The responses of 657 amateur and professional photographers also revealed why many photographers still use Adobe Lightroom, or for those that don’t, why they choose an alternate software.
Here’s a summary of the key findings from the Shotkit survey:
- 58% of photographers use Adobe Lightroom to edit photos
- The main reason why photographers choose Lightroom is because it offers all the editing features they need.
- The second most common reason is due to ease of use.
- The most common reason why photographers don’t use Lightroom is that they don’t want to pay for a subscription.
- The second most common reason is that Lightroom lacks editing features that some photographers need.
- Adobe Photoshop, Luminar, and Capture One are the 3 most popular photo editing software choices of photographers who don’t use Lightroom.
- If the photographers who use Lightroom had to choose an alternative software, the majority would choose Capture One.
- The majority of the photographers we surveyed were amateurs (67% amateurs vs. 37% professionals).
For more details on the results of the survey, check the infographic below, or visit Shotkit to read the whole breakdown.