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Nov 17, 2007 19:58 |  #1

what do you guys recommend for photo editing. i use adobe, but was wondering about that software, lightroom. is that the correct name?




  
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Nov 17, 2007 20:00 |  #2

Personally I like PS CS3 and Adobe Lightroom.


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Nov 18, 2007 16:27 |  #3

I use Paint Shop Pro XI. Like it a lot. It seems to have most of the features of Photoshop plus a number of handy features that PS is missing.

Current version is X2, btw...

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Nov 18, 2007 17:04 as a reply to  @ number six's post |  #4

Photoshop, Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006... It really depends on the photo and what needs to be done...


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Nov 18, 2007 17:57 |  #5

I use Adobe's Lightroom on my Mac and my Dell laptop. It has a lot of image editing features, but if you want to do other things like more in depth cleaning of an image or other processing, you would want something like Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to pair with it.


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Nov 18, 2007 17:59 |  #6

i currently have CS3 and lightroom. Best combination. I find myself using lightroom more and more and only using cs3 for heavy edits.

I have previously used Elements 5, and Microsoft Digital Image suite 2006. Meh, adn Meh.

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Nov 18, 2007 18:10 as a reply to  @ killerbab's post |  #7

Lightroom and CS2 for me.




  
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Nov 19, 2007 06:55 |  #8

If just starting off in photo-editing, I'd recomend Photoshop Elements or Corel's Paintshop Pro. It's a large price jump from the likes of those to CS3... so they're great for getting used to PP at low-entry price, and then you can make an informed decision on if you need more.

For me LR paired with Elements I think is a great combo. I get the full power of ACR in LR without buying CS3, and with LR I don't even go into Elements all that often (although it IS needed for selective edits, layers, text, when desired; LR basicly only does global edits.)


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Nov 21, 2007 17:28 |  #9

I use CS2. What is the difference between it and using "Lightroom"? Also, do you need both or can on use "Lightroom" only?


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Nov 21, 2007 17:30 |  #10

Lightroom is, as I understand it, primarily for photo organization, while Photoshop is your all-purpose image editor. I use GIMP; it's free, and does just about everything Photoshop does (and an awful lot more than Photoshop Elements).


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Nov 21, 2007 21:22 |  #11

number six wrote in post #4340251 (external link)
I use Paint Shop Pro XI. Like it a lot. It seems to have most of the features of Photoshop plus a number of handy features that PS is missing.

Current version is X2, btw...

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Wouls you care to say which features are in x2 but not in ps? Perhaps if I like 'em, i will but it.

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Lightroom is, as I understand it, primarily for photo organization, while Photoshop is your all-purpose image editor. I use GIMP; it's free, and does just about everything Photoshop does (and an awful lot more than Photoshop Elements).

I would have to respectfully disagree. Lightroom is a lot more than just a photo organizer. It is a very powerful image adjustment software. It is primarily geared towards photographers. It does, however, has its limitations. If you need to manipulate images (layers, photo retouching, restoration etc) you will need something more feature rich and complex like Photoshop. I am not sure about Gimp as I have never used it so I will leave that for Gimp experts.


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Nov 22, 2007 00:45 |  #12

CS3 And Lightroom 1.3 for me. Mainly hit the images up with lightroom, quicker easier and its all organized.


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Nov 22, 2007 12:31 |  #13

Baadil wrote in post #4362591 (external link)
Wouls you care to say which features are in x2 but not in ps? Perhaps if I like 'em, i will but it.

First off, I haven't used Photoshop since version 4 so I'm no authority at all.

Talking to my friends who use PS CS2, though, sounds like they don't have these features that are on the PSP XI toolbar:

  • fill flash simulation (excellent tool)
  • backlight simulation (not particularly impressive)
  • barrel distortion correction
  • pincushion distortion correction
  • fisheye correction
  • perspective correction
  • chromatic aberration removal
  • high pass sharpening
Perhaps the latest version of Photoshop has all these features, though. I don't know.

The current version, PSP X2, also has built-in HDR which sounds promising.

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Nov 22, 2007 13:21 |  #14

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for cataloguing and basic raw adjustments
Adobe Photoshop CS2 for everything else including printing


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Nov 22, 2007 17:47 |  #15

number six wrote in post #4365745 (external link)
First off, I haven't used Photoshop since version 4 so I'm no authority at all.

Talking to my friends who use PS CS2, though, sounds like they don't have these features that are on the PSP XI toolbar:
  • fill flash simulation (excellent tool)
  • backlight simulation (not particularly impressive)
  • barrel distortion correction
  • pincushion distortion correction
  • fisheye correction
  • perspective correction
  • chromatic aberration removal
  • high pass sharpening
Perhaps the latest version of Photoshop has all these features, though. I don't know.

The current version, PSP X2, also has built-in HDR which sounds promising.

-js

Apparently your friends don't have much of a clue about Photoshop either because all those features with the exception of "backlight simulation" are present in Photoshop.


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