Product Review: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 – PC/Mac
- Organize, perfect, and share - Lightroom combines all your digital photography essentials in one fast, intuitive application
- Lightroom lets you get the best from every pixel in your photos, whether you shot them with a pro DSLR camera or a camera phone
- Experiment fearlessly with nondestructive tools - your original images are never altered
- Lightroom provides the tools you need to share your best images for social media, the web, slideshows and prints
- NOTE: Adobe will no longer provide updates for Lightroom 6 perpetual license software after December 19, 2017. Consider Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC to get the latest updates, and ensure that the software works with raw files from the newest cameras.
Company: Amazon via Adobe
Price Range: $142.99 – $149.00
Who Would Buy This: Those who are shopping for the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 – PC/Mac are photographers who want to make their tasks easier and more convenient. The purpose of the Lightroom 6’s design is to provide all your digital photography essentials in a single intuitive and fast application. With it, you can efficiently find and organize all your photos, as well as perfect your shots with a full range of advanced controls and powerful one-click adjustments. It will also easy sharing of your work in video slideshows, on social networks, HTML5 web galleries and more!
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 – PC/Mac allows you to set your creativity freely in a non-destructive editing environment that lets you experiment without any limit. You do not need to worry about your original images being altered, and you can reverse your steps or save multiple versions of any photo easily. With advanced black-and-white conversion function, you can also gain powerful control over the tonal qualities that make or break black-and-white images. You can then precisely mix information from 8 color channels if you are converting to grayscale.
The Lightroom 6 also has “Develop” presets that you can use to save time by immediately applying to your images favorite looks. Just save the “Develop” settings as preset, so you can apply it to your other images at any time with a single click. Take note that Lightroom includes dozens of built-in presets and thousands more that are available from 3rd parties. Aside from these, it also comes with a new facial recognition feature that lets you quickly find images of family and friends, even without metadata tags. You just have to choose a face in one photo, and the software will search for that individual in all your other images, which you should categorize and group your photographs based on faces.
Another perk of this Adobe software is its HDR Merge, which allows you to create natural-looking or surreal images from extremely high-contrast scenes. You can even easily combine multiple shots taken with different exposure settings into a single high-dynamic range image. Apart from this, there is also the Panorama Merge that can capture amazing detail and superwide fields of view. With this technology, you will be able to stitch together multiple photos, including raw image files, to create fantastic panorama shots.
Furthermore, the Adobe Lightroom 6 is given new performance improvements and improved web galleries. This means that you can import and perfect your photos faster than ever, with the software taking advantage of compatible graphics processors to boost its overall speed, and showcase your work in more elegant, engaging and interactive web galleries, among which is the new HTML5-compatible gallery templates that work with the widest range of mobile and desktop browsers.
With all it perks, the Lightroom 6, however, does not allow you to fine-tune the HDR and Panoramic merge process as they are pretty much all automatic. This makes it strange, especially when we consider that Lightroom is all about giving users the ability to manipulate every aspect of a photograph to achieve a unique artistic vision. Nevertheless, both process work pretty well.
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Value for Money?
With all the features letting you drive your digital photography, get the best from every image you create and share them easily, of course purchasing the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 – PC/Mac can give you value for your money!