Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a graphic editor designed to manage and process digital images. It is, in technical terms, an end-to-end solution for photographers and digital photo enthusiasts. It offers a wide range of digital instruments to adjust RAW images to look their best.
The best way to demonstrate its purpose is to imagine how photographers used to process photos after taking them. Adobe’s product is the dark room of the digital world, simplifying the manual work that specialists used to do in order to bring images to the final state.
Main steps you can go through
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom bundles five separate stages that photos can go through to meet the end result, and you can easily switch between with just a click of the button. To be more precise, you can access a Library so as to manage and select the pictures that interest you, perform the actual editing in the Development area, as well as view and edit metadata and add a location in the Map section.
In addition to that, you can create albums or slideshows in dedicated areas, deal with layout options or export galleries to the web with ease.
Basic options to tweak
Editing includes basic actions (exposure, brightness and contrast, clarity, vibration), tone curve, HSL, color, split toning, details (sharpening, noise reduction), effects, and camera calibration. Details can be maximized by adding dark shadows or bright highlights and adjusting them, while the noise reduction feature ensures a natural look for your photos.
Create an image’s virtual copy and correct chromatic aberrations
Furthermore, you can view a photo’s histogram, crop it, use a spot or red eye removal tool, take advantage of a graduated or radial filter, set a color label and rating or create a virtual copy. It is possible to open two side-by-side panels, so that you can compare edited pictures with their original version.
It provides the necessary controls for refining white balance, correcting chromatic aberrations, lens and perspective correction as well as intelligent image sharpening that enhances detail without inserting uncanny artifacts.
Since it includes such a rich photography toolset that accomplishes a wide array of tasks, from organizing, to editing and publishing, Lightroom can be easily categorized as a workflow productivity utility as well.
Although the powerful set of features recommends Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to professionals, it can appeal to amateurs as well. Its intuitive one-click adjustments and multitude of effects and correction tools coupled with an intuitive and flexible environment make it suitable for both categories of users.
Overall, it is safe to say Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an efficient and reliable piece of software, one which surely deservers all the fans it has gained over the years. In an intuitive interface it encloses a wide range of options so that you can come up with the best results. All jobs are completed in a pretty fair amount of time, yet you should know that the system’s performance might be burdened from time to time.
Reviewed by Madalina Boboc on July 11th, 2014
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Application descriptionAdobe Photoshop Lightroom software helps you bring out the best in your photographs, whether you're perfecting on...