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« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2006, 09:26:55 PM »

Too many bugs for my liking although I love the concept.  I think that the Win beta is really #1 not #3.
Until it gets a little better, I'll stick with BBPro, CaptureOne, Bridge and CS2.

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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2006, 08:35:26 PM »

I have read somewhere that it runs faster on Intel rether than AMD.  Not sure if this us true but its seems to be gaining ground.  Stranger things have happened!

Overall I like what it offers - it just needs som major tweaking in certaina areas (speed being the main one)

I do intend to upgrade my PC soon but as I am not as wealthy as some I cannot afford a top of the range 4GB system to run it on as mentioned!   

I will continue to test  the functions and wait to see what happens on the perfomance side.

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The following comments are in reference to my system and the response using Lightroom Windows Beta 3.

 Dell dimension 8400
Windows XP, Home Edition, Service Pack 2
Intel Pentium® 4CPU, 3.4GHZ
Lightroom response as observed on my system:

Lightroom currently contains 17 shoots with over 1000 files.
Import functions:
Import NEF files (approx 8M) from external hard drive utilizing USB 2 results in the following:
Copy files to Lightroom Library-2 to 3 seconds per file.
Copy Photos as DNG Approximately 2 sec per file.
Reference files in existing location Approximately 1 sec per file.

Importing CR2 Raw from canon D20 in 100 file batches.

Import from system hard drive results in the following:
Reference files in existing location- Approximately 1 sec per file.
Copy photos as DNG- Approximately 2 sec per file.

Importing PSD files and convert to DNG;
42M PSD to DNG Approximately 3 sec.

Export the above file as a TIFF- Approximately 1 sec

Library Functions:

Side bar scroll functions as files are being imported.
Mouse wheel appears to wait until import complete before it will function in scrolling.

Develop Functions:

Changing White Balance regardless of method results in approximate 1 to 2 second delay for screen to reflect new figure.

Modifying a file utilizing the remaining functions available in Develop results in changes that occur as fast as I make them.

From the comments I have seen on this forum as well as several others, it would appear that system configuration impacts the performance to a high degree.

James DeMoss

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« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2006, 12:29:28 AM »

The beta is stable and the results, so far, are quite impressive. This program is a different approach to image processing and file management then what we have become used to with Adobe. I will buy it for sure, but it of itself, can not do it all... nor do I think it should.

My suggestion is to figure out how you can use it or if you should use it in your digital darkroom



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« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2006, 09:20:51 AM »

Adobe made it very clear where they put their PC customers with respect to this product.  My thanks to all of you who have far more patience than I and have posted info with respect to LR.  I vote with my pocketbook and will use other products.  Thanks to Paul for exposing me to Breeze products.  Right out of the box they have improved my workflow.
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« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2006, 12:52:41 PM »

I have worked with LR for Windows.  Overall, I like it and think it would make a good contribution to simplifying my workflow.  My system is old and meets only the minimum requriements for LR.  The result is very slow response to just about anything I do.  As a result I am not using it at this time, except to experiment with.    

I look forward to an optimized version and a faster computer to run LR on.  Maybe the Apple version and a new Mac Pro??  
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