Thanks for the input. I have been looking at using bridge as I'm more comfortable with the browser vs catalog in LR. I'm coming to terms with the catalog and can see it's advantages but sometimes it still bothers me. I'll stick with it though, I like a lot about it and since it is for images only, I feel LR suits me better.
Thanks again for your suggestions. Yes, I do need to fix some of the scans up and I hope to learn as I go. I have only just started and are now saving them as .psd so I can go back and improve as I learn new tricks. Don't need to print anything yet, I got plenty of time so I hope that's the way to go. As I mentioned earlier I still don't have a camera that can shoot in RAW but will soon and I will follow your advise.
Thanks for the good advise. Many of the scans are "ok" to "pretty good" and just need some basic adjustments and spot removal etc. There are lots that are pretty bad, you know the old stack of family prints that has been bashed around in drawers and boxes for decades (no, not by me, I'm more careful with my prints). I haven't started on them yet, need to learn a bit more in PS first.
When you say I should save in dng, do you mean scan
in dng (Vuescan) or copy into LR
as dng (and keep the tifs as is)? I have already started scanning in tif but could still get hem into LR as dng.
Well, congratulations. You have no need to ask questions, since you already know the answers. I'm sure we can all learn a lot from you.
What are you on about? Of course I need to ask questions, sometimes even stupid questions, but I was not asking if anyone think I am intellectually capable of learning PS at the same time as LR because I do already know the answer to that. And I sure have not learned anything from you either.
No, that was not what I was saying, and you obviously have a problem with logic, as with some other elements of your personality.
As for snobbery... let me see... PS is about 10x more expensive than LR, so a true snob would actually advise you to go PS, right?
Let's see, what did you say exactly...oh, look, here it is
I'll make it short too: start with LR, and when you master it, move to PS.
P.S. everything Hans said is correct, just too much for you at the moment
I interpret that as I should not touch PS until I have mastered
LR. What is wrong with my logic and what the hell are you implying about my "other elements about my personality"? Too much for me atm? This is sinking to a very low level here.
About snobbery; It is snobbery when you suggest I should not/can not join your exclusive PS club because you don't think I'm capable to handle it. It has got nothing to do with money, I already have access to both LR4 and CS6 but you are saying it's too much for me so I shouldn't go there. Very helpful
And you might want to drop the attitude - it's plain from your first and subsequent posts that you really are out of your depth, and if by your own admission you're new to Lr and PS, it might behove you to show some humility and gratitude to someone who is far better informed on this subject than you are, and who has provided you with a very useful "reality check".
Wrong about what? That I found his post patronising or that I dared to ask a "big" question?
"It seems silly to me that you you are considering using layers in PS yet your fundamental knowledge of digital workflow is absent. Essentially you are talking of flying fighter jets but you can't ride a bicycle yet."
I am humbly asking questions stating that I am new to this and he is saying that I am silly to consider using layers. Who has got a bad attitude? Who should show more humility here? Me? Great post!
You think I'm out of my depth? Well, THAT"S WHY I'M ASKING QUESTIONS. I'm sure you mastered PS the first time you opened it up, right? I will not show any gratitude to those who respond to an honest request for help with unhelpful and non constructive put-downs like that. I will be very grateful to those that spend their valuable time to try to HELP me.
Tony has replied to this thread as I was writing this way too long reply so I just continue on
Ok, Tony, I accept that you think I'm fundamental ignorant about this. I did state that I'm new to this so you are somewhat correct. I have tried to digest a huge amount of information the lats couple of weeks and I do find it very complex and sometimes overwhelming. However, I did not attack you, I did find "the tone" of your reply as patronising and there was no reason for you to say I was silly to contemplate using layers. Why shouldn't I when I know it's there for me to learn?
I guess I'm better than some members to multi task so I don't see any problems learning
both LR and PS when I have an opportunity to. I'm using LR by far more as it it obviously a lot easier to get a handle on but why not play around with PS too? That's what I don't get, the almost hostile respond from some members that I DARE try it before mastering LR
Yes, I have already learned from this site and i hope I will continue to do so but I don't appreciate the elitist attitude that is so common among experienced people whatever hobby/profession we are dealing with.
This post is too long so I stop here and lets move on