What is Lightroom?
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a relatively new program, created for photographers by photographers.
Lightroom is intended to simplify and manage the photographic workflow - moving images efficiently from capture through development to output as sideshows, prints or web galleries.
Someone described it as "a raw processor on steroids" but that is only tells a small part of what you can do with this wonderful tool. A number of club members are already using Lightroom as their first port-of-call for image editing.
Why use Lightroom rather than Photoshop or Photoshop Elements
Because it's easier! Although there are some things, some times that you won't be able to do in Lightroom that you can in Photoshop, for most people Lightroom may be the only tool they need to manage, edit and present their photographs. It's easier to learn, quicker to use and has (arguably) a much more intuitive interface.
Getting help with Lightroom
Search for Lightroom in Google and you'll get more hits than you could possibly read - there's no shortage of stuff on the web.
Here are a few of our favourite sites:
Resources prepared specifically for club members.