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Why Lightroom ...

Hi I currently have photoshop ( an older version ) I notice a lot of folk on here use Lightroom... What is the advantages of using this over photoshop? Or are they two different things altogether?
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Re: Why Lightroom ...

Hi

Here is an interesting article on Photoshop vs Lightroom.

http://mansurovs.com/photoshop-vs-lightroom

Bear in mind that Photoshop is all things to all people from Graphic Illustration, Digital painting, Photography to Forensics. Lightroom on the other hand was developed specifically for Photographers as photographic non-destructive workflow.

Hope you find this useful and don't forget you can always try before you buy from the Adobe web site or even rent them through the Adobe Creative Cloud.

All the best

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Re: Why Lightroom ...

I find that Lightroom's raw conversion workflow easier to follow than Photoshop's, even though they use the same engine.

Also, Lightroom has an image cataloguing element, which I find useful even tough I don't use many elements of it.

And it's cheaper!

Although there are one or two functions in Photoshop (and other photo editing software) which aren't, at the moment, replicated by Lightroom. In my case it's the ability to produce pages combining editable text with photographs. Although I do use PS for this, it could easily be done in Elements, Corel, or similar.
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Re: Why Lightroom ...

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Hi

Here is an interesting article on Photoshop vs Lightroom.

http://mansurovs.com/photoshop-vs-lightroom

Tom
Thanks for the link Tom. I use Photoshop primarily but really need to get into Lightroom more.

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Re: Why Lightroom ...

I have tried out PS and LR. In LR you get the controls you need 99% of the time and you can convert tons of pics while in PS you can go more creative with each pic individually. I'd say LR is a bit like advanced Oly Viewer. Found LR easy to use cause it saves the changes when you do them so don't have to convert or save before exiting and can continue next time.
But in the end it comes how much editing you want to do. In LR you can't cut out objects, have spot healing thou that can fix smaller issues. But can use different exposures over the image in addition to all common changes possible.
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Re: Why Lightroom ...

One more thing came to mind - latest Lightroom 4 requires Win Vista or 7, so had to look for version 3 to get it working @my Win XP comp. You can download the program trial and after 28 (I think it was) days you must decide if it is for you or not. The trial is 100% usable so no other limitations than the time.
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Re: Why Lightroom ...

Pity that all these programmes are almost exclusively Win/OSX platform.

Though GIMP is powerful, I sometimes find it tiring and difficult to get the results that are so easy with other programmes
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Thanks for the replies... I may give the demo a shot to see of I can get my head around it
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