Monday, January 09, 2006

First Look: Adobe Lightroom beta

By Derrick Story @ MacWorld
The first impulse most photographers will have is to compare Adobe’s just announced Lightroom to Aperture, Apple’s pro level photo app. And well they should. We may have a real clash of the titans on our hands here.

Adobe promotes Lightroom as “the efficient new way for professional photographers to import, select, develop, and showcase large volumes of digital images.” Unlike Photoshop—Adobe’s image-editing application that must serve many masters, including graphic artists and Web designs—Lightroom is aimed squarely at photographers. That said, Photoshop complements Lightroom when there’s a heavy image-editing task to handle. And Lightroom makes it easy to open a picture in Photoshop. Generally speaking, though, the tools in Photoshop that photographers need most of the time exist right within Lightroom.

Adobe Labs and the information they provide. LABS SITE

A Luminous Landscape review by Michael Reichmann

Comments by Martin Orpen on his blog
A review by Wayne j. Crosshall at Dimagemaker as well
And an article on the developmental history at Photoshop

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