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Old 01-01-2013, 02:45 AM   #1
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Default Photoshop Elements or Photoshop Lightroom for photo editing?

I'm thinking of getting my wife a D3200 for her birthday and would like to get her some software to accompany it. Which is recommended for general photo editing and tweaking?
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:00 AM   #2
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Lightroom. I'm guessing she's not going to be doing airbrushing and stuff like that, so Lightroom is much better. It's easy to adjust contrast, color, etc.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:16 AM   #3
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Lightroom. It's not just the editing, it's the workflow and organization of her photos.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:53 PM   #4
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Another vote for Lightroom. As has been said, the organizational features steal the show. When you shoot digital, you shoot a lot. Having some way to work through the hundreds (or thousands) of images from a shoot will help to preserve her sanity.

Keep an eye out for discounts on Newegg and Amazon. I've seen it for less than $100 several times in the past couple months.

And if she's looking to upload to social media, check out Jeffrey Friedl's Lightroom Plugins.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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I vote Lightroom as well. It is much easier to figure out than trying to change stuff in Photoshop. Once you have Lightroom down it is a much easier transition.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:13 PM   #6
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One more for Lightroom. It works very well. I find it invaluable.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:29 PM   #7
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One more for Lightroom. It works very well. I find it invaluable.

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:16 PM   #8
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Eleme- I mean Lightroom
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:11 AM   #9
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You can download a full version of lightroom for a 30 day trial from adobe. Why not give it a try to see if you like it.
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