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Adobe Lightroom Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Adobe Lightroom FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Adobe Lightroom offer?

Adobe Lightroom has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $9.99/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of Adobe Lightroom?

Adobe Lightroom has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Adobe Lightroom support?

Adobe Lightroom supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Adobe Lightroom offer an API?

No, Adobe Lightroom does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does Adobe Lightroom offer?

Adobe Lightroom offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk

Adobe Lightroom product overview

Price starts from

9.99

Per month

Flat Rate

What is Adobe Lightroom?

Adobe Lightroom is a cloud-based photo editing solution, which provides features such as collaboration tools, customizable presets, custom categorization, mobile access, image labels, level adjustment, intelligent image search, cropping and rotating, focus shifting, and import/export.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk

Training options

Documentation

Adobe Lightroom pricing information

Value for money

4.3

/5

280

Starting from

9.99

Per month

Flat Rate

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Adobe Lightroom features

Functionality

4.6

/5

280

Total features

3

1 categories

Most valued features by users

Content Import/Export
Content Sharing
Real Time Editing

Adobe Lightroom users reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

/5

280

Positive reviews

98

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.91/10
Rating distribution

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4

3

2

1

220

55

3

1

1

Pros
The filter copy and paste option make it so easy for me to batch edit pictures for clients, helping me save time. Although many feel that it's super expensive, I think that it's worth the price.
It has tools that facilitate the editing process, helping those who don't have much experience. I like the option to be able to save specific changes and use them as presets.
It has powerful features, it's relatively easy to use compared to Photoshop, and it's easy to edit and adjust photos during the workflow. I also liked the tagging options in Lightroom.
Cons
Whilst this was undertandable, the forced upgrade happened part way through me editing a client's wedding photos which meant I lost an evening running upgrades rather than editing.
The only thing I dislike about this software is the amount of batter and power it takes to run it.
It forces me to import full directories from my hard drive, and while that is ok if there are only a few photos in a folder, it becomes very inconvenient if each folder has hundreds of photos.
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Mark Oliver R.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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LIghtroom at a Glimpse

Reviewed 3 years ago

I learned how to use photoshop first starting on and used it for the longest time (years), when asked a photographer friend of mine before what i can use other than photoshop that is easier to use for multiple images, he showed me lightroom lightroom, just like photoshop, have been my bestfriend since discovering then way before I even graduated college. its a part of my personal and professional life now.

Pros

Lighroom is much more than an image editor, it helps to organize your images by importing or exporting and managing your images easily making you able to keep track of your edits and images, in short it's an editing software and an image managing tool combined into one. you dont have to need to worry about ruining your image while editing as the edits only appy to an exported image not the original. Fast and easy photo books, slide shows, and web galleries this is much easier to learn than photoshop.

Cons

if you are switching to lightroom because photoshop is clunky when it comes to editing multiple images at once, you might be in for a surprise coz lightroom doesnt support layering like photoshop has. Lightroom is made for photo enhancement so its image manipulation tools are limited unlike photoshop.

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Lea D.

Photography, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The one-stop solution for smaller shoots

Reviewed 2 years ago

I am happy with the software and can't imagine life without it. I have created so many custom presets for myself, it became really easy to use. If you take some time with it, you will learn it in and out and you will be able to speed up your workflow a lot.

Pros

I love how with all the new features it is so easy to edit an entire shoot in Lightroom. Now I can even do smaller skin edits and background edits with it, many times for smaller shoots I don't open Photoshop next to it, only maybe for a handful of selected images at the end. I like that it's fast. And super easy to create and upload presets, easy to customize them, very smart tools, I overall love how easy it makes photo editing. With a little work you can change the image quality SOOO much!

Cons

I'm not sure if it's only on my Mac but sometimes I do have little technical issues, mainly with the selection tools, sometimes it has a hard time showing me the parts that I selected to edit them separately. But overall it might just be some bug that will disappear with an update.

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LucyLui E.

Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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There's better out there for less money

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Was good at the time but there are better programmes out there now

Cons

Outdated, better for more photography rather than social media marketing

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Penisoara C.

Photography, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Best software for profesional photographers

Reviewed 3 months ago

it is the perfect software for me, as a wedding photographer. without which I would not be able to deliver quality materials to clients exactly according to my vision, in a short time.

Pros

it is very easy to use, intuitive. the management of each color in the raw photos is simply beyond words. masks are a big plus over other editing programs

Cons

the heal tool should be rethought a little, because you cannot heal over a part that has already been cleaned with this tool. the order of the photos after export is not kept as the order in the development library, although I tried to put a name or metadata

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Zwelibanzi K.

Photography, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A Image editing software everyone must use

Reviewed 2 years ago

In my honest opinion, I feel that lightroom is the best color grading software I have ever used. The filter copy and paste option make it so easy for me to batch edit pictures for clients, helping me save time. Although many feel that it's super expensive, I think that it's worth the price. It's a great value for your money.

Pros

I started using it about five years ago. For the longest part of my life, I did not understand why I should edit a picture. But when using editing Lightroom, I saw the quality of my images go to another level. That makes it one of the best photo editors available today. If you know how to use Lightroom, you can do some premium editing. I have never seen such a variety of filters in any other application. It provides some next-level editing. There is the convenience of being able to copy and paste the same filter you wish to use on a few or even all images, which saves time on back-to-back editing.

Cons

There's only one thing I don't like about Lightroom, which is exporting the files to Photoshop to perform intensive image retouching. Because I am knowledgeable about all Adobe Creative Suites, this is not a big deal for me.

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