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Adobe Lightroom Classic Update

Thoughts on editing suites…

Adobe has had a history of messing things up amidst providing photographers with tools that define the standard of professional product delivery today. I’m a great fan and I’m addicted to the tools provided by Adobe. Quick confession, I did try the new and improved Luminar 2018 from Skylum and I must admit it has potential, the Capture One 11 Imaging Software from PhaseOne, which is great if you don’t mind a different take on your editing workflow as well as Affinity Photo which is a great Photoshop alternative. I would actually recommend all and discourage none from trying them out. If, and it’s a big one for me, if you are not already used to your workflow, your presets and the tools you know you use and need at your work.

The update…

So here comes the update, a couple of weeks ago. I update, and just as well as other photographers experienced, BOOM! Presets convert to the new amp format and run wild like a pack of zombies supercharged and super confused. Folders are gone, some get saved in camera profiles folders instead of presets folders and the whole thing is one huge miss (and mess). To the rescue then comes today’s update with version 7.3.1 and things are looking a bit better. The software behaviour is more up to date and in line with what I’m used to and I can organise things in a sensible way again. It’s just a pity that Adobe released the bad version for the creatives to test and complain first. This should be the new version, not the previous one.

New camera profiles…

So the version Lightroom Classic 7.3 got released with a new approach. Camera profiles received a boost and I am a huge fan of them. They present a plethora of opportunities to modify my presets and workflow. A simple comparison in the images below shows how some, in this case Modern02 profile, can have an impact on the final output. A lot more is still to be done and adjusted to I’m sure but I feel that I can finally start playing around without being messed around. I feel I’m in “baby steps” to something exciting. Feeling good about it…

Adobe customer support…

After the recent update I’ve encountered problems beyond being able to sort myself. So I got in touch with the support team who took over my computer control remotely and sorted everything out. Brilliant! It’s just a shame that it had to happen. Then again, it’s good to know that there are people out there who got your back. Thanks Adobe. Much appreciated!:)

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