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How Lightroom works: Where it keeps your images and presets, and how to back up

March 28, 2015 by

Lots of people are leaping onto the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom bandwagon. One reason is licensing and pricing—for $150 you get a stand-alone copy with a perpetual license or you can subscribe to it, along with Photoshop, for a slick $10/month. Another reason for Lightroom’s popularity is that it’s a superb alternative to the soon-to-be-dead Aperture. While Lightroom is light years easier to use than most editors, it works in a unique way and, as such, has several pieces and parts. This begs (legitimate) questions such as, “Where are my pictures?”, not to mention “Where are my presets?”, and everyone’s favorite, “Which files do I back up?” In this column, you’ll learn...click here to read the full story on Macworld.com