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Lightroom vs Photoshop vs Other... What do you use?

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joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 4602 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 - 10:27 AM

Just wondering what you use and why?

I tend to stick with Photoshop as that's what I've always used, since first being introduced to it on Macs back when it was Photoshop 6!


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CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 10:35 AM

Photoshop with Phase One C 1

JackAllTog e2 Member 53627 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 10:39 AM

Elements as i tend to process one shot at a time, if i batch processed then i think light room is better. LR3 has great noise reduction.

21 Jun 2011 - 10:54 AM

C1 v6.2.1

The noise reduction seems to have gotten a lot better in the last few updates and the workflow suits me perfectly, allowing me to process batches of images super-quick when needed.

TTT  12559 forum posts Germany
21 Jun 2011 - 11:10 AM

Aperture 3+Nik efx plugins, I can do all in one, organise, post process, export and print. Hardly use Photoshop anymore........

Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 11:12 AM

Quote: Lightroom vs Photoshop vs Other... What do you use?

Depends on which part of post processing you mean. Raw Conversion? or?

Last Modified By Coleslaw at 21 Jun 2011 - 11:12 AM
Mayfly  9485 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 11:13 AM

ACR -> CS5. I process raw's in ACR then finish up in photoshop.Personally I Iike to use the synchronise function when I have a set of images as this helps with consistancy across the frames.

kclare  3
21 Jun 2011 - 11:36 AM

Lightroom for years now - did convert to Aperture for a short spell when I became a mac user. Wasnt impressed. Do use elements for any additional enhancements occasionally. Bought DXO on a whim and enjoythr too.

21 Jun 2011 - 11:43 AM

Digital Photo Professional for converting and managing raw files, Photoshop for certain effects and tasks.

If I dealt in 100's of images a week and needed more cataloguing and tagging abilities I'd possibly go for Adobe Lightroom but I much prefer the raw engine in DPP.

mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
21 Jun 2011 - 11:50 AM

I use Aperture, although I tend to agree with the previous poster to some extent. I think Aperture could do with a major upgrade, perhaps something as ground-shifting as the forthcoming Final Cut Pro upgrade is reported to be.

For anything that Aperture can't do, I use Pixelmator. I'll get a free upgrade to 2.0 when it comes out, which will include things like vector drawing, and context-sensitive fills. All good stuff.

ejways  7 Scotland
21 Jun 2011 - 11:57 AM

I use Lightroom and sometimes Elements if I need layers

brian1208 e2 Member 1110269 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 11:59 AM

Input and cataloguing of all image files via LR3, which I also use for around 90% of my processing.
DPP (latest version) for occasional images where I can't get the colours I want from LR3
PSP12 for the odd play with layers
Very rarely CS5, for things like content aware fill and the odd bit of layer work

I try to keep post processing to a bare minimum so haven't taken the time to really explore what CS5 can do for me

cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 12:04 PM

Nikon ViewNX2, Nikon CaptureNX2, Capture One 6, Lightroom 3, Photoshop.

Well I like variety......Grin

Truth is my reasons are similar to Cole's, In that the program & subsequent processing can/does depend on the intention for the images/s.

So its a case of use whatever fits a particular image/batch or job.

Non of them are perfect, It would be great if they all got together and produced one program, With all the best elements & interface from the collective.....Grin

Thats about as realistic as the government sorting this country out by dumping the EU, As well as keeping their promises not to screw the NHS....Wink

21 Jun 2011 - 12:12 PM

I bought Photoshop CS5 on a student licence for my son, best 150 I spent!


indemnity  6329 forum posts
21 Jun 2011 - 12:25 PM

C1 pro & PSP X3u

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