Lightroom and ACR

Started Nov 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
Rand 47
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Re: Lightroom and ACR
In reply to alfarunner, Nov 21, 2012

Lightroom uses the same RAW processing pipeline as ACR. The tools are pretty much identical, though the UI is different. And, yes, I use CS6 in conjunction w/ LR4.x. It is necessary for pixel level editing, layers, masking, HDR 32 bit conversion, pano stitching, etc. My workflow is 80% LR, 20% CS6. Round-tripping from LR to CS6 is seamless & simple.   An advantage of LR is that all of the processing is parametric, i.e. not cooked in.

I can recommend Jeff Schewe's book, "The Digital Negative," for a good treatise of the value of a CS6 / LR combination.

Rand

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