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YuengLinger

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Re: Adobe Announces the December Update to Lightroom
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2017, 10:49:36 AM »
Finally got to take the new update for a good test drive.  To me, faster and with less slider lag than ever, even with lots of local adjustments.  Seems very stable.

And, yes, the AUTO feature actually works very well now, providing a good starting point in sunny day pics (so far).  And I noticed that the VIBRANCE and SATURATION sliders are also involved in AUTO now.

AND, this is the best news, the update seems to have fixed a scary problem where my backup of a catalog started on an older computer was getting corrupted.  Phew!  (The problem started happening right after I updated to Windows 10 build 1709.)

If you use sidecar XMP files instead of storing changes in the catalog, you'll protect yourself from corruption (as long as you back up both the image and xmp).

That is a good tip, which, fortunately, I learned about long ago.  Believe me, even with the XMP files, rebuilding a catalog with directories, etc, and losing presets because of the corrupted backup, is no fun.  Reliable backups are part of a smooth workflow.  I'm glad they fixed the problem!

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Re: Adobe Announces the December Update to Lightroom
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2017, 10:49:36 AM »

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Re: Adobe Announces the December Update to Lightroom
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2017, 09:44:38 AM »
I thought Macphun was the December update to LR ;)
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Re: Adobe Announces the December Update to Lightroom
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2017, 09:52:07 PM »
I find the LR Classic version 7.1 much faster in transfers of 5D4 30MB files, doing transfer and previews at the same time, probably 40-50% faster than before.

The new range masking feature is a huge plus in editing. I am happy to pay for the subscription. Like other posters have said, most of us spend $10 on frivolous stuff daily or weekly. IMO, the other alternatives do not offer all the combined features that LRCC does...no I do not work for Adobe!

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Re: Adobe Announces the December Update to Lightroom
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2017, 12:17:11 PM »
The main issue with Lightroom CC (apart from the monthly cost) is the forced upgrades that will likely contain bugs (and may not work perfectly with my OS version) and future forced updates will eventually no longer work with my computer. Standalone version for me.

Yet more inaccurate information about Adobe products. You are never forced to do an upgrade. I have old HDD's running ancient versions of LR quite happily for archiving reasons, Adobe even give you a simple button option to download the latest version of a program that will run on your OS. You can even install a new legacy OS on a new HDD and Adobe will automatically tell you what the youngest software version will run with it and allow you to install it, how many software companies maintain that kind of legacy capability?

The screenshot below shows the versions I can download to my current OS, earlier OS's give me more options all the way back to caveman times.

I can understand people not wanting to pay a monthly fee for a multiple of reasons, but inaccurate info about the way it actually works drives me mad, where do people form these bulls!t opinions from and post them as facts?

Some people incorrect perceptions.  I'm always skeptical about claims in a forum where I do not know the expertise level of the poster.  Its not wrong to be ignorant about a feature, but to advertise it is embarrassing, and I am far too guilty of that.

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Re: Adobe Announces the December Update to Lightroom
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2017, 12:17:11 PM »