Subject: Re: Lightroom CC
On 29/10/17 13:21, nospam wrote:
> In article<email@example.com>, Tim Watts
>> On a tangent, but under the same topic:
>> I just had a very quick play with Lightroom Web.
>> It's looking rather promising. I imported some photos (jpg and Lumix RAW).
>> I'm stuck in how to get a 1:1 preview to check focus, but other aspects
>> are looking good. Being able to basically organise stuff and have
>> instant access via the web and LR Mobile is cool.
>> The editing facilities are pretty cool for a web app too.
> they're even better in the native app.
>> This is from someone who uses Linux and does not have the facilities to
>> run LR Classic well
> then it's time to upgrade to a desktop operating system so you can use
> state of the art software, not just lightroom.
Problem: I use Linux for my work. I have no other desktop or laptop.
>> (Windows on a VM is painful).
> anything windows is painful, but not because its running in a vm.
> what are you using for a vm?
>> My only concerns (apart from not being able to find out how to do a 1:1)
>> 1) The import is a bit vague - can I be sure it got all of them?
> the import is not vague.
It's a little unclear to me.
>> 2) Colour tuning the screen... Linux is not great at colour management
>> anyway and now we have a browser in the way too. So how faithful is the
>> colour rendering?
> it's as faithful as your colour management.
> if you can't calibrate it, then it's not faithful at all.
> the browser is not in the way, since it uses the colour calibration
>> Do we need to go to an iPad Pro to really review stuff?
> no. lightroom runs on mac and windows, along with a lot more that is
> unavailable for linux.
> linux is fine for servers, but for desktop use, it's a disaster.
Actually, it's very solid. Where it falls down is precisely this task -
but only this task, for me.
However, for my workflow at the moment, it's looking like LR Web+Mobile
are actually very good.
When it comes to retouching, I might consider a dedicated native
solution with a Mac in it, but I can't justify that right now (I could
just about justify an iPad for other reasons).