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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 [OLD VERSION]

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Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS X
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  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software helps you bring out the best in your photography.
  • Bring out the best in your photography, whether you're perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands.
  • Breeze through your digital photography tasks quickly and efficiently.
  • So, you can spend more time shooting--your core photography essentials are included in one fast, intuitive application.
  • Share your vision with elegant options for showcasing your images in customized print packages.
  • Dynamic slide show videos with music, web galleries, and on popular photo-sharing sites.
  • Experiment fearlessly with state-of-the-art nondestructive editing tools, including world-class noise reduction.
  • Get the absolute best from every image you shoot with world-class editing power and intuitive controls that set your creativity free.
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  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.7 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
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  • ASIN: B003739DVY
  • Item model number: 65064073
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 8, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (251 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,075 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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506 of 513 people found the following review helpful By Dean C. Broome Jr. MD on July 22, 2010
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Those familiar with Photoshop might wonder why an additional product should be needed to manage digital images. I would offer this difference: Photoshop is a program for image manipulation; it's for folks who want to change their photographs or create new substance in an image. Lightroom is a program that, primarily, expedites photography workflow. [By using the term "workflow," I don't mean to imply that it's geared only to those who are in the profession of photography; amateurs and hobbyists alike (like I am), who also wish to prepare quickly and print images, can benefit from this highly-practical and time-efficient program.] You can "tweak" pics very nicely with Lightroom, but Photoshop's the paragon for substantial alteration.

Lightroom 3 simplifies enormously the process of preparing photo captures for use, whether as web or print applications. It facilitates quick organization & preview, raw enhancement, printing, and web uploading of photos.

The "library" module permits quick organization of picture groups. The amazing, work-saving catalog system allows rapid naming, labeling & flagging, copying, metadata editing & review, and filtering of files, then presents a robust preview for easy access to the rest of the photographic workflow. A stellar feature of the file handling is the (relatively) low memory burden placed on computer RAM -- most all of these activities originate from small files that make good use of the .dng formatting.
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346 of 352 people found the following review helpful By Hank on August 24, 2010
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I'll start off by saying I thought $300 for a photo program was more than I wanted to spend. I had tried the 30 day trial when LR2 came out, but couldn't get in enough keyboard time during the 30 day trial period. I decided to try the Beta when LR3 B1 came out and actually got about 70 days under my belt before B2 expired.
I had bought and used Elements 3 and 7, and while pretty good enhancers, there organizational abilities were weak. By weak, I mean, once they were catalogued and or key worded, they were fine, but the key wording was tedious.

Enter LR3. It doesn't have the capability of Elements (or photoshop either, I assume) but it does have enough capability to handle 90+% of what I do. What I usually do is correct color and exposure, saturate or desatureate some colors to enhance the image or de-emphasize the back ground, sharpen things up a bit and or decrease noise, mostly luminous, and apply the lens correction feature. I have also used the curves feature and the section I think they call shade, saturation and Lumination to make local adjustment to brightness and color. All in all, I can make almost all reasonably exposed photos, (+-2.5 stops) look pretty good. The program doesnot have the capability to distort shape, color or texture for artistic purposes, which I do not do at this time. The program does have a perspective correction section which I have had reasonable success with on the small number of uses I have had with it.

I have dabbled in the other features, such as healingand red eye reduction (easy and effecetive), paint brushing, tinting etc. My experience here is limited, but the features seem to be effective.

Its real standout is organization.
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91 of 95 people found the following review helpful By Adam on July 7, 2010
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Lightroom 3 was an awesome addition to my studio. Prior to using lightroom I was using Bridge and PhotoShop to process all my photos. If you go out and shoot a few photos a week I would not recommend dropping the cash to get lightroom. If you shoot or want to shoot 1000+ images a day and don't want to spend most of your time in front of a computer doing post work, buy lightroom 3.

Performance: Lightroom 3 works amazingly well on computer running a 64bit OS like win7. After watching a few tutorial videos on the program I was able to add lightroom to my work-flow and get files edited and to my clients about twice as fast as just using BR/PS.

Great for:
1.Noise reduction (simple and awesome)
2.Making small to medium adjustments to photos quickly
3.Managing photo meta data
4.cataloging and sorting
5.getting images to the web
6.printing packages
7.slide shows
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287 of 314 people found the following review helpful By Coarsegold on September 8, 2010
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Lightroom3 is a fantastic piece of software that is an excellent tool for the professional or serious amateur. There are many reviews here and elsewhere on the web that describe its functionality in great detail, so there is no need for me to bother with that here.. I use the software and recommend it highly. I would suggest that you take the time to tour the Adobe Learning site that has many excellent video tutorials that will give you an in depth look at the software in actual use in real life situations. A picture (or video in this case) is definitely worth a thousand words.
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However, I want to bring to your attention one serious potential technical problem with software designs like Lightroom. My own professional background has included a stint in software design and programming so the following is information that I want to share with you, but it is information that you will most likely not hear about in the photographic press or other locations that are likely to be talking about Lightroom. Here is the issue: * Central to its core and necessary for operation of Lightroom is a proprietary database system that holds all user entered data for recipe or change files to your RAW development, as well as dozens of other variables and user entered and program generated data and variables. Lightroom *does not* embed the change information into the image files. This is a very dangerous design leap in the making of Lightroom. Why do I say that? What can go wrong here?
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