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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version)

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Product Highlights
  • Photo Organization and Management
  • RAW Conversion, Nondestructive Editing
  • Tethered Shooting, DSLR Video Support
  • Smart Previews
  • Highlight and Shadow Recovery
  • Improved Photo Book Creation
  • Video Publishing and Slide Shows
  • Editing Brushes, Image Straightening
  • Enhanced Online Sharing, Email, Imports
  • Free Automatic Upgrade to Lightroom 5.3

The Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Version) from Adobe is a complete photo management and editing suite for Mac OS X and Windows. Ideal for enthusiasts and professionals alike, Lightroom takes a nondestructive approach to photo editing, leaving the original files unmolested. All your adjustments and edits are stored in a database and applied to an image on the fly, so that you'll always be able to go back to the original image. This enables you to execute as many post-processing adjustments on a photo as you'd like, without making permanent changes to the original image.

Lightroom also serves as a powerful organizational tool for your photographs. Organize photos to suit your needs via an intuitive folder-based data structure. Lightroom lets you store images on multiple storage devices, and it stores low-resolution previews of each image in its central database, allowing you to browse photos even when the original files are offline. You'll be able to search your images based on any number of criteria, accelerating the process of locating a specific image.

Lightroom's interface is divided into five major components: Library, Develop, Slideshow, Print, and Web. Each screen serves its own purpose, and you can go back and forth between them easily. There is some overlap in functionality, but for the most part, the components are compartmentalized.

The Library screen is where you organize and browse your photos. Enjoy full access to all folders in your library from this screen, allowing you to reorganize as needed. Apply keywords, ratings, color labels, and metadata additions to images. You can make custom searches to create "Collections" based on any of these criteria. The "Smart Collections" function updates on the fly as additional images meet your criteria. For example, you can have an up-to-date collection of all images that you've given a 5-star rating. There is also a "Quick Develop" panel allowing you to make minor adjustments to an image, without having to venture into the Develop screen.

The Library also serves as the gateway to import and export images. When you click "Import," the Import window expands to fill your entire display. Browse through your hard drive or a memory card to find images for import. You can leave the images in their original location, copy or move to a different folder, or copy and convert them to Adobe's DNG format. Apply Develop settings, add metadata, and add keywords during import, such as one for the camera used to capture the photos. Rename files and save a second copy to a backup drive during import.

When you've finished editing, use the Library screen to export your photos with ease. You can use the "Export" function, which brings up a window with numerous settings -- including image size, sharpening, file format, and the like -- that you can customize. There is a "Publish Services" section, enabling you to send images to your hard drive or Flickr with ease. Create as many presets for Publish Services as you'd like, giving you one-click access to frequently used export operations. This section can be further expanded via third-party plug-ins, available from Adobe's Lightroom Exchange website.

The second major component of Lightroom is the Develop screen. This is where you'll do the vast majority of your photo editing and toning. Perform any adjustment imaginable here, including color temperature, exposure, black levels, contrast, sharpness, and brightness, to name just a few. You can make adjustments via sliders or tone curves, discretely modify color channels, and convert images to black and white. Numerous presets are available, allowing you to quickly apply a certain "look" to a photo, and you can create your own presets based on your favorite settings.

The Develop screen also features useful History and Snapshot functions. History lets you browse through all of the adjustments you've made to an image, in the order that they were made, so that you can revert back to any stage in the image process. At any time, create a Snapshot of an image, which saves all of the settings you've applied, allowing you to continue to experiment with a photo after you've found a look you like.

Remove dust spots and red eye from photos, thanks to Lightroom's spot editing tools. Create image masks to apply graduated filter adjustments to a photo, or use the brush tool to dodge, burn, and make other spot adjustments. You can add vignettes and simulated film grain to images, great for breathing analog life into digital photos.

With distortion correction, "defishing" of images captured via fisheye lenses can be done from within the program. Correct for both fisheye and rectilinear distortion, a capability highly useful for those shooting with extreme wide angle lenses. Numerous lens profiles are included with the software, and you can save your own presets for oft-used lenses.

Lens corrections can also eliminate the keystone effect that ensues when your camera is not straight-on a subject. Basic crop and rotation tools are also available for quick and easy adjustments. If there is anything that can't be handled by Lightroom, it's easy to export a photo to Photoshop CS4 or CS5 for editing; any changes you make to an image in Photoshop will be automatically reflected in Lightroom.

Lightroom's other three screens are all about sharing your images. The Slideshow screen gives you all the tools necessary to create digital slideshows of your images, complete with transitions and music. View these from within Lightroom or export them to a PDF or video file to share.

