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

minicooper 13 536 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 1:33PM
I use Photoshop Elements 9 and Portrait Professinal, tried full photoshop found I didn't reaally need it been thinking about light room seems more use friendy than ps.
21 Jun 2011 1:40PM
Photoshop. I started with Photoshop 6 and also stuck with it ever since. It does all the things I need it to.
KevSB 17 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 1:50PM

Quote: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.

Very much Ditto on this Dpp is excellent piece of software when doing batch editing followed by CS4 For doing more selective editing on individuel shots, Both programmes work togther for transfer of images, both drag and drop and menu transfer of raw images.
Railcam 14 894 2 Scotland
21 Jun 2011 2:02PM
Another LR3 user here. For layers etc I use Serif PhotoPlus X3. I have PhotoShop CS2 but I find Serif so much easier for my simple tasks.
Dave_Canon 14 2.0k United Kingdom
21 Jun 2011 2:36PM
Lightroom 3 but also using PS CS4, Oloneo, Photomatix, Topaz and Portrait Professional as needed. If Adobe added layers, cloning and channels to LR, I would probably not need to use Photoshop.

21 Jun 2011 3:40PM
What do I use? - Photoshop
Why? - Habit - I'm too lazy to change Wink
Toonman 14 1.4k 2 England
21 Jun 2011 3:52PM
As a Linux user I use Bibble Pro and The Gimp.
G6DDS 11 231 Scotland
21 Jun 2011 3:55PM
I use CS5 as it is what i'm use to, have Lightroom 3 but think i've looked at in once. Been familiar with CS for years now so just stick with it.
JohnParminter 14 1.3k 14 England
21 Jun 2011 6:25PM
Nikon Transfer, Nikon ViewNX2, Nikon CaptureNX2, Elements 5.

I use a Nikon camera.
21 Jun 2011 9:09PM
I've always used Photoshop but when Lightroom 2 came out I got it and have never looked back. I have LR3 now and only now use CS5 for cloning complex selections out. Everything else I need to do can be done in LR and more quickly than I could do in Photoshop.
Carabosse 18 41.5k 270 England
22 Jun 2011 10:51AM
These days ACR+ CS5 for RAW, CS5 only for JPEG.

I could - I am sure - do a lot more in ACR, but I'm so used to using Photoshop, I find it easier to just take the image straight into CS5 from ACR once the basic RAW conversion has been done. The easy integration of the two bits of software make for a rapid workflow.

I don't need anything like Lightroom for the volume of images I process (I'm not a machine-gunner! Wink)

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