It's time to abandon PhotoShop

Started Jan 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: It's time to abandon PhotoShop
In reply to Marvin Doering, Jul 1, 2013

Marvin Doering wrote:

My question is if you have Photoshop what do you need with Lightroom? Does it do photo editing above and beyond Photoshop or do you just want the cataloging feature?

Non-destructive editing, ease of exporting, including to third party services such as Flickr and Facebook, and a UI focused on the most common editing tasks required for photos.

If you're a digital artist or routinely do heavier work in Photoshop, then you have little use for Lightroom. If you are like most hobby or professional photographers and make relatively few operations per photo it's much faster and easier to operate than Photoshop. So much faster it has to be tried to be believed; Adobe have really succeeded in making it a smooth experience (that said, Aperture is just as smooth, and Darktable is getting there).

The main disadvantage is you're locked into the Lightroom catalog since it's not designed to work in any other way.


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