Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Beta Now Available
October 26, 2009 1:08 am
New Lightroom beta delivers faster performance, refined image processing and streamlined publishing
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Oct. 22, 2009 - Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Nasdaq:ADBE) today introduced Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta
software for Macintosh and Windows, a public preview of new and
improved functionality to be delivered in the next major release.
Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution,
helping serious amateur and professional photographers quickly
import, manage, enhance and showcase all their images from one
application. Available as a free download on Adobe Labs, Lightroom
3 beta delivers a preview of new tools that will be in Lightroom 3,
including more intuitive importing, unparalleled noise reduction
and sharpening tools, enhanced slideshow capabilities and direct
publishing to online photo sharing sites like Flickr. Adobe
encourages photographers to test this early selection of new
features and provide the product team with their feedback.
Lightroom 3 beta has been completely redesigned with
under-the-hood efficiencies to better handle growing image
libraries and improve responsiveness with a higher-quality
processing engine. In the Library module, a rebuilt import system
makes bringing photos into the software more intuitive. Users can
easily specify the source and destination of their images, and save
common processing, metadata or destination settings as
In the Develop module, an overhauled processing engine allows users to create the highest quality images. Improved Capture Sharpening and Color Noise Reduction tools provide superior results while still preserving an image's edge detail and contrast. A new Grain tool adds a film-style grain to images, and two new Vignette modes help photographers get a more natural look.
Lightroom 3 beta also offers advanced output options, including the ability to export slideshows as videos with audio and title screens that can be posted to video-sharing sites or optimized for mobile media. New watermarking capabilities enable photographers to embed text or graphic information directly on an image and then adjust the size, position and opacity. In addition, photographers can customize print layouts and save settings for future use, giving them refined control over their images.
Adobe Photoshop Family
Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended software are at the heart of the Photoshop family, joined by solutions for users at every level who want to bring out the best in their digital images. Photoshop Lightroom addresses the workflow needs of serious amateur and professional photographers, helping them manage, find, enhance and showcase images in impactful ways. Adobe Photoshop Elements software provides exciting tools and sharing options for photo enthusiasts. Lastly, snap shooters can access Photoshop.com for free to simply fix and enhance photos, and quickly share those images on Photoshop.com or on social-networking sites.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta is available as a free download to anyone on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Visit http://labs.adobe.com/downloads to learn more and download the beta. Feedback can be submitted on the Lightroom forums: http://forums.adobe.com/community/lightroom. Users also can connect with Adobe at http://www.facebook.com/lightroom or http://www.twitter.com/AdobeLR, and can add the tag #AdobeLR3beta to tweets about the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information - anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more information, visit http://www.adobe.com.
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