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POLL: "How much do you use Lightroom compared to Photoshop?"
I use Lightroom 100% of the time for my images
32
18.9%
I use Lightroom 99% of the time, and only open photoshop to do specialty images
86
50.9%
I use Lightroom 95% of the time but still photoshop most of my final images
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12.4%
I use Lightroom as an organizer, but use photoshop heavily
6
3.6%
I use photoshop for greater than 95% of my editing and do not really use Lightroom
19
11.2%
I use other software for my editing
5
3%

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Dec 11, 2013 20:21 |  #16

One aspect of this that I think you may have overlooked is the number of Lightroom (and Photoshop) users who also employ plugins such as those from Nik, onOne and Topaz. I use Lightroom 99.9% of the time, but I also use some of the plugins such as Viveza, Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro for additional processing. onOne has just issued the latest version of their Perfect Photo Suite that brings to Lightroom the ability to use layers to process images and then return to Lightroom without the necessity of employing Photoshop for layering. Their set of applications also comes in a stand-alone mode. There are a few areas where they do not have capabilities similar to those in PS, such as putting text onto images, but I am sure that this will come. If I was Adobe, and I am not, I would be paying very close attention to the onOne software and they probably are.

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Dec 11, 2013 20:30 |  #17

David Arbogast wrote in post #16520260 (external link)
The poll does not have an appropriate answer for me.

I use LR 100% of the time to make first pass edits at the raw conversion stage, and about 90% of the time I shoot it through PS for final polishing.

I spend about 95% of my editing time in PS, but everything gets touched in some way in LR first.

This. I import in Lr, do basic adjustments as well as some dodging and burning and NR before going to Ps.


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Dec 11, 2013 23:49 |  #18

David Arbogast wrote in post #16520260 (external link)
The poll does not have an appropriate answer for me.

I use LR 100% of the time to make first pass edits at the raw conversion stage, and about 90% of the time I shoot it through PS for final polishing.

I spend about 95% of my editing time in PS, but everything gets touched in some way in LR first.

I think the 4th answer is the one you are looking for: "I use Lightroom as an organizer, but use photoshop heavily".


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Dec 12, 2013 03:53 |  #19

I chose 95% LR and 5% PS. But PS is slowly getting replaced by other stuff - like Perfect Photo Suite.


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Dec 12, 2013 04:48 |  #20

I like LR4 over PS for photo processing, unless I'm doing major adjustments and layers work, I keep it all in LR4.


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Dec 12, 2013 06:59 |  #21

professorman wrote in post #16520782 (external link)
I think the 4th answer is the one you are looking for: "I use Lightroom as an organizer, but use photoshop heavily".

I do indeed rely on LR as an organizer, but also for initial image editing...so that one didn't seem to fit. But, for the purposes of your poll, I'll go ahead and use it, even if it's not worded to match my workflow.


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Dec 12, 2013 07:17 |  #22

David Arbogast wrote in post #16520260 (external link)
The poll does not have an appropriate answer for me.

I use LR 100% of the time to make first pass edits at the raw conversion stage, and about 90% of the time I shoot it through PS for final polishing.

I spend about 95% of my editing time in PS, but everything gets touched in some way in LR first.

Exactly the same for me.


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Dec 12, 2013 09:40 |  #23

I've been 100% LR because I don't own PS but there have certainly been times that I wished I had PS to do some editing or cloning that LR can't do.

I signed up for Adobe's $9.99 CC deal they were running and am in the process of learning how to do some basic stuff in PS that I can't do in LR.


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Dec 12, 2013 09:44 |  #24

CincyTriGuy wrote in post #16521574 (external link)
I've been 100% LR because I don't own PS but there have certainly been times that I wished I had PS to do some editing or cloning that LR can't do.

I signed up for Adobe's $9.99 CC deal they were running and am in the process of learning how to do some basic stuff in PS that I can't do in LR.

If you are only a seldom/rare user, you could try GIMP. I installed GIMP on my work desktop, and it is surprisingly similar to photoshop. You can do some really advanced editing with it. The smartness of selection and cloning in PS is amazing though. I have no patience for doing all of that work on one image though. If you do a lot of model photography, and spend hours on one image, then you will use PS heavily. I am an 'events/people capturer' so, I want a small/decent amount of images with great quality, instead of one image with amazing quality.


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Dec 12, 2013 10:31 |  #25

I use Lightroom as my primary developing software. Photoshop is used to stitch panos and to move, replace, remove people.


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Dec 12, 2013 14:25 |  #26

Hmm, let's see, I said "99% Lightroom" 'cause that's the closest I can come up with.

I don't have Lightroom plug-ins so they don't count, and I aim to frame and shoot so that I don't need to rely on PS cloning and such...

A quick glance, the past couple of years have been slow for me, but I see I took about 7,000 shots over the two years. If I recall, I did resort to Photoshop for some cloning on a couple shots, I did one "focus stacking" project using five shots, and I dunno, I maybe did an HDR project using three shots. The rest were just processed using Lightroom, so more than "99% Lightroom", but a bit less than "100% Lightroom"!:)


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Dec 12, 2013 14:41 |  #27

WesternGuy wrote in post #16520320 (external link)
One aspect of this that I think you may have overlooked is the number of Lightroom (and Photoshop) users who also employ plugins such as those from Nik, onOne and Topaz. I use Lightroom 99.9% of the time, but I also use some of the plugins such as Viveza, Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro for additional processing. onOne has just issued the latest version of their Perfect Photo Suite that brings to Lightroom the ability to use layers to process images and then return to Lightroom without the necessity of employing Photoshop for layering. Their set of applications also comes in a stand-alone mode. There are a few areas where they do not have capabilities similar to those in PS, such as putting text onto images, but I am sure that this will come. If I was Adobe, and I am not, I would be paying very close attention to the onOne software and they probably are.

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Ditto - Perfect Photo Suite 8 is very attractive as a stand alone or as plug-in for LR.


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Dec 12, 2013 15:27 |  #28

kjonnnn wrote in post #16522395 (external link)
How can you use something Greater than 100%?

That was a mistake in the wording and the forum doesnt allow you to edit polls.


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Dec 12, 2013 23:20 |  #29

professorman wrote in post #16522418 (external link)
That was a mistake in the wording and the forum doesnt allow you to edit polls.

Then you should hit the "Report" button and ask a moderator to severely reprimand you for mis-using words!!


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Dec 12, 2013 23:35 |  #30

kjonnnn wrote in post #16522395 (external link)
How can you use something Greater than 100%?

Edit. Get a critique. Re-edit? ; )

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Then you should hit the "Report" button and ask a moderator to severely reprimand you for mis-using words!!

Fixed.


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