If you want simple color correction, enhancement, straightening, light adjustment, blemish removal and the like then Lightroom is the bee’s knees.
99% of the time I use Lightroom and for the other 1% of the time I can’t be fucked bothering to fix the photo.
I like Lightroom now. There are things I don’t like about it, but it’s what @dog says, easy to use and to learn at the basic level - the cataloguing isn’t bad, and it comes with photoshop.
I don’t like Adobe’s subscription thing - it costs about $12 per month.
I shall investigate this lightroom of which you speak. Sometimes I need to take out part of the background cos I’m a shit photoer with a phone for my photoing.
Since the basic (cheapest) lightroom subscription comes with photoshop, and you can edit with photoshop within lightroom, that’s a doddle - but I’ve only done it once.
Is Lightroom any more functional than the Canon digital processing software? I got a D7 a while back and am using that for simple edits. Can’t justify Photoshop.
And it comes bundled with Photoshop (no choice) for about $12 NZ per month. You can’t buy it outright any more.
From my reading the RAW processing of Corel is poor to the point where you’d be better off doing the captures in JPG.
With the D7 I’d suggest that you’d get the most out of it shooting RAW (just stay away from the mirrors).
Nasty disease that blurry dick syndrome…
Yes, it can polish you off.
Muzza, I also have just got an EOS 7D to. You can set it to take both raw (CR2) and jpeg at the same time. You can then have a quick look at the jpeg image and if it doesn’t need to be nicely edited you can crop it or whatever & re-save. However, if it needs a lot of editing - e.g. white balance, brightness, contrast etc, you can open it using DPP, do your editing and if you wish, save it as a jpeg or tiff. You can then save your raw file with or without the changes. Whichever of the above you do, your original .CR2 file will be accessible.
@Shy-Ted I started with the 7D set for jpeg then decided to shoot RAW and transfer everything to a PC. I only convert the ones I want to print. DPP (I might have this wrong) seems to be good with RAW but to edit jpegs you need something better than what shipped with the camera. Could be this is the Lightroom slot. Love the 7D. Got a 35/1.4 and a 17-40L. Traded my A-1.