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Sep 08, 2011 11:03 |  #1

I have been ACR for RAW processing and converting to JPEGS...Should I be using a different program like LIGHTROOM 3. I shoot mainly weddings and I heard the noise reduction in LR3 is awesome. I sometimes have to push my ISO to 3200 and even in rare occasions 6400. ANy input and how much is it???


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Sep 08, 2011 11:28 |  #2

Matt30D wrote in post #13070210 (external link)
I have been ACR for RAW processing and converting to JPEGS...Should I be using a different program like LIGHTROOM 3. I shoot mainly weddings and I heard the noise reduction in LR3 is awesome. I sometimes have to push my ISO to 3200 and even in rare occasions 6400. ANy input and how much is it???


try the 30 day trial for free first to see if it's for you. it seems like it's on sale every other week for around $150.


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Sep 08, 2011 11:50 as a reply to  @ mondayshift's post |  #3

Lightroom 3 uses ACR as it raw converter so, unless you want the added benefit of digital Asset Management, you don’t need to buy it.

That said, I, too, would suggest doing the 30 day trial. You may find you like having it around :)


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Sep 08, 2011 19:19 |  #4

Lightroom 3 is a fantastic asset manager, but for just NR you could do much better. Neat Image is my personal favorite for noise reduction.

I third the suggestion to test out the trial though, you may indeed take a liking to it.


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Sep 08, 2011 19:51 |  #5

Depends on what version of ACR you have as to whether it is the same, or nearly the same, as LR3.




  
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Sep 08, 2011 19:55 |  #6

haroldwilson wrote in post #13072763 (external link)
Depends on what version of ACR you have as to whether it is the same, or nearly the same, as LR3.

Exactly.

I have heard it said... The biggest difference between (full) ACR and Lightroom....is... one is light grey, the other is dark grey. And it is true, Other than the asset management.


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Sep 08, 2011 22:34 |  #7

Eric Xu wrote in post #13072612 (external link)
Lightroom 3 is a fantastic asset manager, but for just NR you could do much better. Neat Image is my personal favorite for noise reduction.

I third the suggestion to test out the trial though, you may indeed take a liking to it.

I used to use Neat Image, but I have not bothered to even set it up for my 7D files because the NR is so much better in LR3 than in previous versions. I have also joined Pixel Peepers Anonymous, and that really helps a lot!


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Sep 08, 2011 23:33 as a reply to  @ pknight's post |  #8

haroldwilson wrote in post #13072763 (external link)
Depends on what version of ACR you have as to whether it is the same, or nearly the same, as LR3.

I am no pro but am learning LR3 and liking it. You can go to SLR Lounge and their whole tutorial to learn it. That is what I have done along with buying a book and reading a lot of info here. I do think it is a bit more powerful. I have PSE9 and still use that too


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Sep 09, 2011 07:54 |  #9

haroldwilson wrote in post #13072763 (external link)
Depends on what version of ACR you have as to whether it is the same, or nearly the same, as LR3.

^^^This.

The leap between LR2 and 3 (ACR 5.x and 6.x) is a pretty big one as far as NR / sharpening is concerned.

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Sep 09, 2011 11:03 |  #10

Once you've made the switch to LR it will seem impossible to go back, at least in my experience. The asset management to development to printing/publishing workflow is outstanding.




  
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Sep 09, 2011 14:00 |  #11

What is assett management?


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Sep 09, 2011 19:45 |  #12

Matt30D wrote in post #13076555 (external link)
What is assett management?

Organizing, tracking, locating, loading, exporting, sharing, etc. your photos


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Sep 09, 2011 22:35 |  #13

Go to Amazon.com and look for the latest version of "The DAM Book", which is more than you want to know about Digital Asset Management"!

Lightroom was designed from "the ground up" to give an app with an interface that would give you the ability to both develop and manage your images all within one integrated interface, and people became "enthused" because they could do so much so efficiently!


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