Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mac

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    75,000
  • Date Added:
    June 10, 2013
  • File Size:
    427.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    40
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.7/10.8

Editors' Review

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mac is a truly unique photography application with an amazing list of abilities and excellent design. Powered by the reputable Adobe company and now updated to support the most modern of camera types, this program will exceed the expectations of all photographers.

Pros

Large, effective toolkit: Photos and videos can be completely controlled with Lightroom's vast amount of editing options like Lens Correction and Tone Control. You are sure to enjoy the publication tools provided by this program that make creating books and websites a much easier procedure.

Fast processing: We noted that Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mac excelled when it came to performance, easily correcting our images and loading content without slowness or errors. The entire workflow is smooth and organized.

Social aspect: Perfectly integrated with social networks and image hosting sites, Lightroom gives you instant access to sources like Facebook and Flickr, so you can share your finished products with clients and friends. We enjoyed that the online add-on store offers a range of user-created content to assist you with your work, offering you access to more personalized presets.

Cons

Missing features: Adobe Lightroom is a masterpiece in many regards, but there are a few basic tools that are missing from this program, most notably a face tagging feature, which even many free services offer.

Bottom Line

Few programs can match the power and aptitude of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and adding the few basic but needed features missing from this program will solidify its dominance. Anyone interested in this program's abilities, regardless of familiarity with photo editing software, should download the free trial of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mac.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Mac 5.0.

 
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  • 3 stars

    "Wait for Lightroom 4 (beta is now downloadable)"

    February 28, 2012   |   By Cerrito_kid

    Version: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.6

    Pros

    1) If you are just a traditional photographer, Lightroom eliminates the need for spending the really big bucks on Photoshop. Most users of Lightroom, that I know, now do very little to nothing in Photoshop.
    2) If you have a PC, lightroom is the best.
    3) Price has been cut to $149, but that is because a new version is coming. Whether or not Lightroom 3 will be upgradeable and the cost of the upgrade (or the new version) I know not.
    4) For PC users, I give it 5 stars but then cut it because you need to wait for Lightroom 4.
    5.) 3 stars for MAC user when compared to Aperture. But if you know Adobe speak/logic, Lightroom might be okay

    Cons

    1) For MACs, Aperture is equally as good and costs only $80. I don't think Lightroom is worth the additional cost.
    2) Sluggish on my late 2008 MacBook Pro.

    Summary

    For MAC get Aperture. For PC get Lightroom.

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  • 4 stars

    "Trying Demo of LR3"

    November 29, 2010   |   By bmurds

    Version: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.2

    Pros

    Fast! Complex, makes managing imaegs easy if used correctly.

    Cons

    I am used to Pshop tear off menus and 2 screen workspace. LR seems to strive to HIDE what you are not using.

    Summary

    I like it and will purchase a license for it soon. LR allows me to keep all imagers in 1 place on an external drive and gives me the security of data that I need.

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  • 5 stars

    "All in one - from simplest to advanced"

    May 12, 2010   |   By ivczan

    Version: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.7.0

    Pros

    - good library organising
    - easy and smooth editing
    - develop, export, web album, slideshow, print - all there
    - simple and fast to work with
    - loads of plugins on web
    - nice interface
    - must have for pros or advanced amateurs

    Cons

    - missing better back-up system (although there is one pretty good)
    - sorting Collections could be simplier (iPhoto style?)
    - using mac i have that PC/Windows feeling from it (i'm spoiled, i know :)
    - some controls seems to do the same as some others

    Summary

    I was trying few applications (avaliable for Mac) for sorting and editing photos from my SLR. I found Lightroom doing exactly what I wanted and even more, but that I leave it to professionals who has the time and determination to do so. Editing photos in the RAW was never easier and with such a speed and efficiency I never seen before. And even more, you can develop several "virtual" copies of your picture without physicaly creating a new file each time - saving your HD. Exporting to web album or to Picasaweb is very easy and is included as a interface or plugin, so is for print (never used thoug as I am using an online print company) and presentation as a slideshow.
    If you are professional or advanced amateur after trying Lightroom (avaliable in trial version) you are gona love it. I am thinking of only one what can beat it and it's Photoshop. But if you don't need the rest of the big package of PS (also the price is different) and will use it only for photos then I would go for LR - well I did :)

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  • 5 stars

    "Superb program."

    January 20, 2010   |   By catherineford

    Version: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.6

    Pros

    Easy file management. Able to do basic to moderately advanced non-destructive editing easily and well. Works well with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

    Cons

    There is a learning curve, though not nearly as steep as Photoshop's.

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    What's new in version 5.0
    Lightroom 5 adds powerful new editing tools to help photographers create better images faster. The Advanced Healing Brush enables customers to fix irregularly shaped imperfections such as dust spots, splotches, and other distractions with the precision and flexibility of a fine brush. The Upright tool analyzes each image to automatically straighten objects such as buildings and level horizons. Radial Gradients offer customers the control to make photo subjects stand out by applying off-center and multiple vignettes in a single image. Lightroom 5 also brings extended sharing and publishing capabilities. New video slideshows enable customers to combine still images, video clips and music in a creative HD slideshow that can be viewed on almost any device. Updates to the Book module bring the ability to create, personalize and print elegant photo books from a variety of tailored, easy-to-use templates, as well as create customer-specific templates. Smart Previews, new in Lightroom 5, enable photographers to make edits to their images offline, without bringing their entire library of original files with them. Edits and metadata changes to Smart Preview files are automatically applied to the original images when they are reconnected.
    General
    Publisher Adobe Systems
    Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
    Release Date June 10, 2013
    Date Added June 10, 2013
    Version 5.0
    Category
    Category Digital Photo Software
    Subcategory Media Management
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 427.32MB
    File Name photoshop-lightroom.html
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 75,000
    Downloads Last Week 40
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $149

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