Try to place the photo files and the library into a folder that is not located in "My Documents", that should help.
Adobe Camera Raw is infinately more powerful than Nikon Capture. It's integration with CS3 is a god sent regarding workflow. Even if you dont do much DI, the ability to do so is invaluable.
The key to any PS, any version, is not it's ability to do framing and watermarking, those are nice to have features, but it's ability to handle and manipulate colors, exposure, contrast and alike. I have found it to be superior to the likes of Picassa, which in my opinion sucks and should be straight to transhcan candidate if not for being free.
Photoshop is not overkill. Photoshop gives you options, and the assurance of quality and consistant outputs.
By the way, all is lost if you do not calibrate and profile your monitor.
By the way 2, I HATE LIGHTROOM. If you use CS3, the latest version of Bridge is more thatn suffice, no Lightroom will ever again be installed on my computer.
Last edited by Deadpoet; 14th June 2007 at 09:46 AM.
there is an addon plugin about RAW for ps cs, camera RAW, can be downloaded from adobe website for free
Just tried installing the Optic Pro from DXO trial version.
Previously, I thought that I would like it. So I downloaded the trial version.
But realised after installing that I did not like it. Not a good feeling. Too much of "program takes over everything" kind of mode. And specific brand-model-focal length lens modules that you have to tick in check box to download seems gimmicky. I un-installed the whole thing. Of course there are users who like this kind of thing. But I don't. To me a lens is a lens.
DXO wants me to believe there is a terrific big difference between a digital shot taken by a brand X 50mm F1.4 lens; from a shot taken by brand Y 50mm F1.4 lens?
Such that special software programming module needs to be downloaded to deal with digital photos taken by each of the lens? BullSh*t !
Hype marketing of software.
And it requires you to install Microsoft Net v2+ with lots of files written to your hard disk.
Last edited by ricohflex; 19th June 2007 at 12:25 AM.
I had reinstall all OS for other reasons. The system was clean as a whistle. So, I tried LR again. Installed it, let it catalogue everything blah blah blah, wait for a whole night and let it do it's thing. Ok, I did dump 450GB of images on it, but, it's supposed to be the next best thing to slice bread right! NOPE. Damn LR crashed AGAIN. Hanged again.
OK, I killed it once and for all. Even deleted the download installation file. It's gone from my life. Adios, ciao, bye.
Now, CS3 and Bridge makes me happy.
Well, dumping 450GB of photos on a newly released software just out of beta... You might consider giving it a chance next time...
I am quite happy with Bridge that came with CS3.