Which software is more appropriate to use : Lightroom or Photoshop?

The choice between Lightroom and Photoshop depends mainly on your needs and the type of image processing you wish to perform. Here's a comparison to help you decide which software is best suited to your needs. If you're primarily a photographer and need to manage a large photo library, make global adjustments and perform basic retouching, Lightroom is generally more suitable. It will cover all your image sorting/selection needs, and offer just about all the tools required for complete post-processing of photographs.

Photoshop, on the other hand, is advanced retouching and image manipulation software; it can be used to create graphics, drawings, cut-outs, photomontages, 3D, etc. Its potential uses are much broader than simple retouching. For many photographers, this software provides too many tools for basic photographic retouching.
It is therefore possible to use Photoshop for editing Raw files (via the Camera Raw plugin), and Adobe Bridge for sorting/selecting images, but this solution is less ergonomic and more expensive (Photoshop being available at a rather high price).

It is necessary to install Photoshop OR Lightroom (depending on the course booked) on your laptop before your course. In some cases, Adobe's website ; you will then be able to use the software for 7 days.

Updated on: 29/03/2024

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