Discuss equipment and methods or ask for advice
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 7:35 pm
Has anyone tried this piece of software as a freebie replacement for Lightroom. I've just downloaded it and a quick look at it, it seems a bit more complex than lightroom, but just using the basic of settings seems to give a pretty decent result.
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 7:45 pm
I used to use it on Windows and quite liked it. Somewhat different in layout to Lightroom, but once you get used to it, just as powerful.
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 9:44 pm
I've got RAW Therapee and it works but the interface is for me unnecessarily geeky, lots of things that you can do with it if you can be bothered or need some very subtle changes. I much prefer ACR which I use with PS elements and is a bit stripped down from the LR embedded version. PS Elements is a much better jpg editor than LR although it doesn't have the organizational stuff which pleases me. I normally wait until PS Elements is on sale and get it for around £45
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 11:25 am
Agree with Tankbuster''s comments that it does do a lot but not the easiest to get to grips with. A lot depends on what you need if you just need a RAW converter then there are alternatives to LR. If you want to take advantage of its cataloguing fetures then it is a very good complete package. If you like LR but don't want to pay the monthly subscription you could alays see if anyone is selling the last disk available version. I think it was LR6 but I'm sure others will be able to confirm
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 8:41 pm
Yep Lightroom 6 is the last one that won't require a subscription.
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