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

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Dec 13, 2013 05:50 |  #31

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

Fixed.

Heh!:)


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Dec 13, 2013 07:35 |  #32

Don't even own Lightroom - only CS4.

With Bridge I can do as much cataloguing as I need to, the version of ACR is as up to date as I need it and I have the processing power of PS if wanted.


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Dec 13, 2013 10:16 |  #33

PhotosGuy wrote in post #16523442 (external link)
Fixed.

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Heh!:)

Thanks! :D


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Dec 14, 2013 13:31 |  #34

I think using Lightroom 99% of the time is the right vote.
Can't quite think when I last used Photoshop but I definitely have in the past... a little bit at least.


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Dec 14, 2013 14:44 |  #35

Heh! In recent years "99.9% Lightroom" would be more accurate:)!


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Dec 14, 2013 15:20 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #36

So, for all you people who say 99%(or 99.9%) LR...you never have to clone things out?


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Dec 14, 2013 15:35 |  #37

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I have been using Lightroom from version 2, and I am almost a full pro at Lightroom. I really never learned Photoshop. I can do most basic things in Photoshop, however, in the past year, I have probably opened photoshop 2 times to work on images. I really feel like for most of what I do, I really dont ever need to open photoshop. I could probably live with having lightroom alone.

How many people use Lightroom exclusively?

I selected 99%, but I don't actually use Photoshop CS or CC or whatever. I use PSE11 when I need to go beyond LR5.3.

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So, for all you people who say 99%(or 99.9%) LR...you never have to clone things out?

Only minimally, and usually can be done with the LR spot healing tool. If I need to do more, then that is the 1 in 100 that I take into PSE. I try to avoid capturing elements that I don't want in the finished photo.


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Dec 14, 2013 15:36 |  #38

1Tanker wrote in post #16527250 (external link)
So, for all you people who say 99%(or 99.9%) LR...you never have to clone things out?

You can do that in Lightroom.

And I'd rather not clone things out - what for? (I have done it, but quite rarely)


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Dec 14, 2013 16:00 |  #39

DetlevCM wrote in post #16527286 (external link)
You can do that in Lightroom.

And I'd rather not clone things out - what for? (I have done it, but quite rarely)

There are lots of reasons. Dust spots, hot pixels, etc. etc. It can save an otherwise great shot, but with a silly little blemish.

I was under the impression, that LR didn't have a clone tool, as it's not a pixel-level editor.


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Dec 14, 2013 16:06 |  #40

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There are lots of reasons. Dust spots, hot pixels, etc. etc. It can save an otherwise great shot, but with a silly little blemish.

I was under the impression, that LR didn't have a clone tool, as it's not a pixel-level editor.

It does have a content aware spot removal tool. Like everything done in LR, it doesn't change the base image, just adds the spot removal to the recipe with everything else, then applies it for viewing and export.


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Dec 14, 2013 16:10 |  #41

Preeb wrote in post #16527344 (external link)
It does have a content aware spot removal tool. Like everything done in LR, it doesn't change the base image, just adds the spot removal to the recipe with everything else, then applies it for viewing and export.

Ok, thanks Rick! :)


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Dec 14, 2013 16:26 |  #42

1Tanker wrote in post #16527335 (external link)
There are lots of reasons. Dust spots, hot pixels, etc. etc. It can save an otherwise great shot, but with a silly little blemish.

I was under the impression, that LR didn't have a clone tool, as it's not a pixel-level editor.

Hot pixels are mapped out automatically very reliably anyway.

Dust spots - well, keep your sensor clean, helps a lot.


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Dec 14, 2013 16:28 |  #43

1Tanker wrote in post #16527349 (external link)
Ok, thanks Rick! :)

I've used the Spot Remover to eliminate the occasional power line or tree branch too. It has it limitations, but it works well for small things.


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Dec 14, 2013 16:44 |  #44

1Tanker wrote in post #16527250 (external link)
So, for all you people who say 99%(or 99.9%) LR...you never have to clone things out?

Heh! I've used the LR spot removal tool, too often when I get a dusty sensor! :)

As to removing "unwanted objects", well, as I said earlier, in the past couple of years I've had to do that to just a few shots, using Photoshop, but for most of my stuff I either avoid such shots or I just take them in as part of the "scene"...

I have done some Photoshop "blending" on occasion, but again, about "99.9% Lightroom"!


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Dec 16, 2013 11:50 |  #45

I do a LOT of cloning and healing in Lightroom. The spot healing tool is great for little skin blemishes, background spots, sensor dust, etc.

Drawbacks: Since it needs a "source" to copy from, it works poorly on curved edges when there's no similar area from which to clone. It's terrible on stray hairs, especially when the hair is in stark tonal contrast to the background. And if you have an image with dozens of instances of spot removal, the preview rendering really starts to bog down.

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