Adobe Lightroom & photoshop?

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  1. benjyman345

    benjyman345 TPF Noob!

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    hello,

    I have photoshop cs2 but what exactly is adobe lightroom and what is the difference between lightroom and photoshop cs2?

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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    lightroom is a raw converter, which you use to convert your out of the camera raw-files to TIFFs or JPEGs. If you shoot RAW, there are endless ways to adjust the image when you convert to a standard image format (you can still tweak exposure, contrast, white balance, and much more).
    As this is similar in a sense to what people do in their labs when they produce prints from the film, Adobe called it lightroom (as opposed to darkroom ;) ).


    There are many other RAW conerters around, Apple's Aperture being one, or Bibble, or BreezeBrowser, Phase One, ...
    Of course PS2 has the Camera-RAW module these days, but that is sort of not very workflow optimised ;). With the other "proper" converters you usually get a very decent RAW-image browser, batch processing,...
     
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    oh, just to add one thing, lignhtroom and even aperture are not really matured converters yet. They look very fancy but lack a lot of functionality compared to those conerters already around for years.
     

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