Adobe LightRoom

Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by LarissaPhotography, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. LarissaPhotography

    LarissaPhotography TPF Noob!

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    So until this last Monday, my wife and I were completely in the Dark about LightRoom. I'd heard people mention it, but for some reason I thought it was about adding synthetic lighting to pictures. After having using the new version 3 beta for a couple of days now, I'm not sure how we survived this long without it. We'll definitely be saving some time now using LightRoom.

    Do you guys use LightRoom extensively too? How long have you been using it?
     
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    I have been using LR for 3 years or so. It perfectly fits my workflow because I do not do a lot of post processing. Plus it's library view has saved me. Being able to quickly flag and rate photos is something I have been dreaming of. Plus the Raw workflow is very smooth.

    Beyond global changes I still use PS. I doubt I will ever get rid of PS, but I do not plan on upgrading.

    Love & Bass
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Exclusively no, Lightroom's limitation to image wide changes only makes having Photoshop, or Elements, or some other image editor still a necessity for per pixel work.

    That and there are much better sharpening and noise reduction solutions out there, which come as plugins for photoshop. So I use Lightroom as the great first step, but my real quality pictures often deserve a little more attention.
     
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    Buckster Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Just to be clear, mine's not limited to image wide changes. That's why it has spot removal and, more importantly, an adjustment brush tool.

    That said, I do agree that I mostly use it for reviewing and selecting, cataloging and tagging, working with my RAW files / conversion to other file formats, global changes to photos, and quick and dirty photo package / web page outputs for others to review.

    I too still reserve my final work for CS4, but for those purists who always "get it right" in the camera, it's got more "pixel level" tools than they could possibly need. ;)
     
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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Not exclusively but in conjunction with PS it is perfect for me :thumbup:
     
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    I use it exclusively but there are a few, very few, features in other software I wish were there.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Me too.
     
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    I use it in conjunction with PS, and they really work great together. On any image I want to go a little further on and clone something out, or run a better noise reduction etc. I just click edit in photoshop fix it and save, and voila it's back in lightroom.
     
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    I have Elements 7, Lightroom 2, and CS4. So, I guess you can say, I can't decide. :D Or, I find features in each that have value. :thumbup:
     
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    I've almost gotten to the point where the only thing that I do with LR is convert to TIFF for editing elsewhere. The user interface is not the greatest.
     
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    lol, seriously plato?
     
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    Lightroom by itself is pretty good but it becomes perfect when you add Photoshop to it in my humble opinion ... Just my two cents;)
     

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