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Top 5 impacts of switching NX2/Nik/PM5 to LR4/CS6 ?

newbird

Neuville, near Quebec City, CA
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newbird Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006
Mon 19-Nov-12 09:52 PM

Hi,

I love NX2 + Color Efex Pro + PM5. I feel I lose no quality from my raw files (D800 and D200) and it seems easier than the alternatives.

However, I'm retiring at the end of 2013 and want to increase my burgeonning photo business (shoot, organize files, PP, print Epson, sell fine art and digital files, teach). I specialize in landscape and nature.

In order to prepare myself for a pro-level service, I have switched to FX in 2012 and bought a new computer. I plan to up-stage PP, printing and file cataloguing in 2013. In 2014, I'll focus on applying my business plan and start serious marketing.

I would prefer to keep my actual workflow but I am uncertain about its future. 2013 would be the best time for me to move to an alternative workflow.

What would be the 5 main issues to switch from NX2/ColorEfexPro/PM5 to LR4 or CS6?

Personnally, I see the following top 5:

- learn a more complicated and less efficient user interface
- replace Nik Color Efex Pro by other products, loose the unique fully integrated user interface of my workflow
- much higher costs
- much larger files with sidecars
- save my best already-processed photos in TIFF for potential reuse/reprint (I presently save in NEF and JPEG)

And I assume I may loose image quality as only CNX2 uses the parameters of my camera.

On the other hand, I would be joining a much larger user community with all the advantages (books, add-ons, classes, etc.)

Your advices will be very appreciated, as usual !

Regards,

Yvan
Quebec Fine-Art Landscape Photographer
http://yvanbedardphotonature.com

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