Will Lightroom be enough?
December 30, 2010 6:41 AM Subscribe
I'm thinking of buying Adobe Lightroom because it's pretty cheap with the educational discount but I don't have Photoshop (I'm unwilling to drop that much cash), am I doing the right thing? I'm a total noob so bear with me...
posted by exhilaration to computers & internet (13 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I've been happy with the Gimp for several years now but I just got my first DSLR (Nikon D3100) with a bunch of nice lenses and I'd like something that will let me quickly work with many, many photos.
I'm on Windows so no Aperture for me, that's when I started looking at Lightroom.
1) I hear that you can't fix levels in Lightroom, is this true? That's pretty much my #1 favorite feature in the Gimp. What about curves?
2) You can't rotate in Lightroom? Can you crop?
3) What's the usual workflow for the pros - do some adjustments in Lightroom THEN move the file to Photoshop? If so, could I just do my final tweaks in the Gimp instead? Can I still use Lightroom's nifty export tools once I do that?
4) Would Photoshop Elements be sufficient for my needs - can I tweak levels in it?