Not using Lightroom?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by bhtwo, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. bhtwo macrumors 6502a


    Dec 31, 2012
    Oxford UK

    I used an early version for a while but found it to be a fairly bloated photo/image organizer... a bit like iPhoto.

    I use Photoshop exclusively for my image/post processing and I'm not really inclined to use anything else.

    I organise my photos manually.

    I find with PS I can batch process, edit metadata, and watermarks/copyrights and captions easily.

    I'm certainly NOT bashing lightroom, I just find I'm used to a workflow with PS.

    Just interested in your thoughts.
  2. whiteonline macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2011
    California, USA
    Do whatever works for you - there is no wrong workflow.

    I use Lightroom for the DAM features. It's editing abilities has evolved quite nicely since you have last used it.
    However, if you are not into cataloging your photos, it probably still wont work for you.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You have to use what works for you. I prefer a workflow that allows to edit and manage my images in one app. Both aperture and LR do this very well. One size does not fit all.
  4. thedeske macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2013
    PS is amazing. Adobe adds a few Photoshop type tools to LR with every upgrade, but it will never take it's place. Many of us grew up on PS & Bridge and considered it the finest way to work with images. It still is in many respects.
  5. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
  6. paolo- macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
    I'm a recent Lightroom convert, I used to strictly dump files and deal with RAWs and PSD.

    Lightroom is a nice addition, you can quickly overview lots of pictures to pick keepers. Especially since you can easily develop them (you know that landscape that looked so bland until you added some contrast). It's also nice to have something take care of neatly organizing your images so you don't have to hunt them down.

    Lightroom is rarely the be all and end all for my images and I certainly see how some shooters can work with strictly Photoshop and good organization but Lightroom is a well thought out tool.
  7. HantaYo macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2012
    I converted over to Lightroom/PS cloud in March from Aperture. However I am reevaluating software. Capture One is looking very good. Almost all my test images Capture One are my picks over Lightroom and I know Lightroom a lot better than Capture One. One draw back to Capture One is no plugin support.

    Continuing to kick the software I'll use down the road. All of them are compromises.
  8. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I think it was easier for me to use LR (or Aperture) because I wasn't a huge PS user. I found the tools and non destructive edits to be better and specific to my humble needs.

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