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Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 2 for Digital Photographers Only by Rob Sheppard

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Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION TO THE PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM CONCEPT

INTRODUCTION TO THE PHOTOSHOP LIGHTROOM CONCEPT

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a program that was designed specifically for photographers. As part of the Photoshop family of Adobe software, Lightroom, as most photographers refer to it and how you will see it in this book, has become the preferred method of working with photographs for many photographers because it enables them to edit, catalog, process or develop, print their images, and more, all in one powerful program.

Adobe Photoshop, by comparison, is a great program, but it was designed for people who use photographs, not necessarily for photographers. And Photoshop itself is still a very powerful program for working with photography; but Lightroom, as shown in figure 1-1, offers new approaches that are more intuitive and often more efficient for photographers.

Lightroom really resonates with photographers because it parallels how a photographer thinks, which means the Lightroom learning curve is not as difficult as with Photoshop.

In this chapter, you discover what makes Lightroom different and how that difference is important to you as a photographer.

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Figure 1.1. 1-1

What Is Lightroom About?

In many ways, Photoshop is still the premier image-processing software available today. But, as I mentioned, it was never designed specifically ...

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