There will be lots of opportunity for third party filters and macros, however nobody had the time to develop it yet....
However, a number o people have worked out macros for developing presets, such as gray, sepia, cross processing, Selenium toning, Nikon Mode III etc. The macros a very easy to write. Sean McCormack has compiled a lot of such presets and they can be downloaded from his webpage. you can access his webpage through www.lightroomextra.com
lightroom is pretty good. the only other RAW workflow i have used is canon's bundled DPP and i must sat lightroom really bring the 2 together. i can adjust practically anything in lightroom without even adding layers!!
i find the tone curve adjustment to be very good. no need to adj the points on curve but then the bars on the bottom specify which areas. shadows, midtones, highlights and stuff. i made very good results.
the only thing i want to complain about is when zooming into picture or the adding of effects the picture will pixelate for a while before the effect is seen. this is the biggest fall back because DPP and PS CS2 won't have similar effects. sometimes editing pics cannot wait for the picture to pixelate then reappear IMO.
running in on a amd 3800+ 2gb of ram. still quite ok. i "think" maybe is CPU bottleneck. the pixelate problem that i complaining about could be due to be amd processor lo.
use on 23 inch apple cinema HD display very fun. lol.
where are my primes?
Those interested in purchasing Lightroom for students, don't bother going to Pics and Pixels because they ran out of stock for it. Thursday is supposed to be their restock date, so remember to call first!
DPP is still the "king" if you want exceptional colors and tones but the effort takes just too much time. Right now, LR offers a good balance between speed to post-process raw images and reasonably good color tones
http://www.funan.com.sg and look for Pics and Pixels.
Is there a way to set the resolution ie the DPI when using the crop tool ( i know aspect ratio can be set). Much Tks
i could imagine that you would like to set the total pixels for the long or short side because you might want to make sure you have enough resolution when printing the photo... but then LR has its own print module that takes care of this....
LR works in develop module with the pixels available, it does not need to care about dpi cause it does not know yet how large you want to print your photo...
DPI are set during export of the photo, you can choose a size in CM and dpi and the photo will be resampled to match...
Wow Lightroom in huge demand... Pics and Pixels also cannot keep up with the requests for the student version!
PS. How do you do unsharp mask in lightroom?
hi ... whats the diffrence with the edu pack and full version?....
Same here, just got mine today.