Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Drunken Karnie Midget, Mar 2, 2009.
Which is better for editing raw files?
Pros and cons of each?
lol, I made a similar thread like this once.
i use photoshop... but i figure i can acquire lightroom if it'll give me more options.
they use the same engine. peeksures will be largely identical.
lightroom has a ton more organizational features and is much better for photographers who need to organize their shit.
For most people, 90%-100% of PP can be done in LR.
so i don't really need it, but it's handy for organization... probably not really worth the time it would take me to acquire.
One thing I like better with PHOTOSHOP is that it's much faster. I have 2 gigs of memory but fuck, Lightroom is still kinda slow. It's easier to see when you change stuff in Photoshop. I still use Lightroom though, because of the history function an the presets.
Lightroom only if the computer allows though. My laptop that I just got rid of couldn't run lightroom without taking forever. This one zooms by pretty quickly (4GB of ram). Dual monitors in LR ftw too.
if you had to have one or the other, i'd take lightroom
PS is more powerful, but clunky for workflow.
I lived for quite a while on Bridge and Photoshop, without lightroom, but I could never ever live without photoshop.
I can't possibly imagine how you guys edit images for printing in lightroom. Batching images, sure, but for printed work... F that.
I'm not quite as anal
I do use PS, but not nearly as much as LR Mostly just for sharpening, custom sizing and various actions
yeah, i've got 2gb and a quad proc and lightroom bogs down sometime.
i'm actually thinking of upgrading to 4gb of ddr3 since it's getting cheaper.
LR is awesome for importing, sorting, tagging, arranging. It would be almost impossible to edit 1000's of pictures otherwise.
Also has some really useful non-destructive local editing that's a bit quicker to get at than doing layers in PS.
I do everything in LR, then pop into PS for specific stuff.
And CS3 is completely integrated, so your edit appears back in your LR catalog.
...from what i can tell, it would seem for me to stick w/ photoshop. I rarely have massive #'s of photos to work through, most of which i quickly cut down to "not gonna use it" and don't bother editing within a few seconds; so organization isn't going to be a massive issue for me. My system would probably die under Lightrooms resource requirements. if your gear is bogging down w/ 2gb ram etc. etc. my outdated box will surely suffer for it.
Thanks for the comments guys, saved me some d/l time
I'm with ^
I think my biggest problem is my stubborness cause I dont use lightroom and I just do not understand many aspects of it and how it can make my life so much easier. I use photoshop and I guess after using it for years (I still ahve photoshop 4 at home) so for me to use photoshop for my workflow, is very second nature for many things. and ACR makes very quick work with like images, just need to synchronize and go.
Like I said, I am just to stubborn to want to learn a new peice of software