The Print screen allows you to print your images in any way imaginable. Adjustable for many standard paper sizes, it lets you visually lay out photos on them, allowing you to maximize the number of photos on a single page -- thus helping to reduce printing costs. Lightroom can automatically position photos so that space on a page will be used as efficiently as possible. Adjust prints for different paper types and color profiles, and add a signature plate if you wish.

The Web screen gives you numerous means of outputting photos to the web. Adobe includes a number of HTML and Flash galleries, allowing you to create a web gallery without any knowledge of programming. These can be customized to suit your needs, and third-party galleries are available via the Adobe Lightroom Exchange website.

Top new features in Lightroom 5 include Smart Previews, improved photo book creation, video slide shows, an Advanced Healing Brush for quickly making images spotless, an Upright tool for easily straightening images, and a Radial Gradient tool for emphasizing important parts of images.

To be eligible for this upgrade, you must currently own a previous version of Photoshop Lightroom: 1, 2, 3 or 4.

Lightroom is sold as multiplatform software, which means it can be installed on either Mac OS X or Windows. It's compatible with Windows 7 and 8, as well as with Mac OS X v10.7 or 10.8.

What is Lightroom?

Create Brilliant Images
Above all, it's your images that matter. Make them as great as you imagined they could be using the leading-edge image processing tools in Lightroom. From sophisticated exposure and color controls to superior noise reduction and sharpening, Lightroom provides what you need to create stunning photographs
State-of-the-Art Editing Tools
Create the perfect look for every image, whether you shoot RAW or JPEG. Designed by the makers of Adobe Photoshop software in partnership with top photographers around the world, Lightroom includes a comprehensive range of leading-edge image processing tools. Make precise overall adjustments to color and contrast or use a flexible brush that lets you edit in targeted areas of your photo for just the look you want. Dodge and burn, convert to black-and-white, add grain, reduce noise, adjust sharpness, and much more
Develop Presets
Save your favorite looks and apply them instantly. Handy presets -- many are included, or you can create and save your own -- enable you to apply a series of favorite adjustments in a single click
Nondestructive Editing
Experiment fearlessly with as many image-editing controls, enhancements, and looks as you like. Lightroom is a nondestructive environment that encourages your creative exploration. Your original images are safely unaltered, and it's easy to reverse your steps or save multiple versions of any photograph
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Integration
Select multiple photos in Lightroom and automatically open them in Photoshop CS5 to merge them into a panorama, a high dynamic range (HDR) photo, or a creative composite. See your edits immediately back in Lightroom
Streamline Your Digital Photography
In every way, Lightroom boosts your creativity and saves you time and effort. Built to be fast, intuitive, and a pleasure to use, it's the efficient assistant you need -- one set of powerful tools for your digital photography tasks, whether you're adjusting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands
Your Photography Essentials in One Package
Quickly achieve the best from your photography with proven, refined software that provides efficient tools for your entire photography workflow. You can edit, manage, and showcase all your images with one integrated solution
Intuitive Environment
Be productive and efficient, and enjoy the freedom and creativity that comes from working within an intuitive environment perfectly designed for the job. The controls of Lightroom are easy to master and let you breeze through your photography tasks quickly and smoothly
Highly Tuned Performance and Design
Quickly edit one photograph or work efficiently with libraries of up to hundreds of thousands of images. The import interface is easy to set up and navigate, with clear visual indications of where your photos will be located and how they'll be organized. Save time when processing images by applying the same Develop settings to all photos in a group at once using presets or the sync feature. For example, correct the exposure from an entire shoot or convert all of the images to black-and-white
Efficient Image Viewing and Selecting
See, evaluate, and select your images quickly and clearly with flexible image viewing features. Instantly magnify one image or compare several. Even hide the background and application interface so that you can focus on what matters most -- your images
Image Management
Get organized and find images quickly with powerful asset management features. Easily group photos into collections, quickly assign searchable ratings and keywords to one image or hundreds, manage your library across multiple drives, and sort or search for photos using many different criteria
The Lightroom Community
Trade tips, experience, Develop presets, and more with a thriving worldwide community of Lightroom users and photographers just like you in many venues online and offline
Make an Impact
You shot your images because they had meaning, whether to you, your client, or your subject. Use Lightroom to communicate that meaning with style and impact. Create customized print packages, dynamic slide show videos with music, and elegant web galleries. And showcase your images online using streamlined integration with photo-sharing sites (may require third-party plug-ins)
Customized Print Layouts
Easily showcase your photos at their best with a top-quality printing engine and customized print layouts that let you print several copies of one or multiple images on a single sheet of paper
Easy-to-Share Slide Show Videos with Music
Show your images to clients, friends, or family with more style and flair using elegant slide shows with music. Slide shows are a breeze to create, and you can share them easily by exporting them as videos, even in high definition
Flexible Online Publishing
Post your images to selected online photo-sharing services directly from within the Lightroom Library (may require third-party plug-ins). Showcasing your work and keeping your web images fresh has never been simpler. Support for Flickr, a Yahoo! service, is already built in, and when friends or clients post comments on your Flickr galleries you can immediately see their feedback in the Lightroom Library alongside your images
Professionals: Boost Your Bottom Line
Lightroom is an invaluable assistant for professional photographers. You're juggling deadlines, processing and delivering proofs, soliciting client feedback, generating finished images, and marketing yourself and your work. Use Lightroom to do it all better and faster
More Time for Shooting and Marketing
Free up time so you can shoot more and expend more effort on promoting yourself and your photography. Lightroom is a fast, intuitive toolset that handles your whole post-shoot workflow in one application. Import, organize, review, and search your images quickly and easily. Adjust multiple photos from a shoot and generate proofs with efficient, timesaving batch operations. Distribute and showcase your images quickly using flexible print layouts, streamlined integration with online photo-sharing sites, easy web gallery creation, and more
Sophisticated Output Options
Take advantage of opportunities to effectively market your work with the comprehensive output options in Lightroom. Create sophisticated, customized print packages and elegant, easy-to-share slide show videos with music. Easily maintain a fresh, constantly updated web portfolio with flexible online publishing features that let you post images directly to your own web gallery or selected photo-sharing services from within the Lightroom Library (may require third-party plug-ins)
Easy Access to Assets to Build Your Brand
Never lose a potential sale. The superior image management, keywording, and searching features in Lightroom let you easily find and reuse any shot in your image library. Easily embed your name, logo, or other information in your images with the watermarking function. You can apply text or graphic watermarks to an image with adjustable size, position, and opacity, so your brand is reflected in your own style

