Lightroom: Get back to Still Photography

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Make a new video lightroom for video and concentrate Lightroom on Still Photography
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Steven Hayre

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Posted 7 years ago

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John Spacey

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Disagree.

I like the new support for video. I mainly take stills, but often take short video clips. cataloguing and working on them LIghtroom is great
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Lee Jay

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-1 for this. Video integration with my stills is quite key to me, and of growing importance.
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Steven Hayre

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I have been a still photographer for over 50 years and still have no interest in video. I think that cameras should be made for stills and other models be made primarily for video there by making that model the best it can be for that product. We are diluting the camera/software by trying to make hybrids. Both video and still photography will benefit by having software and hardware made primarily for its own purpose.
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Lee Jay

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That's what's commonly called a "false dichotomy".
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John Spacey

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"I have been a still photographer for over 50 years and still have no interest in video" - That's fine, you won't be loading any videos into Lightroom so the functionality will be invisible to you.

I've no need or interest in Lightroom's print or web modules, but I don't call for them to be removed. I just ignore them. :)
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john beardsworth

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I'm a firm "still photographer" too, but I feel the video support is at about the right level. Nowadays almost every serious camera is not made for stills but comes with video capability - and some people will use it! So Lightroom should certainly ensure that those video files are properly controlled and managed. The video adjustment tools are minimal and I leave it to others to decide if they are useful, but correcting WB seems sensible.

John