Lightroom features for Event Production

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Adobe should create a specialized version of lightroom which is geared towards school and sports event photography. This product would combine Lightroom with a feature set found in programs such as Express Digital Darkroom Pro and Assembly Room versions. If you shoot sports team and individual photos, preschools, schools, church directories or any other volume events, then you know there are not many programs which can do this well. The current leading program for this business sector is price gouging it's customers and out of date technologically.
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What specific features do you find useful in those programs that are not in LR?
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In order to truly appreciate Express Digital Darkroom, one must actually use it for a while. (A free version is available, but has very limited functionality. Remember, this is production SW geared to volume photographers to import, create, print photo locally and or at a lab, as well as try to manage the whole workflow. My workflow consists of using LR, Express Digital Darkroom Pro and Photoshop.

However, Some of the most important feature in Express Digital Darkroom Pro which lightroom does not support are:
Graphic Templates (.png) can be layered onto a photo or several photos, depending on product selected.
Multiple template libraries.
when adding a template, dialog allow text to be entered and added.
Print package groups are created per order.
Direct access to professional print labs. (labtricity network - google it)
Order Managment, from completion thru fulfillment.
Pricing can be built into it as well.
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Look at their site, you tube videos to get a better idea. This is probably a pipe dream thinking Adobe might actually do something... But it this is actually a decent market segment, made up of a lot of dissatisfied Darkroom users who are already Adobe users.