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Old 01-10-2012, 03:33 AM
 
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:36 AM
 
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Anyone try it out yet? I'm not super impressed. Changes to the develop module are nice, but everything else is kind of "meh" The stuff that added isn't bad, but just not enough new features or not awesome enough features to make me want to shell out the money for it.

I'd classify it as "wait for it to go on sale."
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:11 AM
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Anyone try it out yet? I'm not super impressed. Changes to the develop module are nice, but everything else is kind of "meh"
DPReview has a pretty comprehensive write-up on the changes for LR4 here. Lightroom 4 Public Beta: What's New: Digital Photography Review

I would classify the changes as evolutionary, as opposed to revolutionary.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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I haven't had a chance to try it out yet. Apparently, there are a few little things which are nice but nothing earth-shattering.

I'll upgrade just not sure when.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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i dont think this one works yet with your existing catalogue. it only works with new photos .

at least thats the way this version worked before the beta was a public beta version.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:20 AM
 
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i dont think this one works yet with your existing catalogue. it only works with new photos .

at least thats the way this version worked before the beta was a public beta version.
Typically, when they release an upgrade to LR, and you open a catalog created with an earlier version, it'll convert that catalog to work in the newer version.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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correct but since this is still a beta version it will not utilize your existing catalog. many of us have been beta testing it before it was a public beta so we kind of assumed at this point it would function 100% but until those words beta go away it will still not convert yet.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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correct but since this is still a beta version it will not utilize your existing catalog. many of us have been beta testing it before it was a public beta so we kind of assumed at this point it would function 100% but until those words beta go away it will still not convert yet.
I used the LR3 beta before they released the true version. I'll say there wasn't much they changed. Once they release it as a public beta, you won't see any major changes. They'll fix some minor bugs that's about it.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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LR4's seems better at recovering highlights. The localized adjustment tool can now be applied to white balance and correct tricky mixed lighting environments. And they finally fixed the problem with noise-reduction previews not being available with views other than 1:1.

It's hard to deal with the loss of my extensive set of presets though. Most won't work with the new develop sliders in PV2012.

The Map, Soft-Proofing, and Book module changes aren't useful to me. The Video support is still a band-aid. Not all options are available and you have to apply the changes to a still frame of the video and then sync to the full clip. But that's just a bonus feature for me. LR is for stills, Sony Vegas Pro is for video.

Adobe really needs to implement GPU acceleration to speed up the interface, and as much of the rendering as possible. LR4 is significantly slower on my PC than LR3.6.
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