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Questions: Upgrade LR3 to LR5

 
pdx_btk78
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Oct 30, 2013 12:34 |  #1

Finally decided its time to Upgrade my Lightroom from ver3 to 5, but I have a few questions regarding the upgrade.

1. I can't find my original box to LR3, so if I buy the upgrade version, will it require me to have the keys from LR3? If yes, I will probably just buy the full install and start over.

2. I have been converting my raw files from the 5d3 to DNG files types in order to keep using LR3. I'm debating on which way to go about this upgrade as I also kept the original raw file as well. Should I dump the DNG, and have LR5 pick up my original 5d3 raw files, or just keep the DNG? Any benefits of going back to the original raw files?

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Oct 30, 2013 13:03 |  #2

pdx_btk78 wrote in post #16411073 (external link)
Finally decided its time to Upgrade my Lightroom from ver3 to 5, but I have a few questions regarding the upgrade.

1. I can't find my original box to LR3, so if I buy the upgrade version, will it require me to have the keys from LR3? If yes, I will probably just buy the full install and start over.

2. I have been converting my raw files from the 5d3 to DNG files types in order to keep using LR3. I'm debating on which way to go about this upgrade as I also kept the original raw file as well. Should I dump the DNG, and have LR5 pick up my original 5d3 raw files, or just keep the DNG? Any benefits of going back to the original raw files?

Thanks~

If you registered the LR3, you should be able to retrieve the Serial No from Adobe, I think. With respect to going back to CR2, did you see any benefit from using DNG ? If you did, you should just let LR5 upgrade your catalog. I just installed LR5 myself and debating if I should start using DNG or just stick with CR2.


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Oct 30, 2013 14:27 |  #3

I don't think I registered my LR3 when I first got it. But I guess the question is for those who did the upgrade? Were you asked for the Key from LR3?

As for DNG vs CR2, I don't think I noticed any difference except for the fact that I had to add an additional step to my post process of doing that conversion, and use up my disk space twice as fast. That's actually one of my reasons to go to LR5 finally.


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Oct 30, 2013 16:19 |  #4

The LR5 installer will probably find the LR3 registration key by itself, but just in case, you can find the number in Help/System Info. Write it down.


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Oct 30, 2013 17:56 |  #5

As above.

Open LR go to Help>System Info.
You see the Serial Number along with a load of other stuff.
Write it down.


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Oct 30, 2013 19:29 |  #6

I just upgraded my LR3 to LR5 today. I can confirm that it auto pulls the key for the install. It is readily available within LR3 as well, as stated by others.


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Oct 30, 2013 19:37 |  #7

Is the upgrade $99 or are there better deals around?


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Oct 30, 2013 22:20 |  #8

$75 at B&H, Amazon,etc


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Oct 31, 2013 09:37 |  #9

Thanks everyone. I'm gonna pull the trigger on the upgrade version.


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Oct 31, 2013 14:20 |  #10

As others have said, if you still have LR3 installed it will just pick up the fact that you already have an existing version qualifying you to an upgrade. Depending on where Adobe 'stores' the serial it may possibly upgrade even if you have uninstalled it.

This time, make a note of the serial number! :-)


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Oct 31, 2013 17:31 |  #11

pdx_btk78 wrote in post #16413217 (external link)
Thanks everyone. I'm gonna pull the trigger on the upgrade version.

Actually, I would strongly recommend downloading 5.2 and taking advantage of the month's free trial just to see how it runs on your computer before putting your hand in your pocket. I see a lot of variation on forums from laments to praise and it is hard to see any pattern of which systems work well and which don't. Besides, if you buy a boxed version it will be 5.0 and you should immediately update it to 5.2 (several nasty bugs were fixed), so you will be doing the download anyways.


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