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AdobePhotoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download)
 
4.7

(based on 183 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (142)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (131)
  • Good power output (119)
  • Great value (104)
  • Fast (96)
  • Easy to navigate (92)

Cons

  • Difficult to navigate (14)
  • Compatibility issues (8)
  • Slows down system (8)

Best Uses

  • Home use (107)
  • Business (74)
  • Multimedia (49)
  • Educational purposes (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (126), Budget shopper (26)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (117), Business (38)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (82), PC (76)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent software, great features.

Lightroom 5 has really sped up my workflow. Well, Lightroom 4 did most of that, but the added features in 5 are great to have.

Lightroom 5 has really sped up my workflow. Well, Lightroom 4 did most of that, but the added features in 5 are great to have.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Radial Filter : excellent

My ratings applies for the upgrade, not for Lightroom which is a fantastic tool.As an under water photographer, I was interested by the new tool "Visualisation" to remove backscatters...Read complete review

My ratings applies for the upgrade, not for Lightroom which is a fantastic tool.As an under water photographer, I was interested by the new tool "Visualisation" to remove backscatters spots, it is not so easy and surely not automatic! I was a bit disappointed, but improves the results. In the other hand, the new radial filter is a real progress, and very easy to useThe enclosed picture was developed with LR4 and with LR5 by using these new tools. quote 3 stars only due to the high price for this update.

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5.0

Exceptional Editing Software

By BH

from USA

Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

I had never had any experience with Lightroom prior to my purchase. I have thoroughly enjoyed its ease of use and the amazing quality it adds to my photos. I am very pleased with my purchase.

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5.0

Lightroom 5 is great

By Rod

from Franklin, TN

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Navigate
  • Fast

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

      I was using Lightroom 4.3 so the changes where not big for me but the ability to auto straighten and auto lens correct for my new Sony a6000 where well worth the money spent. Although the corrections only work correctly in RAW.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      1.0

      Not good

      By timsned

      from Delaware

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Compatibility Issues
        • Difficult To Navigate

        Best Uses

        • Home Use

        Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

        This is not what I expected after reading the sales information. While it may be good at editing individual photos, I wanted to use it to make DVD's of my photos and videos from trips taken. I assumed that when they said it was able to place captions on the photos, I did not think that they meant the same caption on every photo. I have now gone back to iMovie as it is a far superior program to do what I need.

        Since it was a nonrefundable download, I am stuck. I will certainly use it to edit and print photos but not for the use I intended.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Great service for international buyers.

        By KA

        from Iceland

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        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Navigate
        • Fast
        • Great Value
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

            As an amateur/casual photographer, I prefer the Lightroom for keeping track of my photos and polishing them.
            Unfortunately Adobe does not offer Creative Cloud subscription or sells the software to my address, which is outside the US. However, B&H sells the software world wide, and this saved the holiday photo work for me this year. The purchase went through without any problems, I downloaded the software and was on track within an hour. Great service!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Awesome software

            By Mark

            from Charlottesville, VA

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            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Navigate
            • Fast
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Use

              Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

              I bought this mainly to help with organizing my photos taken with my new camera and assist with publishing content to some social media sites. I have been very impressed with the editing capabilities and continue to learn more every time I use it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Lightroom 5 is great.

              By J Tune

              from Balsam Lake, WI

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              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Navigate
              • Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Business
                • Home Use
                • Multimedia

                Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

                I like how I can now touch up my photos, for example I took a photo of a private walking bridge on a lake near my home and there was this LP tank off to the side that took away from the photo. With the help from Lightroom 5 I was able to hide the ugly thing. I also really like being able to water mark my photos. ... Great Product

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Essential for Photographers

                By Joe

                from Riverside, CA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Great Value
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Business
                  • Educational Purposes
                  • Home Use
                  • Photographyphoto Edits

                  Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

                  Valuable tool for any photographer. Organization and ability to keep your storage organized and remove unwanted images is quick and easy.
                  Editing is fast and the ability to sync multiple images makes quick work or getting your images ready to display.
                  You will need to dedicate some time to learning the interface but it is well worth the effort.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By PhotoLove

                  from IN

                  Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

                  I've wanted Lightroom for the longest time and I finally bought it a month ago because I will be taking pics of my kids for Christmas cards, I've been playing with it since I downloaded it and it takes my photos to a whole new level. I wish I had bought it a long time ago. B&H Photo had the best price out there and their customer service is tip top. I received my second email with the product key and download instructions within 15 minutes of ordering it! I love B&H Photo!

