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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
140 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 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  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,497 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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138 of 141 people found the following review helpful By PhotoCyclist on December 4, 2010
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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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84 of 87 people found the following review helpful By J. Lawler on December 7, 2010
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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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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful 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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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Xavier on February 1, 2011
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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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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kid Doc on January 23, 2011
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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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