On this video Colin Smith from PhotoshopCAFE takes a look at Adobe Lightroom for photographers who typically work with Photoshop and what they can actually benefit from using Ligthroom.
Adobe’s change to its product lineup which happened last year and the Creative Cloud Photography plan made a big change for a lot of photographers who can now benefit from using both Photoshop and Lightroom for $10 month combined. This added a large target audience of Photographer who only used Photoshop in the past to the Lightroom community (and even more so the other way around). This video is intended for Photoshop users who want to learn what they can actually do with Lightroom more quickly than their existing workflow in Photoshop.
Smith takes a look at different features in Lightroom including using water marks, presets, working with geolocation data, creating photobook, slideshows and even building webpages with images from Lightroom. As a general note, Lightroom is much more automatic than Photoshop by default and aimed more at working with lots more images all in a non-destructive by nature. You do not necessarily have all the power of Photoshop – but than again – you don’t always need all these super advanced features for every project. This is also one of the reasons why many event photographers who can capture many hundreds of images every day tend to use Lightroom more than Photoshop.
If you are interested in this topic, we covered Lightroom v.s. Bridge previously on a different video by Smith. As we mentioned when we published that video, we found it to be a bit one sided. If you want a more balanced perspective we suggest you check photographer Terry White’s Adobe Bridge CC vs. Lightroom 5 we published here a few months ago.
You can check out more useful Lightroom guides and tips on our LensVid Lightroom section.