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For Highly Motivated and Patient People
on January 9, 2011
There are over 100 video lessons here. Most users have given this a high rating and I assume they are very comfortable with video learning. Personally I found it rather tedious.
I'd like to learn Lightroom because I've owned it for a while. I tried to use it but did not understand it so I went back to using Adobe Bridge, which is think is generally under-appreciated. I love Photoshop but tend to spend a lot of time with it, so the supposed time-saving features of Lightroom would be helpful.
I really hoped this product would make it easy for me to use Lightroom. Unfortunately I had trouble staying alert through more than 3 or 4 lessons at a time, and that much only covers a small portion of the material. I don't think this is because of the presenters so much as it is the difficulty of covering this sort of material in a video format.
The Introduction alone consists of 26 videos. It seemed like a commercial for Lightroom rather than a tutorial. Seven of the lessons are devoted to "What's New" -- not too relevant for beginners. On the plus side, there were plenty of screen shots to familiarize us with the look of the software.
Unit 2 has 11 video lessons on importing pictures. That gives you an idea on how much detail is here. If that's what you need, you'll find this product useful.