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Thank you so much, Tina. I found some short Adobe tutorials last night but not that overall one. I did find one on noise reduction, and was impressed after trying it out on some old ISO 2000 images. Herb >http://tv.adobe.com/watch/getting-started-with-adobe-photoshop-lightroom-3/whats-new-in-lightroom-3/ > ><http://tv.adobe.com/watch/getting-started-with-adobe-photoshop-lightroom-3/whats-new-in-lightroom-3/>It's >much, much better than LR2. Faster but lots of new features. You can't >find them all on your own so watch the video. > >Tina > >On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 4:44 PM, Herbert Kanner <kanner at acm.org> wrote: > > > For over a year, I had been using LR2 because it wouldn't run on OS X > > (Tiger), and I wasn't about to enrich Apple with $129 for an OS upgrade. > > When Fry's suddenly offered it for $29 I installed Snow Leopard, >fought with > > the things that stopped working, like printers, until I >understood how Apple > > had reorganized stuff. Then, yesterday, I installed the LR upgrade. > > > > So, it would be interesting to know what the major changes are. Most > things > > look pretty much the same. I understand they claim that they have > improved > > the noise reduction, but it is so pathetic compared to what NoiseNinja > will > > do in its most simple-minded automatic mode that I would not even bother > > with the LR noise reduction facility. > > > > Interesting point about NoiseNinja. They provide a chart which can be > > photographed with various cameras at various ISO values, the idea >being that > > you create noise profiles from those photographs and then use >them to reduce > > noise in subsequent photos. Well, I tried it, and to my surprise found > that > > the dumb simple way of using it produced better results. > > > > The simplest way is to go full automatic. The software finds a number of > > uniform areas in the picture, samples them, and then produces a profile > for > > THAT picture which is then used to remove noise. It does show you >what spots > > it is sampling. It can be fooled if some area with uniform microscopic > > detail looks like noise. I found one photo where the automatic >procedure did > > not work. In that case, one has the option of manually selecting >small areas > > in the picture that should look uniform, drawing little sampling > rectangles > > just as if one were cropping out tiny areas. I.e., you're telling the > > software where sample the noise. > > > > One drawback is that it produces .tiff files that are over 100 MB in > size. > > They can be cut back with what I think is loss-less compression, but > that > > becomes an extra step. > > > > Can anyone summarize for me what other goodies besides backing up at a > SANE > > time differentiate LR3 from LR2? > > > > Herb > > -- > > Herbert Kanner > > kanner at acm.org > > 650-326-8204 > > > > Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, > > for they are subtle and will pee > > on your computer! > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Leica Users Group. > > See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information > > > > > > >-- >Tina Manley, ASMP >www.tinamanley.com > >_______________________________________________ >Leica Users Group. >See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information -- Herbert Kanner kanner at acm.org 650-326-8204 Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee on your computer!