Perhaps a silly question on LR vs PS CS

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Kerry Pierce
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Perhaps a silly question on LR vs PS CS

I'm a long time PS CS user and have dabbled with a couple of LR versions, currently LR 4.  I'm not really understanding why LR is so popular, probably because of my inexperience with it.

But, my question to those of you who like and use LR, why does it seem so very limited to me?  I realize that I can export my LR edits to CS, but to me, LR kinda seems like ACR with a database for file management and a few tools, prior to sending to CS.

Part of my problem is that I don't want/need a DAM.  I just want an easy to use program devoted to photographers.  CS has been the best that I've found for that, but after reading so many users that seem to like LR 4, I am thinking that I gotta be missing some special things.

I'd appreciate any help on figuring out what I'm missing.



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