Our book review of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2: A Digital Photographer's Guide in Paperback by David Huss and David Plotkin

Title: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2: A Digital Photographer’s Guide

Author: David Huss and David Plotkin

ISBN: 0240521331

Publisher: Focal Press

Edition: Paperback

RRP: £21.99

Dimensions: 384 pages, 23.6 x 18.8 x 2 cm

In a relatively short amount of time, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom has become the choice of serious photographers when it comes to managing their images. Whether you’re a professional who spends most of your waking hours either taking or processing images, or just a keen amateur who’ll quite easily take 1,000 shots of a weekend, the ‘workflow management’ capabilities of the software mean that processing your images can take a fraction of the time it used to.

However, the software is fairly complicated, and to fully maximise it an element of guidance is needed. Step in Dave Huss and David Plotkin, with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 – A Digital Photographer’s Guide. The title is perfectly suited to either the first-time Lightroom user, or a newcomer to version 2 from version 1, covering every element of the software from setting up your file management to creating a web-ready slideshow. Each element of advice is accompanied by a helpful screenshot, and the voice of the title is one of real authority and knowledge of the subject matter. If you’re looking to join the Lightroom revolution, you could do far worse than this title.

 What Digital Camera Rating: 88%