An ICC profile, according to the International Color Consortium (ICC), is a set of data that characterizes a color input, color space, or output device.
In other words, every device that displays color can be assigned a set “profile.” These profiles define the color (gamut) that the device can display.
As a wedding photographer, I’m always ready for the unexpected. It’s my job, after all, to capture the essence of the day.
I pride myself on being able to capture moments when guests are least expecting it. My highest compliment that most couples (and their family and friends) bestow upon me is;
“I didn’t even know you were there”.
But, sometimes, you just need dumb luck to capture a once-in-a-lifetime moment. This is a story of one of those times.
In this Lightroom vs. Photoshop comparison, we’ll look at the strengths and weaknesses of both. Oh, and visit our site to download over 1,000 free Lightroom presets.
Only then will you be able to make an informed decision on one or the other.
Or maybe both?
Please note, this comparison is about Lightroom Classic and not the new “Cloud” version of Lightroom.
Before we get into the strength & weaknesses of both, let’s first delve into a brief history of both.
Photoshop was introduced in 1990, and it’s been the king of photo editing software ever since.
But is it…
So, you run across a website, Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram page, etc… with these gorgeous photos.
I mean these photos are juicy, mouth-watering, jaw-dropping fantastic!
You investigate further to figure out how he/she created those amazing photos.
Then, you discover this talented artist has Lightroom Develop presets (or Photoshop Actions) from their personal collection…
You gotta have’m…
…and you add to the cart and checkout.
Lightroom presets delivered. Installed.
And you’re ready to transform your images.
So, you start to try them out…
First Lightroom preset… nope, that one sucks…
Second… nope, it sucks too…
Third… OMG, nope…
Professional photographer for 30 years. It’s been a great journey and I’m looking forward to giving back to the community by sharing what I’ve learned.