HOP 4: Lightroom vs Photoshop

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What are your thoughts about today’s show? We’d love to hear from you!

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Had to play a little catch up, but I’m loving these short hands-on sessions! Sometimes I feel like they need just a smidge more time to round out and summarize the thoughts. Also, I’m curious why you chose Lightroom classic for the examples rather than the new one. I know it’s controversial, but for someone who isn’t already using Lightroom, I feel it might be better to get comfortable with Adobe’s current Lightroom direction.

Feels kind of hypocritical for me to say, though cuz watching you use Lightroom classic reminded me how much I loved using it. I just can’t find that same love for the new one. Odd since in every other instance I love Adobe’s new products much more than their old ones.

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I was never a Lightroom user until just recently, when I started using the new Lightroom. I used it to use the Auto profile before pulling it into Photoshop. On the one image I’ve used it on so far, LR did a better job than Photoshop’s Auto Color would have. Then in Photoshop, I tweaked it some more and I seem to have a pretty fine photo, I think. So I guess now I’m a real user of the new LR. :sunglasses:

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THANKS my man. But yeah I’m a Classic fan because of how I can organize the files via catalogs and keep my backup workflow intact. CC version is more useable now for me, but the asset manager aspect is where Classic wins out for me. When CC was announced in 2016, Lightroom was then called “Classic” and most of us fret that it was gonna be sunset. Fortunately, it’s still here. I spoke with Josh Haftel and he continues to fuss at me about thinking Classic is going away. Not happening anytime in the near future.

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Pretty much the only time I use the new Lightroom is on the mobile side. Here and there I’ll use my desktop CC version, but few and far between.

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