When Adobe released Lightroom in 2006, there were a lot of talks and discussions about Lightroom an alternative to Adobe Photoshop. However, professional photographers do not agree to what other users since for them both programs have its own unique set of features and services. Moreover, experts says that adobe Lightroom is a tool which aims to provide assistance to photographers for them to save time and effort in modifying hundreds of images while Adobe Photoshop is a tool for technical and major image editing.
Adobe Lightroom is known for its ability to create lightroom presets for portraits. In addition, it has a lot of great editing features such as the ability to work well with JPEG and RAW files, create video and image slideshows, organize images into one collection in the library module and more. The program is also a non-destructive tool which preserves the original setting of the image from the camera. Moreover, Lightroom presets can be applied to one or more images at once and can be used anytime.
Lightroom presets for portraits can be used for certain portrait images. Users can modify and adjust the settings if they want to since presets are reusabe and modifiable.
Adobe Lightroom will never replace nor be an alternative to Photoshop since they have their own respective strengths and weaknesses. Lightroom may be the best photo editing tools for professional photographers, but they will still need the services of Adobe Photoshop.