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You, no doubt, have heard about Adobe Photoshop. Most people have and, in fact, it has become not only a noun, but a verb. People “Photoshop” things. Photoshop has been around since 1988. It has become the standard for all photographic and graphic arts image editing. It’s used by just about every professional photographer and graphic artist as the go to, first product for graphic creation in conjunction with other Adobe products. For instance, Adobe Illustrator is widely used by graphic artists but most of the image editing is done in Photoshop. Most of the stills used in making movies go through Photoshop and then into Premier Pro. These tools have developed over the years to make visual arts people’s lives easier and more productive. However, something was missing as far as the photographic community was concerned. Photoshop is a comprehensive and complicated tool and is ideal for deep editing of photographs but is not an ideal tool for photographers that are doing large numbers of images such as weddings and similar high-volume image taking. Oh, sure you can create actions in Photoshop that will duplicate edits that are needed, but Photoshop is pretty cumbersome for manipulating hundreds or thousands of photographs that are commonly taken by wedding and event photographers in a single shoot. Photoshop was also expensive in the past and therefore a lot of pirating was taking place. This pirating ate into the profitability of Adobe and likely cost them huge sums of money. This caused the price to rise beyond what the casual photographer could afford. At the same time, photographers saw the need to have a program that could provide rapid workflow features, create an easy way to move and catalog files and could provide a convenient way to work on images that needed only simple adjustments. They wanted to be able to integrate it with Photoshop for more extensive editing as well. For photographers around the world it was apparent that they needed a better way to improve their workflow and provide features that could be used to manipulate images easily and effectively. They, of course, still wanted to retain the quality that their customers expected of them as the best of the best in terms of professional images. Enter Adobe Lightroom.
Lightroom Classic CC Basics

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