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  • Marc F says:

    Does it import all the Lightroom edits already made, or do you have to start over?

  • Dan says:

    Marc, the current version of Photo Mechanic and Photo Mechanic Plus include an option to use the Adobe DNG Converter app to convert RAW files to DNG, and also show the show the preview of any edits that you’ve done in LR/PS. So, as long as you save your LR edits to the actual file metadata in LR, you can then batch convert all those images to DNG inside Photo Mechanic, and end up with the “proper” previews. From there, you can take save/export/copy your DNG file within Photo Mechanic, or open it in another image editing program.

    I just did a test run by editing a RAW file in LR and hitting “Save”, then importing the image into PM and converting the file to DNG. (You must first install the Adobe DNG Converter app). The DNG now shows the edits I did in LR, and when I open the image in Photoshop, I can see the edits as well. So no, you would not have to start all over. You’d still be able to see keep your LR edited versions as your “Master files” and save/export as needed. Hope that helps.

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    Terry Bourk

    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.


    Roger Sinclair

    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.