If you are a serious photographer you know about Photoshop and you might even use this on a daily basis. Others, equally serious about their game, may have been daunted by the full complexity of the program or its price tag, and are looking for a program that is especially geared to streamline the tasks of a photographer. Lightroom from Adobe is such a program and has been ravingly reviewed ever since version 1 was released. Today we are having a look at Lightroom 2 which is a major improvement over the previous versions and offers probably all the functionality a professional photographer might need.
That is not to say that Photoshop doesn't have a valid place in the hearts and minds of photographers and on their hard drives, far from that! There are certain things that Lightroom 2 doesn't do, like merging photos into a panoramic shot, but other than that there are many Photoshop functionalities built into this marvellous program and there are even some tools here that are not as simple or powerful in Photoshop.