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In theory if one understands PhotoShop5 it will be extremely easy to pick up the gist of LightRoom?

Asked by whitecarnations (1635 points ) April 5th, 2012

I imagine PS5 is the more powerful tool and learning Light Room would be super easy?

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If you understand the basics of photo-correction, color balancing, etc. as learned through Photoshop, then yes – it is easy to pick up Lightroom (or even Apple’s Aperture).

“Super” easy would depend on how quick a study you are.

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What does lightroom do?

cookieman's avatar

Adobe Lightroom is (basically) a digital dark room targeted at professional and amateur photographers.

It allows you to improve/alter photographs by adjusting histograms, color balance, exposure, contrast, etc.

It has a good workflow and organizational (as well as tagging) system.

The interface and tools are better organized and somewhat simpler than Photoshop.

Unlike Photoshop, it does not handle compositing, special effects, type, video, etc.

Like I said, “digital darkroom”. Apple’s Aperture is extremely similar and competes with it.

I used Lightroom for a year, then switched to Aperture a couple years ago.

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