Curves: Lightroom vs. Photoshop

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by just bob, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. just bob

    just bob Guest

    I own both LR v2 and CS4 but have many reason why CS4 works better for me,
    metadata templates and scripting, to name a few biggies. And I've always
    felt CS did everything Lightroom did until I happen to come across this
    article and the excerpt below, saying "In Lightroom, unlike Photoshop,
    Curves is nearly foolproof". I admit I've struggled to put Curves to good
    use.


    "In Lightroom, unlike Photoshop, Curves is nearly foolproof. Just grab that
    little donut in the upper left corner, and mouse over an area of your image.
    Tap the down arrow to darken that tone, up to brighten. The Curves will
    follow."

    Full article:
    http://www.popphoto.com/Features/How-And-Why-You-Should-Use-Adobe-Lightroom

    Lightroom should suit my style a lot more: import files, review/select/sort,
    export, is all I do in my Sports and PJ work. But I don't like the "flow" in
    LR, besides the metadata and scripting shortcomings. The whole idea of
    "Modules" and you can't do that in this module just puts a cramp in my
    style. Bridge and CS4 just work for me much better, but in the back of my
    mind I keep thinking LR is where I should be working.

    Just waiting for something special to sway me to LR....
     
    just bob, Jun 17, 2009
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  2. CS4 has that also. Lightroom is intended as a cataloging system first,
    photo manipulation second. If you are someone who takes a lot photo and
    doesn't do a lot of manipulation of them, then Lightroom is the best for
    you.

    John Passaneau
     
    John Passaneau, Jun 17, 2009
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  3. just bob

    just bob Guest

    Agreed. Just cannot do the metadata and filtering and scripting in LR. And
    the module thing annoys the heck out of me. Also I love ACR in Bridge,
    though most hate it. Been working in with it since CS2. CS3 Bridge and ACR
    were horrible but it's all come right again with CS4.
     
    just bob, Jun 17, 2009
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  4. Yup were on the same page, I started with CS2 also and CS3 bridge did
    stink. But someday someone will need to help me see why I have any need
    to even look at metadata. I haven't felt the need yet. I don't shoot
    large numbers of photos at one time so scripting is not something I use
    often also.

    John Passsaneau
     
    John Passaneau, Jun 18, 2009
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  5. just bob

    Misifus Guest

    I've not used LR since the beta version and I use CS3, rather than 4,
    but I find curves quite useful in a number of ways, both in RGB and in
    LAB modes.

    -Raf
     
    Misifus, Jun 20, 2009
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