LOUPEDECK – Editing Console for Lightroom – Gear Review

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LOUPEDECK the photo editing console for Adobe Lightroom – Gear Review – Nick Wild

Loupedeck, a game changer in editing photos in Adobe Lightroom. I first saw this product on an Indiegogo crowd funder. I was intrigued from the very outset. Selecting and editing from the thousand of images I shoot at each wedding is a long task, so a tool that could help? I was keen to get my hands on this.

This is a unique and brilliant product. Loupedeck has made me rethink how I edit.

First of all let me say, the Loupedeck console itself, looks amazing on my desk. Better in fact than any of the marketing shots I saw online before purchasing it. With its slick black design and simple user interface, I knew I was going to love using this device. My wife Aimie loves using it too for the task of selecting the best images from our destination weddings.

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Editing is now a physical thing. I have to use my brain in a whole new way but that is amazing. So often we get stuck in a rut with our techniques. Anything that comes along to shake that up has to be a good thing. Loupdeck has made me see the world of editing in a whole new light.

I first used this for some Ibiza wedding photography we shot for a couple at the venue Can Curreu. It was easy to pick up and once I got into the full flow it made me feel like an awesome DJ on his decks in a club in Ibiza!

Loupedeck encourages me to explore more, push more and take my editing to a whole new level.

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Not Just and Editing Tool

This is not only an editing tool though. It can help to refine a selection of images once imported into Adobe Lightroom library. There are buttons to rate each image 1-5 and to flag the keepers from the day. Meanwhile, arrows on the very bottom right corner allow scrolling through a collection.

You may need the mouse to navigate menus but with the Loupedeck under my left hand and the mouse under my right, it’s a dream. I only needed to use my keyboard to name export files.

This is a high-end bit of kit, the build quality is superb.

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In Conclusion

Was it worth the money? YES most definitely. If you think of us destination wedding photographers spending thousands on our cameras, lenses and other gear. Then why not spend a few hundred?

Loupdeck has become a game changer for me. It has jumpstarted a new buzz for editing. Improved my workflow. It makes me think, its fun to use and I would highly recommend to anyone.


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