Over the past few days I decided to give Adobe's creative cloud a go. This was prompted by the release of their iPad app. The App is very good and hopefully Adobe will update it to be able to title and keyword images and sync back to the desktop. I was reluctant to install Lightroom 5 on my 6 year old iMac. Lightroom 4 was slow and buggy on my machine, and I moved some of my processing workflow to Aperture, not that it was any faster. Thankfully Lightroom 5 hasn't suffered the same issues as 4 did on my ageing iMac.
The maths for the photographer makes sense. Creative cloud costs just under £9 per month. Over the year that's less then £108. You get the use of Lightroom - so the subscription pays for itself. But you get the function of syncing to your iPad and what's more the use of Photoshop.
Sending the seven RAW images to photoshop I thought might take some time. I was expecting 5 minutes maybe. But in about 45 seconds the result appeared. I was blown over! Yep a 200meg image file is not quick to handle, but the old iMac is doing well
It's been eights years since I took this image. And now I've processed it. A wider view of Doha and it's city lights. An image I am now proud of...