Canon's DPP vs. Lightroom 4

Started Aug 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
Randy Benter
Randy Benter Veteran Member • Posts: 3,191
Re: Canon's DPP vs. Lightroom 4

ali20 wrote:

I have a 5D3. I use Canon's DPP to make minor changes to my raw photos. Forgive my lack of knowledge. I have never used Lightroom or Photoshop. My question is, what would I gain if I buy Lightroom 4? What is the advantage of Lightroom 4 vs. Canon's DPP?

Lightroom has a very long list of advantages over DPP. I think you should download the demo from Adobe and check it out for yourself.

The only alteration I would do to my raw pictures is modifying white balance, brightness or switching to black & white. That is all.

It is hard to imagine limiting oneself to only the 3 tools that you mentioned. If that is all you will ever do, then maybe both these applications are overkill for you. WB and brightness are simple adjustments in both apps, but Lightroom will give you more control over B&W conversion than DPP.

Give me one or two good reasons why I would benefit from using Lightroom 4.

One good reason is you might open up to more post processing options than just WB and Brightness. Explore the possibilities.

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