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Which is the best option Lightroom or Photoshop ?

by johnmathew12 / July 14, 2016 6:03 AM PDT

Hi folks, I have small confusion in mind that i need to edit my photos can any one suggest some good and easily operating software.

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Clarification Request
Paint me confused.
by richteral / July 16, 2016 12:36 AM PDT

Why ask when you already use both?

Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom
by johnmathew12 / July 14, 2016 6:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Best tools for the photo editing& graphic design
I personally prefer photoshop or lightroom for editing graphic design.

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Both are top notch.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2016 9:22 AM PDT

Given no cost issues, I'd go with the one you know how to use. There are now many YouTube (free) tutorials on both.

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Agree with Bob
by Zouch / July 15, 2016 9:39 PM PDT

As he says, either is a top flight editor that will address all your needs. My editing isn't so heavy, so I've found Photoshop Elements (came free with a scanner) to be adequate for my needs.

From most of the photo magazines here is Australia, Lightroom seems to be the preferred choice but if you have or know Photoshop, that would be the better option for you.

If cost is an issue, you can still get a copy of Adobe Creative Suite 2 (CS2), which includes the full Photoshop, for free, with a legitimate public product key from the Adobe website. It's old but it depends what you need to do.

Also free is The GIMP, open source, has pretty much the same capabilities as Photoshop but (and a fairly big BUT) there is a significant learning curve with it. It is, of course cross platform.

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Photoshop is the best option
by Jomacker / August 7, 2016 11:21 PM PDT

Good day Johnmathew,
I prefer for Adobe Photoshop because it is very friendly software and it is reliable. The tools are also useful you can see it with your own if you try. Look for the tutorials and you will learn even without the supervision of others.

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