Are Lightroom and Photoshop the Same?
Lightroom and Photoshop are both created by Adobe and both focus on photo editing. However, the two pieces of software are not the same.
Lightroom is typically used to make adjustments to photos, with the final product being a modified version of the original photo. Photoshop, on the other hand, can make all of the same adjustments as Lightroom but can also be used to significantly modify a photo, combine multiple photos, or even create a photo from scratch. The final product may or may not resemble the original photo(s).
Lightroom’s primary advantages include 1) nondestructive editing, 2) quick batch processing, 3) file management, rating, and tagging, and more.
There are many pros and cons to each software, and we cover them in depth in our Lightroom vs Photoshop article.