Excerpt: The software is great. I'm switching from Aperture (Apple product) to Lightroom. Transitioning was relatively easy in terms of learning the software (not in terms of converting an Aperture library to Lightroom).Installation was a bit confusing because of lack of directions from B&H on how to obtain a serial number. They send you a product code, which you have to turn into a serial code after being verified that you qualify for the education pricing.
Excerpt: Overall great product. I upgraded from 4. Still learning all the ins and outs...but from what I have been able to do...it is a user friendly program.My biggest problem was the download. I should have opted to get the CD version as opposed to download. I had to get assistance from Adobe.
Excerpt: I've had Lightroom 5 only about a week but have already used it to edit my RAW images. I've almost figured out the various modules and am pleased with the two photos I've printed. Perhaps best of all, I have LR5 on a CD and have installed it on both my desktop and on my laptop. I recommend the YouTube tutorials by Julieanne Kost and Terry White.
Excerpt: I like this product a lot- unsure of what's going to happen with it. You can edit in raw (recommended) or jpg and not lose quality without having to upgrade to the monthly photoshop rental fee. 4 stars if Adobe keeps this as a standalone editor. 3 stars if it goes the way of the do do.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Navigate, Fast, Powerful