01What is Lightroom?


The Lightroom Paradigm

Before Lightroom came on the scene in early 2007, I had many kinds of programs in my workflow arsenal. Of course, I had many workflow needs: I had to organize thousands of images; I needed to develop them, export them in various ways, and print them; I needed to create and save collections of images for submissions to clients; and I needed a different program for each step. For developing alone I used up to five different applications, not including Adobe Photoshop and a slew of Photoshop plug-ins. My workflow was complicated, to say the least. Fortunately, Adobe recognized the problem that photographers ...

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