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

(based on 177 reviews)

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    (137)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (127)
  • Good power output (117)
  • Great value (103)
  • Fast (92)
  • Easy to navigate (88)

Cons

  • Difficult to navigate (13)
  • Slows down system (8)
  • Compatibility issues (7)

Best Uses

  • Home use (104)
  • Business (73)
  • Multimedia (48)
  • Educational purposes (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (121), Budget shopper (26)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (112), Business (38)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (81), PC (72)

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

Essential for Photographers

By Joe

from Riverside, CA

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

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

    About Me Quality Oriented

    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

    About Me Quality Oriented

    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

    About Me Value Oriented

    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

    Verified Buyer

    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

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      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.

      About Me Quality Oriented

      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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          4.0

          Love it already!

          By ertnyc

          from New York, NY

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Somewhat Hard To Install

          Best Uses

          • Business
          • Home Use

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

          I have some familiarity with photo editing software, having used a variety of free online and standard computer software editing tools for years. I have to say, WOW. What a difference photoshop makes! The edits are simpler, faster and just generally so much better than what I've used in the past. I'm not thrilled with the filing system this product uses, but I'm hoping I can tweak it a bit to suit my needs. One really nice feature is the way lightroom copies the pictures as you edit them, so that you never lose your originals -- really gives you peace of mind while you make edits! Definitely recommend.

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

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          5.0

          A+

          By Costa

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Business
          • Home Use
          • Multimedia

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

          How do you fix something that's not broken? You update it. Lightroom 5 rocks.

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

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          2.0

          Going back to Bridge.

          By Photography Student

          from North Pole

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Constraints Of Catalogue

            Best Uses

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

              Product purchased to take a photography course that partially used Lightroom. As a pre-processing software for Photoshop, I appreciated that is has History states. I strongly dislike the software's catalogue function. It is extremely limited in that it is unable to find a file if you move the file around outside of Lightroom. You cannot save a specific image and its edits in a separate folder and move it to another device. I am done with the course and done with Lightroom. Going back to Bridge where I have the freedom of moving my files and their edits any way I choose.

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

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              5.0

              Excellent product

              By JW

              from Salem, SC

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              Verified Buyer

              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):

                Lightroom 5 is serving to replace Microsoft Picture Manager which I lost when upgrading to MS Office 2013. :(At present I'm learning how to use Lightroom 5 and everything seems pretty straight forward. It is a very robust applicaiton and will likely provide much more than I will probably use.The tutorials appear to be thorough and comprehensive, however, it will take me several times through to capture everything that is offered. Listening to lectures is the least effective way for me to learn.Overall, I think that Lightroom 5 will exceed all of my expectations and will help me to manage and enhance my photography results.

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

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                4.0

                Like, a lot

                By JVanBergen

                from Newberg, OR

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Difficult To Navigate

                Best Uses

                • Business
                • Home Use

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

                Integrates well with my older Photoshop.
                Love the toolset, learning them...not so much.
                Hate Lightroom's import process. If I ever dump Lightroom I'd be stuck with folders with names like 2014-04-01 ... yuck. And import always starts with inserted media.

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

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                4.0

                Must have program

                By Julie

                from Bend, OR

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Great Value
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Difficult To Navigate

                Best Uses

                • Business
                • Educational Purposes
                • Home Use

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

                Lightroom makes photo editing streamlined for sessions of more than a few images. Not always the most intuitive, as is common with most Adobe products, but the ability you have to correct or edit is a must-have for photographers.

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

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