Started by Erik, June 19, 2014, 07:16:05 PM
Quote from: sinus on June 19, 2014, 07:48:09 PMA good idea!I do use IMatch.And Photoshop CS6I do have LR 4.4, but I will start to work, when I have migrated really from IM3.5 to IM5.I think, that I will to the line with XMP-files. If I do so (if I understand it correct), then I must not have a DB for LR, because all information is in the xmp-file.In LR I will only edit the image, no stars or Metadata, this I will do all in IM5.First, I will integrate a picture into IM. Then give some collections, cats, Metadata (all with RAWs, NEF in my case).Then I will edit some of the pics (maybe 20%) with LR, create some jpgs, and end with a master (NEF) and Version (JPG) in IM5.I will also do some stacking, say, one event is a stack.I think also, that I will work with proxies, but I am not sure, and there is still a feature request open from me, what would help a lot, from my point of viewhttps://www.photools.com/community/index.php?topic=1614.0So, finally, I will use PS and LR only for editing pictues, all the DAM-stuff I will do in IM5.
Quote from: Erik on June 19, 2014, 07:53:51 PM2. Do not let both programs be open at the same time. I've had issues where LR and IM
Quote from: Mario on June 20, 2014, 07:25:06 PMI have LR and IMatch open at the same time often.
Quote from: lightchaser on June 21, 2014, 09:00:47 PMQUESTION: can I achieve an as simple and reliable XMP/IPTC workflow with data written into the images as I had in IM3 and can this be achieved by a simple computer user without programming knowledge. Is there a good manual for this?
Quote from: Jingo on June 20, 2014, 05:53:58 PMThough I haven't testing this yet in IMatch5 - here is my proposed workflow using IM and LR. Please note - I am currently working on a MAC so bear in mind that my workflow will reflect using VMWare Fusion to access IM on a Win 7 virtual machine... not ideal.. but I"m not willing to give up my MAC at this point.1 - Import in LR - do rename, convert to DNG, setup folder paths using LR importer - add basic metadata such as copyright.2 - Cull and Develop in LR3 - Update Metadata and Previews in LR4 - Start Imatch - IMatch should auto-update and add DNG files with folder watch enabled off of top folder (subfolder enable)5 - Find new Images (auto-tagged with a Red color) and do all metadata to the files6 - Update files in LR with info from IMatch just to ensure future Updates to preview/metadata in LR don't overwrite IMFinding images, viewing files, searching and other maintenance of the files will be done via IMatch.. Thoughts?I know this may not be ideal.. but I'm not ready to give up LR's powerful RAW component and gallery sync features yet... The batch editing I can do for similar images is priceless in my workflow as well.
Quote from: Ferdinand on June 20, 2014, 10:35:57 PMQuote from: Mario on June 20, 2014, 07:25:06 PMI have LR and IMatch open at the same time often.It's not so much not having them both open at the same time, but only using one at a time, and making sure that you write the changes from the one that you're using to XMP and then refresh those changes in the other program when you switch to it. It's easier get this right if you only have one open at a time.
Quote from: lightchaser on June 21, 2014, 09:00:47 PMFinally IM5 crashed and I realised that IM5 is a very different baby.
Quote from: lightchaser on June 21, 2014, 09:00:47 PMWhat is very important for me is an easy IPTC workflow as I have in IM3. Have deleted my IM5 DB and the programme.QUESTION: can I achieve an as simple and reliable XMP/IPTC workflow with data written into the images as I had in IM3 and can this be achieved by a simple computer user without programming knowledge. Is there a good manual for this?