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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Student and Teacher Edition [OLD VERSION]

by Adobe
Platform : Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X Intel
4.2 out of 5 stars 142 customer reviews

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  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software helps you bring out the best in your photography.
  • Software also helps you in, if you're perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands.
  • Get the absolute best from every image you shoot with world-class editing power and intuitive controls that set your creativity free.
  • 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.
  • Whether you're perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands.
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software helps you bring out the best in your photography,
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Product Description

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software is essential for today’s digital photography workflow. Now you can quickly import, process, manage, and showcase your images – whether it’s one shot or an entire shoot. Take advantage of a powerful suite of image management features to quickly batch process, convert, and organize your photos on import, flexibly rate and label them, and find them easily using a wide range of metadata tags and information. Easily make selections with multiple viewing and comparison options. Adjust and enhance color, exposure, and tonal curves non-destructively on more than 190 camera raw file formats, as well as JPEG, TIFF, and PSD files. And showcase your work in elegant print layouts, slide shows, web galleries, and on popular photo-sharing sites. Bring out the best in your photography, whether you’re perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands. Adobe Student and Teacher Editions are for students, teachers, school staff, and other educators who meet Adobe eligibility guidelines. After you receive your purchase, you will send your eligibility to the third-party verification organization, Identit-e, in order to activate the software. Individuals will be authorized for only one license of each Adobe Student and Teacher Edition title.

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software helps you bring out the best in your photography, whether you're perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands. Create incredible images that move your audience. Experiment fearlessly with state-of-the-art nondestructive editing tools, including world-class noise reduction. Easily manage all your images. And showcase your work in elegant print layouts, slide show videos with music, and on popular photo-sharing sites. All from within one fast, intuitive application.

Adobe Lightroom 3 GUI

Bring out the best in your photography, whether you're perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands. Click to enlarge.

Lightroom 3 Importing

Save time with fast image importing. Click to enlarge.

Lightroom 3 Slide Shows

Share your images in style using elegant slide shows with music. Click to enlarge.

Lightroom 3 and Flickr

Use Lightroom seamlessly with Flickr. Click to enlarge.

Simplify Photography From Shoot to Finish

Nondestructive editing environment
Set your creativity free in a nondestructive editing environment that encourages experimentation. Your original images are always safely unaltered, and it's easy to reverse your steps or save multiple versions of any photo.

Superior image processing
Get the absolute best from your images with state-of-the-art image processing controls that work with raw files from more than 290 camera models as well as JPEG, TIFF, and other file formats. Make precise overall adjustments or correct targeted areas for just the look you want. Dodge and burn, convert to black-and-white, add grain, reduce noise, adjust sharpness, create vignettes, and more.

Intuitive environment
Be more productive and efficient, and enjoy the freedom and creativity that comes from working with excellent tools designed specifically for photographers. The intuitive environment and controls of Lightroom are easy to master and let you quickly and smoothly accomplish your essential photography tasks.

Accelerated performance
Get your digital photography tasks done fast and have more time to shoot and promote your work. Already quick performance has been dramatically accelerated in Lightroom 3, saving you time from first look to final image.

Image management
Take advantage of a powerful suite of image management features to organize your photographs, flexibly rate and label them, and find them easily using a wide range of metadata tags and information.

Superior noise reduction
Achieve amazing, natural-looking results from your high ISO images with all-new state-of-the-art noise reduction technology. You won't need more than what's built in to Lightroom 3 to get the cleanest images at any ISO.

One-click adjustments for multiple images
Save time when processing photographs that were shot under consistent conditions by applying the same Develop settings to all the images in a group at once using presets or the sync feature.

Flickr integration
Use Lightroom seamlessly with Flickr, a Yahoo! service. When friends or clients post comments and ratings on your Flickr galleries, you can immediately see their feedback in the Lightroom 3 Library alongside your images.

Fast performance across platforms
Speed up day-to-day imaging tasks and process your images faster by taking advantage of cross-platform 64-bit support. Use the advanced memory handling capabilities of the latest Mac OS and Windows operating systems.

Develop presets
Save time by instantly applying favorite looks to images. When you've perfected a look that you particularly like for an image—a high-contrast black-and-white effect or a super saturated color look, for example—you simply save the settings as a preset and apply it to your other photographs at any time. Many presets are included with Lightroom, and thousands more are available from the thriving worldwide community of Lightroom photographers and experts.

Easy-to-share slide show videos with music
Show your images to clients, friends, or family with more style and flair using elegant slide shows with music. Slide shows are a breeze to create, and you can share them easily by exporting them as videos, even in high definition.

Tethered shooting
Instantly import and view images as you shoot them with tethered capture, available for select cameras. Use it to make an immediate, highly detailed check of your shot, the lighting, or the shooting setup. Or get instant feedback from clients or subjects.

