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Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom Reflect Digital Photography's New Workflows

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Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 offer the widest and deepest range of digital-imaging options ever produced by Adobe. How do you decide which of these applications should be on your upgrade list? Conrad Chavez sheds light on which combination is the best for your digital photography workflow.

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The Road Ahead

Although I mentioned that the Photoshop application itself is not necessarily the most-used application in many digital camera workflows, I’m not saying that Photoshop is going away. Photoshop is still the application to which you go to take individual images for the deepest and most precise image processing available. If anything, Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS3 Extended solidify the role of Photoshop as the premier image editing software—the application you turn to when nothing else can take your image as far as it needs to go. The continually expanding role of Photoshop at the high end of digital photography creates the space for Lightroom to become an essential tool at the most fundamental level of a photographer’s digital workflow.