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Jul 29, 2018 01:55 |  #31

Exactly what Dan said. One thing to note is that the very latest Lr has a new presets management system which is very good. Over a period of time I managed to end up losing some of my home rolled presets, and recreating them, including using the same names. The last major upgrade managed to find and import both sets, and was even happy to put them all in the same presets group and kept the same names too.

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Jul 29, 2018 08:40 |  #32

I think 7.3 converted presets to xmp so they could be stared with PS but there were a few issues. I believe Adobe corrected them with 7.4.


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Aug 01, 2018 18:20 |  #33

I finally upgraded from LR5.7 to 6 but didn't see any real improvements other than camera compatibility. I obtained a refund. For cameras not compatible with 5.7, I do my initial developing with RAW Therapee 5.3 (free) and then save as a Tiff before final tweaking in LR 5.7


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Aug 08, 2018 11:09 |  #34

Wilt wrote in post #18671782 (external link)
It is reports like this one which make me glad to pay a bit more for DVD for my software, rather than relying upon download only!

What current software are you using that's still available on a DVD?


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Aug 08, 2018 11:24 as a reply to  @ mwsilver's post |  #35

I purchased my LR5, and later LR6 and paid extra for it to be in DVD form. I purchased PaintShop Pro 2018 upgrade to my existing license, and paid extra for it to be in DVD form.


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Aug 08, 2018 12:38 |  #36

Wilt wrote in post #18680155 (external link)
I purchased my LR5, and later LR6 and paid extra for it to be in DVD form. I purchased PaintShop Pro 2018 upgrade to my existing license, and paid extra for it to be in DVD form.

I can't speak to what you have specifically, but most of the recent software I've seen that is still distributed on DVD requires an internet connection to install because the software is not complete and the install program downloads everything that is not included. When you download software directly you often get the same exact install file downloaded to your PC which is on the DVD version, and which you can write to a DVD or backup drive without the additional cost.


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Aug 12, 2018 15:31 |  #37

I currently have the last perpetual Lightroom version (6.14) on my desktop and laptop. If I update to the subscription version is the entire program loaded onto the computer? I ask because I often do location shooting and don't have internet access if the latest requires internet to run the program. I can currently take my laptop anywhere and have access to all Lightroom (and Photoshop CS5) features.


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Aug 12, 2018 16:39 |  #38

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I currently have the last perpetual Lightroom version (6.14) on my desktop and laptop. If I update to the subscription version is the entire program loaded onto the computer? I ask because I often do location shooting and don't have internet access if the latest requires internet to run the program. I can currently take my laptop anywhere and have access to all Lightroom (and Photoshop CS5) features.

Yes it is. It is no different than version 6. With the monthly plan you can be without internet access for a month. 3 months with the annual plan. You get an install app with the plan. If you don't want files in the cloud don't install LR CC which was recently introduced. It is designed for mobile apps like iPhones, etc. Install LR Classic CC which is LR7. With LR7 you have the option to sync files to the cloud - only if you want to.


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Aug 13, 2018 01:20 |  #39

Yes, there are many reasons to upgrade it, such as the new version is much faster than the old. Also, it lets you synchronize photos to use with the Lightroom mobile apps.


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Aug 13, 2018 04:24 |  #40

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Yes, there are many reasons to upgrade it, such as the new version is much faster than the old. Also, it lets you synchronize photos to use with the Lightroom mobile apps.


Speed increases do seem to be use case dependent. Many do see some increase, while many others see little to no performance change. There are even some who see a slow down of performance in the develop module, particularly those who make significant use of the local adjustment tools.

The Lr mobile app is quite good, you can download it to your smart devices for free, even if you don't upgrade your Lr version. As a stand alone product it is kind of OK, you can do a little work to your phone images. With Lr CC Classic (AKA Lr 7) you can also set it up so that you can synchronize images from your catalogue, from shared collections, and you get smart previews on the device. It's much like using Dropbox in that they are not published on the web. It also allows you to add phone images and they will be synced to your computer. It is much better than using say Dropbox and a watched folder. Because it is integrated to a degree it allows the images to be placed in folders of your choice, and will even automate folders by date. You don't have to add all of the phone pictures to the Lr app either. It's nice having processed but unpublished images to hand on my large screen phone to show to people, and to add images back from the device when required. All the time running comfortable old Lr CC Classic not the "new" web centric CC offering.

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