Introduction

Welcome to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3: Visual QuickStart Guide. Built expressly for digital photography, Lightroom runs on Windows and Mac. It doesn’t require a computer faster than you can afford. And it combines many of Adobe Photoshop’s amazing powers with simpler, more intuitive tools. Adjusting tone curves, always a bit mysterious in Photoshop, is easier, more straightforward, and less prone to errors.

In ways big and small, Lightroom feels like a photographic process instead of something installed on a computer. That’s because Lightroom is organized around a workflow that reflects photography itself, starting with moving photos off a camera into the computer and ending with either a print or screen image.

Lightroom does all ...

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