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                  4.0

                  Very Good Product

                  By barryhb

                  from Oxnard, CA

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Navigate

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Use

                  Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

                  Very powerful. I'm not sure about the learning curve, but it should do everything I need.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Wow

                  By A7s shooter

                  from Oakland CA

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Brilliant Designconcept
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Fast
                  • Great Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Navigate

                  Best Uses

                  • Business
                  • Home Use

                  Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

                  THE BAD- Wow so many things are completely non intuitive. There are just so many things you want to do, which the program can do, but it is hard to get there. It is mind boggling how many ways they didn't do it better- especially the cataloging and exporting interfaces. They are stuck with what they started with, and are not willing to improve and evolve the bones in certain areas, they just add on new functions and new file supports.THE GOOD- Wow no matter how much stupid stuff there is to the hidden functions & interfaces, no matter how difficult it is to do stuff that is not right on the workstation desktop. This program still rules my life for what it does right- and is right in front of you. I love love love working on my photos is this program. What a workspace for tuning and making my photos sing. I have to limit I allow myself in LR. Cause the hours fly by. For the photographer, not graphic artist, this thing is all you will ever need unless you want heavy manipulation. It is just everything besides the playspace, (workspace) that sucks so hard. What is good though is so good it gets 5 STARS, CHANGE MY LIFE GOOD. Even with all the sucky stupidness.Also this thing is light. My 4 year old iMac rolls this software in real time. Make a change, an adjustment, a conversion, it all just happens almost spontaneously. What a great initial concept on the workspace platform with profiles and originals. Anyways I don't have to wait for much and when I do it is very brief- so brief I never feel like I'm WAiTING

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Great editing software!

                  By Griffin

                  from Salem, VA

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Navigate
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • Slows Down System

                  Best Uses

                  • Business
                  • Home Use

                  Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

                  This is the first real editing software that i've purchased for myself and i absolutely love it! it's extremely easy to use and makes my pictures look gorgeous.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  Sweet editing

                  By snappymom

                  from McLean VA

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Navigate

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Use

                  Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

                  Can't go wrong with tried and tested Lightroom 5 software for sweet editing! Try the one-month free trial before purchase to be 100% sure.
                  Saving for photoshop now ;)

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  4.0

                  Pro Photography Workflow Tool

                  By Jules

                  from Cape Town, South Africa

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Navigate
                  • Great Value

                  Cons

                  • Slows Down System

                  Best Uses

                  • Business
                  • Educational Purposes

                  Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

                  Everyday Corporate Photography.
                  Excellent Workflow tool.
                  Needs Dropbox or We Transfer Plug in.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Happy Lightroom 5 User

                  By HappyTog

                  from Sunnyside, WA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Navigate
                  • Fast
                  • Great Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Business

                    Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

                    Use Lightroom 5 for portraits - no complaints! Very pleased. Quick and easy download.

                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Lightroom 5

                    By Dee

                    from WV

                    Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

                    Great product! Fast service! Lightroom is user friendly and works great for me as a photographer. I would highly recommend this product.

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                    5.0

                    Exactly what I expected!

                    By Victoria

                    from Spokane, WA

                    Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

                    Purchased LR 5 to take an editing class and so far so good! There is a LOT to learn but the tutorials are helpful. Enjoying it so far!

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                    5.0

                    Lightroom still great

                    By Jdog

                    from New York City

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                    Pros

                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Navigate

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Use
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

                    I use lightroom to modify my DSLR photos and make them look great. I love all of the tools. I was a little disappointed that they got rid of the fill light feature, but I have figured out how to get the same effects with shadows and blacks bars. Great for making your photos really pop!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Great software

                    By RayFlys

                    from Chattanooga, Tn.

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Educational Purposes
                      • Home Use
                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

                      Enjoy using it

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      4.0

                      Solid worker

                      By Hank

                      from Los Angeles, Ca

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Navigate
                      • Fast
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Business

                        Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

                        I like this product a lot- unsure of what's going to happen with it. You can edit in raw (recommended) or jpg and not lose quality without having to upgrade to the monthly photoshop rental fee.

                        4 stars if Adobe keeps this as a standalone editor.
                        3 stars if it goes the way of the do do.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        No brainer!

                        By CBR

                        from Philippines

                        Comments about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Software for Mac and Windows (Download):

                        If you do any form of digital photography and you do not use lighroom. You are probably not of this world.

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