Lightroom alternatives?

3 years 8 months ago #496090 by Overread
With photoshop there are a couple alternatives.  Is there an alternative for Lightroom?


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3 years 8 months ago #496108 by Ian Stone
Have you looked at Photo Mechanic?  It's not exactly like LR, but the closet IMO


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3 years 8 months ago #496191 by Prago
+1 Only 'kind of' alternative that I know of.  

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3 years 8 months ago #496208 by KCook
ACDSee has several editors that handle RAW and include image management. I have not tried any PS plugins with ACDSee though.

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3 years 8 months ago #496367 by Scott Innes
You think Adobe will slowly phase out either LR or PS int each other?  


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3 years 8 months ago #496370 by PhotoViking
Depending on which OS you are using; Darktable is for Mac & Linux, RawTherapee offers versions for MS, Mac & Linux.
Both are freeware........

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3 years 8 months ago #496442 by srubio77
The others are right; PhotoMechanic is the most comparable program that I know of, but when push comes to shove, it really doesn't compare to Lightroom. LR can be a pain, but it's worthwhile to learn how to navigate if you can help it. Wish I had a better answer.

Also, to answer your question Scott, I wouldn't anticipate a LR/PS merger any time in the near future.


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3 years 8 months ago #496495 by rogdel
I think the closest thing we had was Aperture, but unfortunately, that's gone down the tube...


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3 years 8 months ago #496510 by DacrimL
Have used and tried  RawTherapee  and whilst it is the closest I can find to Lightroom it does lack a few of the fundamental characteristics of LR.

Most of the adjustment sliders are hidden under various tabs which take a little bit of searching but once found they are nearly identical to LR.  RawTherapee  also has the ability to open and edit RAW files which a lot of other processors won't.

The only downside to  RawTherapee  that I have found so is it does not have the ability to watermark images. Not a big issue but time consuming to open and use a second application for this purpose.

Just my opinion here.


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3 years 8 months ago #496557 by Matt Benton
Photo Mechanic 


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3 years 8 months ago #496658 by Karen Comella
What features do you like most about LR?  Some of the examples given aren't exact matches.  They all do similar IMO.


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3 years 8 months ago #496870 by ShadowWalker
Why, what don't you like about Lightroom?  


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3 years 8 months ago #497624 by Stacy Craig

srubio77 wrote: The others are right; PhotoMechanic is the most comparable program that I know of, but when push comes to shove, it really doesn't compare to Lightroom. LR can be a pain, but it's worthwhile to learn how to navigate if you can help it. Wish I had a better answer.

Also, to answer your question Scott, I wouldn't anticipate a LR/PS merger any time in the near future.



No way.  I can't see Adobe combining these.  That would disappoint much of their users.  


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3 years 7 months ago #498450 by effron

Stacy Craig wrote:

srubio77 wrote: The others are right; PhotoMechanic is the most comparable program that I know of, but when push comes to shove, it really doesn't compare to Lightroom. LR can be a pain, but it's worthwhile to learn how to navigate if you can help it. Wish I had a better answer.

Also, to answer your question Scott, I wouldn't anticipate a LR/PS merger any time in the near future.



No way.  I can't see Adobe combining these.  That would disappoint much of their users.  


Besides, Lightroom is a photographer's program, Photoshop is more diverse, designers, web builders, architects, etc use it where LR has no value. Adobe is doing fine, thank you....

Why so serious?
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