Photoshop

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by seahawk09, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. seahawk09 macrumors regular

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    Hey all,

    I was wondering since i am buying a Pentax K10D DSLR should I buy Photoshop as a part of my devoloping tools.:)
     
  2. M@lew macrumors 68000

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  3. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    I would make sure I had a complete range (wide -> telephoto) of lenses before I went out and spent $400++ on a program.

    Of course, I shoot for keeps. I hate going back in photoshop (or anything) and tweaking. If you think you'll want to go back and edit, photoshop will be more valuable to you than a new lens.
     
  4. seahawk09 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lightroom

    does anyone here use lightroom and if so what do you think of it, would it be just as good as Adobe CS3 or better??:)
     
  5. jlcharles macrumors 6502

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    Why don't you try out one of the free programs like the gimp?
     
  6. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    When you say "Adobe CS3" I assume you mean specifically Photoshop CS3...

    I don't use lightroom (aperture FTW), but my impression is that it's an organization tool, not a major editor (kinda like how I'd never use Aperture for anything beyond saturation, balance, white point, or crop). If you just need an organization tool don't get photoshop... I once used photoshop and files on a PC and switching to a mac + aperture cut my post-shoot times to a third of what they were.
     
  7. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Lightroom and Photoshop complement each other rather than compete. They are different things but are both great at what they do.
     
  8. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Since you are just starting out, why not go with Photoshop Elements instead? It is a "light" version of Photoshop and will do most of the things you'll need. Also look into Aperture and Lightroom and see if one of them will meet your needs, too.

    I use Aperture for 99.9%of my post-processing, only going into CS3 when I want to do something more advanced than Aperture is able to do, such as layers or special filter effects, etc.
     
  9. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    Bingo. That's basically the issue in a sentence.
     
  10. seahawk09 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I have been given some great opinions by all of you thank you one and all.


    It's so nice to come into a forum and know that everyone tries to help each in there own way which is awsome.:D






    Richard
     
  11. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Yes. If I had been using Aperture before I invested in Photoshop, I never would have bothered with Photoshop, I would have simply gone with PS Elements instead. Because through the years I've been using Photoshop, when the newer versions have come out I've gone ahead and upgraded. I've been using Aperture since its launch and I love it. When CS3 became available this year I did hesitate a bit before going ahead and updating from CS2 to CS3. However, if I'd never purchased any version of Photoshop before and were already using Aperture or Lightroom, I definitely would just go with Elements rather than the full-blown Photoshop (CS2, CS3) at this point.....
     

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