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15 Jun 2010 06:08 AM  
Am I the only one who's upgraded to Lightroom 3.0? I'm interested in your experiences and feelings to help with the upcoming review.

I installed LR3 on 3 machines and had issues on only one. The images were grayed out in the import dialog box and in the actual galleries. I tried everything including erasing every trace of LR3 from my system, registry, user directories and more. Finally out of desperation I called Adobe Support Center (being a registered user has its benefits) and a technician took control of my system. He worked for several hours as I watched. Finally he disabled my Imatch3 created monitor profile and used a standard profile and everything worked fine! Well.. except I was no longer using my custom monitor profile.

So.. as soon as this guy disconnected from my system I went back in and enabled the exact same monitor profile and it still worked fine! Install sequence? Not sure.. very strange issue and so far the only major issue I've encountered in 3 versions of Adobe Lightroom.

What kind of experiences have you had? What new features do you like the best? What functions/features have been improved the most?
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16 Jun 2010 08:05 AM  
well i've been trying out the beta trial version, and I have to say that I'm a little underwhelmed by it. I know the full version has some extra features but I cannot see myself forking out well over $400 Au. for it when my trial version expires soon.
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17 Jun 2010 04:02 AM  
I'm pretty sure you can upgrade to the final release and start a 30 day trial.

What are you expecting it to do.. or want it to do.. that it doesn't?

Look for a LR 3.0 review this Saturday. I'll go over many of the new features and compare it to the version it replaced. So far I've found the new features nice enough, but what really matters is the new raw engine and their effect especially on low light images. Huge differences.
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13 Jul 2010 11:03 PM  
The new engine is really a mind blowing experience!
Plus the fact that you can now correct perspective ... All in all money well spent!
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15 Jul 2010 12:59 PM  
I'm glad you're experiencing the differences.. they really are profound and especially at higher ISO's.

There is a lot more to LR3 I'll be bringing out in bits and pieces.. a great piece of software.

There are also a few performance bugs, memory leaks, etc.. I'm hoping they clear up in the next update..
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19 Aug 2010 06:03 AM  
I like the fact that you can choose to apply the improved noise reduction feature to all of your photo albums (or just selected ones).

If you get my meaning.
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19 Aug 2010 11:14 AM  
They do give you a lot of flexibility..

Have you tried the localized editing yet? There is now a skin softening feature, teeth whitening, et.. you can do so much in LR very easily that used to require a ton of layers and knowledge in PS..

And 3.2.. it fixes a lot of performance issues.. my system flies using it.
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28 Aug 2010 09:17 AM  
I have just been using the upload directly to Facebook facility. WOW this makes uploading to these sites a breeze. What a great feature.
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28 Aug 2010 11:32 AM  
Hi Rod -

You're right.. the plug-in for Facebook and Flickr which you know come standard with Lightroom takes most of the work out of uploading your images.  Did you know most image storage sites like Smugmug, Picassa, and others have plug-ins available for free that you can add to Lightroom?  And of course most every serious imaging program has LR plug-in's these days.

This makes me think maybe a feature identifying and pointing people via links to where they can download these plug-ins would make a good feature?
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