Creativity and Flexibility

Nondestructive Environment
Set your creativity free in a nondestructive editing environment that encourages experimentation. Your original images are always safely unaltered, and it's easy to reverse your steps or save multiple versions of any photo
Superior Image Processing
Get the absolute best from your images with state-of-the-art image processing controls that work with RAW files from more than 290 camera models as well as JPEG, TIFF, and other file formats. Make precise overall adjustments or correct targeted areas. Dodge and burn, convert to black-and-white, add grain, reduce noise, adjust sharpness, create vignettes, and more
Selective Editing Brushes
Extend your creative control with a flexible brushes that let you adjust selected areas of your photo for just the look you want
Tracking of Editing Adjustments
Make multiple adjustments to an image while retaining complete freedom to undo your mistakes or try something different later. The History panel automatically tracks your changes with easy-to-understand text entries as you edit. Add set points in the panel at any time so you can instantly return to those versions of the photo
Before-and-After Comparison
Get a clearer sense of the effectiveness of your editing adjustments by viewing an original image side by side with a version of the photo that shows the effects of your edits as you make them

Tone and Color

Advanced Black-and-White Conversion
Gain powerful, subtle control over the tonal qualities that make or break black-and-white images. Familiar sliders let you precisely adjust the mixing of information from eight color channels when you convert to grayscale
Simplified Tone Curve Tools
Make quick, intuitive adjustments to the highlights, midtones, and shadows in your images with sliders or numeric entries. Or click on any region of the photo to directly adjust the part of the curve that corresponds to the tonal value of that region
Advanced Hue, Saturation, and Luminance Editing
Enhance color saturation and remove color casts with individual control over eight color channels each for hue, saturation, and luminance

Detail and Correction

Superior Noise Reduction
Achieve amazing, natural-looking results from your high ISO images with advanced noise reduction technology. You won't need more than what's built into Lightroom 5 to get the cleanest images at any ISO
Intelligent Sharpening
Make sharp, natural-looking images, regardless of whether they're intended for prints, slide shows, or your online web galleries. Intelligent sharpening lets you enhance detail without introducing harmful artifacts, and you can tailor your sharpening for different end uses
Red-Eye Removal
Instantly fix red eye in flash photos
Film Grain Simulation
Use the sliders to easily control the amount, size, and roughness of grain that you can add to your images to simulate the look of film
Lens Correction
Quickly and easily perfect your images by automatically reducing lens defects like geometric distortion, chromatic aberration, and vignetting with single-click profiles. Even images from the best lenses will be improved
Perspective Correction
Get more natural-looking results by applying powerful, nondestructive perspective correction to your images. Reduce or eliminate the distortion that can occur, for example, when you take a photograph with the camera pointed upward, causing buildings to appear to be leaning backward in your image
Dust-Busting
Easily remove distracting spots and specks in your images with a single click

