Summary: I saw that review that called LR slow. ALL Adobe products demand the fastest of hardware setups with a little bit of Adobe understanding. I don't want to insult high end guys, but a lot of our arty brothers don't have a hardware fetish. Lightroom, Photoshop, etc.
Pros: Great overall software...
Cons: If your machine isn't properly configured it is slow as molasses... LR and the rest need special feeding and are great pieces of software with a lot of study and tutorials. Scott Kelby has a lot of tutes and of course Adobe...
Summary: This is the photographer's dream of a photo-editting software. Trust me, if you want to make a huge difference in your photographs, this is the software for you! I did not buy Lightroom from Newegg. I ordered it from Adobe. But it's been extremely amazing.
Pros: I've decided to write a review of Lightroom 3, seeing as there is only 14 total reviews aside from this one now. This program is completely amazing. It does everything you need and more for your photos. There are so many different ways to edit them, and so many features that it's definitely the b...
Cons: Basically, not too many. - It is a little pricey. (Though very-well-worth it.) - Takes a while to get used to. - If you don't turn off the auto-import feature it can get annoying at times.
Pros: Great software for quick editing and categorizing photos. Lightroom is software for the pro photographer and probably why it is pricy. But so much of the editing of photos are done with in Lightroom. Seldom have to change program to do more in depth editing.
Summary: If you dont want to learn photo touchup and developement techniques, Lightroom will do much automatically. If you are an amature (one who loves a non-professional field) or a professional, Lightroom is an absolute must have. You gotta love Adobe. They are masters in thier field.
Pros: Easily "develope" your images to what seems like perfection immediately your first try. AND... The more time you are willing to spend, the more treasures are hidden within to tweak good results out of even poor images.
Cons: None. (Wish I had waited for Black Friday at Newegg)
Summary: Many people aren't aware that LR-3 uses the exact same "engine" as ACR-6. Both are excellent. LR-3 can handle PSD files, has better printing, and the Catalogue is superior to CS-5's Bridge. YMMV
Pros: Excellent price with instant rebate. Fast shipping. Extremely capable product and easier to learn and work with that the full Photoshop CS5.
Cons: Starting to hear rumors about release of CS-6 and LR-4.