Our book review of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Essentials in Paperback by John Beardsworth and published by Ilex
Title: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Essentials
Author: John Beardsworth
Dimensions: 144 pages, 27.6 x 21.2 x 1.4 cm
Its fair to say that Adobe Lightroom is well on its way to revolutionising the workflow of the digital photographer. As the opening gambit of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Essentials terms it Can you honestly say the prospect of evaluating and processing hundreds of digital images has never taken the shine off an exciting days photography? Those sentiments certainly ring true if youre filling up your 8GB memory card with both Raw and JPEGs, as is so often the case nowadays.
The book sets its stall out early on it states how Adobe focused Lightroom on having discoverability and pitches at the photographer who would rather do away with low-level guidance in exchange for best practice tips. As a result, the title is split into the two main areas Lightroom covers its Library and its Develop functionality. In both sections, Beardsworth is all- encompassing without rambling, and as such the title works both as a reference point and a cover-to-cover read.
More than an instruction booklet but no War and Peace, if youre thinking of joining the Lightroom revolution you could do far worse than invest in Lightroom Essentials.
What Digital Camera Rating: 89%