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Dec
23
comment Is Lightroom overkill for a JPG-oriented workflow?
I got myself LightRoom 4, and I'm starting to shoot RAW when the light conditions are difficult ;-)
Oct
5
comment Is Lightroom overkill for a JPG-oriented workflow?
Thanks Paolo. I know it comes down to personal preferences too, but I don't like the Gimp at all - I'd rather pay for a better (ergonomy) interface - and in my personal experience it's not very stable on windows. And for my needs on the average I'd rather have a Picasa on steroids, I almost never need the power of a Photoshop-like tool!
Jun
7
comment Simple comparison of LightRoom 4, Corel AfterShot Pro, DarkTable
will definitely look IDImager up... I really had never heard of it!
Jun
7
comment Simple comparison of LightRoom 4, Corel AfterShot Pro, DarkTable
mmmh and what happened to two answers that were there beforehand?
Jun
7
comment Simple comparison of LightRoom 4, Corel AfterShot Pro, DarkTable
@ to an unknown: thanks for the downvote without any comment/explanation/suggestion on improving (or closing) the question. You definitely know how to make stackexchange a better place.
Jun
7
comment Simple comparison of LightRoom 4, Corel AfterShot Pro, DarkTable
thanks for your feedback on LR! I am quite used to separate Develop and Library for having used Cyberlink PhotoDirector 3. I don't mind too much, usually those two modules correspond to different mindsets. I'm not good enough at photo editing for me to be worth using Photoshop - I would most likely do destructing ending in the artistic sense of the term :)
Jun
7
comment Simple comparison of LightRoom 4, Corel AfterShot Pro, DarkTable
thanks @user952 that's extremely detailed and valuable. I will definitely (hopefully reasonably soon) try them both but it really, really help to know what I should be looking for!
May
21
comment What steps should I take if my photo is used without permission?
bitterwallet.com/… How BBC stole pictures but ended paying up for them!
May
15
comment Does a high ISO generally result in bad dynamic range and less accurate color?
Yes! And if you read their detailed explanation about Dynamic Range: Dynamic range falls rapidly with higher ISO settings, as any analog or digital amplification performed will increase the noise in the darker areas, making it harder to distinguish between fine levels of contrast - though @MattGrum might still be right in that with a lot of light the camera will not have to exploit amplification/tricks even with higher ISO.
May
11
comment Simple comparison of LightRoom 4, Corel AfterShot Pro, DarkTable
@PatFarrell I agree that this would rather be a comment - though I understand your point. I edited my question with the "features" I want. Hopefully enhance pics (mostly jpg, but I'll be trying to do more raw) with a fair balance of feature vs. easy-of-use and availability of local edit is restrictive enough to rule some of them out - or at least to tell me that they are all the same, then I'll pick darktable because it's free :) . Also, there might be one or two features that really stand out and are must-have and I never have thinked about, and only one soft have them...
May
11
comment Is Lightroom overkill for a JPG-oriented workflow?
thanks that's a very good pragmatic feedback! The only think that I would add is that I'd like to start adding a bit more processing to my pics. While I do a lot of silly family snaps, I also from time to time do weddings pics or more artistic pics, and I do need to find a friendly but powerful enough software to make it better. Picasa ain't it for sure, as you say! But it's good to know I can keep it to organize the bulk of my pics, and I do agree that I will have to invest some time in learning out to do photo-processing...
May
11
comment Simple comparison of LightRoom 4, Corel AfterShot Pro, DarkTable
@Itai thanks for your feedback; about Rawtherapee, I thought so too but ElendilTheTall suggested otherwise, so I added in. I took yesterday night to download it and give it quick try, and indeed it does not look like a one-stop solution, there's no real catalogue. I also got suggested Daminion from one of the founders after this Q., so I'll give it a try.
May
10
comment Simple comparison of LightRoom 4, Corel AfterShot Pro, DarkTable
@ElendilTheTall suggested in the chat Rawtherapee, and found darktable UI buggy on macosx, and Aftershot "pretty good"
May
10
comment Simple comparison of LightRoom 4, Corel AfterShot Pro, DarkTable
@instantkamera wrote in the chat: ASP has a free trial, try it. I started using it and got a license for 50 bucks. If you buy it, look around for coupons. I use it in lieu of darktable because, even though I prefer darktable (politically speaking), it's lacking local adjustment ability and raw conversion pales in comparison.
May
10
comment Simple comparison of LightRoom 4, Corel AfterShot Pro, DarkTable
@Francesco thanks for the tags (grazie :) )!
May
10
comment Is Lightroom overkill for a JPG-oriented workflow?
@mattdm you are right about the Q title, even though I'm not asking only about LR it does make the question more clear, thanks!
May
10
comment Is Lightroom overkill for a JPG-oriented workflow?
thanks that's very useful feedback - in particular knowing that you too stick mostly to JPGs!
May
10
comment Is Lightroom overkill for a JPG-oriented workflow?
@JamesYoungman then you are one more making it sound like it's really worth it! thanks!
May
9
comment Is Lightroom overkill for a JPG-oriented workflow?
Thanks @JamesYoungman, I am planning on trying, indeed I've been planning to do so for at least one year :) , but I do know myself and the 30 days will be gone before I have get good enough at it to know if it's worth it :) . Reading your valuable comment I feel you started were I was, tasted LR, and enjoyed well enough to change your workflow! This might happen to me too, but I'd like to understand if, in the meanwhile :), LR with JPGs makes sense or not at all...