Lightroom VS Photoshop

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MazV-L

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TotoEC said:
Why, what is wrong with Photoshop? If you are not afraid of the learning curve, I say go for the best!
briansquibb said:
TotoEC said:
To the OP - DPP is free and very easy to use. if your photos only need a slight color/exposure correction, sharpening, croping and converting RAW images to JPEG by the bulk. It can do most of your basic needs.

then, Photoshop for serious editing.
What is wrong with Elements? For photoprocessing Elements has the majority of functionality of Photoshop
I'm not familiar with either, made the, in hindsight, bad decision to buy Serif Photoplus, but now considering either Elements or Photoshop, can someone please be specific about the advantages of Photoshop?
 
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briansquibb

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TotoEC said:
Why, what is wrong with Photoshop? If you are not afraid of the learning curve, I say go for the best![quote
- The price. Could buy a decent lens with the difference.

Cant see any benefits of PS for me
 

TotoEC

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@briansquibb: "- The price. Could buy a decent lens with the difference."

Well, then its a matter of preference.



@MazV-L: "I'm not familiar with either, made the, in hindsight, bad decision to buy Serif Photoplus, but now considering either Elements or Photoshop, can someone please be specific about the advantages of Photoshop?"

Have a look at these:

http://tv.adobe.com/show/photoshop-cs5-feature-tour/#/show/photoshop-cs5-feature-tour
http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/photoshop/f/elementscompare.htm
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements/features.html
 

paulc

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pdirestajr said:
I don't think the decision is Photoshop or Lightroom, It should be Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom. But you obviously need to own PS to have ACR.
I've got PSE 10. Open up a CR2 file in PSE and ACR 6.6 comes right up.

That being said, I strongly prefer LR to ACR. It is folly to argue that LR can do everything that ACR + PS(E) can do, but LR makes up for it in other ways. With ACR + PS you're doing a definite step 1 -> step 2. LR lets you go and tweak whatever you want anywhere in the pipeline without regard to order, plus the ability to dance between photos in a large catalog is truly invaluable.

LR as provides a thin subset of what PS can do as a tradeoff for making it quick and easy to blow through a lot of work. LR making things quick and easy for me is pretty important to me when time is my most dear resource. Doing the equivalent task in ACR + PSE takes me much much longer. I picked LR over Aperture and Bibble because LR took me the least time and effort to reach results I liked.
 

TotoEC

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paulc said:
pdirestajr said:
I don't think the decision is Photoshop or Lightroom, It should be Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom. But you obviously need to own PS to have ACR.
I've got PSE 10. Open up a CR2 file in PSE and ACR 6.6 comes right up.

That being said, I strongly prefer LR to ACR. It is folly to argue that LR can do everything that ACR + PS(E) can do, but LR makes up for it in other ways. With ACR + PS you're doing a definite step 1 -> step 2. LR lets you go and tweak whatever you want anywhere in the pipeline without regard to order, plus the ability to dance between photos in a large catalog is truly invaluable.

LR as provides a thin subset of what PS can do as a tradeoff for making it quick and easy to blow through a lot of work. LR making things quick and easy for me is pretty important to me when time is my most dear resource. Doing the equivalent task in ACR + PSE takes me much much longer. I picked LR over Aperture and Bibble because LR took me the least time and effort to reach results I liked.

Well said.

As for me, I grow fond of DPP (over LR ). Anybody who hasn't tried it yet, it's worth the effort. It's a quick job especially if you want something produced/posted right away. The 'recipe' function is very nice though you need to tweak the setting for some stubborn image. From there, I 'call-up' Photoshop if and when I need to do finishing touches. That's my personal workflow anyway.
 
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MazV-L

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TotoEC said:
@briansquibb: "- The price. Could buy a decent lens with the difference."

Well, then its a matter of preference.



@MazV-L: "I'm not familiar with either, made the, in hindsight, bad decision to buy Serif Photoplus, but now considering either Elements or Photoshop, can someone please be specific about the advantages of Photoshop?"

Have a look at these:

http://tv.adobe.com/show/photoshop-cs5-feature-tour/#/show/photoshop-cs5-feature-tour
http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/photoshop/f/elementscompare.htm
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements/features.html
Thanks, for the links :) It'll be Photoshop cs5 for me!
 

RLPhoto

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Im still using photoshop CS3 :eek: I don't know if it's worth upgrading to cs5 or cs6.

Lightroom is a photographers best friend and is the initial part of organizing my RAWs and basic Processing.
 

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RLPhoto said:
Im still using photoshop CS3 :eek: I don't know if it's worth upgrading to cs5 or cs6.

Lightroom is a photographers best friend and is the initial part of organizing my RAWs and basic Processing.
For moderate to heavy retouching and modification CS5 or the new CS6. The new photo tools in CS6 are amazing. I'm upgrading as soon as it is fully released. The wide angle correction tools, for me, makes it worth while
 

GregW

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I am with BrianSquibb on this one...DPP and PSE work great for me (and is a very economical, and still feature rich, option)
 
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Jettatore

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I can't read this whole thread. Answer is simple. Lightroom is a photo-collection management + RAW image processing software. Photoshop is a full featured image editing application, designed to spend hours/days editing any one single image for the cover of a magazine, etc.. Combined with Adobe Bridge or just reasonably decent file organization, PS can do the job of Lightroom easily, and the new PS6 is coming with adjustment brushes for RAW edits like LR has already. Two completely different beasts, but I wouldn't want to be without PS or some equivalent, but I could easily roll without LR and often do.
 
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ruuneos

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I use LR4 making corrections to images and then Photoshop to make final edits and run scripts for landscape panoramas and after that I go back to LR4 to make final adjust to pictures to great best possible feel to it.

So.. I use both pretty much, but LR4 all the time.
 

RuneL

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Pretty much comparing apples and oranges.

Photoshop is a powerful image manipulator. Lightroom is superficial adjustments.