Adobe launches Lightroom 2.0 beta | Fotohacker Although I’ve personally only played around with Lightroom, many photographers that I admire swear by it.
In my own workflow I use a combo of Adobe’s Bridge (about 90% of my processing) and Photoshop (about 10% of my processing). The central power for me of the Adobe suite is Adobe’s RAW plug in which I believe is the same plug in in both Bridge/Photoshop and Lightroom.
Anyways. It looks like the latest beta version of Lightroon is out now and like the last beta version can be downloaded for free during the beta time frame.
According to Adobe’s site, enhancements in Lightroom 2.0 include:
* Localized corrections — Enhance specific areas of an image for unsurpassed nondestructive flexibility and control reminiscent of the traditional darkroom dodge and burn experience.
* Improved organizational tools — Find the images you need quickly and easily.
* Multiple monitor support — Add an additional monitor to efficiently manage photographic workflow and presentation.
* Flexible print package functionality — Create custom layouts containing multiple sizes of a photograph on a single page.
* 64-bit support — Lightroom 2.0 now takes advantage of the latest hardware architectures with improved memory handling and performance.