Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Kimba, Jul 28, 2009.
Do any of you use Lightroom and if so, how do you find it?
Why don't you try it for yourself? You can legally download a free trial from Adobe's website.
Yes I already have it. Just interested in others opinions on it.
i came from DPP of canon and i can say that lightroom has better controls and a lot better organization than DPP.
How I found it? First my teacher told me, then I saw the box in a store, then I went to adobes website, then I "borrowed it from a friend"
i've been using it for a while and personally prefer it over Elements. this application is actually designed keeping in mind the "post processing" of photos.
I like LR2 at lot. It's a great program to process a large number of photos fairly quickly.
I think if you learn as much as you can about how to maximize all of the features that come with it, I think you'll enjoy using it more and more.
I've invested quite a bit of time learning as many keyboard short cuts as I can, and I have spent several hours watching tutorials and practicing with my own images.
I signed up with Lynda.com for $25/ month. So far I have taken a lot of great info from the LR2 tutorials. There's a lot of great features and the "work flow" works perfectly with Photoshop.
Here's some free tutorials if you like.
LR Killer tips
Photoshop Support- Free LR Tutorials.
It's one step in the Adobe workflow process.
It's great for importing RAW images, cataloging them and doing batch processing of first step edits (exposure adjustment, white balance adjustment, saturation adjustment, etc). For some that's enough and after they process in Lightroom they're done editing.
For me that's only the first step. Next I import my images into Photoshop and make a number of adjustments that Lightroom simply can't do.
If I had to choose just one, I would take Photoshop. Photoshop can do almost everything Lightroom does and infinitely more. I do like the organizational tools of Lightroom (flagging, catalogs, etc.) but for me it's not necessary. If I were a hardcore Wedding Photog, Lightroom would be critical.
I find it in '/Applications/Adobe Lightroom 2.app'
It's a great application and I use it almost exclusively. If you know someone who is a teacher, you can pick it up for less than $100 via Adobe Lightroom 2 for Mac, Win at Academic Superstore
I came into LR from PS. It definitely improved the time I spend on images...
LR is more, at least for me, for basic batch processing. PS is more of individualized approach to the photo.
I love Lightroom for my workflow, especially when I have a lot of images to process. It doesn't replace Photoshop, but it does work well in tandem with it.
I am finding that I'm using LR more and PS less, because most of the simple tweaks & edits can be done right in LR.
I enjoy LR. It does what I need to do and is quick. I do have to admit my pleasure comes from taking the photo and I want to spend a little time as possible on the computer.
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