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  1. taff63

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    I have lr5 atm and wondering what are the benefits of upgrading to 6 ..
     
  2. sep9001

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    I am still using LR5, it does what i need and don't think there is a big difference between 5 and 6 stand alone. LR6CC I understand has new features.
     
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  3. Ploddles

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    LR5 won't support any new cameras that come out since its last update.
     
  4. taff63

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  5. Brian G

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    The only reason I upgraded to LR6 was raw support for my Canon 80D, otherwise I would have stayed with LR5.7.
     
  6. tijuana taxi

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    Same for me although I went from LR3, adding the DNG process was a bind just for the sake of fifty quid

    Dehaze is handy and can get it to work on the standalone version
     
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  7. Lemaildetom

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    Dehaze is only for subscription but not for LR6! Or you have to explain me how!

    I think one thing in LR6 which was not in LR5 was the possibility to do panorama?
     
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  8. tijuana taxi

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    Here you are Tom, works fine with the latest version of LR6 (think its 6.10)
    https://cutthruthefog.wordpress.com/lightroom-6-dehaze/

    Used it yesterday on a landscape shot I posted in the X-T1 thread in the talk equipment section
     
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  9. Brian G

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    Dehaze doesn't really interest me, and there are other ways to do it anyway.

    There are lots of panorama stitching programs around, several are free.
     
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    LR5 works fine,i am quite happy using it.:):D
     
  11. Dael_Pix

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    I was going to create a thread about upgrading but saw this one.


    I too am thinking about upgrading to LR6. I currently have 5.7. Not sure about it really.

    Creating panos would be a lot better and LR settings won't be 'set in stone' after creatin.g them.
    The brush on the radial filter and gradient tool would be great and would use it often.
    The dehaze could be useful too (third party download above).

    £64.66 to upgrade is a lot of money for only a few new features :mad:
     
  12. nandbytes

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    If it helps at all, there are 2 new copies on LR6 selling at CEX for £75 (standalone edition). I got one myself a month or so back, its fully sealed :)
     
  13. Dael_Pix

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    Some new guy or gal didn't read my comment properly.
     
  14. nandbytes

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    I did read your comment, but I thought you were talking about the upgrade version (which requires a previous version of LR). I posted about a standalone version which normally costs £105-120 depending on where you buy from. Even though this may not be of benefit to you, it looks like it might have benefitted someone who just sent me a PM asking about it. Just trying to be helpful.
     
  15. nick16

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    Benfits me, once i sort the laptop out. Not a wasted comment at all. cheers for the heads up.
     
  16. nandbytes

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    :welcome:
     
  17. Byker28i

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    I upgraded to 6 as it's the last standalone edition they are doing.
    Dehaze isn't just for dehaze, works well on other shots as well. Performance is significant;y better than 5, IMHO.
    The facial recognition actually works, I used it to find images in my 130,000 image catalogue of a friend that died
     
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    I didn't know Adobe has said there will be no future standalone versions after LR6? I can see many, including myself, not moving to CC and if they ever buy a new camera looking at different software or converting to DNG if really needing to. Whilst I understand CC is great value if you use LR and PS and you get new features as they are released, a subscription isn't for everyone. I wonder what the actual spilt CC v standalone users is.
     
  19. Box Brownie

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    I do not recall Adobe rescinding their 'original' statement that a perpetual license version of LR will continue

    The test will be when they announce the next major release of CC and no Perpetual License version shortly after?
     
  20. Brian G

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    I wouldn't shell out that much just for the panorama facility.

    Microsoft's ICE works great for panoramas and it's free.
    Also free is Hugin and if you want a paid for there's PTGui which does a lot, and is my personal favourite.

    I wasn't aware that the radial filter and gradient tools were any different between 5.7 and 6.1 and there are other ways of doing Dehaze.
     
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  21. nandbytes

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    I personally only bought LR6 because LR5.7 didn't support my new camera. otherwise I wouldn't have got it. Even still I don't purely use LR, I use capture one (express for free also) and DXO optic (older version for free) which IMO are better. LR6 is just nicer and quicker to use for me.

    The nik collection is also free now. They also have some nice tools, which I am trying now for b&w pictures. Does a better job than lightroom as far as b&w goes.
     
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  22. Byker28i

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    When LR6 came out there were several comments/articles stating this would be the last standalone version and that Adobe wanted the CC model to be the one used. Hence the difficulty in finding the download link, how to buy on their website, the depreciation of features in the standalone model.
     
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    But were these comments and articles those made/published by Adobe? There was plenty of speculation but nothing I recall of an Adobe statement.
     
  24. Brian G

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    Probably a comment by one of the self-appointed "experts" that abound on the internet.

    As I recall, Adobe themselves said something to the effect that "Lightroom will be available as a stand alone version indefinitely."
    But be aware, indefinitely means "an undefined period" and does NOT mean "for ever" for which the word is infinitely - not the same.
    It may be that Adobe have decided that Lightroom will no longer be available as a stand alone program, in which case I for one, will eventually find an alternative.
    Confirmation will need to be from Adobe themselves.
     
  25. mickledore

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    Mine's not supported either. Didn't spend money on upgrading to LR 6; I just downloaded the free DNG convertor.
     
  26. nandbytes

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    This was also my first port of call. For some reason I got better results especially while recovering shadows and highlights directly out of LR6 than when I went from Sony RAW > DNG > LR5.7. So I decided to buy LR6 after trialling it.
     
  27. mickledore

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    I'm on Fuji and the shadow and highlights recovery works very well even with DNG so I stuck with that. Always said I'll subscribe when my PC needs replacing but that shouldn't be for a few years yet.
     
  28. nandbytes

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    It did work very well for me too, but was better with LR6. You can always get the trial and try it out for free to see if it makes much difference for you :)
     
  29. Dael_Pix

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    Don't think I'll bother upgrading to be honest. But I'll keep thinking about it.

    I have the free nik collection too. I think I first heard about it on Serge Ramelli or Anthony Morganti youtube channel. I uploaded some b&w images on to my flickr using the freeware. The first one wasn't done in the freeware.
     

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