As far as I can tell from what's listed, by "performance" improvement this means processing time (primarily for Apple M1, to a lesser degree for other systems), not any algorithm quality / behavior change. Same input, same output?same goes for the enhancements with DeepPRIME: I'm already very satisfied with the PL4 performance, so there is no rush or urge for me to further improve that feature.
Take a look at DeepPrime workflow if something has changed. There were requests for larger preview. Topaz 3.3 has good comparison preview window where you can see an original image and 3 diff. noise settings/profiles. PL should go this way as well. But I can only praise them that they still bother to optimize code to squeeze out the most from your HW.I was just about to post this. They launched it sooner than I guessed. I'm downloading the free trial right now (as a tip for existing Photolab 4 users: You can install PL5 without any issues besides PL4), so far the new features don't seem too exciting, I don't care about the improved processing times, however they also said they further improved their already impressive DeepPRIME technology. The most important feature and most likely the only reason why I might buy it, would be the compatability with Fujifilm's X-Trans sensors. They support a wide variety of X-Trans cameras, so this will be worth a look for me.
Here's my tip:I am looking to pull the trigger, but was hoping for a nice Black Friday deal. Right now I can get photolab for €165 (normal price €219) i.e. a discount of 25%.
Anyone remember what last years Black Friday discounts were? and please remind me when is Black Friday?
There's 30-40% sale on black friday.80 euro to upgrade from PL4 elite to PL5 elite, feels very steep for such limited added value (unless you're a Fujifilm shooter).
At least in the past they stopped providing new profiles and further updates for the previous version as soon as the new, major version launched. So if you are missing a camera profile in your current PL4, the chances are fairly slim it'll be added in the future.Can we still expect new camera profiles in the last version of PL, or will they quit adding them right away?
Only new major version receives new camera profiles. This policy is the same with Capture 1 (or Lightroom Classic). It is the way how to force users to upgrade (= money/support for further development). But they will enable new lens modules for some time (years) if the previous version is compatible (code-wise) with the latest one.Can we still expect new camera profiles in the last version of PL, or will they quit adding them right away?