Photoshop or photoshop lightroom
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Posted: 2/13/2013 8:12:49 PM
Which is better? I want to get the program but I'm not sure which one is better. TIA


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Posted: 2/14/2013 4:11:22 PM
They do different things. Lightroom is great for adjusting photos and organizing them. Photoshop is what you need if you want to do other creative things. Photoshop is a grahic design program and people are using for their photographs.

My suggestion:
1. get PhotoShop Elements - you can adjust photos, do creative things and organize them. PSE is a great program to work with your pictures.
2. if you want to be able to do more adjustments - then get Lightroom later.

PSE $50-$150 (look for a sale), Lightroom about $150, Photoshop $700+

So for about $300 you get 2 programs that will work well together or you can do Photoshop and Lightroom for $850.

I read that a lot of professional photographers are starting with PSE - and some never get Photoshop.

Save the $500 and use it to print your pictures, etc.



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Posted: 2/16/2013 9:47:36 PM
Thank you!!


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Posted: 2/18/2013 7:58:30 AM
It is probably whatever you get used to. I have photoshop because my daughter is in college and got me a copy since she wont use it and it is my favorite program and I use it every single day... I have lightroom and have ever used it... just my opinion


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Posted: 2/18/2013 3:01:32 PM
I have been using PS for years and love it. I really enjoy the control it gives me in my processing.

On a side note, I just recently downloaded a trial of Lightroom, after reading so many rave reviews. It seemed like every photographer was using LR to some degree. Well, I really wanted to like LR, especially since it would speed up my workflow. But I just can't seem to enjoy it.

I find it to be frustrating more than anything.

I am actually considering downloading the trial of PSE, just to see how that one works. I am really looking for something to do processing of batches more efficiently, essentially to cut through a lot of images fast. We'll see how that fares.

My recommendation would be to try a few different programs out there before spending your money on any of them They are not all one-size-fits-all, and what works well for others may not work for you.



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Posted: 2/19/2013 9:21:23 AM
Krisztina, if you are already using CS5 (or 6) then PSE won't do anything for you.
Lightroom is great for batch processing.
In CS5 I can batch edit as well (I also wrote a batch save action just to save time when saving files).

I recommend PSE for anyone looking to start out with editing. For the money, it's fantastic. Heck, it's fantastic period.


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Posted: 2/19/2013 2:30:03 PM
It really depends on your intended use, but I would go with PSE and Lightroom. The combined cost is far lower than Photoshop.

In eight years as a pro, I've never had a reason to even trial the full version of Photoshop, as PSE provides all the editing capabilities I need. However, PSE's organizational tools are not as robust as I require for sorting through images, batch processing metadata, uploading to my stock galleries, etc. That's where Lightroom (or a similar program) would come in.

Also consider Zoner Photo Studio instead of Lightroom. It's a fantastic organizational tool, though not quite as full featured as LR. Depending on how you plan to use it, free beats $150 .



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Posted: 2/22/2013 7:31:40 PM
Photoshop let's you do many more things to the photo. So I say Photoshop.



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Posted: 2/24/2013 1:10:30 PM
Meg thanks for your advice.

I really am looking for a faster way to batch process but I really don't love LR. I guess I will just keep my workflow, as it has worked so well for me for so many years. Sometimes I just feel there has be a faster way.



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