Saving Time and Working Efficiently

One Toolset for Your Photography Tasks
Get your digital photography essentials in one package that includes what you need to manage, perfect, and showcase all your images
Support for Video Files
Simplify your imaging work by managing video and still images in the same efficient application. Support for video files from most digital SLR cameras lets you easily manage both still photos and video in the Lightroom Library
One-Click Adjustments for Multiple Images
Save time when processing images by applying the same Develop settings to all the photographs in a group at once using presets or the sync feature. For example, correct the exposure from an entire shoot or convert all of the images to black-and-white
Tight Photoshop Integration
Select one or multiple photos and then automatically open them in Adobe Photoshop software to perform detailed, pixel-level editing or to merge multiple photos into a panorama, a high dynamic range photo, or a creative composite. After making your edits in Photoshop, see the results immediately back in Lightroom
Fast Performance Across Platforms
Speed up day-to-day imaging tasks and process your images faster by taking advantage of cross-platform 64-bit support. Use the advanced memory handling capabilities of the latest Mac OS and Windows operating systems
Image Versions
Let Lightroom track the changes you make to an image in the History panel, with as many remembered set points as you choose. Then switch between versions of the photo with a mouse click
Image Watermarking
Easily embed your identity or your brand and logo in your images with more options for customizing their look. The watermarking tool lets you apply text or graphic watermarks to a photo with adjustable size, position, and opacity
Intuitive Environment
Be more productive and efficient, and enjoy the freedom and creativity that comes from working with world-class tools perfectly designed for the job. The intuitive environment and controls of Lightroom are easy to master and let you quickly and smoothly accomplish your photography tasks
Accelerated Performance
Get your digital photography tasks done fast and have more time to shoot and promote your work. High-speed performance saves you valuable time from first look to final image
Tethered Shooting
Instantly import and view images as you shoot them with tethered capture, available for select cameras. Use it to make an immediate, highly detailed check of your shot, the lighting, or the shooting setup. Or get instant feedback from clients or subjects
Develop Presets
Save time by instantly applying favorite looks to images. When you've perfected a look that you particularly like for an image -- a high-contrast black-and-white effect or a supersaturated color look, for example -- you simply save the settings as a preset and apply it to your other photographs at any time. Many presets are included with Lightroom, and thousands more are available from the thriving worldwide community of Lightroom photographers and experts
Support for DSLR Video Files
Take advantage of support for video files from most digital SLR cameras, which allows you to easily manage and organize both still photographs and video files side by side
Multiple Monitor Support
Gain even more speed and efficiency by using a second monitor to enlarge your workspace
Tools to Manage and Refine Many Images at Once
Automatically import, rename, group, and even process any number of images from cameras or camera memory cards as they're connected to your computer

Organizing and Managing

Extensive Image Management Tools
Take advantage of a powerful set of image management features to organize your photographs, flexibly rate and label them, and find them easily using a wide range of metadata tags and information
Multiple Viewing Options
See and evaluate your images quickly and clearly using the Grid view to browse large groups of photos, the Compare view to see selected images side by side, and the Loupe view to zoom in on the finest detail. Instantly switch between views with a single click
Fast Zooming
Check for critical sharpness and see small details by zooming in and out of any area of a photo with simple keyboard commands or a click of the mouse
Collections
Flexibly group photos according to the criteria or organizing logic that works best for the way you work and the subjects you shoot. It's as easy as selecting the photos and naming the collection. Recall collections with a single click, and easily modify their contents at any time
Offline Photo Management
Work with the photos in your Lightroom Library even when the actual image files are stored on media such as external hard drives or DVD discs that are not currently connected to your computer
DNG Conversion
Ensure the broadest compatibility and archival security of your proprietary RAW format image files by converting them to the universal DNG format. Convert files already in the Library at any time, or convert new images on import

