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Lightroom - Any point?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Lightroom - Any point? Reply with quote

I have CS5, but keep hearing about how great Lightroom is. From the quick look I had at it, it seems like Bridge with a couple of extra features.

Am I missing something?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I find it very convenient for both editing and managing collections, but this is the type of things that depend a lot on individual preferences.
The Camera Raw module in Photoshop CS5 is quite much similar to Lightroom, Lightroom has some extra controls that I find useful but to be honest, probably not indispensable.
On the managing side, I find Lightroom much more efficient and faster than Bridge, which should be called "Traffic Bridge on a Monday morning at 8:00" Laughing

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Orio. Lightroom does not in any way replace Photoshop, but it is good for dealing with batches of images and quickly getting a lot of work done. For the few images I do want to edit in Photoshop, it is as easy as selecting "Edit in Photoshop" in Lightroom.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


I'm interested in what you say regarding batch management, as I really only use this to add keywords, add description and set WB. What facilities are better in Lightroom for batch managing?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I often edit just one image of a series of shots with the same subject and exposure, and then apply these settings to all shots in the series. I really don't fancy sitting around doing post processing, I prefer to actually shoot photos. For this purpose Lightroom shines in my opinion, but I'm sure Aperture (to name one) could be just as good.