Alrighty then, if nothing else can be determined from these [above] particular pictures, you can see that I don’t spend oodles of time finesse-ing my family photos in PS. And that, really, LR does a truly decent job. So let’s look at a couple of my photos from my professional sessions, where I do put forth the additional time and effort to polish and finesse. This is where PS is the real workhorse – anything requiring superior sharpening, curves/levels adjustments, selective area adjustments, skin retouching, eye brightening, etc. In the following images, you will see the greatest difference in the eye detail (sharpness & brightness), because, of course, this little beauty’s skin does NOT need to be messed with!
In this image [above] you can especially see the PS difference if you look closely at the eyes, freckles, and dress detail.
So there’s my simple offering of a comparison of what LR and PS accomplish for me. Hope it’s helpful for anyone considering purchasing one or both of these…