Finding, Searching, and Sorting Images

File Renaming
Make your images easier to find and sort by creating a more logical and useful naming system than the default filenames provided by your camera. Then rename your photos individually, in batches, or automatically as they're imported from your camera, memory cards, or computer folders
Simple, Customized Keywording
Track your photos with the keywords that make sense to you -- just type and apply
Manual Photo Sorting
Freely sort your photos in whatever order you prefer by selecting any number of images in the Library -- contiguous or not -- and then dragging them to a new location in the grid. It's that simple
Single or Group Metadata Stamping
Add as much information to a photo as you like, either individually or to groups of selected images. Store metadata sets as presets and apply them to one photo or to hundreds with a single click
Advanced Search and Sort
Use a wide range of searching, sorting, and powerful metadata filtering criteria to quickly find just the photo you want, whether your library contains hundreds of images or tens of thousands
IPTC / EXIF / XMP Metadata Support
Make your photos easier to identify, track, find, and analyze. Lightroom accesses, preserves, and allows you to edit a comprehensive set of metadata entries, including standard IPTC, EXIF, and XMP data
Import or Export of Keywords Sets
Create a system for tracking and categorizing your images with keywords and then easily synchronize that system between different computers. Export your keyword sets to external files, and import new sets whenever needed. It's easy to transfer them from one computer or user to another

Importing and Exporting

Easy Image Importing
Save time with fast image importing. The import interface is easy to set up and navigate, with clear visual indications of where your photos will be located and how they'll be organized after you've imported them
Metadata Stamp on Import
Efficiently combine image management tasks by applying custom metadata or metadata presets to images as you import them
Timesaving Presets for Import or Export
Easily save frequently used settings such as metadata, keywords, naming rules, and more. Apply your presets anytime, including on import, and create custom export presets
Metadata Stamp on Output
Add metadata stamps with your copyright, instructions for contacting you, or other information to every photo you print or send out

Printing

More Flexible Print Layout
Showcase your work in more creative formats using highly customizable print layouts, which you can save as reusable templates. With the custom print layout creation tool, you just drag one image or several shots onto a page and resize or reposition them as you like

Sharing

Flickr Integration
Use Lightroom almost seamlessly with Flickr, a Yahoo! service. Upload your images directly to Flickr from within the Lightroom 3 Library. When friends or clients post comments and ratings on your Flickr galleries, you can immediately see their feedback in the Lightroom 3 Library alongside your images
One-Click Publishing to Your Website
Export your HTML or Adobe Flash Player compatible web galleries directly to the web in a single click. Just save your web server information as an FTP preset, and there's no need for a separate application
Easy-to-Share Slide Show Videos with Music
Show your images to clients, friends, or family with more style and flair using elegant slide shows with music. Slide shows are a breeze to create, and you can share them easily by exporting them as videos, even in high definition
Output Web Galleries to HTML or Flash
Easily present your photos in an HTML or Adobe Flash Player compatible web gallery, which you can preview before publishing. Save time by uploading your gallery directly from Lightroom and by using gallery templates -- a selection of elegant templates is already built into Lightroom, and you can create and save your own

Added in Lightroom 4

Highlight And Shadow Recovery
Now, enjoy the ability to bring out all the detail your camera captures in dark shadows and bright highlights. You'll have more power than ever to produce terrific images under even the toughest lighting conditions
Photo Book Creation
You can now create gorgeous photo books from your images using an array of intuitive templates included in Lightroom, then upload your book for printing with a few simple clicks!
Location-Based Photo Organization
Lightroom 5 provides the convenient ability to track down and group images by location, easily assign locations to images, or plot a photo journey. What's more you can automatically display this location data from GPS-enabled cameras and camera phones!
Extended Video Support
You can organize, view, and adjust / edit video clips. Also, play and trim clips, extract still photos from them, or adjust clips using the Quick Develop tool
White Balance Brush
Achieve more consistent color across images and scenes captured under mixed lighting sources. A versatile brush enables you to refine and adjust white balance in selected regions of your shot
Additional Editing Brushes
Increase your creative control by targeting specific parts of your images with local editing brushes for noise reduction, moiré removal, brightness, contrast, sharpness and more
Video Publishing
Now, you can easily share video clips in high-definition format on Facebook and Flickr. Alternately, save HD clips formatted for phones, tablets, TVs, and more!

Please note: Adobe online services and other third-party online services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms and/or Adobe's online privacy policy. Online services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply
Soft Proofing
Want to save time and ink while also helping to ensure that your prints meet your expectations? Well, of course you do! Thanks to soft proofing, you now have the ability to preview an image to see how it will look when printed using color-managed printers
Enhanced Online Sharing Integration
Enjoy posting images to more social media and photo sharing sites like Facebook and Flickr with ease. For select sites, online comments on your images are visible within Lightroom.

Please note: Adobe online services and other third-party online services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms and/or Adobe's online privacy policy. Online services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply
Emailing From Lightroom
You can send images via email directly from Lightroom, using the email account of your choice
Importing Libraries From Other Software
Now, you can bring the powerful, elegant qualities of Lightroom to all your pictures, both new and old. Import photos from other applications with ease

What's New in Lightroom 5?

