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06-09-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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Lightroom 5 released

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06-09-2013, 10:39 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up.

Lightroom 4 is my first experience into the world of Lightroom. Does anyone know if it's easy to transfer/import settings, presets, and history to newer versions? Or do you have to start from scratch? Thanks.
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Does anyone know if it's easy to transfer/import settings, presets, and history to newer versions?
From what I remember LR 3 --> LR 4 was seamless, pulled in all the presets and plugins with no issues. No idea how 4 --> 5 will work though.
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New Pentax lens profiles supported in 5.0:

- HD Pentax-D FA645 Macro 90mm F2.8ED AW SR
- HD Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6ED AW

Still seem quite a few 'Known Issues' in 5.0 though (eg 'Deleting a book in the Book Module may occasionally cause another book to disappear' - oops).
I may wait for 5.01 or 5.1.

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I may wait for 5.01 or 5.1.
That's a plan. Though some of the new tools look really nice.
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Gack!
Just looked at the v5 download filesize - English | Windows | 810MB
Why? Half of that - the 32bit setup - is something I won't use.
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Darn, only recently bought 4. Shame they charge so much for an upgrade.
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Darn, only recently bought 4. Shame they charge so much for an upgrade.
How recently? Adobe are quite good in that, if you buy a product shortly before an update is released you qualify for a free upgrade. I forget the exact time period, but they state it on their website - it's roughly 4 or 6 weeks from memory.

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How recently?
Probably around 6 months or so ago so not within that timeframe of a few weeks unfortunately.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
Gack!
Just looked at the v5 download filesize - English | Windows | 810MB
Why? Half of that - the 32bit setup - is something I won't use.
They've been combining the 32 and 64 bit versions of lightroom into a single download for years. Very irritating.
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I'll just wait until it shows up on a Newegg Shellshocker deal. I'm less than a year into LR 4 and I'm still mixed in my opinion. It does some adjustments better but LR4 totally screwed up my catalog for whatever reason and began importing my photos into different places than LR3 and it didn't give me the option to change it. It took me a while to straighten things out and I'm not going through all that crap again. I have LR 5 Beta on a laptop but haven't used it much.
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it's easy to transfer/import settings, presets, and history to newer versions
Just upgraded from 4 to 5 and on first quick look all seems to be there, so I would say it's seamless.
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Great, I am now outdated. Again.
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Still seem quite a few 'Known Issues' in 5.0 though (eg 'Deleting a book in the Book Module may occasionally cause another book to disappear' - oops).
Gosh, Adobe is hopeless...

Still using 3.6 (never warmed up to the new LR 4 controls).

I'll probably await version 5.4, if I upgrade at all.
The healing brush is a step towards the right direction but too small a step, AFAIC.
The radial filters are nice to have, but rather straightforward to emulate with the adjustment brush.
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Still using 3.6 (never warmed up to the new LR 4 controls).
I always seemed to struggle with 3.6 controls, they just never 'clicked' in my head. I always had to stop and think about what each did. In LR 4 it is like it finally makes sense, I can flip through things top to bottom in seconds, it just seems to work right. Funny how different people see different ways of doing the same thing.

I read through the new stuff last night and for what I do LR 5 seems like it will be a big help, possibly eliminating the last reasons I have to use Elements or GIMP. But I'm not eager to jump in, I think I'll wait a bit and see how it shakes out.

I am a little surprised at how fast this was pushed out, only about 8 weeks, I think, from the beta. It is either really solid or they are rushing it for some reason.
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