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  1. #11
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    Re: Lightroom ... A Must For PhotoShop Users?

    It took me forever to remember where I saw it, but Terry White from Adobe posted a video called "How To Get Started With Lightroom 5 - 10 Things Beginners Want To Know How To Do". You might find it helpful. I've embedded the video below.




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    Re: Lightroom ... A Must For PhotoShop Users?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eduard View Post
    Greg, why do you need to use PS for borders? Check out this old thread regarding LR/Mogrify2 as it might enable you to do everything out of LR.

    Hi @Eduard I tried the Lr/Mogrify2 and found that I had more options and flexibility in Ps CS6 but that's just me I guess ! but thanks for the info !
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    Re: Lightroom ... A Must For PhotoShop Users?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Daddeo View Post
    Thanks all! I will assume PS is the most flexible & powerful image editting software, but Lightroom is best for organizing your many shots and for quick & simple batch adjustments. Sound about right?
    Except organizing, I use bridge for that, then yes.
    But I am running into problems now - I am beginning to fill up my computer harddisk :/ I backup yes, but it can take some time finding the right backup date and I like having the images I've given away close to me.. Problem is, when I use LR sometimes, I copy the files from bridge to LR, then export and make the last adjustments in PS. I mostly use LR when I got a lot of images to go trough.

    I like using both programs, but for multiple basic adjustments, LR is really good, quick and easy, imo.


    Quote Originally Posted by Eduard View Post
    When you complete any mods in PS, the resulting image and file will be added to your LR catalog.
    Do you use LR as your main catalog? And what about the changes made in PS, can you still work with the adjustments you did in LR after saving and updating the file in LR?

    Maybe that would be an idea for me, changing bridge out with LR for sorting the images.. or at least move them to LR when I finish going through which is maybe's, keepers and goodbye's.

    I already made a huge mess in 2013, I forget to name the different folders, now would probably be a good time to start sorting correctly in LR, for 2014.
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    Re: Lightroom ... A Must For PhotoShop Users?

    Doh Just watched the video Eduard posted, I can just say 'Add' instead of copy to LR..

    I also see the adjustments made in PS will be saved in LR as a .psd file - do you really do this? Those files are so large?
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    Re: Lightroom ... A Must For PhotoShop Users?

    Quote Originally Posted by wud View Post
    Do you use LR as your main catalog? And what about the changes made in PS, can you still work with the adjustments you did in LR after saving and updating the file in LR?

    Maybe that would be an idea for me, changing bridge out with LR for sorting the images.. or at least move them to LR when I finish going through which is maybe's, keepers and goodbye's.

    I already made a huge mess in 2013, I forget to name the different folders, now would probably be a good time to start sorting correctly in LR, for 2014.
    Yes, I use LR as my main catalog. I have my main catalog on a Mac Mini, backed up to a NAS in my office and a portable HDD stored offsite.

    Workflow wise, I download my files using Downloader Pro as described in this thread. The files are placed where I want them at a filesystem level.

    Depending on whether I'm traveling or not I will either import into the master on the Mac Mini or a temporary catalog on my Macbook Air. (Watch this video by Julianne Kost to learn how to do this.)

    You can absolutely work with a file after moving between LR and PS. (Watch this video, also by Julianne Kost, to see how this works.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wud View Post
    I also see the adjustments made in PS will be saved in LR as a .psd file - do you really do this? Those files are so large?
    I usually use TIFF - they are larger than NEF.
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    Re: Lightroom ... A Must For PhotoShop Users?

    Thank you for the links
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    Re: Lightroom ... A Must For PhotoShop Users?

    Give lightroom a shot. I'm pretty sure you can download a trial version. See if it fits your style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wud View Post
    Do you use LR as your main catalog? And what about the changes made in PS, can you still work with the adjustments you did in LR after saving and updating the file in LR?

    Maybe that would be an idea for me, changing bridge out with LR for sorting the images.. or at least move them to LR when I finish going through which is maybe's, keepers and goodbye's.

    I already made a huge mess in 2013, I forget to name the different folders, now would probably be a good time to start sorting correctly in LR, for 2014.

    There are some lighting tweaks that are so much easier to do in LR that I often do final adjustments to my PS images there before exporting. TIFF and PSD files are both much larger than the NEF/DNG counterparts, but my experience is that they are about the same size as each other.

    Aside from Printing I use Lightroom for EVERYTHING else. And even for printing, when I want to have different print size crops for a particular image (4x6, 8x10, 5x7 ratios) I can create Virtual Copies of the final photo and save the individual crops, which gives me 3 or 4 copies of a photo stored at the cost of only 1 file in storage. When I want to print I just choose "Open In Photoshop With Lightroom Adjustments" and it creates a working copy there for me to print from.

    From a catalog and workflow management standpoint I'd be lost without it.
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    Re: Lightroom ... A Must For PhotoShop Users?

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorHippie View Post
    There are some lighting tweaks that are so much easier to do in LR that I often do final adjustments to my PS images there before exporting. TIFF and PSD files are both much larger than the NEF/DNG counterparts, but my experience is that they are about the same size as each other.

    Aside from Printing I use Lightroom for EVERYTHING else. And even for printing, when I want to have different print size crops for a particular image (4x6, 8x10, 5x7 ratios) I can create Virtual Copies of the final photo and save the individual crops, which gives me 3 or 4 copies of a photo stored at the cost of only 1 file in storage. When I want to print I just choose "Open In Photoshop With Lightroom Adjustments" and it creates a working copy there for me to print from.

    From a catalog and workflow management standpoint I'd be lost without it.
    Hmm, my psd files are from 30-100mb.... thats to much. I only save a few psd's, the once I really made progress in, so I can go back and look again.

    For print I save in jpg, I know tiff is better but I really think the jpg's looks awesome from the lab I use, so for now I think I'll keep it like that.

    I was just looking at the print section in Lightroom this morning, looks like it could be very useful for proofs if I was ever to do that.
    I'll try printing from LR sometime, when I get my A3 printer some glorious day, it would be easy peasy printing directly from LR. Those who doesn't go by PS, I mean.
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