Learning Lightroom 2!

I’ve decided to put Apple’s Aperture 2.1 aside for a few weeks while I’m learning to use Adobe’s Lightroom 2 image management program. Given all the media hype over the past several months of beta, I just had to try out Lightroom and see how it stacks up against Aperture.

Given the complexity of learning a whole new way of managing my RAW workflow I’ve also decided to get some help from the folks at Kelby Training and recently signed up for a 1 year training subscription. Most of the Lightroom classes are presented by Matt Kloskowski from Photoshop TV and his Lightroom Killer Tips blog. I really like Matt’s presentation style (which is a lot like Scott Kelby’s writing in his books) where each training video is like sitting down with a friend who is showing you exactly how he uses Lightroom. It’s open and friendly and he gets to the point of each short video very quickly so you can go ahead and try out what he’s describing for yourself.

Here are a few links to other Lightroom 2 training materials.

Adobe’s Lightroom 2

Adobe’s Lightroom Design Center

Lightroom Killer Tips

Kelby Training

Lightroom News

Will I switch from Aperture to Lightroom permanently? Right now I just don’t know, but the on-line training for Lightroom and the number of photoblogs covering Lightroom is much greater than for Aperture. I guess only time will tell!