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  1. stepbill

    stepbill TPF Noob!

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    Where have you all got your lightroom from? It seems to be a tad expensive, is it worth it or is there a freeware download? Thanks for the help. I have elements. Would this do the same thing?
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Lightroom is not freeware but you can download a trial from Adobe.

    When Adobe was creating light room, they bought up a program called RAW Shooter Essentials, which was a free download. You could probably find RSE and it might work if you have an older camera. It won't work with newer RAW files though.

    Lightroom is a 'workflow' software, made for people who shoot a lot and have a large number of files (most likely RAW files). It helps to speed up the workflow and make it easy and non-destructive.

    If all you want to do is edit photos, then Elements will do just fine.
     
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    I love Lightroom. It's cut down on the time I spend in Photoshop considerably, and well worth the money in my opinion. Download the trial and see what you think.
     
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    frXnz kafka TPF Noob!

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    There is a Lightroom 2 beta that is available for download, and you can use it for free until August 31 I believe.
     
  5. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Don't you need to obtain an invite for the Lightroom 2 beta from a registered Lightroom user?
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Well, I found a copy of lightroom, won't say how or where but it is a fantastic program! Hope to get plenty of use from it. I intend to play around with both RAW and Jpeg pics till I see what I like best.
     
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    How is Lightroom different from, say, Adobe Bridge?
     
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    ^ Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Bridge are completely different and share very few features. One's a photo editor while another is basically a glorified file manager.
     

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