surprise, surprise

So you can imagine my pleasant surprise when I got home and found the box from Adobe waiting for me.

I was convinced that it would be quite a while before the Lightroom program would show up… especially since the email when I placed the order said it would not ship for 5-7 days.

So you can imagine my pleasant surprise when I got home and found the box from Adobe waiting for me. I’ve installed it but have not had time to check it out completely. It seems to respond quicker to me. I wonder if adding a license number removes some code to slow it down. Too paranoid?

i miss real manuals

What I don’t like, is typical of so much software lately. The only manual is either online or a help file within the program.

I’m down to two days on my trial copy of Adobe Lightroom. I am even more impressed than when I started the trial. In addition to the wonderful virtual copy, there is also something called “stacking” which, I understand is also in Apple’s Aperture. I’ll be purchasing Lightroom because even though both programs share many of the same features, Lightroom is less expensive.

What I don’t like, is typical of so much software lately. The only manual is either online or a help file within the program. This is great if you’re actually working with the program and need to find out how to do something, but you can’t really study how the program works at your leisure (if you know what I mean). In the olden days, after I purchased a piece of software, I carried the manual with me for weeks. If I had free time, I’d pull out the manual and learn how the program worked. Occasionally I’d bookmark or dog ear a page for more intensive study.

Yeah, I miss real manuals.

I’m aware that some of the best knownPhotoShop experts (Martin Evening, and Scott Kelby and others) either already have books out on Lightroom or will have a book out soon but why should I have to buy a manual?

Yeah, I’m a throwback, but I miss real manuals.