Excerpt: I returned to school after many years and taking photography. Needed the Lightroom upgrade to manipulate images for class. Wasn't too happy about having to buy an upgrade to the current Lightroom 3 due to having a different camera but glad I did after purchasing it. Has new features that Lightroom 3 does not have.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Navigate, Great Value, Powerful
Excerpt: I have used Aperture for a long time because it was a natural progression from iPhoto. When Apple announced it would no longer develop the program, I pondere if or when I would move to Lightroom (LR). Now that I have made the switch, I wonder why I did not do it sooner. LR is very intuitive and helps turn average photos to phenomenal ones with little effort. Batch processing is very simple, and LR supports custom camera profiles.
Excerpt: So far, just reading through the pdf manual and watching some tutorials online and just imported a few photos to learn with. I will use this for my hobby photography and family photos. I have only ever used the photo utility program that came with my DSLR so I am a bit overwhelmed with all the available options and catalogue setup methods. Once I decide on a strategy, this will be well worth it's price. I have been doing the sorting and cataloging manually for years.
Pros: Good Value, Non Destructive Editing, Powerful, Versatile
Excerpt: I have had light room for a week and am very happy with what this software will do. I look forward to learning more as I go. Great tool. Plenty of info on this product with B & H video's and youtube. Well worth the money.