Top 10 Lightroom Secrets You Should Know. Photoshop offers so many solutions to achieve the same result that photographers can choose different tools and it's difficult to say, which is the “right” one. Often Lightroom is referred to as an “alternative Photoshop”. As well as in Photoshop, different tools in Lightroom can be used to achieve the same aim. And the obvious and evident way is not always the best.