Who Should Use Lobster?
Lobster is not for beginners in Photoshop - however with a small amount of skill and care Lobster will make the feedback from Curves and Levels more comprehensible for any user.
When you have studied the Manuals and used Lobster for a few editing sessions you should be able to edit tonality in a meaningful way. Most likely you will first apply the Curves and Levels dialogue boxes to the Lobster Luminosity layer and when comfortable at this level, begin to explore the power of the Lobster Chromaticity Set.
Then the possibilities are endless.
Lobster is made for those people who want more meaningful control in Photoshop.
Lobster is made for those people who want to experiment endlessly.
Digital and photographic artists will find Lobster particularly useful - to keep control, but also to experiment when you choose to do so. Lobster is for digital artists who want to respect their intentions.
Archivists who use RGB files of greater than zero saturation and who change the tonality of their images will value Lobster. Investigating “Experiments in Curves” will show that you are changing the hue of your files in Photoshop without intending to do so. You may have a perfectly calibrated scanner, and the finest profiles, but you are uncontrollably changing the hues of your image. You should use Lobster to avoid this.
I developed Lobster for my own practice because I do not want to easily give up the image the lens has given me by some uninformed editing gesture. If you are a “push it and see” Photoshop user, by all means enjoy Lobster. But if you do not want to edit away a particular colour or tone that was important to you in the world in which you photographed, then you need Lobster.