As we all know, RAW images are very challenging and tricky to handle. Moreover, we all know that editing and organizing images is fun. But how do we know if we are using the right image-processing tool for RAW images? In this article, we will help you decide on which program to use between Lightroom and Photoshop.
Editing RAW in Adobe Lightroom
Generally, Adobe Lightroom is a flexible program. It can work perfectly to both RAW and JPEG images. One of the best things about Lightroom is that it is a non-destructive tool which preserves the original settings of the image from the camera. Any changes you make in the program are not saved to the original file. In addition, Lightroom protect the files within the interface. You will never worry about losing your files.
Editing RAW files in Adobe Photoshop
The good thing about Photoshop is that it can import RAW images easily. However, you need to undergo a series of changes before you can actually work with RAW. Moreover, you need to save the original file of the image on other storage device since Photoshop can overwrite the file without you knowing it. If you are not satisfied with the changes made in the image, you need to delete all layers first before you can actually start over.
Overall, it will really depend on your personal choice on which program you want to use with your RAW images. However, in my case, I prefer to use Adobe Lightroom because I can work faster with tons of my images by using Lightroom presets. Lightroom has already proved its worth in modifying images. Check a great line of Lightroom presets over at Sleeklens.com. They also have good tips and guides on how to work well with RAW images.