Since Lightroom is so good, what do you use Photoshop for?

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Dave Stott
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Re: Since Lightroom is so good, what do you use Photoshop for?
In reply to Ron AKA, 6 months ago

The user interface in PSE is the same regardless of RAW or JPEG if it is used correctly. I always open my images regardless of type first in Adobe Camera RAW, and only use the Editor for what remains to be done, after using Adobe Camera RAW. The features (except perhaps for red eye removal) are far better in ACR than in the Editor. Unfortunately I think many beginners using PSE make the mistake of starting with JPEGs, and then worse still, trying to do everything with the Editor. Adobe has facilitated that by making the ACR feature somewhat hidden up until PSE12.

I'm sure you are right about ACR being hidden (I only have PSE11).  What I do like about LR is that you don't have to make that concious decision.  Let's agree that they are both extremely capable products, and in the end it comes down to personal choice.  I was trying to explain why I made my choice.

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