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07-22-2008, 01:20 PM   #1
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Light Crafts LightZone 20% off coupon code (exp 7/31)

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Lightzone is offering 20% off full and basic versions through 7/31, coupon code: SUMMERDEAL.

07-22-2008, 10:58 PM   #2
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I'm a bit perturbed with LightCrafts atm. Several rather annoying bugs exist in the 3.5 release:
1. Batch RAW conversion produces progressively shrunken jpegs if you specify a size limit (e.g. 2048/1536/1024 pixels max)
2. Memory leak that eats your RAM after working with several images.
3. It will not handle DNG or PEF images from the K20D.

A quick search around their forums and you'll see quite a few folks raising these issues, beginning mid-April '08, and thus far I am unaware of any response coming from LightCrafts on if/when a patch will be available.

So while the workflow and tools of this product are great, they've got a long way to go on support and QA. So my free advice is to save all your pennies, not just 20% of them, until they put out a patch.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Venturi Quote
I'm a bit perturbed with LightCrafts atm. Several rather annoying bugs exist in the 3.5 release:
1. Batch RAW conversion produces progressively shrunken jpegs if you specify a size limit (e.g. 2048/1536/1024 pixels max)
2. Memory leak that eats your RAM after working with several images.
3. It will not handle DNG or PEF images from the K20D.
Thanks for the info, Venturi. Fortunately, I don't have a need for batch RAW conversion (yet), don't have a K20D, and setting Preferences | Memory Limit seems to provide a workaround to the memory leak issue until a patch is available. Despite the issues, I love the workflow! I'll keep an eye out for the patch - hope it comes soon. Good to know of the problems so people may make an informed decision; thanks again for sharing.
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You're totally welcome. I love the workflow too and I snapped up a copy of it as soon as they launched the linux build for v3.5. Just burns my butt that there are these problems and so far I have yet to see anyone getting any response from LightCrafts to indicate they are even acknowledging issues.
They had a very visible presence on their forums when the v3.5 release came out and then suddenly dissappeared after the big money grab, er I mean Linux Launch Special. So this new summer deal to me looks like another money grab with no support for their new customers in sight.

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