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Old 03-21-2008   #21
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Hows does it do with RAW file developing or post processing?
You can set Photo Mechanic to work seamlessly with your fav editor. Thus it integrates with e.g. CS3/PS10 as if it were one application.
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You can set Photo Mechanic to work seamlessly with your fav editor. Thus it integrates with e.g. CS3/PS10 as if it were one application.
That's really a hand off, not processing.
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I download my RAW files from my camera via Bridge to where I will store the images. During the download, I have Bridge convert the images to .dng files at the same time. Adds just a little more time to the download, but saves time in LR.

Then I select the first file, hit the space bar and view the downloaded images and mark the images with stars.

Then I import the images into LR3 and add keywords etc...

LR3 cannot convert to .dng while downloading. You must select and then allow LR to convert and delete the RAW files after they have been converted. This scares me to death, that it is deleting files. I will do the deleting!
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I download my RAW files from my camera via Bridge to where I will store the images. During the download, I have Bridge convert the images to .dng files at the same time. Adds just a little more time to the download, but saves time in LR.

Then I select the first file, hit the space bar and view the downloaded images and mark the images with stars.

Then I import the images into LR3 and add keywords etc...

LR3 cannot convert to .dng while downloading. You must select and then allow LR to convert and delete the RAW files after they have been converted. This scares me to death, that it is deleting files. I will do the deleting!
You can certainly import via lightroom and convert to dng on import at the same time. It will only delete the original raw file on the card if you select that option. Also, you can imbead the original raw file in the .dng if you want. That is also an option. Or You could import as regular raw files and then export as .DNG files and re-import to your catalog. I really don't see the need for bridge, but whatever works for ya

Check this video tutorial I made out for more info on importing in Lightroom if your interested:
http://www.jhpvideotutorials.com/201...orting-part-1/
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Hi Jason,

Great tip on LR3 importing...I thought I'd get both CR2 files and .dngs. Just tried it and it works great! Thanks! Life just got a little easier! I can see your point of Bridge with your workflow, however, Bridge is much more useful and powerful for me in making PDFs than LR3. I still have to use the dang thing! . When Adobe decided not to update Version Cue to the OSX 10.6 update, it is missing in CS5. I am betting that the name will change with the next Creative Suite update comes out because the name Bridge now makes no sense. In VC, Bridge acted as a bridge between all of Adobe's programs... just thinking out loud...

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You can certainly import via lightroom and convert to dng on import at the same time. It will only delete the original raw file on the card if you select that option. Also, you can imbead the original raw file in the .dng if you want. That is also an option. Or You could import as regular raw files and then export as .DNG files and re-import to your catalog. I really don't see the need for bridge, but whatever works for ya

Check this video tutorial I made out for more info on importing in Lightroom if your interested:
Lightroom 3: Set-up and Importing - Part 1 | JHP Video Tutorials - Free Photography Tutorials
...But I did enjoy how you used Bridge in your video tutorial Photoshop CS5: HDR Photography and Panoramics. It looked pretty impressive and handy!
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Yeah, Bridge is a great program and some stuff is still just easier to do in bridge cause you don't need to import anything ect. Thanks for your comments!

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For serious editing CS5 has to be the current answer. Those of you still on CS3/4 really should look at the CS5 demo. The context healing brush is worth the upgrade alone. Example: have a bird in a tree with a branch or leaf in the way? just brush it out.
For those whom work with hundreds of images, try DXO, its batching capabilities are outstanding. Its raw development is on a par or better with CS5 and it has auto HDR if you wish.
For those with simple requirements LR3.3 works if you can put up with DAM. I for one can't.
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Lr 3 since you have Lr 1.4 which will not work on any newer camera that came out you should upgrade to LR3 which has made great improvements and is much faster doing Raw processing then bridge or PSH is.


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