Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Adobe Lightroom 2.0 Has Been Released!

Adobe Lightroom 2.0
Well, it's official-- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom has been released today! One of the features many hard core photoshop users can now enjoy is the dual monitor support. It also supports the ability to create custom camera profiles. I am not too familiar with that feature, but if it allows you to profile your camera-- then many of my colleagues may make the switch from Capture One to Lightroom.

I have used Lightroom from day #1-- I Beta tested both Lightroom 1.0 as well as Lightroom 2.0. Lightroom has become the industry standard in stand alone raw processors. By stand alone-- I mean separate from, lets say, photoshop, that processes raw files and does so much more. If you have Photoshop, you still probably want Lightroom for it's speed and ease of use. It was designed with photographers in mind-- with our input from beta testing! Lightroom does a fantastic job integrating in with Photoshop. If you are upgrading to Lightroom from Lightroom 1.x, the upgrade is $99 and available for immediate download from Adobe or for $94.99 through Amazon w/ free shipping starting on the 15th of August. If you are new to Lightroom and do not have Photoshop CS3, you can bundle the two from Adobe and save $150. If you already have PS CS3 or do not need it and just want Lightroom 2.0 it will cost $299

Not sure what you want to do? Adobe is offering a free Test Drive for 30 days.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 Learning Center
The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) give a great synopsis of the new features with some great screen shots. They also have a listing of some great links to other Lightroom 2 resources.

Until I Blog again, remember not to take life too seriously and make sure you tell someone that is close to you how much you care for them.

Thanks for reading,

John :)

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