David Arbogast wrote in post #18465373
There are so many power tools in LR that destroy other apps. As great as C1 is, you can't quickly shift-click a series of brackets and right-click to instantly export them to a Pano, Stacking, or HDR app. Can't even right-click an image to instantly jump it to PS. So, yes, LR can be a bit of a slow-dog in the develop module, but there are tremendous ergonomic and cataloging superiorities that make it easily the best raw-management application for me.
I've enthusiastically tried C1 every single release since version 6 - often making the claim on this forum that it's going to replace LR as my default raw-conversion program. I've tried DXO since version 7. Also tried other things like Photo Ninja. In terms of overall capabilities and making life easier, nothing comes close to Lightroom imo. If I was forced to stop using LR (because Adobe decided to make it unaffordable), then I would use C1. C1 is really excellent in numerous ways, but LR offers way too much for me to switch unless forced to.
yes, if you use HDR inside of C1, that is a problem, I dont think you can do it.
Round trip to PS, you've got to select, then file edit, and then it wont even get stacked, you've got to do that manually. But it's tricky because you've got File open with -> PS vs File edit with -> PS. Had my head scratching, that's for sure
by far, most of my edits are in the raw processor, and C1 just blazes through files, while LR is just stuck in the mud.
when it comes to round trip PS, LR wins it easily as you've got auto stacking, however, as long as I can round trip back into the catalog, a few extra steps I'm ok with since I dont go PS on a daily basis.
straightening and leveling tools on C1 just totally head and shoulders better than LR, really love those features as I'm not really good with the PS leveling straightening tools.
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