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

(based on 174 reviews)

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    (135)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (125)
  • Good power output (115)
  • Great value (102)
  • Fast (92)
  • Easy to navigate (88)

Cons

  • Difficult to navigate (12)
  • Slows down system (8)
  • Compatibility issues (7)

Best Uses

  • Home use (102)
  • Business (72)
  • Multimedia (48)
  • Educational purposes (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (119), Budget shopper (26)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (110), Business (38)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (79), 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

Wow

By A7s shooter

from Oakland CA

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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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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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    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.

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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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        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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        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

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              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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              4.0

              Adobe wins

              By Jim 1957

              from Texas

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              Verified Buyer

              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

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  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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