Lightroom 3 trial over

Groan, my 30 day trial of Lightroom 3 is over. The big problem is that I really like it, so I was really gutted that the other day when Newegg had it for $120 and I couldn’t buy it from them. I could see it as in-stock and add to cart, but when you continued to checkout it was removed from the cart. ARGGG!

So now best deal on Amazon is $200. There are couple ‘0 customers’ shops selling it for $150, but those sound a bit dodgy.

Also not sure how well the work flow will work for Michaela, and then there’s the importing the last n-years of iPhoto so it’s all in the same place.

I was thinking about using Aperture, especially as its priced so well. But I also really enjoyed the lens correction feature of Lightroom, twisting pictures to look ‘correct’ is really neat.


Conor Boyd 2011-07-27 15:59:49

Take the plunge on LR3, you won’t regret it.

Importing shouldn’t be that bad, surely? If you’ve assigned keywords/tags or whatever they might be called in Aperture, surely you can get Aperture to save that to your image files as EXIF/IPTC, and then when you import them into LR, you’d have them all there.

Haven’t used Aperture, so can’t really help much else.

Simeon 2011-07-27 21:36:54

Oh I’m already sold, it just hard to pay $200+ when you just saw it at $120 (even if just in theory).

The migration steps you mention are the exact ones I’ve read on forums, so it should be too bad. More the concern is the events/set way of collecting pictures is quite nice, and LR’s had great filtering, I/we will just need to tag things better.

Simeon 2011-08-01 13:09:14

A parcel arrived today from 17th Street Photo, I wonder what it could be…

It might be an early home from work day…