Lightroom is billed as a companion product to Adobe Photoshop. It’s packaged with Photoshop in the Adobe Photography subscription plan. Lightroom was designed from the ground up to be a standalone workhorse and many people use it as such. But it is equally a great companion to Photoshop, allowing for many basic workflow tasks to be performed quickly in Lightroom before launching Photoshop for more complex edits.
Despite these positive features, I’ve spoken to people who describe Lightroom as frustrating and overly complex. It seems this is because of 3 design decisions that Adobe made in terms of how Lightroom operates. Continue reading “Shedding Light on Adobe Lightroom”