Photoshop is the benchmark by which all other image editing programs are judged, while the streamlined workflow and raw editing capabilities of Lightroom means it's a huge hit with photographers.
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Photoshop is incredibly sophisticated, featuring layers, masks, selections, retouching and complex, multi-step imaging processes, and it manages to present these tools in a remarkably clean, fast and efficient interface.
Lightroom is an indispensable part of the Adobe double-act. Lightroom combines an image cataloguing database with Adobe Camera Raw's 'non-destructive' editing tools in a slicker interface. It means that you can make non-permanent adjustments to an image which you can change later – and your original photos are never modified. These tools can't do everything – for selections, layers, masks and many more complex effects you'll need Photoshop. But that's OK, because you get both programs in the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan and they complement each other really well.