Chapter Twelve. Exporting Images to Photoshop

Lightroom is great, but it can’t do everything. That’s why it integrates external image editing so well with Adobe Photoshop. Lightroom opens Camera Raw files directly in Photoshop. However, for other external editors that cannot read Raw data, Lightroom must send either Tiff or PSD copies of Camera Raw and DNG files. Having Photoshop’s pixel-pushing power is a handy complementary asset to your digital darkroom that can take your images to the next level. The photographer’s toolbox benefits from Photoshop, and you should reach for it when you have exhausted all of Lightroom’s global image and local adjustments features.

Now is where I focus on working with Photoshop to provide another avenue of image ...

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