keep LightRoom the trim, agile easy to use image processor it was meant to be

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As I read all the well meaning 'idea suggestions' I have to wonder what LR would turn into if they indeed added all this garbage to the mix.

Here is a radical idea Adobe...why not keep LR the trim, agile easy to use image processor it was meant to be?

Sure, improve LR as you can, but leave it in classic form. Put all this requested garbage into Photoshop for the camera fondlers and computer geeks to fool with there. The only tool I find lacking in LR is the ability to make a circle and oval crop. Other than that, it is pretty perfect as-is. LR can produce digital images that best / better my best vintage wet darkroom work.

And in some case, LR produces images that NO wet dark room technician could ever hope to achieve. Here is what 2 -1/2 hours of LR work did to bring a bad shot back to life.


The tools in LR were all I needed. My work in in over 80 public collections around the world. I understand that we have wedding photogs, senior prom photogs and the like that need to mass produce their pictures. But since my work is limited to museums and public collection placements I work on one museum quality image at a time.

For my use, if it is not going into a museum, my portfolio, a book or some sentimental / personal shot, then it is trash. I don't keep massive files in LR. I keep it cleaned out. Once the file is finished I keep them archived many times over elsewhere. In short, I don't mass produce anything, other than my hand-printed artists' books.

Be careful Adobe about ruining LR by adding so much garbage it will become useless for its intended purpose.

Best Regards,

Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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