Smart Previews
Easily work with images without bringing your entire library with you. Simply generate smaller stand-in files known as Smart Previews. Make adjustments or metadata additions to the Smart Previews and apply your changes to the full-size originals later
Advanced Healing Brush
Make your images spotless with a single brush stroke. Adjust the size of the brush and move it in precise paths. Unwanted objects and flaws--even those with irregular shapes--simply disappear
Upright
Straighten tilted images with a single click. The new Upright tool analyzes images, detecting skewed horizontal and vertical lines and even straightening shots where the horizon is hidden
Radial Gradient
Emphasize important parts of your image with greater flexibility and control. The Radial Gradient tool enables you to create off-center vignette effects or multiple vignetted areas within a single image
Video Slide Shows
Easily share your work in elegant video slide shows. Combine still images, video clips, and music in creative HD videos that can be viewed on almost any computer or device
Improved Photo Book Creation
Create beautiful photo books from your images. Lightroom includes a variety of easy-to-use book templates, and now you can edit them to create a customized look. Upload your book for printing with just a few clicks
System Requirements Windows:
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor (Dual-core recommended for HDV or AVCHD video functionality)
DirectX 10-capable or later graphics card
Microsoft Windows 8 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
2.0 GB of RAM (4.0 GB recommended)
2.0 GB of available hard-disk space
1024 x 768 display
DVD-ROM drive
Internet connection required for Internet-based services

Mac OS:
Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Mac OS X v10.7 or 10.8
2.0 GB of RAM (4.0 GB recommended)
2.0 GB of available hard-disk space
1024 x 768 display
DVD-ROM drive
Internet connection required for Internet-based services

Lightroom:
To be eligible for this upgrade, you must currently own a previous version of Photoshop Lightroom: 1, 2, 3 or 4

This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe online services, including the Adobe Creative Cloud service, are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms (see www.adobe.com/go/terms) and Adobe's online privacy policy (see www.adobe.com/privacy.html). The applications and online services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply

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AdobePhotoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version)
 
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(based on 318 reviews)

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  • Easy to collaborate across programs (131)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Don't Let the Dark Out

I'm a long time photographer who started way back when the darkroom was my refuge. It had its good points. Solitude, quiet and a feeling that there was no passage of time while...Read complete review

I'm a long time photographer who started way back when the darkroom was my refuge. It had its good points. Solitude, quiet and a feeling that there was no passage of time while I was working. Some of those same conditions still apply, but now I don't feel isolated or disconnected from the world around me and I can work in the light of day!!!

Lightroom 5 is terrific. It allows me to tweak my photos and make corrections but also to be creative within the lightroom modules. I appreciate how easy it is to move from photoshop to lightroom but most of all I value the incredible organizational ability I now have right in front of me. The flow is fantastic.

Julianne Kost is a great mentor and any questions that I have can usually be answered within her friendly and informative tutorials.

Spot corrections are easier than ever with the new healing and clone tools.
The adjustment brush, gradient tool etc. have given me so much freedom to do as much or as little as I need to before I move to photoshop to combine my images for the composite work I do.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Importent New Features

I use Photoshop Lightroom 5 in combination with Photoshop CS 6 to edit and catalog all of my digital photographs. I'll be heading over to Photoshop CS 6 less frequently now because of the...Read complete review

I use Photoshop Lightroom 5 in combination with Photoshop CS 6 to edit and catalog all of my digital photographs. I'll be heading over to Photoshop CS 6 less frequently now because of the added functionality of LR 5. Of most interest to me is the new distortion and perspective adjustment tool, Upright. It works well and with little effort. The improved sensor dust removal feature, Visualize Dust, is something I'll use frequently also.
The new radial filter is interesting and needs further study, but I'm guessing I'll continue to do this type of work in CS 6. Another added feature is the upgrade of the Spot Healing tool to a "more or less" primitive clone tool. Good, but not great. The new tool can't begin to replace Content Aware Fill found in CS 6.
In the "a little something for everybody" category, falls the Smart Preview feature. If you travel and want to edit images, and you don't want to carry the external the hard drives they're stored on AND if you know which images you want to edit before you leave, you might like Smart Preview. Book module and video in slideshows need to be checked out, but not right now.

Is Lightroom 5 worth its upgrade price? I think so. Get it now before it drifts up to the "cloud" and is gone forever.

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5.0

Great product

By Photoagent

from St. Paul minnesota

Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

Easy to use.

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5.0

Best photo software to date

By Blake

from Santa Barbara, CA

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Pros

  • Accurate Colors and Controls
  • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
  • Easy To Customize
  • Easy To Navigate
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional Quality

    Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

    I couldn't possibly obtain the same results and ease of workflow with any other editing software. For the price, LR5 is the best. Period. This of course is assuming you know the differences between LR and PS. For cropping, coloration, small mark removal, hi/lowlights alterations, and the like, LR is king.

