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Lightroom 5 offer - TODAY ONLY
« on: November 25, 2013, 08:01:17 AM »
A heads-up for anyone who might have been thinking about buying it, now would be a good idea. Offer expires today; full version, downloadable, for 62 (40% off normal price). Not bad considering the upgrade version is 59.

You will need a beefy PC to run it properly though.

Feel free to delete this topic tomorrow Paul. :)

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Re: Lightroom 5 offer - TODAY ONLY
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 09:10:17 AM »
Excellent deal!


I use Lightroom for 95% of my normal photography use and probably around 80% of astrophotography use. I think it is much easier for tweaking the histogram and getting as much as possible from the data than with Photoshop, and it has an excellent noise reduction tool. I only go into Photoshop when I want to do more advanced things like fix star shapes, increase contrast on specific areas, or use tools like Dodge and Burn and Content Aware.


But in my opinion Lightroom is much better in general for photography and gets a lot more used than Photoshop. As you said though, just like Photoshop, it's a bit of a resource hog. I recently got a new laptop and went from a 1.5GHz processor and 3Gb RAM to 2.6GHz (3.2 Turbo) and 8Gb RAM. It's a much more pleasant experience now, for all astro software in general!

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Re: Lightroom 5 offer - TODAY ONLY
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2013, 10:52:56 AM »
I use Lightroom for everything other than most astro stuff, or if I need to do a content-aware "fix" on normal pix. However, I may not have to do even that now, as LR5 has it's own (simplified / dumbed-down) version of content-aware, so maybe no more need to switch between the two. :)

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Re: Lightroom 5 offer - TODAY ONLY
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2013, 10:20:14 PM »
Damn, I missed this and could've had it for Christmas (oh er missus) 71 now, might still get it (though I'd prefer a lens)
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Re: Lightroom 5 offer - TODAY ONLY
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2013, 11:34:35 AM »
Aye aye... any particular piece of glassware in mind?

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Re: Lightroom 5 offer - TODAY ONLY
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2013, 08:16:28 PM »
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Re: Lightroom 5 offer - TODAY ONLY
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2013, 08:27:53 PM »
Who TF gave me neggy karma?!?

Come on, fess-up. What'd I do?

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Re: Lightroom 5 offer - TODAY ONLY
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2013, 09:03:28 PM »
Think there be a mischief maker amongst us lol (not me btw lol)
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Re: Lightroom 5 offer - TODAY ONLY
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2013, 09:42:32 PM »
Who TF gave me neggy karma?!?

Come on, fess-up. What'd I do?
You are in the best possible company :)

http://scottishastronomers.com/forum/index.php?topic=1526.0
Rgds,  Mike