Adobe Photoshop/PS vs. Lightroom


What’s the difference between Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4.3?  Please provide detailed examples.

Hi Bryan,
To start with look at the names. Its Adobe Photoshop Vs Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
Which means Lightroom is actually a subset of Photoshop.

Photoshop was created initially for simple image editing, however over years with all the upgrades and plugins, now it has more features catering to many industries like Print, 3D, Video, Web, illustration, digital painting, photography etc. The potential is endless.

Lightroom on other hand is specifically made for photographers to handle multiple images and apply filters and editing the pictures with simpler approach. Like changing color tones, correcting the lighting, removing red eye, panoramas, HDR effects etc etc.

In a sentence Photoshop can do everything Lightroom does and also more things.

Hope this gives a sufficient overview.
Let me know if u need more in-depth explanation.

- Kamal Krishna

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Kamal Krishna


I am a Photoshop professional and have been using the tool since 1998. Since then I have been constantly upgrading myself with the newer versions of the same. Please feel free to ask me for issues or difficulties, be it technical or creative. I am here to help.


About 17years, I have been using photoshop since it was 3.0 extensively for print media, animation, presentations, broadcast designs, mobile content etc.


Bachelor of Science(Computers)

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Brainbench Certified for Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Adobe Photoshop 6.0, Adobe Photoshop 5.5.

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