Photoshop Elements vs. Lightroom

What is the first thing that will pop up in your mind when you hear the terms “image editing”?

LR16There are a lot of competition for lightroom products out there that sometimes you might get confuse which software can really help you in editing images, and which program would suit you – Photoshop Elements or Photoshop Lightroom?  That is an understandable question, but a difficult one to answer.

Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Lightroom are both powered by “Adobe”, yet their features are different. In this article, I will discuss to you the differences of Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Lightroom.

Photoshop Elements (PSE) is the right choice for photographers who want to make ultimate changes to an image. Moreover, Photoshop Element is for doing surgery on your photo.

Photoshop Elements does indeed look much like a simplified version of Photoshop and is also suitable for a reasonably broad user base, but loses most of the advanced functionality in favor a user-friendly interface.  Also, you can do some light RAW processing and also draw a smiley face or write text on an illusion if so desired.  Furthermore, it is broad appeal for editing family picture through a user-friendly user interface. It is much less complicated than Photoshop and quicker to use with fewer tools and fast operation.

Photoshop Lightroom can be considered a subset of Photoshop with particular functionality that Photoshop does not. It was created for the main purpose of managing a large number of images and keeping them organized in one place. For the photographers, Lightroom is often all they need, with the ability to sort, manage, edit, retouch, print images as well as create online galleries and design albums.

Even there’s a competition for lightroom products I am still a big fun of Lightroom, I find it simple to use and very helpful in my editing process. Choose the right software where is suit for your needs.