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    Re: Lightroom 5 is now available to try or buy

    Just bought it and downloading the upgrade as we speak - only $79.00 for the upgrade.
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    Re: Lightroom 5 is now available to try or buy

    Quote Originally Posted by Sambr View Post
    Just bought it and downloading the upgrade as we speak - only $79.00 for the upgrade.
    Thanks Dave and Sam.. was curious on price.. I will likely d/l it tonight... Any issues or concerns with the install related to catalogs and any plugins?

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    Re: Lightroom 5 is now available to try or buy

    I loaded Elements 11 and LR 5 over the weekend and maybe it's just me but Lightroom is frustrating and way over my head. Elements is easy to navigate for me. Does LR5 require a steep learning curve or am I not giving it enough of a chance?
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    Re: Lightroom 5 is now available to try or buy

    Quote Originally Posted by vindex1963 View Post
    I loaded Elements 11 and LR 5 over the weekend and maybe it's just me but Lightroom is frustrating and way over my head. Elements is easy to navigate for me. Does LR5 require a steep learning curve or am I not giving it enough of a chance?
    I warmed up to Lightroom much easier/quicker than Elements and I settled right in to having fun, but I still have plenty to learn. Maybe because I use it more than Elements or because I watched a lot of the free Adobe videos. I don't know why, but I found it easier to get started in Lightroom. I hated Elements. Lightroom is probably a similar learning curve to Elements and we both just formed different first impressions. Its a great program and good to have both Lightroom and Elements in your toolbox.

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    Re: Lightroom 5 is now available to try or buy

    Quote Originally Posted by vindex1963 View Post
    I loaded Elements 11 and LR 5 over the weekend and maybe it's just me but Lightroom is frustrating and way over my head. Elements is easy to navigate for me. Does LR5 require a steep learning curve or am I not giving it enough of a chance?
    You have to wrap your head around never "saving" anything in LR, it operates on a completely different level. In LR, everything you do is non-destructive so nothing actually "saves" to the image. All your changes come as a set of instructions with the original file so that nothing about that file is ever changed. In a way they're all the changes are virtual.
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    Re: Lightroom 5 is now available to try or buy

    Quote Originally Posted by vindex1963 View Post
    I loaded Elements 11 and LR 5 over the weekend and maybe it's just me but Lightroom is frustrating and way over my head. Elements is easy to navigate for me. Does LR5 require a steep learning curve or am I not giving it enough of a chance?
    My wife, MoabLady, came to the same conclusion. She tried Lightroom, CS6, and then finally Elements with no input or influence from me. She said LR was just flat difficult and confusing. CS6 was way more than she needed. Elements was just right for her.

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    Re: Lightroom 5 is now available to try or buy

    Quote Originally Posted by vindex1963 View Post
    I loaded Elements 11 and LR 5 over the weekend and maybe it's just me but Lightroom is frustrating and way over my head. Elements is easy to navigate for me. Does LR5 require a steep learning curve or am I not giving it enough of a chance?
    I don't think there's a steep learning curve, but a lot depends where you're coming from. This about it as a basic digital darkroom (hence the name - you keep the light on). The Library module is where you store your negatives/contact sheets and notes about the shoot. The Develop module is where you "print" the photos from the negatives, with the updated print getting stored as a thumbnail in the Library. The rest are nice to haves but you could live with just those two. As Dave states, there's no "saving" involved and no additional files that you have to create until you "print" a JPG for use somewhere using the Export function or something else.

    Scott Kelby's book helped me understand the power of LR3 and I've been a user since (just downloaded 5). Between that and the vids that area available on the net you should be able to grab hold of it quickly. It's not necessarily intuitive if you haven't used Adobe products before, but with some guidance you should be able to pick it up quickly.

    For me, it's now become more of a workflow manager with most of my edits being done in CS6 (which I then save as a PSD file and depending on the photo I will stack it with the original RAW file in the Library section in case I ever want to go back and revisit the edit. You can do the same thing with PSE11, if you find that what you can do in LR isn't sufficient (there are a LOT of cool tools in there if you explore long enough - especially when you utilize your eye dropper selective editing tools with the various sliders).
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    Re: Lightroom 5 is now available to try or buy

    BTW, I've purchased my upgrade from LR4. As I approach running out of space on my MacBook Pro, having the ability to put photos on an external HD and still have access to apply edits to them in LR5 made it an easy sell.
    Jake

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    Re: Lightroom 5 is now available to try or buy

    I purchased my upgrade last night... It was late so I did not get to "play" much. Hopefully have some more time tonight.

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