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Old 05-01-2012, 05:52 PM
jargra jargra is offline
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Default Photoshop vs. Lightroom Plugins

I was wondering if anyone out there can give a short and sweet answer to the complex question of the pros and cons of getting a Lightroom only plug in. I went through this with Nik software and OnOne, in which case I just paid extra, big time, for both versions. Mostly, the only reason I ever prefer the Ps versions is for the advantage of layers. I know nothing, yet, about this software so I was hoping someone could say whether or not I would be sorry if , in this case, I only purchased the Lr version of the software.

Thanks very much.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:33 PM
George George is offline
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I was wondering if anyone out there can give a short and sweet answer to the complex question of the pros and cons of getting a Lightroom only plug in. I went through this with Nik software and OnOne, in which case I just paid extra, big time, for both versions. Mostly, the only reason I ever prefer the Ps versions is for the advantage of layers. I know nothing, yet, about this software so I was hoping someone could say whether or not I would be sorry if , in this case, I only purchased the Lr version of the software.

Thanks very much.
Short and sweet!

You use a Photoshop based workflow for quality and a Lightroom based workflow for quantity!

If you have a detailed, meticulous process where you use multiple layers and you want to be able to tweak filter settings, then using Portraiture as a smart filter in Photoshop works very well. The skin retouching algorithms are identical in both LR and PS versions of Portraiture so that's no issue.

With Lightroom, everything done with a plugin is a global one shotter as Adobe is too greedy to open up the Develop tab for plugin inclusion.

Hope this helps,
George
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