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sirraj

Minneapolis, US
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sirraj Registered since 29th Oct 2005
Wed 26-Mar-14 02:03 PM

I have used Capture NX2 for all of my RAW file processing for many years and I have always been very happy with it. I have never found it to be cumbersome or slow. I have tried Lightroom before, but never really felt comfortable with it. I especially didn't like the way Lightroom handled files (side-car files or the database). But after the NX-D announcement I decided that I needed to seriously try and learn annother RAW conversion program, so I chose Lightroom 5. After a few weeks I have found that I can pretty much do anything I did in NX2 in Lightroom. LR does some things much better . I have found that the lens corrections in LR are much better than NX2. I also find it much easier to copy the edits from one file to another. I don't really like the catalog in LR, but I am adjusting to it. I don't use any of the organizational tools such as sorting, ranking, emailing, books, etc., so I cant't comment on that part of the program. I really miss the color control points in NX2, but something similar can be done in LR with selections, just not as easily. I tried the NIK plug-ins in LR, but I don't want to screw around with multiple TIFF files which I find to be incredibly cumbersome. I was absolutely amazed at the awful way those plug-ins work. I wouldn't even consider buying anything so clunky. I find the LR crop tool to be completely backwards, moving the photo and not the crop area is really hard for me to get used to.

Over all, I find it takes me a little longer to get the photos looking like they did in NX2, but I eventually get there. My only concern is that, in the future, Adobe will require a subscription to use Lightroom. I have no interest in paying a monthly fee to use their software. If that happens, I will find another program to use.

So for those of you like me, who hate the idea of moving to Lightroom from NX2, I can tell you that it is not as bad as I expected and I am really starting to enjoy using Lightroom.

Sirraj

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