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PeterAit

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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #200 on: January 31, 2013, 05:50:12 PM »

Is file size really important? With today's huge and cheap hard disks, why does it matter?
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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #201 on: January 31, 2013, 09:16:40 PM »

Anyone have a list or know a link to to a list of useful LR plugins?
I don't mean the ones for creating image fx so much (OnOne, Alien, etc)... but other function tools.  I remember one that enabled for me to see PDF files. This was good at first, but I ended up not using it, as it wasn't seamless.
I find the Photographer's Toolbox quite handy for workflow type tools. I use Mogrify whenever I export images for example. John Beardsworth a fellow LL poster, has a few useful goodies on there too.
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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #202 on: February 04, 2013, 01:54:00 AM »

I use a 30" screen and I'm not sure how the sliders look on your screens, but they sure are hard to pinpoint and click. All else is fine on my desktop, but in LR (even in CS5) the sliders are hard to work accurately with.
This'll fix your woes Jeffrey’s Lightroom Configuration Manager   
I use this handy tool to make the panels wider than the default maximum, which is way to small for use on anything other than a 13" laptop.
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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #203 on: February 09, 2013, 11:57:16 AM »

When the list of Collections gets as large as mine now is, I wish I could search Collection attributes:

1) Name of collection
2) Name of collection sets
3) For a given image with All Collections of within a certain collection
4) Keywords that fall within collections or collection sets
5) Possibly other attributes I haven't though of

As it now is, I have a few hundred collections, and I've named them and the sets within which they lie descriptively. Finding content with that large collection list has become difficult.

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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #204 on: February 10, 2013, 12:56:31 PM »

It may have been asked for before (thread now too long to check), but what I would really like is an enhancement to the Slideshow module that allowed a slifeshow to be exported as an .exe file (similar to ProShow Gold) that would run completely independently and stand-alone on any PC.
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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #205 on: February 13, 2013, 09:51:48 AM »

It may have been asked for before (thread now too long to check), but what I would really like is an enhancement to the Slideshow module that allowed a slifeshow to be exported as an .exe file (similar to ProShow Gold) that would run completely independently and stand-alone on any PC.
Or Mac, therefore cannot be an .exe file.
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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #206 on: February 13, 2013, 10:08:44 AM »

It may have been asked for before (thread now too long to check), but what I would really like is an enhancement to the Slideshow module that allowed a slifeshow to be exported as an .exe file (similar to ProShow Gold) that would run completely independently and stand-alone on any PC.
I really don't see the benefit of such a thing. In this security-conscious day, handling *.exe files can be difficult (try mailing them as an attachement).

Why not use PDF or some other standardized document format (HTML?) that can be played almost anywhere (not only on MS Windows PCs)?

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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #207 on: February 21, 2013, 04:58:15 PM »

I repeatedly find myself needing to move the adjustment brush points.  This would be most handy for mulitple images with slight variation of where things are. You can Copy/Paste the adjustments, then some keystroke with a click drag to move that point over the area is shifted out of.

I think I mentioned this here or elsewhere....ability to Duplicate the Gradient layer

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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #208 on: February 22, 2013, 04:15:25 PM »

I would appreciate some simple things, so simple maybe they are impossible?

Toggle between "Auto Sync" and "Sync" in develop mode with one hot key, may I suggest "x".  (Please, anything that requires 4 keys in combination is not a short cut.)
Ability to move both side panels to a second monitor.  More options for using two monitors.
The ability to ignore drive letter (use volume name) for external drives with windows.  This may be a windows problem?
Convert stacks to layers and a mask or reversible eraser tool.

All the suggestions I've seen posted here sound good, but don't want to see the program bog down and run slower.  My pc 2 years old; 4.3 is running nicely.  I want to get at least 2 more years out of it.  I love the brush and gradient tools, but I don't ever want to go back to how slow and buggy they were when they were new.

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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #209 on: February 22, 2013, 05:12:46 PM »

"Ability to move both side panels to a second monitor.  More options for using two monitors."

YES...this is a BIG one! Big enough to ignore my other wishes to fulfill this one!  BUT...the answer to this has been a solid "no" from Jeff Schewe. The buck stops there?
I'm thinking he isn't using 2 large screens for his editing. I'm not even sure if you are still editing these days? :-) We nee to update his photo of the overheard image with the 22"CRT's  :-)

The Gradient layer can SURELY use a erase brush over it. This would keep from almost all images going to PS.
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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #210 on: February 22, 2013, 05:40:05 PM »

I'm thinking he isn't using 2 large screens for his editing. I'm not even sure if you are still editing these days? :-)

My imaging area shown in my book shows dual 30" and a 24" for a total of three displays on my main machine. So, yes, I do understand using multiple displays...but I have no problem using Lightroom on a single 30" (and don't really use a 2nd display with LR. I use dual displays for Photoshop panels on the 24". And the right display has Bridge on it.

And, yes, I still do editing these days...just not for stupid clients, just for myself.

Again, the architecture of LR would make tear off or movable panels very, very expensive in engineering hours and it's something that is not on the table.
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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #211 on: February 24, 2013, 01:04:00 AM »

I think I was looking at an older photo of you .....
http://www.schewephoto.com/images/DS.gif


You still rock...Cheers!
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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #212 on: February 24, 2013, 08:55:00 AM »

I think I was looking at an older photo of you .....
http://www.schewephoto.com/images/DS.gif


You still rock...Cheers!
Gosh! That musta been taken before they invented Hawaiian shirts!

Yeah, Schewe is very cool!

And thanks, Jeff, for the historical sidebar. Much appreciated.
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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #213 on: February 24, 2013, 03:03:16 PM »

I think I was looking at an older photo of you .....
http://www.schewephoto.com/images/DS.gif
I wonder if the lava lamp is calibrated to D50 or D65?

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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #214 on: February 24, 2013, 09:45:50 PM »

Haven't read all the posts, but, hear are some of my wants.
1. Layers
2. Free form interface so tools can be organized by which ones we use and the order we use them in. 
3. Allow all tools to have short-cuts assigned.
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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #215 on: February 24, 2013, 11:32:23 PM »

1. Layers
2. Free form interface so tools can be organized by which ones we use and the order we use them in. 
3. Allow all tools to have short-cuts assigned.

#1, ain't gonna happen...
#2 ain't gonna happen...
#3 could happen but prolly not in the short term.

Layers and a free form panel UI is simply not in the underlying software architecture. Layers is a completely foreign concept to raw files (which is what LR was designed to do) As far as the UI, well, you might as well get used to the way it works now because it's highly unlikely that substantial changes will happen to LR's UI.
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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #216 on: February 24, 2013, 11:57:37 PM »

A) Search For:

1) Develop History states, such at "Print"
2) Collection attributes, likes as Collection Names, Collection Folder names


B) Adjustment Brush:
1) Update "Brush Preset 1" with current settings like we have elsewhere in the LR UI
2) Organize brushes into group that the user defines. My brush, for example, is quite large so the sorting has become bulky

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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #217 on: February 25, 2013, 03:54:01 AM »

Layers is a completely foreign concept to raw files (which is what LR was designed to do)
Then tell me how Bibble/AfterShot do it? Works just fine there.
There is nothing inherent in RAW processing that prevents layers.
Just because LR has quite primitive local adjustment tools doesn't mean this is fixed in stone.

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Re: What are you wishing for in LR5 ?
« Reply #218 on: February 25, 2013, 04:13:30 AM »

Layers is a completely foreign concept to raw files (which is what LR was designed to do)
Unless you use them as smart objects in Photoshop, where they become layers. eh?

 
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