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Photoshop or Lightroom?

Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:17 pm

Just curious to see what everyone else uses to edit photos. I currently use photoshop but would love to get into Lightroom.
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Re: Photoshop or Lightroom?

Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:38 pm

Photoshop CS6 (and a tiny bit of Lightroom when I need better noise-processing abilities).
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Re: Photoshop or Lightroom?

Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:11 pm

They do two different things. LR is a Digital Asset Manager with a RAW developer built in. PS has no DAM features, and it's a pixel-level editor. You will often have to use either to do a certain task. Unless you need advanced editing (and for, you will), you could get away with just LR. Indeed, if I don't have to do LR editing, I rarely bust open PS for editing photos as LR has enough tools for me. PS fits into the workflow for selective sharpening on a downsampled image, which LR can't really do.
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Re: Photoshop or Lightroom?

Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:42 pm

Photoshop CC, along with whatever version Adobe Camera RAW it comes with.
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Re: Photoshop or Lightroom?

Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:33 am

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, with Photoshop CC 2018.
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Re: Photoshop or Lightroom?

Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:18 pm

Photoshop CS6 as major and sometime i will use Lightroom to reduce noise (if the situation is very bad) and adjust color but i seldom use LR to edit Spotting photos.
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Re: Photoshop or Lightroom?

Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:39 pm

With something like 400 shots in the database, I have only ever used LR.

LR is just slightly behind PS in my opinion, essentially with some of the more 'selective' editing stuff. I do occasionally bust out PS when I'm manipulating non-aviation pictures, or even aviation shots that aren't being held to editorial standards, but I've never had to go beyond LR for anything that demands. Global edits don't hold you back, and the non-destructive nature of the catalog/editing process actually makes for a very workflow – you can edit on multiple copies of the same image to account address rejection reasons as they come in.
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Re: Photoshop or Lightroom?

Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:40 pm

2.6K photos in the database and I have only ever used Photoshop Elements; started with 8 and am now using 11). I try to take good pictures and use minimal editing.

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Re: Photoshop or Lightroom?

Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:30 am

I love the useability of Lightroom. That said - and this baffles me - there is nothing in Lightroom that quite replicates the usefulness and fidelity of the levels adjustment in Photoshop

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