I first tried to look to see if there were any topics on this at all, but did not see one that addressed what I am looking to find.
I am almost totally exclusively using Corel’s Paintship Pro X9 photo editing software (and I have to say I do love it, there are still a TON that I have to learn, but I love that I can do so much with in, including adding my logo/watermark and resizing it without issue)
I am attempting to learn LightRoom (and I do have a yearly subscription to it) and I have to say - I attempt to use it everyday and in my best Smeagle voice “I hates it!”
I have so many friends who swear by LR and that it is the ONLY software to use for post processing.
BUT - I have nothing but problems with it. Yes, now and then I can get a great photo “cleaned” up in it, but I can do the same in PSP X9. I have a lot of my photos that are a mix, some are LR edited and some are PSP edited.
The main things I do are cropping, changing to B&W, some I do want to brighten or darken a certain spot… but I don’t a ton of editing.
I have tried to do numerous LR youtube videos, and the videos on Adobe’s website to learn LR but, it is beyond me in most things.
The biggest pet peeve I have is the watermark/logo. I can’t get it in LR to do what I want. In PSP I can move it all over the place and easily change the size of it. In LR it is just placed where ever it was “listed” at in the program and there is not a single thing I can do to it.
I can’t stand that I appear to be editing my original photo in LR, but in PSP I can edit and save a COPY and leave the original untouched.
And then this also brings me to the one thing that I love most about photography - is that there are so MANY things for each of us, and we all may use different things (camera, sd card, lens, post processing steps) but, still love each other’s photos.
So, what I am trying to ask is what does everyone use? Are there people here that have tried, tried, tried and again and seem to only fail at LR and yet have better luck at other programs? Or are most of us using LR only?
If anyone is using LR and knows of great tutorials that actually taught you to use it, please pass them on to me.
I may “hates (insert Smeagle voice again)” LR, but I want to learn to use it.