Adobe is known as the premier producer of imaging software. CS and Photoshop are their best known brands of photo editing software. Add to that the Lightroom series and they have cornered the market.
I once took in Photoshop 7 on a trial basis. It opened up like a Hollywood production with all the names of the software developers who worked to put it all together. It works in layers (for those of you who remember film) each color is in a layer and how you expose it or under expose it affects the outcome. I loved the software. I just could not afford it.
Lightroom is a different kind of imaging software. Because it has its own separate folder, it has separate storage for the images that were worked on with it. It does not exactly replace a regular editor software, but it can enhance the images and, if wisely used, improve workflow.
I am just beginning to learn how to use it. Watch this blog and see what I learned.
I am learning a lot in Lightroom. I will be able to add on Color Efex 4 to the software. That is something I could not do with just Capture NX2 which is no longer in production.