I'm about to organize thousands of pictures and video clips and want to make the most flexible choice that would "play nice" with Lightroom in the future.
The feature I need most is to catalogue images on multiple drives and add tag lines and be able to unmount those drives and still have access to the catalogue names and be able to search for the tag lines.
Thank you for any suggestions.
I can understand that to provide 3D image manipulation would require a major programming effort and consequently may not be justified by the numbers likely to use the features. I would be happy just to be able to catalogue the files in the same way that video files are now supported in Lightroom. Since MPO’s are basically jpegs it should be a simple task to provide thumbnails for the catalogue.
If in the future 3D does become more widely used (I see that more and more standard digital cameras are offering 3D options and MPO files) then it would be great to see more comprehensive image manipulation features.
This allows you to create and convert many 3D formats. You can allign individual immages but there's no image editing that you get with Photoshop.
There's a video here which will give you an idea of what it's like:
StereoPhoto Maker video
I would like to see MPO support in Lightroom. I open MPOs in Photoshop now and am happy with the features. However, I have 10000s of MPOs and organizing them is the toughest task. I could convert them all to side by side tiffs or jpgs using stereo photo maker so I could use lightroom, but then I would need to convert them back after adjustments to play on my 3D TV (which are still made). If they could be seen as thumbnails it would be a great help on Lightroom as now Lightroom can only see around 20% of my photos making it not real useful.
I am considering purchasing Lightroom 4, but I shoot mostly mpo files (still image files, consisting of usually 2 jpgs and associated alignment data for 3D) with my Fuji w3 and Panasonic Lumix 3D1 cameras. Is it true that Lightroom does not yet support mpo files, even for organizing? Is that planned for the future?
I'm not able to use Lightroom until it supports the MPO file format which is a stereo image file.
Will Lightroom support the MPO file format in the near future?
Photoshop already does support the MPO file format.
Thank you for your thoughts.
While .MPO files have not been mentioned recently there is still a need for Lightroom to support this file format. I'm just considering starting with Lightroom and Photoshop. To my dismay the .MPO (3D) format is not supported in Lightroom but it is in Photoshop. This seems like half of an implementation. There are many users of the Fuji W3 camera even though it has not been manufactured for several years. It takes a 2D (.jpg) and 3D (.mpo) picture at the same time. Some more recent cameras, like the Sony A77 have the option to take 3D panoramas which produce .MPO files.
When I show anyone a 3D image on my W3 they are amazed. So people really love 3D, we live in a 3D world, it is just the display technology that needs to advance.
It would be great if Lightroom supported .MPO so picture organization would be complete. I could use picture stacking and tagging consistently. As is, I'm not sure using Lightroom is worth the effort.
If there are plugins or add-ons that enable Lightroom to organize .mpo files I would really like to know.