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Should I Upgrade to LR4?

 
BigBadWolfie
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Apr 03, 2012 10:15 |  #1

I haven't really been following the LR4 release since I figure the reviews will come out soon enough letting me know everything I need to know. Anyhow, I have LR3 and CS5 right now and make use of Nik Software a lot. I was wondering if I should upgrade to LR4. The upgrade price isn't too bad, although it's still money that I can spend elsewhere. I heard the 2012 process is worth the upgrade alone and that LR4 is better with stuff like highlight recovery. Anything else I might want to know? Many thanks for the help.




  
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Apr 03, 2012 10:52 |  #2

To help you decide, you might want to look through these two blog posts from the Adobe Lightroom Manager to see if any of these issues would concern you. The first describes "hot issues" and the second announces LR4.1 Release Candidate:

http://blogs.adobe.com …ghtroom-4-hot-issues.html (external link)

http://blogs.adobe.com …ilable-on-adobe-labs.html (external link)


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Apr 03, 2012 12:28 |  #3

Here's a thread where people are commenting on their LR4 experiences:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1163436

All in all the concensus us that the features and Raw processing improvements are very good, but that there have been performance problems.

The LR "team" does work to address those issues, and the "minor" updates do try, so LR4.1 "helps" but more will be coming.

The good news is that if you do pick it up you can still use LR3 with no problem, and you will be ready for all future upgrades of LR4, so if it struggles performance-wise you can concentrate on your LR3 work. But if LR4 plays nice with your system, then it can be a very good upgrade!


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Apr 08, 2012 03:25 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #4

Thanks guys. I went ahead with the purchase.




  
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