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 Post subject: Adobe Lightroom 3 Beta
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:27 pm 
Adobe have announced Lightroom 3 Beta. Press release available at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom3/.

It's an open beta and everyone can download a copy. Get it at http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlemen ... lightroom3


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:07 pm 
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I'm digging the new feature list, especially the watermarking!

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* Brand new performance architecture, building for the future of growing image libraries
* State-of-the-art noise reduction to help you perfect your high ISO shots
* Watermarking tool that helps you customize and protect your images with ease
* Portable sharable slideshows with audio—designed to give you more flexibility and impact on how you choose to share your images, you can now save and export your slideshows as videos and include audio
* Flexible customizable print package creation so your print package layouts are all your own
* Film grain simulation tool for enhancing your images to look as gritty as you want
* New import handling designed to make importing streamlined and easy
* More flexible online publishing options so you can post your images online to certain online photo sharing sites directly from inside Lightroom 3 beta (may require third-party plug-ins)*

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As a LR2.5 user first impressions seem quite good, well from the 3 short videos at least. Will try a d/l and try things out.

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Why didn't I find out about this till I was no longer in the house -_-

Arh, this server better hurry up and fix so I can go home and try this!

No GPU acceleration? Oh cmon :(

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:09 am 
Thanks for the heads up PG & I'm downloading it

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No GPU acceleration? Oh cmon :(

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For the image rendering, take the load of the CPU as the rendering process becomes more complex

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:16 am 
Going to install my download now. I would have liked to have seen GPU acceleration too, it works quite well in CS4 on my lowly 8600m GT and would have been nice in LR where I live most of the time. :?


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Here's where people are submitting comments on LR3 to Adobe

http://forums.adobe.com/community/labs/lightroom3/

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:53 am 
First impressions:

-installation took less than a minute

-Mac version is 64-bit

-splash screen is cool

-would not import my LR2 catalog, insisted on "upgrade"*

-import file dialog window is slick

-Flickr uploader seems nice and has the potential to be very powerful but it would not recognise that I was already logged in - didn't work

-importing my entire catalog of 11-12k photos took 10mins, very good

-browsings and photos and viewing at 100% is no faster than LR2 but performance could have taken a hit because LR is doing something else (see later comment)

-no new editing tools to speak off, didn't get to check on the quality

-always putting 100% load on BOTH CPU cores and for no apparent reason, LR doesn't seem to be doing anything in the background, not building 1:1 previews, not importing etc.

* I seem to remember seeing an option to upgrade the catalog in LR a while ago. I probably glossed over an option somewhere but if LR an entire catalog rebuild for an upgrade, that won't be good as the non-destructive editing settings are all in the old catalog. I'm pretty sure I missed something though.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:04 am 
One thing you should do. Check out your high ISO shots!

The grain, the grain! It looks like output from RawTherapee or Bibble which IMHO has always look much more like film. The fine grained output not only looks better, it works better in programs like Neat Image too.


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Interesting, does that mean Adobe have a new generation raw converter, which may make it back out to other products later?

I'll have to give this a try once my win7 install is finished :)

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Was really looking forward to see just how much quicker LR3 had improved :?:

Not a lot it seems, well certainly for me. Infact on some ocassions it is worse with the preview seemingly hanging for ages :!:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:34 am 
pgtips wrote:
One thing you should do. Check out your high ISO shots!

The grain, the grain! It looks like output from RawTherapee or Bibble which IMHO has always look much more like film. The fine grained output not only looks better, it works better in programs like Neat Image too.


:D :D :D

Still can't figure out what it's eating up all those CPU cycles for though ...... :?


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Maybe they optimised it for beefier processors :P

I just installed it coz im just up, was out 9pm-7am fixing a server -_-

I'm just looking at the best way to structure my photosm catalogs etc before I go ahead and start dumping photos in.

My 30,000 CR2 images I have on my 1TB drive i'm considering just dumping in where they are on the drive currently to go through them in a catalog called "archieved"

But what will I call my new catalog? "Daniel Devine 09-10" ? how do you name your catalogs?

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DD_nVidia wrote:
Maybe they optimised it for beefier processors :P

snip ?


Bah!!
I had hoped this would do for a while longer
Lightroom version: 3.0 Beta [618187 Beta 1]
Operating system: Windows 7 Business Edition
Version: 6.1 [7600]
Application architecture: x64
System architecture: x64
Physical processor count: 8
Processor speed: 2.9 GHz
Built-in memory: 12279.1 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 12279.1 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 348.9 MB (2.8%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 349.1 MB
Memory cache size: 106.9 MB
System DPI setting: 96 DPI
Desktop composition enabled: Yes
Displays: 1) 1680x1050

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