1. Darth_Bane's Avatar
    I subscribe to photography package on Adobe, so I now have the latest and greatest Lightroom CC on my SP3 and my 2012 rMBP.

    I'd like to get some people's opinions one way or another on running Lightroom on the SP3 as opposed to the rMBP. What advantages are there vs. any possible disadvantages.
    04-29-2015 08:41 AM
  2. kenjancef's Avatar
    I'm a sports photographer, and I got the i7/256GB SP3 primarily for editing on the road, and for the few times I've done that it's worked VERY well. I have a USB3 card reader, so images imported very quick, editing was fast, generally a great experience. I have the new version of Lightroom installed already, but haven't used it on the SP3 yet. The one disadvantage I've seen is that there is no way to lock down the SP3 when either in a press box or media room. There is no Kensington-type lock. Mostly all of the places I go aren't too bad, but I still get nervous.

    I don't own a rMBP so I can't really compare....

    Hope this helps...
    04-29-2015 09:16 AM
  3. stephen_az's Avatar
    Lightroom CC is a bug infested mess on my SP3. I have to turn off use of the graphics processor to see images after cropping and some other actions. Otherwise, they just appear as a blue rectangle. It is also intermittently painfully slow at redraws/renders; has somewhat sensitive controls; is even more inclined to close panels if the SP3 pen is off by the slightest when tapping; periodically changes the angle instead of cropping when using the pen; seemed to make a mess my LR5 catalog when converting but that might be just my impression since I gave up and started over; tried to pull in full size data references for all of the videos on my server (SP3 suddenly dropped from 130GB free to none); left LR5 installed; and no longer calls up the import box when a card is attached.

    The new features are nice, particularly the built in panorama and HDR functions, and the tablet mode function will eventually be a useful edition for quick culling and adjustments. At the moment though this is a typical Adobe project that was not ready for release and I expect they will be blaming Intel and Microsoft again for graphics (and other) problems any day. They did that with PS CC problems in the past. At least Microsoft has been nice enough to label Office 2015 and Windows 10 as TPs instead of shoving them out as finished. Personally, I view LR CC and Acrobat DC as new lows for Adobe quality control - had low expectations going in and Adobe missed them by a wide margin. BTW, take a look as Adobe's own forums if you want to see the extent of the complaints,

    I expect it will be a mixed bag on you MBP as well but probably a bit better. I do not expect any satisfactory on an platform though until Adobe gets to .1 or .2....
    04-29-2015 09:19 AM
  4. kenjancef's Avatar
    Wow.. glad I haven't tried it out in the field yet. I'll have to mess with it at home to see if I get the same results... yikes..
    04-29-2015 09:54 AM
  5. Darth_Bane's Avatar
    Lightroom CC is a bug infested mess on my SP3. ..
    I'm not incurring any issues with LR CC and my SP3. Performance is really good on the SP3, better then the LR 5 which is why I started this thread. Since the performance is good, why would I want to lug my rMBP around.
    04-29-2015 11:23 AM
  6. stephen_az's Avatar
    I'm not incurring any issues with LR CC and my SP3. Performance is really good on the SP3, better then the LR 5 which is why I started this thread. Since the performance is good, why would I want to lug my rMBP around.
    Then why did you ask in the first place? As for the bugs, they are well documented. People can just scan the Adobe forums. Congratulations if you have not dealt with any of them yet. SP3 or desktop - typical Adobe X.0 release for me. Performance issues and bugs abound. BTW, the blue box issue has been reported since the morning of release and the performance complaints are numerous.
    04-29-2015 07:50 PM
  7. Darth_Bane's Avatar
    Then why did you ask in the first place?
    Because I want to hear what others are doing.
    04-30-2015 06:29 AM
  8. CliveSinclair's Avatar
    I run the CC Photography package on two SP3's a i7/256 and i7/512. Have no real issues since latest updates. Obviously the screen size is not ideal for photography packages, but if you work away/on the road and need to edit, then it is an ideal solution.

    I also have CC on a 2011 15" Macbook Pro and again no real issues (I'm moving from Apple to Microsoft).

    Not sure what this 'bug infested' software is, but I don't see it. Sure it's not perfect, but work great for me. Bug free software does not exist, or never will - even the people writing software will tell you that.
    04-30-2015 08:47 AM
  9. Darth_Bane's Avatar
    (I'm moving from Apple to Microsoft).
    Can I ask why you're moving away from apple? I'm just curious :)

    I have the docking station for my SP3, so that's where the SP3 is when I'm home, but I'll upload my images to the SP3 for processing,
    04-30-2015 05:02 PM
  10. gernerttl's Avatar
    I have Adobe CC installed too. Photoshop, Lightroom, After Effects, Illustrator, and Premier Pro and I don't have any problems. Granted, if I do some video processing, then my SP3 will chug a bit, but otherwise for photo processing it's not to bad. I have a i5/128 system. For my heavy work, I use my HP Envy with an i7 and 32GB of RAM.
    05-01-2015 12:52 AM
  11. CliveSinclair's Avatar
    Can I ask why you're moving away from apple? I'm just curious :)
    I started on the Apple bandwagon with the first iPhone, then a Macbook Pro (x3) and iPads, etc. In the last 2 years OSX has become slow and buggy. Apples Pro apps - Aperture, Final Cut, etc are either being dropped, or have not kept up with the competition (I know debatable).

    I also dropped one of my iPhones (4S) and found that my insurance excess was double that of any other phone!

    The main reason has to be cross platform compatibility. I don't like being stuck in one eco-system. With Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop, I can use them on Windows or Apple, OneDrive, Outlook, Office all work on any platform.... how many Apple made apps work on Windows, Linux? I believe the answer is zero.

    Sure I'm back to Windows (I like 8.1), but if I decided to move back to Macs, I can still use my office files, connect to OneDrive... you get the idea.
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    05-01-2015 03:45 AM
  12. Darth_Bane's Avatar
    Sure I'm back to Windows (I like 8.1), but if I decided to move back to Macs, I can still use my office files, connect to OneDrive... you get the idea.
    I like both platforms, Windows has a lot going for it, I like what MS is doing for the most part and Windows 10 is very stable.
    On the flip side I like the integration of Yosemite and my phone, specifically being able to message my wife from the computer. For the most part I'm not jazzed up by the direction of Apple and to be honest its looking like Windows is a better fit. I'm not ready to give up on the platform, nor am I will to sell my rMBP quite yet. Its more of a concern of where Apple is going as a company and how it may not fit my needs down the road.
    05-01-2015 02:01 PM

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