Adobe Lightroom 3 - WOW!

This is a discussion on Adobe Lightroom 3 - WOW! within the Photo Editing & Image Management forums, part of the PHOTO FORUM category; I've been using this forum as a great learning place as I begin to grow photography from occasional point and shoot to a real hobby. ...


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    I've been using this forum as a great learning place as I begin to grow photography from occasional point and shoot to a real hobby. One of my tasks has been to find the right photo management software for my needs. I have Corel X4 (used to drive laser engraver in our at-home business) and Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0, but I don't have a good photo management software. Sure, Elements has a organization system included, but it's not what I wanted.

    After reading many posts on the subject here, I downloaded the 30 day trail version of Adobe Lightroom 3 last week. I am having fun learning the in's and out's of this versatile software. I am surprised at the number of quality instructional videos available on the web for this package. I don't do graphic design so I don't need a lot of the upper level tools of Corel or PS. The photo management and post processing tools of Lightroom 3 are exactly what I was looking for. I can use Elements 5.0 to do the spot healing and mask required type adjustments when needed.

    If you are at the developement point in your hobby as I am, I encourage you to take a free look at Lightroom 3.

    I have the software pre-ordered throught Amazon along with a book by Scott Kelby and expect the software to arrive before my trial version expires.

    I just wanted to thank the regulars here for the good, and friendly, advice given here.
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    Agreed, lightroom is just awesome!
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    My copy just came from Amazon today and it's going to be a long haul to 5 o'clock when I can go home and install it! I've been using the "bucket system" for storage my raw files with dumb headings like "landscapes" etc. Now everything is disorganized and I spend hours looking through my photos in Bridge just to find one I'm looking for. I'm hoping to clean that up.
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    That's great. My original ship date was July 1, but I got an email from Amazon today that stated I should receive my copy tomorrow. I have spent the last three evenings watching tutorial videos and experimenting. I hope the package comes with a cheat sheet with all the "Hot Keys" listed.
    ...An old beginner...
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    I also am reading a book on lightroom and found out how to get to the keyboard shortcuts. Hit Command+/ (Ctrl+/)
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    Thanks! Just printed out the list. My copy of Lightroom got delayed until at least Friday, but this will help with the trial version I'm using.
    ...An old beginner...
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    What is the cost of Lightroom these days?
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    Amazon has it for $285.99 for the full version or $99 to upgrade.
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    Man, I'd be itching to spend on this...!
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    working on 600 photos shot monday and tuesday with lr3, i was holding out on upgrading until i had time to shoot again. i love the lens correction and perspective correction tools.

    anyone know where to get more lens profiles?


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