Comments on: Adobe Lightroom Beta 3 for Windows Released The latest news about the top pixel wrangling application on the planet. Tue, 21 May 2013 09:59:33 +0000 hourly 1 By: Ronald Laine Ronald Laine Mon, 31 Jul 2006 01:45:43 +0000 Lightroom!

The following are a few comments in connection with Lightroom:

System: Dell- Windows XP-SP-Intel 3.4 GHZ- 1 GB RAM

File Processing:

JPEG to DNG – Batch runs consisting of 100 files per batch; From Canon 20D

JPEG FILE SIZE-2.7 to 3.9 M
DNG resulting file size- 8.2M

Processing time is about 2 seconds per file.

Exporting files as DNG to external hard drive utilizing USB 2 requires about 3 seconds per file.

Adjustments in DEVELOP occur as fast as I make them.

Questions I have concerning Light room;

1-Why percentage for R G B instead of numeric values?

2- In PRINT-PRINT JOB SETTINGS-Color Management-Profile-Other, I am presented with only the options showing printers configured on my PC. I do not find any ICC profiles. Is this a function of BETA 3?

I currently have on my PC in part the following:

Adobe CS2
Canon DPP
Breeze Browser Pro
Capture One (Trial Version)
Bibble 4.8 (Trial Version)
DXO Optics Pro 3.5 (Trial Version)
RSP (Trial Version)

By: jim van kennen jim van kennen Sun, 30 Jul 2006 20:37:49 +0000 am unable to run LR on amd 1.39 ghz machine despite fresh install of xp and sp2. runs fine on older intel machine. any thoughts?

By: Martin Beebee Martin Beebee Tue, 25 Jul 2006 11:49:41 +0000 Working…

Just started playing around with Lightroom, and it seems to have a lot of potential for being a “go-to” application. But I’m surprised at how slow it is.

I’m running a Dell with Windows XP SP2, P4 3GHz, 1GB RAM. Making a simple curve adjustment (moving the slider) takes 4 sec to process (RAW or DNG). Yikes! PS CS2 runs lightning-fast (with Nikon Capture and iTunes open), so it’s not my machine.

Hopefully it will run faster in the “real” version? I can’t see buying LR in the future if it’s going to run this slow — any time savings in workflow will be swamped by processing time.

(And hopefully it will read Photoshop files (all my master files are in PSD format, and thus inaccessible in LR)? Isn’t that a hoot?)

By: Designer Scott Designer Scott Sun, 23 Jul 2006 03:28:03 +0000 Resouce Hog indeed!
I use my 2ghz 1.5gb tabletpc as a workhorse with all of the other adobe programs, and use Digital Photo Pro for my canon shots because I can’t wait 10 seconds for every minor adjustment I make for a single RAW file.
I have never had my computer lag that bad, and I use photoshop extensively. I sincerely hope that gets fixed!

By: Alessandro Alessandro Fri, 21 Jul 2006 00:52:13 +0000 I know everyone is drooling over the Slider based curve adjustments, but I find that they are not as intuitive as Ctrl-Clicking to find the exact point on the curve and then adjust that way.

The other thing that I miss is that you could add an anchor point, play with it, and if you didn’t like it, drag it right off of the curve and you would be back to the point where you started before making the adjustment.

As for performance, that is fine when I tried it with the test library that you download with Lightroom.

By: Dave New Dave New Thu, 20 Jul 2006 19:48:19 +0000 Maybe not only an AMD vs Intel issue, but it looks most certainly a sensitivity to network-mounted drives.

I’ve encountered a lot of problems with network drives in recent Mac/Windows photo-centric applications, in particular programs like iView’s MediaPro. I tried to import a couple thousand images from a networked drive, and after letting it run all night with only a few hundred imported, I finally canceled the process. Doing the same from a local drive completed in a matter of minutes.

I’ve also quit trying to do any intensive operations from within Bridge or PSCS2 on networked drives on Windows, for similar reasons.

Is it something about the Windows SMB networking protocol that is broken, or is it that Mac programmers don’t know how to write networking code for Windows? Whatever it is, it is really aggravating. I have any number of Windows-only programs that run just fine on network mounts, thank you.

Windows networking performance for Mac/Windows programs really needs some attention. We really aren’t just making this up. Dealing with this stuff is a far cry from the old days where Sun workstations (known as ‘gutless wonders’) mounted not only their home directories, but their swap drive over the network, for Pete’s sake. It may have been slower than local mounts, but those NFS mounts weren’t thousands of times slower, by any account.

By: Bob Walters Bob Walters Thu, 20 Jul 2006 10:47:38 +0000 >>It looks like LR is slow on AMD’s but fast on Intels. Can we confirm this here?

By: Tom Brechet Tom Brechet Thu, 20 Jul 2006 07:33:39 +0000 It looks like LR is slow on AMD’s but fast on Intels. Can we confirm this here? Its certainly slow on my AMD with 2GB Ram on which RSP and CS2 run like a breeze.

