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Photoshop lightroom

Photoshop Lightroom is an additional program that is designed to work in conjunction with Photoshop itself. It offers the ability to perform nondestructive editing with support capabilities for more than 150 different camera raw formats. It allows you alter the raws without having to worry that the original may be irretrievable.

The user interface is easy to use, uncluttered and has a low learning curve making it quick to learn and use. The interface is organized into task-oriented modules that make the standard workflow tasks quickly and put everything you need right at your fingertips. The tools that Photoshop Lightroom offers are precise and easy to use which provide globally correcting white balance, exposure control, tone curves, lens distortion and color casts. The program offers cross platform compatibility, tools for handling large shoots makes handling professional shoots a breeze.

Photoshop Lightroom offers the ability to automatically import images every time a media card or camera is connected to the computer. It also can automatically rename files, organize folders, and make nondestructive adjustments every time new images are added. Photoshop Lightroom also allows for the saving of presets can make repetitive tasks an easy and quick process. The systems requirement for Photoshop Lightroom are important for Windows the program requires a Pentium 4 processor, Windows XP with Service pack 2 or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise edition. In regards to memory Photoshop Light room recommends 1 GB with a minimum requirement of 768MB. Hard drive space requirements are 1GB and the monitor resolution of 1024×768. On Mac systems, a PowerPC G4, G5 or Intel-based, Mac OS X, 768MB of RAM, 1GB hard drive space, 1024×768 screen resolution and of course a CD-ROM drive. As you can see Photoshop Lightroom requires heavy system resources but provides a great software resource to use in addition to Photoshop to handle large volumes of digital photographs and make better use of Photoshop when it comes to refining individual images.

If you are a professional photographer or a photographer that handles large volumes of images and are already using or considering to use Photoshop than Photoshop Lightroom may be a resource to consider. Another advantage to Photoshop Lightroom is the ability to change images into DNG or digital negative format for easy importation. This program even offers the ability to add metadata to photos as they are being imported.

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January 23, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Photoshop

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