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Interesting Article - LR3 vs. Bridge (and Photoshop?)

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Interesting Article - LR3 vs. Bridge (and Photoshop?)
May 28, 2011

First of all, let me preface this by saying that I am not a professional photographer, however I do some work for clients and as a hobby, and am always looking to get better. I believe a big area that I need to improve is my post-production. Currently I use Photoshop CS4, and Bridge/ACR 5.7 (edit the RAWs first, and then bring into PS).

Anyway, I've always wondered if I should make the jump from Bridge/ACR to Lightroom 3. I recently saw a Tweet by Canon, which linked to this interesting guide for photographers, in which more than 20 "leading photographers" were polled on what they do and what they use. I was pretty shocked to see that 90% use LR3, and hardly anyone uses Bridge/ACR. Here is a link to the guide:


So, should I jump ship based on this? I guess I thought the comparison was more even than that. Am I efficient in Bridge/ACR? Yes, enough so (even though I'm not an expert yet). But, does that mean I couldn't be more-so with LR3 and produce better results from my RAW photos?


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