What is Lightroom?
Lightroom is a software for photo editing developed by Adobe Systems. It is officially labeled as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and is developed specifically for advanced professional and amateur photographers to help them with their digital image processing needs.
Lightroom is specifically designed to cater to the needs of digital photographers. But upon its release, many have questioned if this particular software is really “needed” for digital image editing. Most have wondered that Adobe Systems already have Photoshop and could not get the idea on having to deal with yet another photo editing software. But since more and more people got pleased with Lightroom’s simplicity, more of them also understood that Lightroom provides a more efficient way of managing digital images when compared with Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop was designed for a broad array of digital images including photos. It is more suitable for pixel-based editing, while Lightroom takes photo editing to a different level.
With Lightroom, photos are viewed and edited mostly inside the software unlike Photoshop wherein one may be required to preview photos via Adobe Bridge. Lightroom also features easy and functional sliders and buttons which are said to be non-destructive. In this way, one could edit pictures without having to worry on destroying the original image. This software also works well with other editing softwares like Photoshop CS and Nikon Capture NX. Another cool feature is batch editing. Though most professionals would not want a generic feel to all photos, this feature could still come in handy if one has very limited time to edit. After all, most users of Lightroom report that photo editing time is greatly reduced using this software. This is possible because Lightroom allows for quick editing once the photos are imported into the software. Changes are also saved inside the software’s catalog instead of on the file itself, so the original file will not be overwritten.