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Question #49875 posted on 01/26/2009 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What photo-editing things are better to do in Lightroom and what things are better to do in Photoshop?


A: Dearest Chilly ~

I asked F-stop what he thought (are you surprised? Didn't think so), and he said,
Lightroom is as a non-destructive photo editor. Pixels are never altered in the original picture. It works great for all typical digital photographic workflow. (Color correction, basic touch up, cropping, etc.) If you need to do any pixel manipulation you will need to work in Photoshop. (Removing objects, combining multiple images, or very selective image color and tonal correction.) Some photographers such as journalists and wedding photographers find the majority of the time they will never need to open a photo in Photoshop and that they can do everything in Lightroom. Me personally, my work flow requires Photoshop and I rarely use Lightroom.

Put whatever you want
Hope that helps!

~ Dragon Lady