I'm a hands on person who has learned some computer knowledge over time. I have a digital camera and have had a beginning course in Photoshop. I have about 9 thousand digital photos filed, backed up, keyworded, etc... I've got a nice digital photo organization I've crafted on my own. I've been religious about keeping this up. I went looking for a cataloging program. I latched on to Lightroom a few years ago. I got the big Lightroom 2 book by Martin Evening. I have gone thru this book twice taking notes and now the third time around I am making progress toward really understanding Lightroom better. My question is, can I buy Lightroom4 and be able to know my way around it by my Lightroom 2 book notes? I have, so far, zero people to ask (unless here) if I run into problems installing and using Lightroom4. I do not have any Lightroom program yet. I would have to buy another computer for this. I have a job that tires me out and I do not have a lot of free time or money to call in questions if I need help. But I thought that Lightroom 4 could not be that different from Lightroom 2. Could I even buy Lightroom 2 or 3 if Lightroom 4 would be so different from 2? Thank You very much for any information on this.
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