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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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Photoshop with Phase One C 1
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.
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.
Aperture 3+Nik efx plugins, I can do all in one, organise, post process, export and print. Hardly use Photoshop anymore........
Quote: Lightroom vs Photoshop vs Other... What do you use?
Depends on which part of post processing you mean. Raw Conversion? or?
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.
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.
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.
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.
I use Lightroom and sometimes Elements if I need layers
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
Nikon ViewNX2, Nikon CaptureNX2, Capture One 6, Lightroom 3, Photoshop.
Well I like variety......
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.....
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....
I bought Photoshop CS5 on a student licence for my son, best £150 I spent!
C1 pro & PSP X3u
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