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    5.0

    Worth the cost.

    By Steve

    from Ohio

    Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

    Maybe the last upgrade before going to the cloud?

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    5.0

    Great Program

    By Snapper

    from San Francisco, CA.

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    Pros

    • Accurate Colors and Controls
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional Quality

      Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

      The program works well and is not to complicated. Pictures can be catalogued and later quickly found, altered, emailed, etc. Lastly, the price is reasonable and it should meet most photographers needs. The difficult part is obtaining phone support from Adobe. A knowledgeable friend is almost a necessity during initial install.

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      • Mac

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      5.0

      Easy Install

      By Mom

      from Texas

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      Pros

      • Accurate Colors and Controls
      • Easy To Navigate

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Quality

        Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

        This was so easy even for a non-techie to install and now my Lightroom can handle the RAW format from my Nikon D810!

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        • Personal
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        • PC

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        5.0

        Nice upgrade from earlier version

        By jkay

        from New Berlin, WI

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        Pros

        • Accurate Colors and Controls
        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
        • Easy To Customize
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • There is a learning curve

        Best Uses

        • Educational Purposes
        • Presentations
        • Professional Quality
        • Quick Fixes For Photos

        Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

        I have owned Lightroom 4 for quite some time, but I saw there were some new features I wish I had. Among them are radial gradients and smart previews (great for editing away from your primary computer). There is also a better spot removal tool and an easy way to find sensor dust. And, there is a nice perspective correction tool. And since I can do about 80-90% of my photo editing in Lightroom in a fraction of the time it would take to send everything to Photoshop, this upgrade was a must. In addition, this will probably be the last release that is not subscription dependent.

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        • Mac

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        4.0

        The modern digital darkroom

        By SJC - Fine art photographer

        from Atlanta GA

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        Pros

        • Accurate Colors and Controls
        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Quality

          Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

          I have recently transitioned my photography over to a completely digital darkroon. Besides a quality printer the most significant tool is Lightroom. Of the new features the one I'm most excited about is the ability to publish directly to Photoshelter.The Color Checker profile capability works extremely well and the other controls for editing are simple yet powerful.For me personaly, the biggest struggle with Lightroom is the Cataloug method of handling files. With a large number of digital files and rearranging or renaming can cause havoc if not done carefully.

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          • Mac

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          5.0

          Definitely valuable photo editing

          By Frank002

          from Orange County California

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          Pros

          • Easy To Navigate
          • Powerful
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

              I started using Lightroom 4 for photo editing sometime ago and found it to be much more powerful than the other photo editing software I had tried, as well as being intuitive to use. Lightroom 5 has important upgrades which are well worth the upgrade price.

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              • Personal
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              5.0

              BEST VERSION YET

              By Jackie Kane

              from Pennsylvania

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              Pros

              • Accurate Colors and Controls
              • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
              • Perspective Control
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Learning Curve

              Best Uses

              • Extensive Editing
              • Organizing
              • Professional Quality

              Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

              I use LR5 to both catalog and edit my images. It does virtually everything easily and accurately. The main thing it does not do is layers and masking which you need to go into Photoshop to do (or other programs, such as PlugIns). The integration of numerous PlugIns directly with LR5 allows the expansion of creative effects to be done almost as easily as if you never left Lightroom5. If you're new to Lightroom, the learning curve can be difficult especially for image file management /organizing as it is very important to follow every minute detail to easily find your images (and be sure not to lose them!) Once you master the organizing, which really is the foundation to using Lightroom (and can be done in two hours if you work with the right person on a one-to-one lesson) then, the editing options within are very user friendly and provide endless combinations of edits and effects you can apply to your images.

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              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Photoshop Lightroom 5

              By photofisherman

              from Blacksburg, Va.

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              Pros

              • Accurate Colors and Controls
              • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
              • Easy To Customize
              • Easy To Navigate
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional Quality

                Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

                I have liked each version of Lightroom and Lightroom 5 is no exception. Lightroom 5 has added additional features some which I have found useful and others less useful. For me one of the biggest reasons for upgrading from Lightroom 4 was the newer cameras it supports.

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                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                LR4 to LR5 upgrade

                By TexanJerry

                from Houston, TX

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                Pros

                • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                • Easy To Customize
                • Easy To Navigate
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Presentations
                  • Professional Quality

                  Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

                  Just upgraded to LR5 and I like the new features. B&H delivered it promptly.

