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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2013, 02:43:36 PM »
I'm very underwhelmed.  LR4 was an improvement over LR3, but the subsequent improvements to LR4.4 have been to sort out bugs and add a few more cameras.  In my view, this "upgrade" should really be called LR4.5.  I would like a significant addition, like HDR, before I would upgrade.  I hope that at least they have improved autotone which is largely unusuable and not nearly as good as that available in free products such as Microsoft Office Picture Manager and Picasa.

I find the speed of LR4 adequate.

I will wait for LR6.
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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2013, 02:51:48 PM »
It's slow going due to general buggy-ness

My experience when trying it is quite the opposite: LR5 feels like turbo-charged, as if the build a wait loop into LR4 to make people wish for an upgrade :-> ... this and some new features like the heal/clone brush are enough to upgrade, let's hope the RC phase doesn't take the better of a year's time.

Out of curiosity: OSX or Windows? I've thus far only used it on Windows 7. May load it up on my Mountain Lion machine this evening.

It does feel peppier than 4, and I'll note that I always work each photoshoot in its own fresh catalog, so there's no "few hundred versus tens-of-thousands" effect at play.

What I meant was: getting through the entire set is slow going, because I have to restart LR every couple of frames. Most common failure has been the adjustment brush. It repeatedly stopped working, i.e. I'd select the tool but when I clicked to place it it merely zoomed in an out. Restarting the software remedied it. Other times it crashed outright.

Ouch, that sounds quite buggy. If I keep hearing this, I might wait for the next beta or RC before trying it out.
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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2013, 03:03:52 PM »
But is it just me or did LR4 have a short life, I feel like their upgrade cycles usually are a bit longer?

You're not wrong.

I haven't even gotten around to upgrading to LR4 yet - I just started the trial of it a couple of weeks ago.

Yeah it's nice, but there's no chance I'll upgrade now before 5 comes out.

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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2013, 03:19:46 PM »
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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2013, 03:38:21 PM »
I'm very underwhelmed.  LR4 was an improvement over LR3, but the subsequent improvements to LR4.4 have been to sort out bugs and add a few more cameras.  In my view, this "upgrade" should really be called LR4.5.  I would like a significant addition, like HDR, before I would upgrade.  I hope that at least they have improved autotone which is largely unusuable and not nearly as good as that available in free products such as Microsoft Office Picture Manager and Picasa.

I find the speed of LR4 adequate.

I will wait for LR6.

HDR???  sorry, but that's gets us away from what we need.  From reading all the new stuff, this new lightroom will lead to less use of PS, which in m mind is the real weakness of LR.   Photomatix and niks have been working on their HDR processing for a while now, leave that to them I say.  More PS like elements in lightroom means less switching from software to software.
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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2013, 04:19:17 PM »
It's slow going due to general buggy-ness

My experience when trying it is quite the opposite: LR5 feels like turbo-charged, as if the build a wait loop into LR4 to make people wish for an upgrade :-> ... this and some new features like the heal/clone brush are enough to upgrade, let's hope the RC phase doesn't take the better of a year's time.

Out of curiosity: OSX or Windows? I've thus far only used it on Windows 7. May load it up on my Mountain Lion machine this evening.

It does feel peppier than 4, and I'll note that I always work each photoshoot in its own fresh catalog, so there's no "few hundred versus tens-of-thousands" effect at play.

What I meant was: getting through the entire set is slow going, because I have to restart LR every couple of frames. Most common failure has been the adjustment brush. It repeatedly stopped working, i.e. I'd select the tool but when I clicked to place it it merely zoomed in an out. Restarting the software remedied it. Other times it crashed outright.

Ouch, that sounds quite buggy. If I keep hearing this, I might wait for the next beta or RC before trying it out.

I'll blow away my preferences file. Maybe something is wonky due to it (it had all my customizations from LR4).
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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2013, 04:31:05 PM »
Looks interesting. Though there are MANY people just catxhing up on LR4....
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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2013, 05:24:06 PM »
I'm very underwhelmed.  LR4 was an improvement over LR3, but the subsequent improvements to LR4.4 have been to sort out bugs and add a few more cameras.  In my view, this "upgrade" should really be called LR4.5.  I would like a significant addition, like HDR, before I would upgrade.  I hope that at least they have improved autotone which is largely unusuable and not nearly as good as that available in free products such as Microsoft Office Picture Manager and Picasa.

I find the speed of LR4 adequate.

I will wait for LR6.

HDR???  sorry, but that's gets us away from what we need.  From reading all the new stuff, this new lightroom will lead to less use of PS, which in m mind is the real weakness of LR.   Photomatix and niks have been working on their HDR processing for a while now, leave that to them I say.  More PS like elements in lightroom means less switching from software to software.
Agreed Chuck.  Also, agreeing that the more "PS like" elements in LR, the less switching back and forth to PS... that would suit me fine... then just use my nik or PS for more specialized processing, like HDR as you mentioned.
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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2013, 05:28:50 PM »
We'll have to watch and listen.  See how those that jump into trying out the beta continue to feel about it and how well Adobe listens!
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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2013, 07:08:27 PM »
While the performance gains suggest something in use like OpenCL, I have not seen any reference to OpenCL support in LR5.

For my workflow and rig, I am now fully 10-bit / channel (FirePro / NEC PA monitors) and would want similar support in LR before I really get excited.  I have been using Capture One for a bit and may just entirely switch over to it if Adobe keeps dragging their knuckles on this.
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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2013, 02:39:43 AM »
I installed Lightroom 5 Beta to try out its advance healing brush to remove obstructions like the blade of grass you see in the previous image.

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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2013, 08:30:11 AM »
What do you think? Was the retouching noticeable?

Maybe a little, but only because I know where to look.
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« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2013, 11:02:23 AM »
Just installed it today ... seems to be faster ... 2 things I like is that all my plugins are showing up without having to do any additional input/install etc and LR5 Beta did not mess up my existing LR 4.4 catalogs as it created its own new catalog ... so far all seems well without any problems, need to play with it a bit more. I hope they offer it at a good discounted price like they did when they first launched LR4
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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2013, 11:26:13 AM »
I installed Lightroom 5 Beta to try out its advance healing brush to remove obstructions like the blade of grass you see in the previous image.

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Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) by alabang, on Flickr

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Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) by alabang, on Flickr

What do you think? Was the retouching noticeable?
I must say, although not perfect, that seems better than results with the present healing/clone brush...
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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2013, 11:27:43 AM »
Just installed it today ... seems to be faster ... 2 things I like is that all my plugins are showing up without having to do any additional input/install etc and LR5 Beta did not mess up my existing LR 4.4 catalogs as it created its own new catalog ... so far all seems well without any problems, need to play with it a bit more. I hope they offer it at a good discounted price like they did when they first launched LR4
Rienz, keep us posted of your experiences as you continue to use it.  Faster would certainly be nice!  Thanks for the post! :D
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Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Available
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