meets most of my needs and PS is still too daunting for me (A class or two would take care of that, but time is tight).

I also highly recommend one or more books to help with Lightroom as it has a lot to offer that will not be immediately intuitive. I own and like the books by either Victoria Bampton and Martin Evening. Each offers something a little different and you can read the Amazon reviews to see which one might fit your learning style the best. Over the years, I bought books also by Kelby, Schewe, and duChemin, but keep picking up Bampton's or Evening's when I need help.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:44 PM   #424
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Photoshop is only available on the cloud, which is a niggle but is great. Lightroom is available separately but don't know the price, it was $79 or so.

But get this, you can get Creative Cloud for $9.99 a month. It has Lightroom, Photoshop, other graphic editors. This is a limited time deal and is worth every penny.

Shooting RAW is well worth it, your photos will take a leap forward in final quality and isn't difficult as everyone says. Just the conversion to JPG is handled much better by your computer, the camera is good but not as powerful. You do need a converter to manage them, but LR does that for you and you can export in any format such as JPG.

The numbers I posted, I have those loaded into a preset since they work well with my camera and style. Import the photos, one click on the first photo to apply, then sync across the rest of the photos. Done. Literally takes less than a minute after import to get what you saw in that link I posted.

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Old 05-20-2014, 09:41 PM   #425
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Photoshop is only available on the cloud, which is a niggle but is great. Lightroom is available separately but don't know the price, it was $79 or so.

But get this, you can get Creative Cloud for $9.99 a month. It has Lightroom, Photoshop, other graphic editors. This is a limited time deal and is worth every penny.
I respectfully disagree. I have been a loyal Photoshop user for over 20 years - I owned 1.0 when it debuted on the Mac.

This move to the "Cloud" is a asinine and money grubbing move by Adobe. Frankly, there are several apps out there that can do everything Photoshop can, so Adobe in a really dumb move™ decided to "Move everything to the cloud" and charge a "reasonable" price. Bah!

I say if we boycott Adobe they will come to their senses and perhaps reinstate Photoshop as a stand alone software.

Until then use Gimp, Lightroom, Paint.net (windows), Pixelator (Mac), or Pixlr Editor (Web Based)

My 2¢...curmudgeon here who still remembers when Canon changed lens mounts in 1977 which caused a LOT of pain in the profession...the sole reason I exclusively shoot Nikon now
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That should actually say but it's great. I don't like it being subscription based only, and I'm not the only one. Originally it was $49 for new folks and $39 for CS4 and later owners. $500 a year? Shove it.

But at $120 a year when updating LR was $59-79? Begrudgingly, I'll take it. It simply didn't fly, so Adobe dropped the price to something much more reasonable. Now when they jack it up in the future, odds are I'll boycott it.

Content aware............That alone it worth $10 a month. Oddly enough, that's about all I really know how to use.

I'm working on some Kelby lessons. Awesome stuff.
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:34 AM   #427
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I have a Nikon D7000, but should be able to find something for RAW.
I thought all the Nikon DSLRs came with View NX2. I shoot a D300 and use View NX2 for import and simple corrections and also have Capture NX2 for PhotoShop type processing. These are being replaced Nikon with Capture NX-D.

Nikon Releases New RAW Image Processing and Adjustment Software, Capture NX-D
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I thought all the Nikon DSLRs came with View NX2. I shoot a D300 and use View NX2 for import and simple corrections and also have Capture NX2 for PhotoShop type processing. These are being replaced Nikon with Capture NX-D.

Nikon Releases New RAW Image Processing and Adjustment Software, Capture NX-D
Seems I need to bust out my box and see what came with the camera. I get so used to just using my card reader, I forget that there can be useful software in the box.
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:28 PM   #429
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Thankfully, I still have a Stand-Alone version of Photoshop PS6 on my Mac!

I have found though that there are app out there just for photographers (take a look at SmartPhotoEditor, SnapHeal Pro, FX Photo Studio Pro or the DxO Filmpack/Optics Pro) Apps targeted for the Photographer and do NOT cost a zillion $$ Like Adobe's stuff does.
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Actually my favorite app for the reporting I do is Photoforge 2. Works great, it's not LR but is very good especially for a $4.99 app.
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