Lightroom Sucks, Says Photographer

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This guy here does not like Adobe Lightroom. He says it’s slow and its image editing toolset is very limited.

Photographer Paul Butzi said on his website that Lightroom even has silly limitations like the 10K pixel limit that prevent him from using it for all his images.

He describes Lightroom as “a bigger, more powerful browser with excellent keywording, grouping, etc. and with features (like the slideshow stuff and printing stuff) that I never, ever use.”

The one saving grace though is its much improved Camera Raw which now features highlight and shadow recovery and other things, but Paul says he’ll get this anyway when he upgrades his Photoshop.

In all, he concludes that Lightroom is not quite ready yet for primetime. You agree?

[Via: Photo Musings]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

2 thoughts on “Lightroom Sucks, Says Photographer

  1. Mike

    Lightroom does indeed suck. Adobe tried to package browser and editor in one program, and it FAILS. I still prefer Photo Mechanic to browse, tag, and organize. Keywords are only somewhat helpful and usually clients do it not me so I could care less. I export to Capture for my nefs and then use CS3 for final tweaks so I really don’t see the point in this huge unwieldy program that has SOME features but not all I need.


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