Lightroom is an adobe product that was launched nearly 8 years from now. In this time, it has become one of the most used images editing software by hobbyists as well as professionals. For anyone who has photography as their business, Lightroom is software that they must know about. Also this software plays a crucial role for the web designers.
Usually, Photoshop is the first software that is introduced to the professionals. Also because Photoshop has so much services to offer than any other software available online. But Lightroom is no less as it has overcome some of the drawbacks of Photoshop.
First of all, Lightroom works with the RAW images. Most of us have got our files in JPEG or TIFF but Lightroom is compatible with RAW images. But yes, the JPEGs are also equally welcomed. Lightroom is also known for the organization of the images as well. It is called Dam-Digital Asset Management. Basically, it is the workflow application that takes care of the images. In Lightroom, you can also add the images to the map and display the location.
It also gives you the privilege to create an album, print images, and export them to different programs. All these features make Lightroom a perfect workflow application. Indeed, Lightroom is ideal software that works independently. It can also be integrated with the other programs such as Photoshop which makes it versatile. It can be used with different software or independently.
The catalog as its name suggest is the main component of Lightroom. This is the place where all the necessary image information related to this software are saved. Along with the images, the metadata of every image is available. It is convenient to locate each picture with the help of these metadata. It is important to note that catalog does not contain the images or files, it only contains the data related to where the images can be found.
Collection is another very important feature in Lightroom. It is a virtual folder that can be called on demand. You can save as many images as you like and create as many numbers of collections as required.
After you import the images to Lightroom, they can be categorized in different collections. You can also give different names to each collection. This way, the usage of the images will become easier.