A&P Photoshop CS3 editing

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  1. Smeghead

    Smeghead New Member

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    I just opened a raw file for the first time ever in CS3 and noticed that it's very userfriendly editing. I usally use Lightroom but my problem with Lightroom is that it's so slow on my computer while CS3 works flawlessly.

    Is CS3 equally advanced as Lightroom. Looks like they got basiclly the same kind of adjustment settings :dunno:

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    Should I stick to Lightroom or is changing to CS3 for editing a good ide?

    Your opinon and thoughts?
     
  2. Jbrown

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    Lightroom seems to be easier for me. But I use both at times. Lightroom is just quicker to edit multiple photos :dunno:
     
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    Although hmm, why would Adobe make a separate software for purely photo editing if Photoshop would be sufficient for that too.
     
  4. Jbrown

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    It's not for editing, it's for speeding up work flow.

    Getting pics from card to PC, editing in batches if needed. THEN doing real editing with photoshop. Photoshop does A LOT more.
     
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    what he said

    lightroom = fantastic workflow program

    photoshop = fantastic editing program


    btw curse me for a fool, I just now learned how good lightrooms dual monitor support is

    http://senencito.com/uploader/files/1/random/lightroomiscool.jpg

    that is some serious screen estate right there :big grin:
     
  6. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    your screen shot isn't photoshop its adobe camera raw, which is actually the basis for lightroom. :o photoshop can't open a raw file, acr has to convert it for opening in photoshop.
     
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  8. Smeghead

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    What exactly do you mean with "speeding up work flow" in this sense? Please share how you process your raw files to the final result.

    Photoshop is really a more competent software for "editing"?
     
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    What do you mean by "workflow"?
     
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    photoshop is the best for editing hands down, lightroom has just basic editing
     
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    Oh snap you're right. So that pic on my screen is converted to JPEG?

    SO CS3 can't actually edit raw files?
     
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    workflow is referred as how you process your work..for example

    You take pictures you get home plugin the memory card, lightroom then starts up and checks what you have and suggests how to import it..while the pictures are in you can start sorting them, deleting shitty ones etc..do some basic editing..if thats only what you need then you can choose different ways to distribute them.

    Lightroom works with a lot of pictures at the same time.

    Photoshop you can do some seriously heavy editing but you concentrate on a single picture at a time
     
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    Ah really? But can Photoshop handle raw files?
     
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    of course :)
     
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    The why does that other program called Camera Raw 4.5 opens up when I try to open a raw file with CS3? :o->
     
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    I feel so lost :wtc:

    This whole SLR world is just getting more and more complicated the more I learn :hsd:
     
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    :hug:



    I'm in same position.
     
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    what he said actually..camera raw takes care of the raw file then photoshop handles it. I just thought of raw as part of photoshop
     
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    little by little, its all about practice and every little thing then starts to make sense
     
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    I'm pretty sure it's NOT in jpeg when it actually goes to Photoshop..
     
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    uh pricepoint? maybe.

    LR is the ghetto version of CS3, albiet a very good programs in itself.
     
  22. Jbrown

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    Photoshop is required for LR :)
     
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    ok... Here goes...

    Raw files are not actually pictures. They are data dump's from your cameras sensor.

    You need something to interpret the raw file data and turn it into a picture. This is your raw editor.

    Adobe only has ONE raw editor. It is called Adobe Camera RAW.

    However, you can access this raw editor from 3 different locations:

    1. Photoshop
    2. Bridge
    3. Lightroom

    The differences in these programs are not in their ability to edit photos, as they are identical in that regard. It's the additional features that seperate them.

    The ACR editor in photoshop is 'lite'. There are no organizational features, no import features, etc. Bridge has basic organizational tools and a basic import feature, but if you're shooting multiple projects it falls short. Lightroom has all the organizational tools and crazy shit that you'll ever need.

    The type of file you have once your in photoshop is determined by your choices in your raw editor. I believe my files come in as 16 bit TIFF's.

    Questions?
     
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    no. You are absolutely incorrect.
     
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