I am returning to digital printing after an unavoidable several year absence and therefore am way out of date on the question of how photographers are handling the relation between Lightroom and Photoshop for photo editing. When I "left" Lightroom had only just been introduced, and while I had become fairly proficient with Photoshop through CS2 I did not get started with Lightroom at all. Now with a new Mac and newly back into digital printing, I need to know whether to convert and upgrade my PC version of CS2 and continue using it, or switch to Lightroom 3, or use both--all unanswered questions when I left the discussion.
I'd appreciate some commentary on what people are preferring, with apologies for being so out of date! Many thanks.
Impossible to answer without knowing what kind of photography you do. Photoshop is a vastly more powerful image processing tool than Lightroom. As much as I like and rely upon Lightroom to speed up my workflow and keep track of my library, if I had to choose between them, I would choose Photoshop.