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For anyone who has tried it, let us know what you think please. Even though I am a Photoshop/Camera Raw user, I am about to try it now and will give my thoughts on it soon.
I have downloaded earlier on, and i have to say, there is not a really big difference in function to me...
I will have to run down the changes to really find them.. i will do that soon
Thanks for making this visible on the forum.
I use Photoshop and Camera Raw and I am not a Lightroom user at all and I can see why. I like the ease of use of Lightroom in general but it is all just a bit too general/global for me; I like being able to do precise local adjustments in PS. I know LR can do this but in my opinion, PS is still better at this and for me, it's still number 1.
In terms of Lightroom 5: it's fine, although I don't see many new changes as opposed to Lightroom 4. It is evolution as opposed to revolution so far. The following are the new features for those who don't know:
1) Radial Gradient: this applies a circular gradient mask to your image, allowing you to create off-centre vignettes, but also allowing selective blur to be applied to an area of the image.
2) Advanced Healing Brush: better at removing unwanted things in your image. Seems to work fine.
3) Upright/Perspective Camera Correction: It's an automatic straighten feature which will correct tilting images without lost of PS work. It creates a level horizon too. I actually found this feature the best one so far and it worked quite well on my tests.
4) Offline editing with Smart Previews: haven't tried this yet.
5) Video slideshow sharing and Improved photo book creation: haven't tried this yet either.
The differences seem to be small but good enough so far to warrant an upgrade.
I wonder whether we will see layers included in the final version as in Photoshop which a lot of users have apparently been looking for. If that was the case, it could finally eliminate the need for Photoshop for a lot of photographers. We shall see...
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