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Old 12-06-2017, 11:17 PM   #1
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I just got back into photography after being out of the game for 18 years. Cameras have changed a lot and software has changed a lot. I bought an Olympus Pen F but Iím interested in getting a beginner/intermediate software for photo editing.

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Old 12-06-2017, 11:31 PM   #2
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Lightroom is popular I hear. Iím new to shooting raw so lots to learn.


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Old 12-07-2017, 09:12 AM   #3
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I like Lightroom. It will handle most editing, let you shoot RAW and it's also a file organization system, with tags, etc. If you need more complex editing, like with layers, the ability to make composites, etc, then Photoshop is what's most popular.

Edit: I should have also mentioned that Lr is non-destructive. Your original RAW file is always there just as you shot it. The editing you make is applied to exports, but the original RAW is always preserved.

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Old 12-07-2017, 09:20 AM   #4
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Lightroom x3, used mainly for color correction/grading. Anything more than that you will need photoshop.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:17 AM   #5
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Lightroom is my favorite.

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Old 12-07-2017, 10:24 AM   #6
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For stating out, I'd look at some of the free or cheap alternatives. Gimp is on that comes to mind. I use the Canon software for working with the RAW files and then Paint Shop Pro for working with the jpegs. What I do, I don't want to spend the money for the Adobe products, especially since the did the Microsoft thing and went to annual charges.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:44 AM   #7
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Lr is the best for sure.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:14 PM   #8
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Lightroom & Photoshop have free seven day trials you can try them out. Lots of youtube instructional videos out there, too.
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:16 PM   #9
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Thank you all for the feedback!
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:49 PM   #10
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Lightroom is great but you have to subscribe. I just bought Affinity and so far I like it. It was only $50, one-time fee and also lifetime updates.
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