|Jun 9, 2013, 11:01 PM||#1|
Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 5 With New Healing Brush, Radial Gradient, and Straightening Tools
Following the release of a public beta nearly two months ago, Adobe today announced immediate availability of the official release of Photoshop Lightroom 5, the company's professional photo management and manipulation software.
Lightroom 5 Advanced Healing Brush (Click for larger)Adobe highlights six major new and improved features found in Lightroom 5, as well as a number of other smaller features designed to make the software more powerful and efficient than ever.
Lightroom competes with Apple's Aperture software, which is available on the Mac App Store for $79.99. Each successive version of Aperture has seen Apple reduce pricing, moves that drove Adobe to slash the price of Lightroom in half to $149 with the release of Lightroom 4 last year. But with no sign of a new version of Aperture and Apple continuing to price Aperture 3 at $79.99, Adobe apparently remains comfortable with its $149 standard pricing on Lightroom while it also seeks to transition users to its Creative Cloud subscription services.
Article Link: Adobe Releases Photoshop Lightroom 5 With New Healing Brush, Radial Gradient, and Straightening Tools
|Jun 9, 2013, 11:08 PM||#4|
Finally a usable healing brush! The lack of proper cloning and healing tools in Lightroom is the main reason I've stuck with an outdated Aperture for so long.
15" MacBook Pro; iPhone 4S
|Jun 9, 2013, 11:11 PM||#6|
Might have to try this out. I've out grown iPhoto and looking for something better. I have Aperture but felt that was outdated big time! Maybe WWDC will bring Aperture 4 or iPhoto '13?
|Jun 9, 2013, 11:11 PM||#8|
I'm really interested to see how Smart Previews work. I have a huge library and it might be nice to have a preview library all the time and the masters on an external drive.
|Jun 9, 2013, 11:16 PM||#9|
I use Aperture, but since Apple has abandoned it i will move all my photo library to Lightroom. I was just wondering. Do i loose all the adjustments that i have made in my raw files if i will move the pictures to Lightroom?
|Jun 9, 2013, 11:20 PM||#11|
Is full screen available now?
I don't see full screen editing listed on Adobe's feature list. That's a feature I truly wanted in LR4. Anyone know if it made it into version 5?
|Jun 9, 2013, 11:38 PM||#16|
|Jun 9, 2013, 11:41 PM||#18|
|Jun 9, 2013, 11:41 PM||#20|
I just stopped using Aperture and switched to Capture 1 Pro 7. I have the beta Lightroom 5.
Each of these programs have their problems. Lightroom 5 has great tools, perhaps some of the best, but Lightroom 5's raw processing is the noisiest, particularly on higher ISOs than the other two. Capture 1 seems to have the nicest raw processing. Aperture is still the easiest to use and understand out of the box. And the raw processing is good, although some might find that it is flat, which very easy to remedy. Although Lightroom's histogram tools are the very advanced, the use of them is counter-intuitive. Histogram manipulation is so much easier in Aperture and C1.
I find myself spending more time in Lightroom and I do not enjoy the interface. It's so much easier to get exif info about the photos in C1 and Aperture than it is in Lightroom. Lightroom is a good program with a lousy interface. The raw processing is also a bit unpredictable.
Personally, I think Capture One 7.x is the software for most.
Of course, there's the old bloated PS standby that is now only available in the cloud that Adobe wants us all to be virtually chained to.
|Jun 9, 2013, 11:57 PM||#24|
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