September 12, 2008

What is Lightroom?

I'm asked this question often. Lightroom is the photo editing software I use to catalog and edit all my images. For me, it's quicker, easier, more intuitive, and more enjoyable than Photoshop (tho, I will acknowledge, less powerful than PS).

Here's the screen shot of Lightroom with my SOOC (straight out of the camera) Salton Sea Image. To the left are all the (free!) presets I have downloaded. I need only scroll over those to see the different ways they change the original image.

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And with just a single click I can create all the following artsy images:

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Cool, eh? I love, love, LOVE Lightroom.

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12 comments:

Heidi said...

Oh, man!! You would have to do that to me!! Now I think I *need* Lightroom, of course. I wish I had 24 hours a day to play with photos. (and another 24 hours to read, 24 to snuggle with the boys, 24 to.....)

That photo is nice SOOC, but the edits make it awesome!

Katie said...

Oh yeah... I definitely *need* lightroom! A while back, you shared an expensive place to purchase lightroom (I think??). Can you remind me again? THANKS!!! :)

SKELLER said...

Katie-
AcademicSuperstore.com for $80ish. It's a "student" discount, so you need to provide proof of homeschooling status, or student in a school status, or prove yourself to be a college student...

Katie said...

Thank you! (and OOPS! I meant to type "inexpensive" on my first comment!)

Kat said...

all that with one click? How wonderful. I still have no idea how to use my photoshop. I just use Pioneer Woman's actions - so I suppose they work like your presets - so with a click of a button I get some cool stuff. But that is all I know how to do!

JourneytoFamily said...

That is VERY, VERY cool! I'll have to show my husband, though I think he's a PS snob. ;) You can't beat the "one click" feature though! Impressive!

Rhea said...

I've been having fun with Picnik, so I can only imagine how much fun more powerful programs are.

Tena said...

This is way cool. I can never figure these programs out, wish I could

Sandy Toes said...

Saw a comment of yours on another blog and stopped by! What a neat program...I love changing my colors on my pictures. Cute blog!
-Sandy Toes

Teri said...

That is so cool. I'll have to check it out.

Debbie said...

That is so cool!

Piggy said...

Thanks for sharing! I'll definitely look into this! :)