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Akatzmarkphotography 5:06pm, 31 July 2008
Freakin rocks.. I puffy heart it, Maybe i didnt know how to use lightroom 1.whatever though.

Here is a picture i played around with today.. kind fun

All photoshop edit:) fun
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I was just trying to decide if it was worth the upgrade. How is it different from lightroom 1?
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
some of my reading on the upgrade to 1.4 implied that the RAW converter would not work with CS2s Camera RAW and you had to upgrade to CS3. If this is true, I can only believe that this would also apply to 2.0.

Can anybody back me up on this?
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Akatzmarkphotography 10 years ago
I have no idea what that even means. Download the free 30 day trial and test it out.
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I really like the treatment on this. Nice work.

I am going to read up on LR 2.0 I currently use 1.4 and CS3
Noreeyay 10 years ago
I was running LR 1.4 & CS# extended. Then I started using the 2.0 Beta version. So far I like it. Doesn't seem to be too many changes, or I could just be missing it. Is 2.0 final much different than the beta version?
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Drew C 10 years ago
the localized adjustments are the huge part... in my opinion, thats pretty much the only reason i end up in CS2
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mb_wen 10 years ago
Ditto.
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Akatzmarkphotography 10 years ago
yes the localized adjustments are wonderful, i honestly dont know if i will be opening CS3 anytime soon
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Localized adjustments would be worth the $99 to upgrade for me. Not being able to do that has been my only complaint about Lighroom up until this point. If I can do them in Lightroom I won't have to open Photoshop much at all for the type of processing that I do.
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Sweetlake 10 years ago
nice treatment!
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Now, if my experience with Lightroom is correct and this is the same in the 2.0 version, none of Lightroom's adjustments are permanent until you export. So if you do all of these changes in Lightroom and decide 5 years down the line that you are going to stop using it for another system, all images that you have not exported (in high resolution for printing, etc.) will not have those changes saved if you uninstall Lightroom.

Just something to think about when you are doing all of your adjusting in Lightroom.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
Good Point.
I always export and save anything I make changes to and want to use as a final image. This way I have a copy of the edited file saved.
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That is why I export all photos that I have processed in Lightroom. :-) It is an easy step and it only takes a few seconds. I have it set up so that when I export my photos they automatically export in the highest resolution so that they can be printed. This has never been an issue for me.
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
You guys are way ahead of me
Anna Merritt 10 years ago
I think that for most programs, they don't keep the info...I have been exporting my images for quite some time now...I started as a way to be sure that the image and edits I liked were not lost...
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Drew C 10 years ago
i might be mistaken, but the .xmp file is tagged along with the .nef file which tells a given program (acr, nx, lightroom, or whatever) what has been changed... otherwise, exporting a library of images, while time consuming wouldn't be all that difficult.
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There is a great article about Lightroom 2 in the new Outdoor Photographer magazine. It really sounds like it is more than worth the upgrade, or even purchasing it for those of you who don't have Lightroom 1.4. You can do things like dodge and burn in Lightroom 2 with two new tools, the Graduated Filter and the Adjustment Brush, and like with Lightroom 1.4 you can do this without affecting the quality of your original file. The author of this article even seems to believe that Photoshop is going to become obsolete for many photographers, and he suggests that Lightroom and Elements will be all that many of us will need.

I am definitely upgrading ASAP.
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maxcaven 10 years ago
not that I condone it but if anyone wants to try it for longer than than trial just let me know.

I'll always be a camera raw guy. Also if you guys haven't heard adobe labs added camera specific camera profiles, handled my D300 Nefs almost as good as capture nx.
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