This just isn't right. With respect - there are many, many industry standard, high-end graphics programs that can't accurately preview the final result. The preview window would have to wait as long as it takes for your actual final render to show you the final render. That's quite a long time in most cases, everytime you do the smallest change to your workflow.to have a graphics program’s previews not be a true rendition of what I am saving is ludicrous. I don’t care what the reasons are, frankly I don’t want to know. I just want to be able to save what I see.
What Oscar has done, is give us a preview window, which you don't always get and so people don't complain about it. I'd rather have it how it is than not at all, but showing the proper rendered result is never going to happen until we have machines so fast that full render happens in miliseconds.
In case anyone's wondering, stuff that don't have a preview of the "real" result include, photoshop(in some areas, like how a print will actually look), any 3D program from Maxon, 3DS Max, Maya. Video production suites like After Effects and pretty much anything that's used for industry graphics, tv and movies. If those big players could generate "real" previews they would, but they can't.
I know I did insert the quote above but this post is really to everyone who's been posting on these topics. Why aren't you asking for a full output preview in DAP? If you know that, then you know why it's not possible in PR.
Personally I don't want PR to be boxed into some category, I'd like to to remain an open-ended tool for all kinds of stuff. I agree at the moment it's having problems doing anything fully. I'd like to see issues addressed starting with the very basics.
I really like PR but at present it's got the potential to do almost anything I can think of, but some of the blocks are a bit strange. I think the reason we mostly like "painting" effects is that it does those bits very well, problems aside, it's still doing it better than anything else at the painting effects. For example Photoshop.
I should post more often, but it's come out now in one big flow. Oscar, PR is amazing, it's the single exciting thing for image manipulation after years of new versions of Photoshop features that I don't need.
I think maybe one problem with this thread is that it's been a while and I keep checking the forum but where is an update to the software that addresses an issue? I'd like Oscar to say, OK we're going to fix X, it's do-able ... and here's the updated version. At the moment there's an issues thread and a suggestions thread, I've owned the soft for a couple of months and no issues or suggestions have been developed and released. Even something small would perhaps let us early adopters know that things are moving.
All the best.