Tight Photoshop integration
Select one or multiple photos and then automatically open them in Adobe Photoshop for detailed, pixel-level editing or to merge multiple photos into a panorama, a high dynamic range photo, or a multilayered file. After making your edits in Photoshop, see the results immediately back in Lightroom.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003Q81EL2
  • Item model number: 65074697
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 15, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 142 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,389 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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I am a college student with very limited funds and there is no way I could fork over $300 for the regular version. As much as I loved this program during the 30 trial, I knew it would be years before I would be able to get it. Then I found out Adobe discounts it for students and teachers! This is the same as the regular version. When you get it in the mail you have to provide proof you are a student, or teacher or whatever, through a website and then they email you a serial #. I really do appreciate Adobe lowering the price for us poor folk. Thanks again.
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Short and sweet. As background, I was primarily a B&W photographer in the 60s and 70s. Then a 30 year hiatus and I restarted by learning digital photography. After several years on trying to manage the chaos of digital photographs I gave Lightroom a shot with V2. It works as advertized. It is rich enough that now after a year I still have not used all its features. Don't skip over learning the keyboard shortcuts. At first I did but now I see that keyboard shortcuts are indispensable. For example, you just rate your photos by hitting a number key. Great photo? Hit 5, medicore? hit 2 or 3. hate it? Hit X.

I do have problems or perhaps misunderstandings on printing. I suspect it may be more of an issue with the printers than Lightroom. For example, on my cheap HP Photoshop 3210 it prints the way I think it should. On my HP Photosmart Pro 8800, well it would take too long to explain. I would pay a premium to have a large format photoprinter that is one with Lightroom.

Now I am one who always buy the book to supplement putzing around with the software. I would not recommend Adobe's "Classroom In A Book" for Lightroom. It's OK but Scott Kelby's Lightroom 3 is much better.

One last thing, if you are going to spend time adjusting your photographs, go get yourself a monitor color calibration tool such as Huey. The colors on your printer may not stay sync'd with your monitor. Simple and straightforward.

Hope this helps.
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By davidj on October 26, 2010
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Excellent photo database and editing program. Very quick once you become familiar with the commands but it doesn't take too long. I have it on a 6 year old computer so it does slow the computer down quite a bit but I suspect a newer computer would handle it much better. It doesn't help that I have thousands of photos to catalog. Very worthwhile product for me and the student price was too good to pass up.
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I had a hardtime deciding between buying Aperture 3 or Lightroom 3. I googled this a lot and never came up with a clear answer. Eventually I ended up buying both, but if I had to say which one was better I would say it depends... I am not a professional photographer, photography is simply my hobby so keep that in mind while reading this.

Lightroom is far more superior when it comes to editing. Even though people complain they dislike they module based user interface of Lightroom I actually enjoy using it. It's very simple to find what you need and it's fun to make edits. Furthermore you can download Lightroom presets from a lot of photography websites, blogs, etc. (try goggling it) and it becomes easier to experiment with things you may have not had in mind. I always end up happy with the results I get and feel like I have control over the process. It's also very easy to move to Photoshop if you decide to make more complex edits.

However the reason I ended up buying Aperture is because I have been using iPhoto for years and have grown used used to the way it organized my library .Aperture also makes better use of your monitor. Your photo takes up almost the entire screen whereas in lightroom there is what feels like a lot of wasted space. It's so much easier to find your photos and show them to friends and family or create books and calendars. Photos have to be manually organized in Lightroom and I honestly find it unnecessary and tedious. This can be an advantage to some because Aperture stores photos in a somewhat hard to navigate library package.

Aperture is also a resource hog and slows down my computer to the point where it is infuriating. At any given moment it will suddenly use 4GB of RAM on an new MacBook Pro.
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Mac users have a few good options for photo cataloging and editing on the Mac. Like buying carpet (a recent endeavor of mine so pardon the analogy) one has good-better-best levels of photo software. iPhoto is a bottom dollar, very solid, heavily Mac integrated package that does a very good job, Aperture is iPhoto to the semipro-pro level. Lightroom competes at the Aperture level. Then each camera manufacturer has their proprietary editing software. I use Nikon PAS and DSLR (D300) cameras. And I take lots of pictures. So, the ability to catalog and modify images is important to me.

I initially chose Lightroom 1.0 because the early Aperture version was terrible. So in part I stay with Lightroom because it is what I chose long ago. And I didn't upgrade to Lightroom 2 because it didn't really add that much. But Lightroom 3 is an incredible step up mostly in it's ability to work with the images that is beginning to rival it's Adobe cousin Photoshop. Now, I'm not into lots of special "Photoshoping" so I rarely use these capabilities in Photoshop, in fact I rarely use Photoshop at all any more because Lightroom 3 offers me the capabilities I need and want in a package that remains relatively easy to use.

My only complaint about LR3 is that it requires relearning how to navigate around, although in the end the enhanced filtering makes it much more powerful for finding certain images and making your catalog more highly refined.

In my opinion, on a 17in MacBook Pro at least, it is faster and handles large libraries much better than 1.0 ever did.

My advice, if you're considering switching to Lightroom from iPhoto or Aperture, go to the Adobe website and download a fully functional trial version and play with it for 30 days. I think this might convince you to switch.
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