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Jul 31, 2011 19:15 |  #1

What is the difference, beside being half the cost, between the version for Lightroom and the version that works in PS? I have CS5 and Lightroom, but can do most of what I need to do LR. So, is there any reason to,pay almost double for the version for CS5? Thanks


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Jul 31, 2011 23:26 |  #2

Both versions of the software do the same thing; the difference is in the workflow.

In LR, you get one effect per TIFF file. In PS, you get all the benefits of layers (instead of individual TIFF files). The PS version will also work in LR.


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Aug 01, 2011 06:40 as a reply to  @ Mark-B's post |  #3

I was recently faced with the same question, after watching some of their archived training sessions, the long ones, and, taking into consideration that working in PS is part of my usual workflow (layers and whatnot), I went with the PS version.


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Aug 01, 2011 14:27 |  #4

Mark-B wrote in post #12855294 (external link)
Both versions of the software do the same thing; the difference is in the workflow.

In LR, you get one effect per TIFF file. In PS, you get all the benefits of layers (instead of individual TIFF files). The PS version will also work in LR.

When you say "one effect per TIFF"... I watched a demo and the guy was using Viveza and put a bunch of those u-points all over the photo and adjusted a bunch of stuff. Certainly, the LR version allows this, yes?


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Aug 01, 2011 14:37 as a reply to  @ kompressor's post |  #5

Yes but, you cannot stack them in layers and go back and change them if needed.


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Aug 01, 2011 14:49 |  #6

...well shlt. I was just about to get the academic bundle for LR for $150, feeling pretty good about that deal, now you have me second guessing. Guess I need to do more research. Thanks for the input.


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Aug 01, 2011 20:50 |  #7

the other main differences that make me wish I had the PS version are

1) in PS you can use brushes, it doesn't exist in the LR version, its easier than the control points many times
2) if you want multiple effects its more work with LR because you have to open, save, open, save etc.... sometimes I will use Viveza, then color efex, define & then the sharpener and thats when I really wish I had the PS version !


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