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KarlGB77
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Oct 06, 2012 22:19 |  #1

I recently upgraded my unused LR3 to LR4.
I also saw that LR 4.2 was out and updated.

I shot a friends wedding last week as a second shooter and the pic's look good.
But I have ZERO experience with Lightroom and PS CS6 which I also have.
I was able to import the pic's into LR4 and I played around with one and saw that in library mode I could do some minor adjusting.

Here is a question that May be easy to answer.
I have Scott Kelby's LR 3 book.
I have looked at the LR book book and it looks similar.
I understand that there are upgrades and things are different from LR3.

But.

Can I use the LR3 book to get me going well enough to get started or are the way things done in LR4 different enough to make that not something I want to try?
If the initial stuff is just about the same, I will follow along in his book and go from there.
I noticed a video that looked good for LR3 a while back but as I didn't use LR, I never got started.

Help!

And thanks!

Karl


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Oct 06, 2012 22:46 |  #2

You can also search for Julienne Kost's videos on the Adobe forum.




  
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Oct 07, 2012 01:34 as a reply to  @ Merlin_AZ's post |  #3

Julienne Kost's videos are indeed a fast and cheap introduction into some of the highlights of the new stuff in LR4.

Kelby's LR3 book still apply to the organisation of pictures in LR (except the two new modules of course). Just be aware that the most important picture manipulations (tone & tone curves) in the development module fundamentally changed. I would not recommend to try to learn that from Kelby's book and then try to translate it. It is just way to different and it took me a while to understand the new concept.

Use Julienne Kost's videos or go to lightroomforums.net and search for tips on these changes.


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Oct 07, 2012 10:56 |  #4

OK
So I can use lr3 book to get started.
Good deal.
I am aware of the videos and will use them.

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Oct 07, 2012 10:59 |  #5

One more question
Would using the DPP software that came with my 5D3 help me with anything or am I good with LR 4.2 now for raw handling?

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Oct 07, 2012 11:35 |  #6

Personally, I would not bother with Kelby's LR3 book and just go for his LR4 book. Yes the Library modules are very similar, but you will have to get the LR4 book to get the latest word on the Develop module and others, so why just not start there - you will probably find it less confusing. Also, he makes available a number of the images in his book so that you can work along with the examples in the LR4 book. As far as handling your raw images, LR4 works quite well and personally, I would not introduce another step in the process with the DPP software. You are going to have to get them into LR anyway, why not just import the raw images to start with. My 0.02ยข FWIW.

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Oct 07, 2012 11:46 |  #7

Sounds good.
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Oct 07, 2012 16:37 |  #8

So here is the deal.
I am following Kelby's reco to put all my pic's in a folder "My LR Photos"
But I downloaded 317 pic's from my card into LR and they Are there.
But not on my laptop.

I got it.
I deleted them and set it up correctly and downloaded again to the right folder with copyright info.

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