Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by ace3, Jun 27, 2007.
1.0 asked me to upgrade yesterday. i did, but then didn't use it.
how is it? What's changed?
The application feels faster, switching between modules is quicker and when scrolling through the library thumbnails snap into focus much quicker (note I’m using a Macbook with one gig of RAM, YMMV).
Vastly improved sharpening tools. In the Develop module the sharpening slider has been replaced with four individual controls (Amount, Radius, Detail, and Masking). This could be a mixed bag, on one hand you have more fine-grained control on the other hand it takes longer — it would nice if this were a “advanced” option.
“Clarity” controls. A new Develop module feature which Adobe says “adds depth to an image by increasing local contrast.” I haven’t had time to really get the hang of it, but in certain situations it can give images that extra “pop” that editors are always asking for.
The cataloging system has been revamped and you can now import images from one catalog for use in another (see the new menu item File >> Import For Catalog)
New metadata browsing option. Images can be sorted by things like camera, lens, aperture, ISO etc.
Version 1.1 also incorporates all the improvements of Adobe Camera Raw 4.1, which we wrote about previously as well as some other interface improvements and under-the-hood performance boosters.