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  1. #1
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    Is Adobe Lightroom 5 good?

    Hello,
    So I've been looking into getting a photoshop I've been looking at the adobe Lightroom 5 I've heard good things about I just wanted something simple to start out with because I never used a photo shop before. If anyone could help me and let me know what you think or if you know a good photoshop to use. Thanks!



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    Re: Is Adobe Lightroom 5 good?

    Lightroom 5 is no longer current. You can still buy LR 6 or go for Adobe CC photography plan which is $10 a month and includes the latest versions of Lightroom and Photoshop.

    https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/...171017012421:s

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    Re: Is Adobe Lightroom 5 good?

    And yes, Lightroom is very good, and much easier to use than Photoshop. It often takes less than a minute to get a ho-hum image to shine.

    Just don't expect any miracles. The most important tool for a good image is still the thing that's a few inches behind the camera.
    Lothar Katz

    Nikon D700, D500, D7100, 200-500 f/5.6, 300 f/4 PF, 55-200 f/4-5.6, 50mm f/1.8 - Tamron 60 f/2 Macro - Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4 - Tokina 12-28 f/4 - Yongnou YN568 - Panasonic TZ101 (a.k.a. ZN100) - Photoshop CS6 - Lightroom 6 - DXO PhotoLab - Aurora HDR 2018


  4. #4
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    Re: Is Adobe Lightroom 5 good?

    If you have not used an image editing program before, you might like to try Nikon NX-D. It's free.

    Nikon | Capture NX-D

    I prefer Lightroom (and I'm still using 5.7) but NX-D will allow you to edit your photos, and might at least be a place to start. An advantage of Lightroom is that many people use it, so there are a lot of videos and help tips, and then if you have a specific question there is a larger community.

    Quote Originally Posted by adr34531 View Post
    Hello,
    So I've been looking into getting a photoshop I've been looking at the adobe Lightroom 5 I've heard good things about I just wanted something simple to start out with because I never used a photo shop before. If anyone could help me and let me know what you think or if you know a good photoshop to use. Thanks!
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  5. #5
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    Re: Is Adobe Lightroom 5 good?

    There's some news about Lightroom, the subscription and perpetual versions:

    https://petapixel.com/2017/10/19/ado...-indefinitely/

    If it's true that the standalone version of Lightroom "will no longer be updated with camera support or bug fixes after the end of 2017", and that's apparently a quote from Tom Hogarty at Adobe, then that also ends my support of Lightroom. I'll be moving to a new product like Capture One. This really REALLY annoys me.

    The original question in this thread was "Is Lightroom 5 good?" Yes. I use it and I like it. But this news changes my advice. If you are a subscriber already, or you want to subscribe to Adobe's cloud service plan, then Lightroom makes sense. If you do NOT want to subscribe to Adobe's cloud service plan, then I would NOT start learning Lightroom.
    Last edited by editorial_use_only; 10-19-2017 at 10:26 PM.

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    Re: Is Adobe Lightroom 5 good?

    I use LR 6.9, the last non-subscription version. Quite honestly, I don't care whether Adobe continues supporting it or not. I have not run into any bugs, and to use it with new cameras that may no longer be supported, I either use Adobe's free DNG converter or DxO Optics Pro, which also converts into DNG format. That conversion is lossless and more future-proof than Nikon's NEF format anyway, so archiving and processing DNG images makes sense anyway. That way, LR will remain usable as long as I want to use it without me having to pay anything.
    Lothar Katz

    Nikon D700, D500, D7100, 200-500 f/5.6, 300 f/4 PF, 55-200 f/4-5.6, 50mm f/1.8 - Tamron 60 f/2 Macro - Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4 - Tokina 12-28 f/4 - Yongnou YN568 - Panasonic TZ101 (a.k.a. ZN100) - Photoshop CS6 - Lightroom 6 - DXO PhotoLab - Aurora HDR 2018






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