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  • Writer's pictureColleen Massott

Editing Basics – Photoshop vs. Lightroom

Updated: May 9, 2021

Photoshop & Lightroom are every photographers go-to editing software!

Adobe Lightroom (officially Adobe Photoshop Lightroom)

Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop vs. Lightroom. Which is better?

The main differences between the two programs are Photoshop allows you to doctor and manipulate your images. Whereas, Lightroom’s editing abilities are mainly on (you guessed it) adjusting LIGHT. While both programs serve beneficial to a photographer, the more you want to manipulate a picture, go with Photoshop and the more you’d like to adjust and play around with lighting, go with Lightroom.

As a photographer, which program is your go-to? If any of you are graphic designers, which Adobe product is your favorite? I make most of my marketing boards in InDesign. Comment below.

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