Is the biggest advantage of SilverEfex the better usability?pictor said:This program is rather popular and I do not doubt its quality. But after watching some videos on their homepage, I do not see much, what I cannot do in Lightroom, too. Even the film simulations can be done in Lightroom easily, since there are a lot of free Lightroom presets which do just that. I think, that I have collected a lot of free film presets for Lightroom, maybe even more than Silver Efex offers. I am really interested in that program, since so many people seem to be really fond of SilverEfex, but I would not see any reason for buying this product, if it does not offer much more than Lightroom does. Maybe someone can help me.
Thanks!, Yes it would be much easier to mask yourself , but ill keep pluggin away to see if there is much benefit to using it while in SFX.although a layer mask could easily have achieved the same result.
Anyone else noticing this? I'm finding its more than a tad slower - the sliders act like they're in slow-mo and I've had the program hang my whole computer a couple of times. I have a slightly more than one year old iMac with 8 gigs of RAM, so if anything should be able to run it, this should.Seems a tad slower.
Once you get familiar with it, it'll take about 2-3 minutes. At least that's what I found with the old version. If the new one can keep up. And its got a lot more detailed controls that could add to the time spent...
absolutely sure thats true... my ten minutes was from launching the plug in for the first time to final result...there was a lot of experimentation in there... just pushing the sliders to see what happensOnce you get familiar with it, it'll take about 2-3 minutes. At least that's what I found with the old version. If the new one can keep up. And its got a lot more detailed controls that could add to the time spent...