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

(based on 164 reviews)

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    (128)

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    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (118)
  • Good power output (110)
  • Great value (99)
  • Fast (89)
  • Easy to navigate (84)

Cons

  • Difficult to navigate (9)
  • Compatibility issues (7)
  • Slows down system (6)

Best Uses

  • Home use (97)
  • Business (67)
  • Multimedia (46)
  • Educational purposes (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (113), Budget shopper (25)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (105), Business (36)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (75), PC (68)

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

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

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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

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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

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        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

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        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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        4.0

        Adobe wins

        By Jim 1957

        from Texas

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I have been an avid fan of Apple's Aperture for years and really loved the seamless workflow, alas they are abandoning aperture to cater to the point and shoot iPhone crowd. Lightroom is really the only other serious player in photo editing. I already own the Nik Plug in's and they are compatible with Lightroom. While the workflow is different from Aperture it is much easier than I initially thought and I am happy with the Raw conversions. It's a great product and I think I will be happy with it.

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

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            5.0

            Excellent

            By HWSDigital

            from Branson, MO

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Great Value
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Difficult To Navigate

            Best Uses

            • Home Use

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

            Have watched several useful tutorials on youtube to learn the basics of Lightroom 5. Since I currently use CS5, Camera Raw doesn't recognize my Nikon D7100 RAW files. Lightroom took care of that problem without having to upgrade to CS6. Lightroom is one of the best software programs I've had and works well with CS5. Was a great choice to buy it and I'm sure it will only get better as I grow in knowledge.

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

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            5.0

            Awesome for beginners, Great for Pros

            By i26

            from USA

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            Pros

            • Easy To Navigate
            • Fast
            • Great Value
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business
              • Home Use

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

              I'm an intermediate user of photo editing software. I say this to give you a honest picture of my skill level. No advanced HDR rendering or photo painting. These things are not what Lightroom is about. Lightroom is a great tool for organizing, tagging, and basic to moderate editing. This would include basic exposure and contrast through cloning and some great masking settings. Interface is amazingly fluid. I run an intel i5, and it is every bit as fast as my browser is with multimedia viewing. Now don't be fooled by the term photoshop. There is a reason that this is called photoshop lightroom. One of the software's great strengths lies in its ability to quickly sort and edit images, not run advanced techniques like what I mentioned above. All in all, one of the absolute best for day to day photo work. (And not nearly the size hog of photoshop cs6 lol!)

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

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              4.0

              When Photoshop is Too Much

              By Mariacci

              from South Carolina

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              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Navigate
              • Great Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Use

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

                Perfect use for quick image editing when photoshop is just too much. Editing photos for publishing is quick and easy when you just need minor touchups or color editing.

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

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                5.0

                !

                By mcwlo

                from poznan / poland

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Business
                  • Multimedia

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

                  pro

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

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                  5.0

                  Changed my workflow!

                  By Noeil

                  from Houston, TX

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Fast
                  • Great Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Business

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

                    I used to use Photoshop for my post-processing, and I am so happy I finally switched to Lightroom! Even if there is a lot to learn about the program, it has already made my post-processing much faster and more efficient!

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

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                    4.0

                    So far, so good

                    By Jorge

                    from Argentina

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Fast
                    • Great Value
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Use
                      • Multimedia

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

                      I still need to learn this application but, so far, everything is as expected.

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

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                      1.0

                      Trouble from the start

                      By DRock

                      from Atlanta

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Compatibility Issues

                        Best Uses

                        • Business
                        • Home Use

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

                        Product didn't synch will with the new Windows system. It keeps wanting to set up everytime I open a picture. I will need to call Adobe and get it set up right when I find the time. I wouldn't think of loading on my Mac after the PC disapointment. Disapointed!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Great Product, Easy Download!

                        By Rebekah

                        from Iowa, USA

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Business
                          • Home Use

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

                          I needed Lightroom 5 for a photography class I was taking, but it's uses will (and have) gone far beyond just class work!

                          Although I'm new to Lightroom and still learning to navigate and use it, I am very impressed with how it flows. It's one of those programs that isn't overly complicated yet it's not overly simple either - its simple to start using it right away, but if you want to take advantage of all it offers you may need to watch some tutorials (which are easily accessible online). That said, it definitely makes photo organization much easier right from the start. For now I am mainly using it for personal use, not for a photography business, but I would highly recommend it to people in both of those categories who are looking for a reliable, consistent program in which to organize and edit their photos.

                          Some features I have found particularly helpful are:
                          - Keywords/Tags which allow you to easily find photos of a specific person, event, subject, etc.
                          - The ability to re-name photo files as you download them from your memory card to your hard drive (along with this, there are many other customizable options to get your photos organized, embed copyright info, and even add personal presets from the moment they are on the hard drive)
                          - Personal customization and presets abound, so you can easily keep your workflow consistent
                          - A non-destructive editing process that allows you to easily revert to the original photo file

                          Normally I would buy the boxed version and do a CD download, but I am so glad that I went with the online download (it allows you to get the most current version instead of having to update the original release). The download from B&H photo was super easy and simple...no complicated stuff! And a huge bonus was that I was able to start the download within minutes of purchasing. It took a few hours, but that's mainly because of my internet speed and the fact that Lightroom was a new product for me, not an upgrade.

                          Overall, I am very satisfied with the product itself as well as the download process. Lightroom 5 is advanced enough for professional photographers, and yet simple enough for those who want to use it for personal use. A great product for everyone!

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

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                          5.0

                          Great!

                          By C

                          from CA

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

                          Very easy to use. Really enhance my pictures :)

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                          5.0

                          A must have

                          By Bob

                          from Tucson, AZ

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Great Value
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Business
                            • Educational Purposes
                            • Home Use
                            • Multimedia

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

                            You take a picture and it looks great....but you take that great picture and after 15 min in lightroom you have a amazing picture that pops with color and clarity. The program is easy to use and there are online training courses to take you from a beginner to a pro.

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                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Awesome

                            By athoti

                            from Romania

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Use

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

                              I don't know why I ever waited so long to purchase this program!! I used Photoshop Elements for many years, organizing photos in Windows Explorer by folders and files. I also used Nikon NX2 and loved its color output and color control points.

                              But Lightroom is so fast and so handy! The process of editing takes so much less time, controls are right at your fingertips, it's simply a joy to use!!!

                              Nothing more to say, just try it for yourself but I'm not looking back!

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

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                              5.0

                              Best Photo software you can buy!

                              By Philip C

                              from Phoenix

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Business
                                • Home Use

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

                                This is the perfect product for true photographer

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

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