user47 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 47 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5101 times:
I've been thinking about picking up a copy of NX2. Do any of you use it? Thoughts? I'm considering NX2 or Lightroom for dabbling. I'm a bit of a puritan with my photography, one of those purists who believes you should only crop and watermark photos with an editor, straighten at the very most. It's possible that I might start doing a little more than cropping 'n straightening. I have been doing some research and it seems there is no clear victor or leader, for Nikonians at least. Perhaps there is a difference when dealing with the unique scenarios inherent with aviation photography?
Since I've not had any utility in editing I'm currently using Picasa. (I know, I know...)
RonS From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 762 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5060 times:
I don't know anything about NX2, and I'm merely a Canon user. But I have a software crush on LR3 right now. Dan talked highly of it for a while, I finally got it a week ago, and i'm amazed at the noise reduction abilities.
I also am a longtime Picasa user, and as you probably know, the sharpening works, but is a bit rough. The sharpening on LR3 is quite smooth, although I generally export to PS4 for Smart Sharpening. I also like the lens correction profile, especially when using a UWA.
Chris, what are the advantages of CS5 over LR3? Right now I'm really psyched about LR3
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It's basically the full suite of everything. I don't recommend that for anyone here, unless you are in the digital media industry. I get the Master Collection very cheap through a special agreement with Adobe (courtesy of my employer) - so it's very economical for me to use that (plus I have a need for that). Otherwise, that lot is enormously expensive.
Also - LR3 for me alone doesn't cut it, I need to use Photoshop to process my photos.