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Hey chums,

Having a little issue with Adobe Lightroom 3.4. When I am editing a high ISO photograph, I use the Noise Reduction tool to smooth out the skin a little bit and remove some of the grain. To see the change, I usually zoom in 1:1 on the face to make sure I don't overdo it. I can see the changes in the skin just fine zoomed in, but when I zoom out, the image no longer has that smoothed out look and looks exactly like it did before I touched it.

After I export it and look at it, the changes are applied. Just a pain in the butt because I'd like to see how the overall changes appear before I export.
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You need to go to catalog settings > file handling and change the preview quality to high and change teh resolution to how you like.
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You need to go to catalog settings > file handling and change the preview quality to high and change teh resolution to how you like.
It's set to high and the highest resolution I can set it to.
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It's set to high and the highest resolution I can set it to.
Try purging the cache in preferences> file handling
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Do you have both LR 3 and CS5? I am asking because I am trying to decide which one to buy. I can get CS5 extended for 200 bucks and LR 3 for 90. I like the way you can remove imperfections in CS5 with the heal tool. I just downloaded both trials.
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Do you have both LR 3 and CS5? I am asking because I am trying to decide which one to buy. I can get CS5 extended for 200 bucks and LR 3 for 90. I like the way you can remove imperfections in CS5 with the heal tool. I just downloaded both trials.
I use both all the time, lightroom is the one you should start with if it is just for a personal photo collection or a mass amount of photo editing at once. Photoshop is a different tool, it is to complete photo manipulation. And now as well suited for large work flows, it will take longer to edit the same # of photos, but you can't do as much. Start off with lightroom, then if you want get Photoshop. I use lightroom 20x more than photoshop.

Lightroom has teh heal tool too, just not as good.
post #7 of 15
Ya I really wanted a the good heal tool for those issues that seem to pop up. It is almost worth the price of admission just for that alone and then do HDR stuff as well which I do not think LR 3 does?

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I use both all the time, lightroom is the one you should start with if it is just for a personal photo collection or a mass amount of photo editing at once. Photoshop is a different tool, it is to complete photo manipulation. And now as well suited for large work flows, it will take longer to edit the same # of photos, but you can't do as much. Start off with lightroom, then if you want get Photoshop. I use lightroom 20x more than photoshop.

Lightroom has teh heal tool too, just not as good.
post #8 of 15
Nope you need another program, i think gimp can, if you want i say you should start with lightroom and gimp
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IF adobe keeps this student discount where it is all the time then I will just do lightroom then CS5 later on when I really really need it. Photomatix also does HDR in a user friendly way for under 100 bucks with discount codes.
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do that
just go with student lightroom has all the features of full
then as sean pointed out go with gimp to get some basic understanding of what tools there are in photoshop...then when ready go with photoshop for 200 cuz oh ya let me say awesome being student/military

ya look for those awesome plugins and presets...they help you figure out how to make your own presets for any situation have tons for upcoming month journalism of protests
use aperture, lightroom and photoshop..used gimp for awhile...
Simply put all these are awesome for photography...help so much...
Im using a macbook air (ya i know right ocn macs?) but works for me light and bam done...super fast just for photoediting...

so look up plugin programs for both lightroom and for photoshop..they give a good amount on adobe site...
but i have been using NIK software...works like a charm along with that been reading scott kelby books and gary fong videos for there ideas and wow

Good luck excited to see more pics out there for ya
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