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                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Improved Functionality

                  By Roscoe

                  from Boulder, CO

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                        Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

                        I recently upgraded to Lightroom 5 (from 1.4) and have very much enjoyed the improved performance and functionality. I am definitely impressed with the noise reduction controls. As good as anything I've used.

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                        • Personal
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                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        LR5 is a great upgrade

                        By Mudshark

                        from Las Vegas, NV

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                        Pros

                        • Accurate Colors and Controls
                        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                        • Easy To Navigate
                        • Familiar Functions
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • none so far

                        Best Uses

                        • Basic Photo Corrections
                        • Quickly Customize Images

                        Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

                        I have been using Lightroom version 2.7 forever and didn't see any reason to upgrade since I created my workflow around those functions and it worked for me. Then I upgraded to Mavericks (ver 10.9) on my Mac and LR2 quit working. Of course this happened right before I had a deadline to produce some real estate photos for a client. I muddled through with Camera Raw and Photoshop while I waited for LR5 to arrive. Now that I've used it for a few weeks I definitely see what I've been missing. The most beneficial new feature for me is perspective correction which I have been doing in Photoshop. Since I shoot a lot of wide angle shots this will save me enough time to pay for the product.
                        Installation was a breeze and operation is familiar because they don't appear to have changed any of the established functions, just added new ones. I can't say how much better this is than version 3 or 4 but if you're stuck using LR2 I highly recommend upgrading to LR5. You'll be glad you did.

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                        5.0

                        the best version yet

                        By David

                        from Long Beach, CA

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                        Pros

                        • Accurate Colors and Controls
                        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                        • Easy To Navigate

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Image processing

                        Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

                        I should not have waited so long to upgrade

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                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Great as usual...

                        By Benjamin Root

                        from Iowa, USA

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                        Pros

                        • Accurate Colors and Controls
                        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                        • Easy To Customize
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional Quality

                          Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

                          I had to upgrade from Lightroom 4 because D610 files weren't supported. Everything works great and the bonus features come in handy.

                          I do have one complaint: every once in a while the brush tool will lock up and I have to restart to make it work again

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                          • Business
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                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Top Quality Product

                          By Jeff

                          from Sarasota, FL

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                          Pros

                          • Accurate Colors and Controls
                          • Easy To Navigate
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional Quality

                            Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

                            While I am far from understanding the capabilities of this software, I can see its potential. B&H was reliable as usual in providing the upgrade product at an affordable price--and delivering it on time!

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                            • Personal
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                            • PC

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                            4.0

                            Stellar software

                            By sifislam

                            from Stamford, Connecticut

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                            Pros

                            • Accurate Colors and Controls
                            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                            • Easy To Customize
                            • Easy To Navigate
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional Quality

                              Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

                              Much has been said by people about the quality of the software. What I like to comment on is the excellent service from B&H with faster than expected delivery.

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                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              works well

                              By jerry

                              from chiago area

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                              Pros

                              • Accurate Colors and Controls
                              • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

                                  tired of adobe making you buy new porducts when you get a new camera.

                                  Too much pushing people to monthly subscriptions.

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                                  • PC

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                                  3.0

                                  Upgraded From 4.6

                                  By bobV

                                  from SO CAL

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                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate Colors and Controls

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult To Navigate

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

                                  I upgraded to LightRoom 5 because the RAW Nikon NEF from my newly purchased D5300 would not open in 4.6. After I placed the order I thought, just for fun, I would try opening the D5300 files in my old Photoshop Elements 12. And, they did! So, I'm thinking "what the heck" I bought Elements 12 prior to LightRoom 4. Just another example of corporate stupidity or greed. I suspect a bit of both. Besides opening the files I needed I have not used any of the "improvements", so we'll see. I like the RAW processing LightRoom affords but transfer completed TIFFS to Elements for cropping, spot removal, and making JPEG file of the completed TIFF.

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                                  • Personal
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                                  • PC

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                                  5.0

                                  One of the best production tools I own

                                  By fstopusa

                                  from Knoxville, TN

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                                  Pros

                                  • Great Time Saver

                                  Cons

                                  • Learning Curve

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software Upgrade for Mac and Windows (Boxed Full Version):

                                    I have been using Lightroom 3 for several years now and recently upgraded to version 5. Overall, Lightroom is one of the best things I have ever bought. It helps me greatly cut down on post-processing time.

                                    Lightroom 5 has some advances over version 3 that are also helpful. It might take a little bit to get used to some of the new settings, but it is worth it.

                                    Lightroom can take a little bit of getting used to, especially if you are a novice, but once you get past the learning curve, you will likely wonder how you did without it.

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                                    • PC

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