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why use lightroom instead of picasa?

geneluck

Reading, UK
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geneluck Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Oct 2004
Wed 18-Sep-13 10:23 AM | edited Wed 18-Sep-13 10:24 AM by geneluck

SO far I have used picasa as my file browser for about 5 years. (I have presently around 65000 pictures) I tried lightroom 5 for one month and decided against bying it in the end.
my worflow is very straight forward:
I use picasa to search for the picture I want to process, then open it with CS6, use NIK software as a filter addon if needed then save the modified file from within CS6.

I have read all kinds of things in various forum about lightroom, like lightroom is professional software,it offers very good editing tools,and saves the changes to the pictures.
Yes I can see that the support for lightroom will be much better than Picasa , but I have never experienced any crash with Picasa, so never needed any support.
I found lightroom very slow to start up and not giving me any advantage for searching my pictures. If I do not do any changes to the pictures in lightroom, I do not understand why it takes so long to start.

In terms of photo editing,
I find that CS6 +NIK software is all I need and I would need yet again to learn another package if I wanted to do some of the editing in lightroom.

I organize all my pictures by date + topic, and save a copy if I make a change.
Have I missed some major point which I should have looked at during my trial of lightroom?
Jean-luc

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