G3 - should I bother with Panasonic software

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by curveshooter, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. curveshooter

    curveshooter Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 29, 2012
    North Carolina
    I haven't yet taken the cd out of the envelope, and since I generally loathe the software put out by hardware manufacturers, I figured I'd ask if it's worth installing. Or should I skip it, and just get Lightroom?

    Also, will Lightroom 3 work well with my G3? I'm still on XP and Lightroom 4 requires at least Vista.
  2. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    I have yet to use any manufacturer software for post processing my images. I use LR, and version 3.X will work fine with your G3 files. If you are not familiar with LR, then know that there is a bit of a learning curve to understand the logic behind how LR works. If you do decide to give it a try, then I would strongly suggest Lightroom Forums . They are a friendly and helpful bunch of folks, and the forums are quite active.

    Good luck,

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  3. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    The factory software is Silkypix - it's, um, "less than intuitive".

    If you stick it out, it's effective, but, wow it's confusing
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  4. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    Silkypix is slow, and the output quality isn't good imo, definitely not worth installing.

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  5. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM
    Mike Barber
    LR3 is fine with the G3.
  6. curveshooter

    curveshooter Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 29, 2012
    North Carolina
    Thanks for the quick responses. Great, the cd will become a coaster, and I'll use LR3.