Adobe Photoshop vs Lightroom Classic: which is best for photo editing?

Photoshop vs Lightroom Classic
(Image credit: Jason Parnell-Brookes)

Deciding on which image editing software to use is difficult at the best of times, and choosing between two of the best, Photoshop and Lightroom Classic, doesn’t make it easy. Considering Adobe historically called Lightroom “Adobe Photoshop Lightroom” it only complicates things further for those not completely up to speed. But in this article we’ll be comparing both Photoshop and Lightroom Classic to help you decide which to choose – and which to use.

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Jase Parnell-Brookes

Jase Parnell-Brookes is an award-winning photographer, educator and writer based in the UK. They won the Gold Prize award in the Nikon Photo Contest 2018/19 and was named Digital Photographer of the Year in 2014. After completing their Masters Jase has spent a good chunk of two decades studying and working in photography and optics shooting and writing all over the world for big-name brands and media outlets. Now the Channel Editor for Cameras and Skywatching at their speciality is in low light optics and camera systems.