(Closed) Adobe Editing Products

posted 8 years ago in Technology
  • poll: What do you use?
    Photoshop CS5 : (8 votes)
    47 %
    Illustrator : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Lightroom : (1 votes)
    6 %
    InDesign : (0 votes)
    Photoshop Elements : (2 votes)
    12 %
    Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom : (3 votes)
    18 %
    Some other combination : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Something totally different (Please Suggest) : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’ve read that lightroom is best for editing lots of images all at once.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1801 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have Photoshop Elements on my laptop and CS5 on my work computer and I can tell a lot of differences.  If I had the money, I would definitely pick CS5 over Elements.  But for simple editing and low budget, Elements works just fine.  I like Illustrator for very different reasons, like t-shirt design, but not photo editing.  I haven’t used Lightroom or InDesign before.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1801 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t have it at home/my laptop, so I didn’t end up using it for anything wedding.  I did use Microsoft Publisher for some graphics.  If I had been able to use illustrator, I would have made our monogram and a few other graphics/signs with it, but everything came out nicely in Publisher.

    Post # 7
    Member
    11 posts
    Newbee

    For strictly photo editing, I would suggest either Lightroom or Aperture. it’s has a lot more control on the photos (exposure, highlights, shadows, etc) using the actual properties of the RAW image. 

    Photoshop and Illustrator are more of art/illustrating tools. So if you were doing collages or something, then Photoshop would be good to use.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee

    If you plan on taking photography seriously, you need CS5. Lightroom is nice to have, it’s more efficient and steamlined for basic editting, but if you want to do anything besides the basics, you need Photoshop. There will be times you need to switch heads, or want to give an image a certain edge that you simply can’t do in LR2. (BTW, I have all of the above besides Elements, and I use both CS4 and LR2 regularly.) Unless you plan on doing magaizine spreads, you won’t need illustrator or in Design. Let me know if you have any questions!

    Post # 9
    Member
    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I have Illustrator but I don’t really use it for editing photos much.  I use that more for creating text documents or graphic designs.  I have Photoshop CS3 and I use that ALL the time for editing photos.  I want to get lightroom because I’ve heard it is much faster.  

    I highly recommend photoshop though.  It is much better for photography than illustrator is, imo.

    Post # 11
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am not proficient in ANYTHING but I was using Lightroom to edit our wedding photos and I absolutely loved it. I could do so many things with it and it was so user friendly – this is coming from someone who does not understand Photoshop at all!

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    16018 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I have the Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium Collection, but the only way I was able to afford it was to use my student discount at my grad school.

    Whether you purchase an individual product or a CS collection, is there possibly a student somewhere who could purchase it for you at a huge discount? It makes it SO much more affordable. 🙂

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