Discussion started by pratap parikh 3 years ago

which software is better for editing photograph? light room or Photoshop?

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Tracy
Tracy
I use both, thoroughly enjoy LR and it has been a dream since I discovered it , Photoshop is for finer details, I like to add text to my images as well and I havent really found a way of doing this in LR so I use CS for that and other tweaks.
1 year ago
Brian
Brian
Try GIMP, which is comparable to Photoshop and it's downloadable for free! I have used it for a number of years and the results are pretty good.
1 year ago
satish ganwani
satish ganwani
Hi All i am satish ganwani and I am using Photoshop CS5 and I am creative designer and design webpage layout in photoshop.
2 years ago
Matt Needham
Matt Needham
Photoshop includes a variety of tools and features that are useful for many other purposes and occupations than just photography.

Lightroom is Photoshop condensed down to the tools that still photographers commonly use. It also attempts to make commonly used techniques, such as non-destructive processing and color space, invisible. Meaning it takes care of these. In Photoshop you have to do it on your own.

I don't have the latest versions of either, so I'm not up on the latest features, but since getting LR/ACR I find I can fully process 99% of my photos entirely in LR/ACR. I only need to go to Photoshop for stitching, free transform, removing large/odd shaped things from the photo, etc...
3 years ago
CJ Chidester
CJ Chidester
Ditto what Aridon said. That is my work flow as well.
3 years ago
Ariel Ilago
Ariel Ilago
I use both (Lightroom & Photoshop). Lightroom I use for organizing all my photos and edit. But if I need more control in editing I used Photoshop. Here is my workflow, not sure if this is correct, since I don't claim to be an expert:

1. import photos using Lightroom.
2. organize photos by using keywords, metadata, etc...
3. using color tags, I go through each photos that I think that I like to either post or print.
4. then the ones I tag, I would edit them by adjusting white balance, exposure, noise, etc... if they require it.
5. if the photos require more advance editing like smooting skins on potraits, removing complicated objects, etc... then I use Photoshop, by right clicking the photo in Lightroom and choose edit Photoshop.

In answering your question, Lightroom is a good program to start using. And when you want more control and be creative, include Photoshop.
3 years ago
CJ Chidester
CJ Chidester
They are both very good. You can use most plugins in both. It is really a question of what fits your workflow better. I personally use Photoshop.
3 years ago
Liz
Liz
I would love to know that also. I have Photoshop but I am not good at it. Mostly because I haven't really learned how to use it. Seems like a lot of the pros use lightroom.
3 years ago

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