Software : Adobe : Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom

Version
(as of 10/24/2017)
CC 2017
Platforms
LicenseCommercial
CategoryGraphics

Software Overview

Screenshot of Adobe Lightroom CC 2017

Screenshot of Adobe Lightroom CC 2017

Main Features

  • Consists of modules for image editing, organizing, and publishing
  • Supports file formats such as camera raw files, DNG, and JPEG
  • Provides non-destructive editing and effects
  • Allows photo sharing through books, slideshows, social sites, and webpage galleries

Adobe Lightroom is an image editing program that provides similar editing capabilities to Adobe Photoshop. The application is available for Windows and Mac OS X platforms, as well as iOS mobile devices. Lightroom was formerly known as Photoshop Lightroom, but the program was renamed as Lightroom CC in Fall 2017. Photoshop Lightroom is still available for download as Lightroom Classic CC.

Lightroom provides helpful modules to create a smooth workflow. It features a library to help you organize your photos and quickly find them based on text, attributes, and metadata. The application provides photo editing capabilities in the Develop module, which supports popular file formats such as camera raw files, DNG, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and the .PSD Photoshop file format. In the Develop module, you can apply many non-destructive edits, such as cropping or red eye removal to your photos. You can also use advanced tools such as lens corrections, image effects, camera calibration, split toning, and tone curve to alter your photos.

Along with organizing and editing capabilities, Lightroom provides convenient avenues for sharing and publishing photos. You can create your own books, slideshows, prints and webpage galleries through drag-and-drop functionality. You can also quickly publish your photos to social sites like Facebook and Flick. In addition to these features, Lightroom is extensible, which allows you to install additional features, such as creative effects or Gmail image emailing, to the application.

Lightroom provides handy modules to organize, edit, and share your photos. It is especially attractive for photographers looking to edit their photos without being overwhelmed with choices and configurations. Adobe Lightroom proves to be a simple and efficient image editor and organizer.

▶ Primary file extension

.LRCAT – Adobe Lightroom Catalog File

▶ Other file extensions used by Adobe Lightroom CC 2017

Supported File Types
.AGLIBAdobe Lightroom Library
.AGTOOLKITAdobe Lightroom Toolkit
.DCPAdobe DNG Camera Profile
.DNGDigital Negative Image File
.JPGJPEG Image
.KDCKodak Photo-Enhancer File
.LRDATAAdobe Lightroom Data File
.LRDBAdobe Lightroom Database
.LRMODULEAdobe Lightroom Module
.LRPLUGINAdobe Lightroom Plug-in
.LRPREVIEWAdobe Lightroom Preview File
.LRSMCOLAdobe Lightroom Smart Collection Settings File
.LRTEMPLATEAdobe Lightroom Template
.LRWEBENGINEAdobe Lightroom Web Gallery File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.RAFFuji RAW Image File
.RWLLeica RAW Image
.SRWSamsung RAW Image
.TIFTagged Image File
Additional Related File Formats
.AGMODULEAdobe Lightroom Module
.AGTEMPLATEAdobe Lightroom Template
.LRTOOLKITAdobe Lightroom Toolkit
.TIFFTagged Image File Format

Updated: October 24, 2017