If you are asking the question, “is better Photoshop or Lightroom” you are probably a photographer. If so, Lightroom is probably best for editing your photos. A bit of history:
Photoshop was originally created for photo editing but over time has gained features that allow it to do much more.
Lightroom was released by Adobe after Photoshop and is focused just on editing photos. For most use cases it’s best for photo editing.
Get both for PS & LR for less than the price of one.
If you are just looking to use these programs you can actually buy a special photography bundle from Adobe for only $9.99 a month this comes with Photoshop, Lightroom & 2 mobile photo editing apps. This is far more affordable than buying creative cloud or individual programs.
Best for simple edits on multiple photos.
Best if you need to add or remove elements like skin retouching.
Both are pro level tools that serve different needs. If you are a beginner I would start Lightroom as it’s easier to learn and then venture into Photoshop.
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