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

Started Apr 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
skyglider Veteran Member • Posts: 4,778
Re: Since Lightroom is so good, what do you use Photoshop for?

Johanfoto wrote:

skyglider wrote:

That said, I still bought LR because it is easier to tone down highlights and overly bright areas, and lighten shadows, without affecting the midtones much. This is much harder to do in Photoshop. Also the clarity and vibrance adjustments are excellent in LR and harder to achieve in Photoshop. I think the sharpness and noise reduction are also easier to do in LR than in PS.

Funny that this is the reason you bought LR, because that is definitely not true. Just use CameraRAW and you have the exact same capabilities in Photoshop. The LR Develop module is an exact copy of CameraRAW, with just minor differences in the interface.

I said I have Photoshop CS2. How can you possibly compare ACR 3 for CS2 with Lightroom 5.3? Totally absurd in my opinion.

Or are you saying that I need to buy Photoshop CS6 for $999 dollars (on amazon right now since CS6 has been discontinued) to get ACR for CS6 to get an "exact" copy of LR 5.3's develop module? (I bought LR 5.3 for $79 which is a lot less than $999 in my book.)

Photoshop CC even offers CameraRAW as a filter now.

I refuse to buy Adobe products on the Creative Cloud and pay rent. You're welcome to do so if you wish.

My reason to use LR is because it adds DAM capabilities, and because the develop module is better streamlined with those DAM options than if you only use Photoshop / CameraRAW / Bridge.

LR is a 'workflow' application, meant to deal with many images at the same time. Even though you can also handle multiple images in CameraRAW, Photoshop is an application that is first and foremost meant to get the best out of one image at a time. They don't compete, they complement each other.

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