Elements Village

How to use the forums


Go Back   Elements Village > Editing and Organizing Discussions > Lightroom

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old March 25th, 2012, 01:48 AM
Spacecadetswife Spacecadetswife is offline
New Forum User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 29
I'm in the process right now of learning to use Lightroom, and perhaps upgrading to CS6 (just downloaded the Beta). I don't seem to be having the problems you're describing--at least not yet. I'm also switching from a PC to Mac, having tried out IPhoto for a while (that was a mess). I'm slowly going through Matt's training at Kelbytraining.com, supplementing with Lynda.com, taking Kayla Lamoreaux Finding Photo flow, and using Scott Kelby's book. I'll probably also sign up for Linda Sattgast's Photoshop CS 6 Training when it comes out. I'm wondering if perhaps I'm missing something?

I agree with Paige in that I do use keywords, and I'm not using subject folders (like Matt). I'm letting Lightroom put my photos in folders by date. I've used subject folders in the past, and it became a huge mess. I do get a little annoyed with Matt when he glosses quickly over something that I don't understand/interested in. But, I'm finding that Lynda.com can help fill in the blanks.

Is it the non descructive nature of Lightroom that you're referring to? Is that the big difference? The need to "export" out of the program into Photoshop to do serious edits? I don't want to be one of those who gives up in six months. What do you think it is that turns people off?
__________________
Stephanie


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Spacecadetswife; March 25th, 2012 at 01:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old March 25th, 2012, 06:25 AM
dj_paige's Avatar
dj_paige dj_paige is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 3,457
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spacecadetswife View Post
I agree with Paige in that I do use keywords, and I'm not using subject folders (like Matt).
Good for you!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spacecadetswife View Post
I do get a little annoyed with Matt when he glosses quickly over something that I don't understand/interested in.
Welcome to the club. This is one of my major dislikes regarding Kelby and Kloskowski, they don't explain the "why" of what you are doing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spacecadetswife View Post
Is it the non descructive nature of Lightroom that you're referring to? Is that the big difference? The need to "export" out of the program into Photoshop to do serious edits? I don't want to be one of those who gives up in six months. What do you think it is that turns people off?
Its a guess on my part, because the people who say things like "I tried LR for 3 months and could never figure it out" don't really give an explanation (and probably can't give an explanation why they couldn't figure it out). My guess is that they want to keep using LR the same as any other photo software ... folders as the only organizing tool, moving photos and folders in Windows (or Mac Finder), browsing photos in folders instead of in LR, and they want to save every photo. Sometimes, I think its the old "I've always done it this way, so I'm going to keep doing it this way". When I get a chance to discuss the use of keywords with one of these people (in an internet forum), they rarely understand my explanation why keywords offer advantages over folders, and my examples don't seem to register with them.
__________________
Paige
"It's nothing until I call it" -- Bill Klem, NL Umpire and native Rochesterian
My
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Photos

Last edited by dj_paige; March 25th, 2012 at 06:57 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't read my screen drapeman Photoshop Elements Editor 2 December 15th, 2007 04:54 PM
Don't read this Benny Pedersen Show Your Work 2 March 23rd, 2007 08:04 PM
Can't read new cd Foxfire Photoshop Elements Editor 6 September 14th, 2006 11:35 PM
Can Mac read a .psd from a PC? Virginia Photoshop Elements Editor 4 July 27th, 2006 12:12 PM
I Know I can read.......*S* SleeveTugger Photoshop Elements Editor 5 June 13th, 2006 11:50 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2010, Photo One Media Inc.