I have LR on the Mac, but haven't used it much. I'll have to check this one out
I've got too many hobbies...
sorry for the 'false alarm' actually this is not as good as advertised.
People are actually ripping Scott Kelby for falsely promoting it as this
plug-in that needs to be purchased is practically useless as long as you have
Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. In other words - it does not allow for a true
work with layers in Lightroom.
I just use the basic editing features of Photoshop Element 8. No LR for me.
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However the LR is strictly geared for editing 'photographs' and as such the menus,
tools, sliders etc. are laid our and labeled with terms pertain to editing photos
vs. just any graphic.
From what I know the same edits can be done in PS, but LR is more customized
to photography, easier batch processing and conversion, database management etc.
and that's why many serious and Pro photographers use it as a part of their work-flow
despite knowing PS inside-out upside-down.
From someone who is familiar with both but not proficient with either, I can tell you with
100% certainty that for a brand new user that knows 'nothing' about either of these
two programs, but knows and understands some photography principles - LR is a lot easier to grasp.
Last edited by WatchFan1; 04-28-2011 at 09:03 AM.
I cannot remember the last time I touched Photoshop if I'm honest.
All my stuff is done in LR 3.
I broke down and purchased LR 3.0 a couple of weeks ago.
My fundamental misunderstanding about LR was that I assumed it was a Photoshop alternative when it's more accurately a PS Camera Raw and Bridge replacement.
I've been doing some training vids on Kelbytraining.com to try to get a handle on it.
At this point I can't really say it's easier or harder to use....but it is different. And it does provide some interesting capabilities. I'm having trouble getting a handle on file management and going in and out of PS, but so far I do like it.
I had a trial version of LR2 and tried playing with it but I don't think it had the full capabilities of LR2 and I had trouble with it sticking so I quit messing with it.
I did purchase LR3 yesterday at a pretty good price I think and will get it Friday.. I plan on doing the tutorials and all and getting well into it.. we'll see how that goes.
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