Pros: Can't say yet, since I immediately encountered a serious bug (see below) which made me stop using LR 5... until a new version is issued by Adobe to correct the bug(s) in 5.2.
Cons: Soon after starting to use the LR upgrade (5.2), I discovered that all my edited images from previous versions of LR are now rendered by 5.2 without any blending (feathering) of the spot-removal edits. So, although any new edits work fine, all previously edited images with spot removals are ugly and must be fixed ONE AT A TIME. Impractical to do for thousands of older images. This recognized bug will be corrected by Adobe--eventually. But until then I'd advise users w...
Pros: I am have loved Lightroom since it launch and this version has just been made better. I am an advance photographer, website - lalex1971.zenfolio.com, and this Adobe produce just helps my workflow tremendously.
Pros: I just got into this sort of thing in the last few months. I also own Photoshop Elements 11. I can definitely say that for a beginner, Light Room 5 is going to be way more user-friendly. As a novice, I still have to shift back and forth between the two programs to get all the things I want. But, Light Room 5 has been wonderful. I give it 5 stars for being easy, friendly and forgiving. Ask a true techie for a professional opinion.
Cons: I can't think of any now. If I do, I will amend my review :)
Cons: If you are buying copies for a school computer lab, you want to talk with Adobe about a volume license. If you order many copies of this Teacher and Student Edition, you will need to provide a student ID for each copy.