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I for one do not like working in lightroom, i don't like the develop module and the slideshow part kinda sucks.
I prefer to use aperture 3 (on mac) The user interface seems to be easier, a great slidshow maaker. You can do the same workflow as you can in lightroom. i guess I'm getting of the subject here, but lightroom is just a better workflow. I don't use it, I have Aperture and Photoshop.
I tried the free Beta version of Lightroom 5 back in June and found it was much easier to use for editing lots of photos at once compared with ACR. The reason I don't have it however is because I don't tend to edit lots of photos at once and Camera Raw therefore works just fine for me.
Also, I've moved this topic into the correct location.
jerry wrote: Exactly lightroom and aperture are better if you have alot to edit, and the good points of both is that you can tell either software to open a photo in photoshop, do some editing (I don't know how lightroom handles it, but with aperture, as soon as you tell it to open a photo in photoshop, it automatically creates a new version)
When you tell Lightroom to open a file in Photoshop it will ask you do you want to edit original or edit a copy.
I like Lightroom because it combines what I did most in Photoshop raw and bridge nicely into one program. I find it covers the majority of my editing needs with 90% of my photos not needing the use of some of the tools in Photoshop.
I think most people would agree with you Luke, which is why fewer and fewer photographers are using PS these days. I think one day Lightroom will be all most photographers will ever need.
Luke Sheehan wrote: I like Lightroom because it combines what I did most in Photoshop raw and bridge nicely into one program. I find it covers the majority of my editing needs with 90% of my photos not needing the use of some of the tools in Photoshop.
One thing that I would miss if I used only LR is the ability to blend exposures; something which I still have to go into main PS to do. I think in the next couple of incarnations of LR, this is a feature that will be added.
I was well impressed with LR5's ability to straighten photos automatically so I think it'll only get better from here.
PS, there is no right way or wrong way for doing this, ie lightroom vs Photoshop. just find what works for you and go with that. Some people say my file system is cumbersome but it works for me.
Lol Jerry, yeah its a neat feature when it works
Luke I'm not comparing lightroom to PS, they are for entirely different things. I tend to use PS mostly when I need
- pen pressure, tilt and rotation detection
- clone stamp
- complex masking
- effects like blurs etc
I think Lightroom tries to wrap all the feature photographers care about into 1 program. It is sort of annoying when im only doing light touch-ups, I have to launch photoshop's image processor to convert to sRGB with proper web friendly resolutions. Someone like me doesnt mind because i'm used to it. But somebody jumping into it would get very confused by all the bouncing around.
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