What do you use to manage them?
I don't see how managing a CMYK is different than an RGB file. Your not gonna do anything to it..Just see that it is what it is and launch the edit into PS. With the same respect do pros really edit shawdy JPEGS in LR and use it? You can, but would you? These are mostly PSD files that will go to InDesign and out to PDF.
The reason to seeing the bit 8 vs 16 is to have those PSD files distinguished to launch the needed file, or app.
I was hoping LR would be my manager as it does just about all as ACDSee Pro(knowingly giving up RAW process view), (Media Pro crashes and has issues with certain files. Besides not seeing LR process)....You see all the software I've purchased? I would like to simplify things if I can.
I was against using LR all the way up to LR3, because I never liked the idea of 1 program doing very different things together as 1 (Library/Dev),(and I greatly appreciate ACR-PS for this). Frankly I still don't. But until some TRUE MANAGER gets license to view LR and C1 raw files, this is it). So I used ACDSee which is OK at best, but crashes and not a mature product for managing , but MUCH more stable and more flexable than Bridge. I really liked it, as for some time it was doing things that others didn't).
The point is we have LR playing manager...is it a sw for the enthusiast or for the "Fine Art" photographer/home archival printer/book maker? What happens to studio production?
(This is where C1 stays alive, as it doesn't really try and manage, still like a Windows File Manager). Makes a mess by writing in each folder, but no synching, no "library/cache"
Now LR is doing great things. Since LR3.2, I've been working and learning, and having ACDSee along side to pick up the slack as a manager... and I'm adapting to it, but it leaves me hanging with production work. What do you recommend? And how vested should one be to LR as a "image" manager?
Note: The other files I speak of are directly Adobe products. How hard is it to toss a thumbnail of a PDF or even an InDesign preview to reference a file exists in a folder? How hard is it to link other Adobe Apps as the Edit program other than PS?(we have 3rd party filters and apps for this already!) For instance you want to make a PDF out of a PSD for a magazine or any press. You should be able to directly place it into Indesign Via LR and output the PDF. Now I have to launch PS and then move the layers over. Or within InDesign place the file via Explorer. Maybe LR will eventually have 2 versions...LR-Standard, and LR LibraryPro?
I actually give Microsoft some credit for making Windows Explorer more friendly with images in Win7, and in a pinch always a good go-to to see whats in the folders. Great that LR has this easily a rightclick away.