ADOBE HAS TAKEN some of the most useful Photoshop functions and placed them in each of the Lightroom modules. In addition, Adobe has created a much leaner, faster, less memory-intensive application that greatly speeds up workflow. Groups of files can be modified in batches. The most frequently used Photoshop functions have been incorporated into the Develop module so that everything but extremely complex image editing can be accomplished with a handful of sliders.
All file edits are made in a side file without making any changes in the original. As a result, file modifications are quick and easily changed. Only when you choose to save your files will Photoshop Lightroom make permanent changes in the files, and then only in the exported ones leaving the originals intact. Think of Lightroom as Bridge with even more muscle: It will do everything Bridge can do and more but a lot quicker. The Print module simplifies the formatting issue and quickly outputs to your printer. The Web Gallery function takes your contact sheet and makes an HTML page, which you can post on your site or send to a client, who can then open it with a browser. The Web browser can create an HTML or Flash page and then display your images in a format that will allow your client to clearly view, but be unable to reproduce, your images. Available for both the Mac and Windows platform.