Lr instead of Bridge

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by MCAsan, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    I've known a bunch of people who like Bridge over LR, but to me, I think the tools especially the non destructive edits make LR a better product.

    Before LR and Aperture I think we only had pure DAM products like iView Media Pro which is now Phase One's Media Pro. Bridge made sense then since you could use that in conjunction with PS. Now with the sophisticated tools and DAM features in LR, it doesn't make too much sense - at least to me :)
     
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    Agreed. That was the point made by Matt and Scott in the videos. LR is made specifically for photographers. Photoshop and its companions Bridge and ACR can be used for photographers but they are for general purpose graphics works. The same goes for Pixelmator.

    So if Adobe has spent time and money to purpose build a photography DAM with non destructive editing, that does round trips to plugins, it should be a strong candidate for any photographer. Granted, one size does not fit all.
     
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    Bridge is a file browser. Here - http://tv.adobe.com/watch/adobe-eva...idge-cc-vs-lightroom-5-which-is-best-for-you/
     
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    So when do you folks think that stand alone and you own Lightroom will go the way of the Dodo bird? Seems everything Adobe is going subscription based. I admit I am not a fan of this model as the only game in town.
     
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    Lots of people don't get this point. But I think needs are morphing. More photographers and graphic artists find they can do more in LR and don't need PS, but they DO need to pass files around and share, which is what Bridge er bridges. LR is sorta for the lone wolf with a camera. I'd like Bridge and LR to mate and produce an offspring that shared more than LR but edited more than Bridge.
     

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