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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Review
29 May 2014
Excerpt: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 is yet another evolution in the life of this impressive and increasingly capable raw photo processing and digital asset management (DAM) application. If you’re not familiar with Lightroom and you’re a photographer, you’ve either been living under a rock or you just got your very first camera kit. Regardless, here’s a quick refresher.
Pros: Still non-cloud version; Smart Preview mode lets you easily bring your work on the road
Cons: Needs optimization for more modern hardware.
Excerpt: We have been enamored of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom since first participating in its initial beta program in 2006 . Over the years, each iteration of what many photographers consider to be a key digital imaging software has continued to improve - sometimes with radical steps, and other times with a subtle sense of refinement.
Conclusion: Adobe Lightroom, originally developed as a companion to Photoshop, has evolved into a powerful platform for managing catalogs of images and for detailed editing of things like exposure, tone, lighting, sharpening and color while keeping your original files intact. In addition to the top-notch workflow tools, professionals will appreciate the gallery templates, proofing capabilities, exportability of slideshows and publishing features.
Pros: Great for managing large collections of images and processing RAW files, Presets are helpful for batch processing and experimenting, Can always revert to original file version
Cons: Sharp learning curve for beginners, Performance is sometimes sluggish, No facial recognition
Summary: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a digital darkroom that will organise your photos, polish them to perfection with some exceptional editing tools, then help you share your favourites with the world.
Excerpt: If you like Lightroom 4, you’re probably going to appreciate version 5 even more. The latest iteration of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom introduces a new set of well-thought out features while maintaining snappy performance. Our stock MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina Display laptop had no trouble importing large raw files, scrolling through hundreds of thumbnails or applying sophisticated image edits. In other words, Adobe kept its house in order during this refresh.
Pros: Practical, finely crafted version; well-priced for serious photographers
Cons: Can’t print a photo book, make a roundtrip to Photoshop or apply noise reduction with Smart Previews.
Excerpt: Those of you who use Lightroom as part of your post-processing workflow will no doubt be excited to try the newly released Lightroom 5. As is often the case with new Adobe releases, the software has been launched as a free Beta version for a limited time (until 30 June), after which it will be available to buy, minus any teething issues.