Photography website Shotkit recently published the results of a survey which answered the question:
“What photo editing software do photographers use?”
Following on from the responses of 657 amateur and professional photographers, the survey also revealed why some photographers choose to use Adobe Lightroom, or whether they prefer to use an alternative photo editing tool.
Here’s a summary of their key findings:
1. 58% of photographers use Adobe Lightroom to edit photos
2. The main reason why photographers choose Lightroom is because it offers all the editing features they need.
3. The second most common reason is due to ease of use.
4. The most common reason why photographers don’t use Lightroom is that they don’t want to pay for a subscription.
5. The second most common reason is that Lightroom lacks editing features that some photographers need.
6. Adobe Photoshop, Luminar, and Capture One are the 3 most popular photo editing software choices of photographers who don’t use Lightroom.
7. If the photographers who use Lightroom had to choose an alternative software, the majority would choose Capture One.
8. The majority of the photographers we surveyed were amateurs (67% amateurs vs. 37% professionals).
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Adobe Lightroom is the most popular photo editing software among both amateur and professional photographers.
Lightroom offers all the editing tools and image management features that most photographers would ever need, and its cross-device compatibility is second to none.
The second most popular editing software in use by photographers is Adobe Photoshop, then Skylum Luminar.
For more details on the results of the survey, check the infographic below, or visit Shotkit to read the whole breakdown.
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