Photoshop Elements or Photoshop Lightroom for photo editing?

Discussion in 'Digital and Video Cameras' started by zanemoseley, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. zanemoseley

    zanemoseley Senior member

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    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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  3. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Lifer

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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.
     
  4. randomrogue

    randomrogue Diamond Member

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    Lightroom. It's not just the editing, it's the workflow and organization of her photos.
     
  5. cbunn

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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.
     
  6. swanysto

    swanysto Golden Member

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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.
     
  7. Bowfinger

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    One more for Lightroom. It works very well. I find it invaluable.
     
  8. gar655

    gar655 Senior member

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    +1

    Your handle was quite the funny movie.
     
  9. AkumaX

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    Eleme- I mean Lightroom :p
     
  10. Uppsala9496

    Uppsala9496 Diamond Member

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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.