By: Jack Gilbert Jack Gilbert Thu, 20 Jul 2006 06:50:08 +0000 First impressions, runs like a snail, not really impressed, wonder what all the hype is about. I do not blame my machine as C1 and CS2 run fine. as off this moment in time I will stick with them for my needs. Could not figure out how to put more than one keyword in for a picture, again exstensis is for me. Am i expecting to much

By: Sean Naghib Sean Naghib Wed, 19 Jul 2006 23:48:17 +0000 Jeff,

I don’t know what the fuss is all about. Running on Centrino Duo with 1 GB of Ram it works fine. The only thing is need admin rights to run it. Double clicking on the icon and nothing happens run as admin and bingo.

I am so busy trying it out that I no longer have time to check the forum so regularly :)

Nice one.

By: Bob Klein Bob Klein Wed, 19 Jul 2006 23:20:15 +0000 Being a PC user, I am a big fan of Raw Shooter Premium for raw conversions. Since Adobe has just acquired its parent Pixmantec, I wonder when RSP’s technology will be intergrated into Lightroom. It’s certainly not in this version.

By: m0nstermike m0nstermike Wed, 19 Jul 2006 22:57:21 +0000 P4 3GHz, 1 GB RAM. I really tried to be impressed, especially because I still have a learning curve ahead of me, but I must admit to being underwhelmed. In certain ways, I was reminded of DXO’s clunky interface rather than the very direct interaction methods I’m used to from ACR. Only time will tell, of course… but I’m not making the immediate switch I expected after reading all the rave reviews.

By: Josh Josh Wed, 19 Jul 2006 22:24:32 +0000 Lightroom wasn’t very snappy on my olde Powerbook G4 laptop with a 5400rpm hard drive and 1.5GB of RAM. Though it worked ok, I never took the time to test it beyond loading a couple of sample images – the laptop is far less pleasurable to do digital postprocessing on than my Athlon X2 4400+ desktop with 4GB of RAM, a 10kRPM hard drive, and a 21″ LCD.

Having just downloaded it an hour ago, and having had my time for LR experimentation intermixed with a need for supper, I can’t say that I’ve done any more than just reference a few DNGs from my existing photo library. For what it’s worth, the performance seems good for a beta, and I am more than pleased to see that it is using more than one processor (it doesn’t drive both of them at 100% usage yet, but I presume Adobe will fix that before the final release). Of course, I have a few comments about improvements that I’d like to see in the beta, but writing to Adobe about those issues would be more useful than whining about them here. One thing is certain – returning to Bridge+ACR+Photoshop for real work is going to be very painful after testing LR, simply because the latter is already so close to entirely meeting my everyday postprocessing needs as an advanced amateur. I can’t wait for the final version to become available.

By: TrudyKAS TrudyKAS Wed, 19 Jul 2006 20:42:09 +0000 I am delighted to leard that Lightroom is finally available for Windows. Having followed the development of the Mac beta, I know that it will have some advantages over PSCS.
I’ve been using PS since version 5, and Corel products before that on Windows.
Thousands of images on negative and slides over the past 58 years, some are scanned and archived.
Just a few common problems though, with Lightroom!
I have established at least half a dozen passwords with Adobe and Macromedia over the years, and a common thread is recurring.
Adobe will not recognize my password, and even though I have tried each and every password several times, reported several times that I have “forgotten my password”, the email message to update the password is not to be found. aLL THAT SINCE ABOUT 10:00 a.m.
I’m sure I will get to see Lightroom operating on my system in a few days. I am patient. Things should go a lot more smoothly when the downloading buzz slows down.

By: Chris Chris Wed, 19 Jul 2006 18:03:16 +0000 My computer is not an “old jalopy PC”. Lightroom should not require the kind of resources it uses for simple raw processing. It takes around 13 seconds to generate a full size preview of a 30D raw, whereas ACR takes 2-3 seconds and Capture One is even faster. Lightroom also uses 99% CPU for most of the time it’s open. Capture One has one of the worst interfaces I’ve ever come across, but at least it isn’t such a resource hog.

By: A Wise A Wise Wed, 19 Jul 2006 14:20:09 +0000 I don’t know why these posters are complaining about.

Works excellent on my windows machine Dell XPS 400 3.06 Dual Core with 3gb of ram with my 24″ monitor.
off course on an old jalopy PC it won’t work fast, what did they expact?

Note to all Windows Users: YOU NEED A LOT OF RAM for any digital imaging work, AND take care of your PC clean it from all the mess out there.

Adobe-Lightroom engineers, keep up with the great work I am especially grateful to you, you are making my life easier.

A Wise

By: ian ian Wed, 19 Jul 2006 10:45:30 +0000 It will not run if your my docs folder is mapped to a network drive. I had to log in as a local admin to get it to work.


By: drak drak Wed, 19 Jul 2006 10:37:04 +0000 to Harrie Frericks

it need WinXp SP2

By: Harrie Frericks Harrie Frericks Wed, 19 Jul 2006 10:25:27 +0000 It doesn’t run at all on my XP SP1 machine (let alone earlier NT versions)


By: drak drak Wed, 19 Jul 2006 09:48:45 +0000 Its work faster when imac core duo on P4 3.4 and Windows Xp
interface it good, but sometimes some sliders are slowly open and close.
we are waiting a release =)