Note: I’ll be updating this post from time to time as I learn more about LR and free alternatives.
To edit photos, I’ve been using Photoshop CS3 in conjunction with the free editors from Fujifilm and Nikon to convert RAW to JPG. I decided to get Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6, the standalone version, rather than the CC (Creative Cloud) version. The primary reason was the perpetual monthly cost of the latter.
The best YouTube videos to understand the differences are:
- Heather Lahtinen’s “Day 5 Quick Tip: Should I Buy Lightroom 6 or CC” (8/5/16)
- David Marx’s “Should I Buy Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 or Photoshop Lightroom CC?” (2/1/17).
The cost of LR6 isn’t high, but it made me curious about free alternatives.
The best YouTube videos about free editors are:
- Tony & Chelsea Northrup’s “FREE Photo Editors (RAW): Photoscape X & RawTherapee” (11/21/16)
- Neil Wilcoxson’s “LightZone: A Free Lightroom Alternative?” (6/18/16).