Lightroom 4 - Three Major Issues Still In 4.1 RC2

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I loved using Lightroom 3. I recommended the software to all of my photography friends. But I am really frustrated using Lightroom 4. I used to look forward to working on my photos in Lightroom 3. I dread using Lightroom 4. Here's why:

1. I shoot RAW+. In Lightroom 3, I would get the jpeg, RAW, and any derivatives I created on my camera right next to each other in Lightroom 3 as it should be. In Lightroom 4, the photos are all over the place. So the JPEG and RAW images of the same image are spread out causing frustrations and work flow time.

2. Noise reduction is ridiculously slow. It takes a minute for adjustments to show and process. Once and a great while it works like normal.

3. Lightroom 4 overexposes 90% of my images when it automatically adjusts the photos.

All in all, Lightroom 4 is slow and frustrating. My work flow has slowed down significantly and it's tough to get into a flow when working on projects. I was a big Lightroom fan but am really frustrated with Lightroom 4. These problems need to be fixed pronto and am hoping the developers are reading these comments.

I have a 2.4Ghz Macbook with 4 GB of RAM if that is helpful information. I'm using the 4.1 RC2.

Thanks.
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I don't understand number 1. Are you saying sort order doesn't work? What sort order are you using? Are you treating JPEGs next to raws as separate images?
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I import JPEG's and raws as separate images because sometimes I like the way the camera processes the JPEG. I'm also relatively new to working with RAW photos so I like having the camera JPEG as a reference and backup if I can't do a good job with the RAW. I also crop some photos on my camera in the field. In Lightroom 3 it would come in order 110.jpg, 110.pef, ###.jpg (for a crop of the photo I did in the camera). In Lightroom 4 RC 1, the RAW wouldn't even import. RC 2 imports the RAW, but it they are randomly placed. So I have to go on a bit of a goose chase trying to compare the jpeg, raw, and any other copy of a particular photo.
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You need to answer my questions. What sort order are you using? Are you treating JPEGs next to raws as separate images (it's a selection in the preferences)?
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Yes, under 'import options' I have 'treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos' checked.
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Okay, for the third time, what sort order are you using?
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Okay....thanks a lot Lee Jay. I finally found the sort order - 'library' - 'view' - and 'sort'. It was in 'added order'. When I changed it to 'capture time'...voila...it appears as I was accustomed to in LR3. Thanks so much and greatly appreciate the help.
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I miss too a way to easy and fast compare the RAW i process with the OOC jpg.

I see that it not work, when drag a image from below thumbnail line to left side view (in split window), to choose this image as a reference image.

I disable automatic tone correction in preferences, and jpg are not process, but now i need press auto button in RAW. I see no option to disable processing in jpg and allow only for RAW.

In the free fast stone image viewer it is possible to select 2 or more images in the thumbnail line and choose compare. this open a side by side view.

Its also possible when press CTRL+ mouse left in a side, only the image is pan and not both.

because when want compare a image version of smaller size, pan both make problems.