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    Guys, Adobe released trial version of lightroom 2.

    Lightroom 2

    What are your views on LR 2?
    Will there be a though fight between LR 2 and Aperture 2?

    Open for discussion.
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    Some interesting features and changes:

    Quoted from John Nack's blog

    Unbeatable Photoshop CS3 Integration:

    Open files in Photoshop as Smart Objects. (This way you can tweak your Lightroom adjustments within Photoshop just by double-clicking the Smart Object layer that contains your raw file.)
    Select multiple images to merge as a panorama
    Merge multiple exposures into a single Photoshop HDR image
    Load multiple files (or virtual copies of a single file) into Photoshop as separate layers in a single document


    Selective image editing that rocks:

    Lightroom 2 adds a Retouch tool right within the Develop module (see screenshot). That means you can paint regions of the image to dodge, burn, saturate/desaturate, adjust contrast, and more. Edits are stored as metadata, just as all other LR adjustments are stored, and are applied directly to your raw images. (Because people will quickly ask, I'll point out that unlike Apple's newly released Aperture 2.1, Lightroom integrates its selective editing tools right in with the other adjustment tools. In Lightroom you don't have to generate a TIFF file for editing, and unlike in Aperture, you can always tweak the results later. In addition, Lightroom features Auto Mask technology for tweaking the clicked region without bleeding into neighboring areas.)


    Other goodness:

    Library Module:
    Streamlined Library layout

    Smart Collections (based on search criteria)

    Powerful Filter Bar to search and refine images

    Suggested Keywords for simplified keywording

    10,000 pixel size limit raised to 30,000 pixels

    Output-based collections
    Multiple monitor support:
    Four flexible modes for an alternate window: Grid, Loupe, Compare, Survey
    Live Loupe mode
    Export functionality:
    Auto-add exported images to the Lightroom catalog
    Auto Output Sharpening for images on export
    Develop Module:
    Non-Destructive Localized Correction for dodging and burning specific areas of an image

    Post-Crop Vignette

    Basic Panel Keyboard Shortcuts

    Improved Auto Adjustment

    Improved memory handling through 64-bit support on OS X 10.5 and Vista 64-bit.(Not limited to develop module)
    Print Module:
    Picture Package for multi-page layouts

    Print Module output directly to JPEG

    Enhanced Print Sharpening based on PhotoKit Sharpener algorithms

    16-bit Printing for Mac OS X 10.5
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    looks like it is going to be even better....
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    1st view: ur LR1.4 catalogue not valid in LR2.0, must re-import
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkaiser View Post
    1st view: ur LR1.4 catalogue not valid in LR2.0, must re-import
    Yap, you are right, basically installed the LR 2, the new verison kept most of my presents for the modules, except need to re-import all my photos in the LR 2. My keywords are gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkaiser View Post
    1st view: ur LR1.4 catalogue not valid in LR2.0, must re-import
    No big deal for me, lightroom needs to be cleaned up anyway, running slow, too many photos on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoakm View Post
    Yap, you are right, basically installed the LR 2, the new verison kept most of my presents for the modules, except need to re-import all my photos in the LR 2. My keywords are gone.
    Won't say that it's all gone... cos for me, my RAWs all no more keywords, which were previously assigned in LR1.4. But pics that were exported from LR1.4 and reimported (jpgs) still have their keywords.

    That being said, i've yet to explore the modules in LR2. Shall leave that for tmrw
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    I have tried the develop modulue....a bit unfamiliar with the interface as the crop, red eye , clone/head and the new brush buttons are shifted to the right panel. But overall, I love the brush tool, which save my trouble of doing droge and burn, which normally done in CS3. Good tool to be included in the LR2.
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    Haven't tried it yet, but would be delighted to hear if the JPEG output was improved to the level of DPP / Capture NX.... as a Canon user I currently prefer the speed and quality of DPP over Lightroom's functions, but if the gap were closed, a switch may be in order....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkaiser View Post
    1st view: ur LR1.4 catalogue not valid in LR2.0, must re-import
    Quote Originally Posted by jkaiser View Post
    Won't say that it's all gone... cos for me, my RAWs all no more keywords, which were previously assigned in LR1.4. But pics that were exported from LR1.4 and reimported (jpgs) still have their keywords.

    That being said, i've yet to explore the modules in LR2. Shall leave that for tmrw
    read this http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/ it is a beta version for testing, catalogue transfer is not intended at the moment but there will be a transfer module....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkaiser View Post
    Won't say that it's all gone... cos for me, my RAWs all no more keywords, which were previously assigned in LR1.4. But pics that were exported from LR1.4 and reimported (jpgs) still have their keywords.

    That being said, i've yet to explore the modules in LR2. Shall leave that for tmrw
    As long as there is an export on the pictures...my understanding is the keywords will be embedded to the pictures...that's why when imported in LR 2, the keywords are still tagged to the pictures. As for the RAWs due to no export...the keywords that tagged with it, will be lost in LR 2. Please correct my statement if wrong. Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    read this http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/ it is a beta version for testing, catalogue transfer is not intended at the moment but there will be a transfer module....
    We'll have to wait for the transfer module....
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    Has anyone tried the Panorama and the HDR?
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    its a 64-bit software... can access more RAM... time to upgrade hardware in anticipation of Adobe shifting their software to 64-bit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    its a 64-bit software... can access more RAM... time to upgrade hardware in anticipation of Adobe shifting their software to 64-bit...
    Then I had to upgrade my hardware and software to 64-bit....change XP to Vista...change graphic card 32 to 64 bit and max out my ram to 4 gig and above...best of all change the system to MAC PRO!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoakm View Post
    Then I had to upgrade my hardware and software to 64-bit....change XP to Vista...change graphic card 32 to 64 bit and max out my ram to 4 gig and above...best of all change the system to MAC PRO!!!!
    graphics card no need lah... Mac Pro also no need...

    me, I'm already on Vista 64, and I'm waiting for the new architecture (Nehalem) from Intel which should be coming late in the year/early next year, in time for CS4 to come out next year

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    Does anyone know if LR2 will be a free upgrade when it comes out of beta for LR1 users?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    graphics card no need lah... Mac Pro also no need...

    me, I'm already on Vista 64, and I'm waiting for the new architecture (Nehalem) from Intel which should be coming late in the year/early next year, in time for CS4 to come out next year
    Er...BTW will upgrade or should say change my system to Mac Pro by next year.
    CS4....I will be waiting....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macky View Post
    Does anyone know if LR2 will be a free upgrade when it comes out of beta for LR1 users?
    ....currently its free and working side by side with my LR 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macky View Post
    Does anyone know if LR2 will be a free upgrade when it comes out of beta for LR1 users?
    I would say unlikely . Though they may give discount for upgrade user.
    Quote Originally Posted by phoakm View Post
    ....currently its free and working side by side with my LR 1.
    yah, for a period of time and beta version only
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