â€œI believe Adobe are afraid of scaring off photographers by telling them what Lightroom actually is â€“ a database with extras,â€ writes Mark Galer over at PhotoshopSupport.com.
It is not a substitute for Photoshop, he says; Lightroom doesnâ€™t do layers and stuff and it doesnâ€™t have selection tools. Lightroom is not another version of Bridge either. Itâ€™s better.
In sum, Mark says Lightroom makes slideshows better than Bridge, web galleries better than Photoshop, and print multiple images faster and with more options than Photoshop.
But what Lightroom does best is being a database. Mark says it is the best ever database for your photos. And he enumerates 8 reasons why he thinks itâ€™s the best.