At the suggestion of several of my more advanced photographer friends, I have bought and installed Lightroom 4.
Let the new (mis)adventure in editing software begin!
I’ve started to learn-as-I-go to do a bit of basic editing and am finding Lightroom easier to navigate than Photoshop as my friends said I would. But Scott Kelby’s Lightroom 4 book is sitting on my desk now. 488 pages. Oy! Maybe ignorance is bliss in my thinking Lightroom really will be easier to learn well enough to develop some degree of proficiency than I’m finding Photoshop is. But I’m optimistic.
I will still need to use Photoshop in my photo class, but at home right now, I plan to use a combination of Lightroom and, when I need to do something beyond what I can do in Lightroom, Photoshop Elements.