Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 32 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.6
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
September 02, 2014
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $149.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit
Total Downloads:
620,595
Downloads Last Week:
625
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a powerful and versatile program for editing and enhancing your photos, as well as compiling them into a slideshow. With an intuitive interface and plenty of built-in tips along the way, this program makes advanced editing features available to all experience levels.

Pros

Nice interface: This app provides you with a large viewing area, which is nice when you're working to perfect an image. But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice accessibility of the tools you use the most. Instead, these are nicely arrayed to the left and right of the viewing area, and collapsable menus keep everything within easy reach.

Direct uploads: In addition to photo editing and slideshow creation, this program also enables you to create HTML or Flash Galleries. When they're done, these can be directly uploaded to your website straight from the app.

Photo books: Another nice feature is the option to order physical photo books through the app. You can choose to have these printed by Blurb, or you can format them to export as a PDF and then print them yourself.

Cons

Text color: Some of the text in this program can be hard to read at times because of the lack of contrast with the black background that dominates the interface. This is especially true of the Tips, which are very helpful but are printed in gray in a black pop-up window.

Bottom Line

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a good option for novices as well as veterans. It offers a comprehensive list of features in an intuitive and attractive package, and it has some nice add-ons as well. You can try this app for free for 30 days, although you do have to create a free account with Adobe to do so. If you'd like to purchase a full license, it costs $178.77.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.4.

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  • 2 stars

    "good but pricy and not support my raw files"

    January 22, 2014   |   By dieter3367

    Version: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.4

    Pros

    good interface, real time editing

    Cons

    problems with processing my canon cr2

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Product!"

    September 01, 2012   |   By MagzJoel

    Version: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.0

    Pros

    Great for RAW files. Does a great job enhancing photos. Quick processing.

    Cons

    None. Everything about this product is beautiful.

    Summary

    I bought my Adobe Photoshop Lightroom at Tveak.com. They had it a good price. And it's worth it because I enjoy and find it very useful with all my Photoshop needs.

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  • 5 stars

    "Do you really need this AND Photoshop-YES, YES , YES"

    September 28, 2010   |   By trobo75

    Version: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.2

    Pros

    So i already had Photoshop CS5, so i wasnt sure if i could justify the extra expense of adding Lightroom 3 to my phototools, (i am a pro-photographer in a small market) but i shoot a LOT OF PHOTOGRAPHS.

    Cons

    Like most Adobe products the learning curve is straight UP!!! But once you get into the program and try all the modules you will see the flow really works.

    Summary

    So i already had Photoshop CS5, so i wasnt sure if i could justify the extra expense of adding Lightroom 3 to my phototools, (i am a pro-photographer in a small market) but i shoot a LOT OF PHOTOGRAPHS. Last week alone i shot almost 1,000 pictures at 3 different events. I downloaded the Lightroom 3 to try it out and IMMEDIATELY could see a big difference in the volume of work output, versus using Photoshop alone. I will DEFINITELY be purchasing this before the trial expires. Another good thing about Lightroom is the abundance of Presets out there for FREE. Try PresetHeaven.com. The speed with which you can import catalogs and actually do work on the whole catalog is worth the price of the product alone just to cut down on the amount of time spent at the computer. Of all the photo manipulation tools this has to be one of the best i have ever used.

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  • 5 stars

    "I expected a lot; LR 3 delevered even more"

    June 15, 2010   |   By williep545

    Version: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.0

    Pros

    The improvement in the Import function is overlooked by the other ways Lightroom has exceeded expectations.

    Cons

    As of today, four days after installation--none.

    Summary

    Well worth an upgrade from LR 2; an even better deal if starting out new.

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  • 5 stars

    "ABSOLUTELY THE BEST PHOTO ENHANCEMENT SOFTWARE of 2010."

    June 11, 2010   |   By B00TLEG

    Version: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.0

    Pros

    I love everything about this application. It is much easier to use than photoshop and it does a far better job enhancing photographs.

    Cons

    There really is nothing wrong with it.

    Summary

    Lightroom is design with the photographer in mind. This package has the most intuitive photo correction tools, clarity adjustment, blemish remover, and the best noise reduction filter I have ever used. Lightroom is designed with the photographer in mind.

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  • 1 stars

    "$299??? For what?"

    December 02, 2009   |   By Charismatic_tunes

    Version: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.6

    Pros

    Nothing. There are better freewares available.

    Cons

    Too much price. And heavy on computer.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does 90% of what I used Photoshop for in much less time"

    August 18, 2009   |   By KenSandberg

    Version: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.4

    Pros

    Complete integrated image management and editing system
    Fast to rate and color correct images
    Great for RAW files

    Cons

    Image view time in develop mode is slower than I would like
    Long learning time if you want to use all the short cuts

    Summary

    Best for pros and advanced amateurs that take LOTS of images. Much quicker than photoshop for 90% of my needs. Allows you to tweek settings later withour generating Huge copies of image files.

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  • 1 stars

    "Weak effort, wasted money"

    August 04, 2009   |   By BrennanOB

    Version: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.4

    Pros

    I was hoping this was the answer to reviewing and cataloging my various hard drives full if photos, but after months of struggle and frustration, I have given up and thrown away all the time and effort of bending my workflow to Adobe's way.

    Cons

    with the 64 bit version you can't burn DVDs or CDs
    you cant review a shoot until you slowly upload them to lightroom.
    The RAW converter has very bad color managment especially with loaded reds and yellows.

    Summary

    The interface is much , much less flexible than any other product from
    Adobe (except the much reviled Bridge) having plunked down money I hate to give up, but Ill go back to ACDSee and CaptureOne and count my money well spent.

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  • 4 stars

    "Must-Have Photography Tool !!!"

    April 05, 2009   |   By Gorilla300

    Version: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.2

    Pros

    Killer photo editing features (like being able to paint saturation, exposure, contrast, etc.), excellent workflow and really easy archival of pics. Noise removal is pretty good, although not as good as Noise Ninja.

    Cons

    While the adjustment brush is the coolest feature, it will slow down your pc a bit. Not so much as to be annoying, just something to note.

    Summary

    This program just feels comfortable and meets all my needs as far as post processing is concerned. It makes quick work of editing and allows me to spend more time shooting and less tweaking. I have an old version of Photoshop, but because I'm not a graphic artist, I really don't use it to it's potential....no need to pay that much $ for the few features I need. And many of the features that Lightroom shares with Photoshop, it does better anyway. I had thought about updating to the latest CS4, but once I tried the Lightroom demo, I was hooked.

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  • 1 stars

    "Bait and switch"

    October 21, 2008   |   By kizzikat

    Version: Adobe Lightroom 1

    Pros

    Lets you edits RAW files

    Cons

    Bait and switch. This is NOT "unlimited" freeware, it is 30 trail for a product that costs $400 Australian

    Summary

    Dishonest bait and switch tactics.

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