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What is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom?

Asked by 2davidc8 (4170 points ) May 8th, 2012

Is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom a separate product from Adobe Photoshop CS4 (like Photoshop Elements is really a separate product), or is it part of Photoshop? If it’s a separate product, what would you use it for, that’s not in the main Photoshop product?

I know that Photoshop questions have been asked before, but the most recent one seems to be from 2009! A lot may have changed since then.

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dabbler's avatar

I have mostly used Photoshop for digital photo editing, for which you need only about 20% of the whole application.
Lightroom has all that 20% in it, for a lot less $, and with a fantastic interface. I highly recommend Lightroom for digital photography.
If you are doing composition (not digital photo editing) you may need the additional features of Photoshop.

El_Cadejo's avatar

If your editing digital photography, lightroom is the way to go, especially if you shoot in RAW. The amount of munipulation you can do is amazing.

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