Excerpt: I shoot all my photography in raw mode and Lightroom is one of the best software products to manage and manipulate images. This book provides good instruction on the features of Lightroom and offers hands-on practice to learn the resources of the software.
Pros: Broad Coverage Of Feature, Broad Feature Coverage, Easy to read, Hands-on Practice, Step By Step Approach
Excerpt: I was REALLY geeked to get this new version of Lightroom (5). I have been using version 4 for the better part of a year, and was looking forward to usingthe new spot healing brush. What a let down...
Excerpt: I use this for hobby photography and some publishing. I opted to give it a try after using Aperture and iPhoto for a number of years now. At first, I've found it to be a bit complicated, not necessarily intuitive. With continued use this will likely pass.
Pros: Accurate Colors and Controls, Easy To Collaborate Across Programs, Versatile
Good software but be prepared to put in time on how to use it
27 March 2014
Summary: This is my first introduction to Lightroom and Photo manipulation software. I have watched several Youtube and Adobe videos to learn how it works. It is great and really enhances the photos but many hours have been spent with tutorials.
Summary: The main two upgraded features which I will use from the version 5.0 upgrade are 1) The ability to offset the vignetting and 2) The improved spot correction tool. While there are some other small features these two are the main reason I purchased the upgrade.