Excerpt: Lightroom provides three essential requirements for the professional photographer -- and these apply to avid enthusiasts, too. First, it allows you to store, organize, fix, and enhance your images. Second, it is an easy platform from which to launch and integrate the use of other image processing tools such as Photoshop, Nik, Photomatic, PortraitPro, etc. Finally, if you work with it, it is a workflow organizer that helps make your processing of an event easier.
Excerpt: I have been using Lightroom version 2.7 forever and didn't see any reason to upgrade since I created my workflow around those functions and it worked for me. Then I upgraded to Mavericks (ver 10.9) on my Mac and LR2 quit working. Of course this happened right before I had a deadline to produce some real estate photos for a client. I muddled through with Camera Raw and Photoshop while I waited for LR5 to arrive.
Pros: Accurate Colors and Controls, Easy To Collaborate Across Programs, Easy To Navigate, Familiar Functions, Versatile
Excerpt: Lightroom cuts down the amount of time I spend post-processing because I can adjust many photos at once. I also love the easy vignetting and sharpening tools-they help add some pop to the pictures and take very little time. Thanks again for a great product, Adobe.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Navigate, Fast, Great Value
Excerpt: I love this product for editing photos. It is very simple to use, organize pictures and edit them.Presets works great too and healing brush and spot removal adds to amazing featured of the LR5.