Ad
Ad
Ad
Pages: [1]   Bottom of Page
Print
Author Topic: Lightroom Beta 4 is announced  (Read 3718 times)
Schewe
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5453


WWW
« on: September 24, 2006, 11:57:11 PM »
ReplyReply

Although the servers seem to be down at the moment, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Beta 4 (the new official name) will be available for download when the servers are back up...

New Round of Enhancements in Latest Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Beta Unites Feature Set for Macintosh and Windows Versions

SAN JOSE, Calif. and COLOGNE, Germany - Sept. 25, 2006 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced an update to the public beta of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom™ software at the Photokina tradeshow in Cologne, Germany. Available immediately for download from Adobe Labs, this update unites the product feature set for Windows® and Macintosh platforms, giving professional photographers a new way to import, manage and showcase large volumes of digital photographs. More than 325,000 people have opted to try Lightroom during the beta period and feedback has been fueled by over 3,400 of them sharing input in Adobe online forums. The final version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is expected to ship in early 2007.

“From the moment we introduced Lightroom beta we opened up the process to photographers, making them a part of our ‘virtual development team’ and allowing them to tell us exactly what this application needs,” said Deborah Whitman, vice president of product management for Digital Imaging. “Engaging with this community has helped us build a better workflow solution and has made watching its evolution more exciting and dynamic.”

The final branding of the software, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, confirms its place within the Photoshop family, a line of products that meet the needs of novice snapshooters, photo hobbyists and a diverse set of professional customers.

Lightroom Feature Advancements and Raw Processing Support
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom beta 4.0 offers improved digital photography workflow tools, including a precision white balance selection option and a more streamlined and elegant user interface experience with customizable controls. An intuitive new tone curve adjustment feature provides powerful image correction capabilities, allowing users to visually obtain excellent midtone, shadow and highlight adjustments.

New enhancements in the Develop and Library modules include time-saving tools such as the ability to re-name and convert files to Adobe Digital Negative Format (DNG) after importing into the Lightroom library. New filters, search presets and organizing options allow for quick retrieval of images and greater flexibility.

Lightroom supports over 125 native raw file formats, in addition to JPEG and TIFF, and brings raw conversion into a single workflow experience. The latest camera models supported by this beta are the Nikon D2Xs, Sony A100, as well as preliminary support for the Canon Digital Rebel XTi (400D) and Nikon D80. This support means that photographers can use Lightroom with even the newest cameras on the market, knowing that the image files will be recognized today and into the future.

Thriving Community Support
Adobe hosts an online community site for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom beta which features artists in the Lightroom Showcase Gallery and provides an arena for photographers to share their portfolios using Lightroom slideshow functionality. Photographers will find inspiration in the documentaries of well-known photographers posted in the community and gallery.

Pricing and Availability
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom beta is available for free download from the Adobe Labs Web site at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom. Recommended system requirements are Macintosh OSX 10.4.3, 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor or Windows XP SP2, Intel Pentium 4 Processor, and 768 MB RAM and a 1024×768 resolution screen. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom beta is a universal binary application that will run natively on PowerPC and new Intel-based Macintosh systems. The final version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is expected to ship in early 2007. Further details around pricing, system requirements and availability have yet to be determined.
Logged
David White
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 272



WWW
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2006, 12:13:13 AM »
ReplyReply

Either the site is tremendously busy or the email got out before the download was ready.

Site Area Temporarily Unavailable
Error

We're sorry, the site area you've requested is unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. Please try again later.

アドビストアは、システムメインテナンスのためサービスを一時停止しております。ご利用の皆様にはご不便をおかけして大変申し訳ございません。メインテナンス作業が終り次第、サービスを開始できるよう準備を進めておりますので、今しばらくお待ち下さいますようお願いいたします。なお、メインテナンス中は、 Webサイトでの製品の購入やご注文履歴の確認、ダウンロード販売で購入された製品の再ダウンロードなどができませんのでご了承ください。よろしくお願いします。
Logged

David White
David White
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 272



WWW
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2006, 12:16:33 AM »
ReplyReply

Here's what the email said:

Dear Lightroom Beta participant,

We're pleased to announce that Adobe Photoshop Lightroom beta 4 is now ready for you to download and use. This is the first release to reveal the full name we are giving to the product, as Lightroom takes its place as the newest member of the Photoshop family of digital imaging and photography software.

Beta 4 is our biggest milestone to date, with several enhancements and additions, including the achievement of full feature parity between the Windows and Mac OS versions of Lightroom. No matter which platform you prefer, you can now bring the full power of Lightroom beta to your photos.

Lightroom Beta 4 also features:
Groundbreaking changes in the way tone curve adjustments are made and displayed, giving you the highest quality results in an interface that's easier to use than ever before.
More streamlined and elegant user interface - We've made several changes to the look and feel based on your feedback in the earlier beta releases.
Customizable interface - You can now display only the controls you want to be visible.
Precision white balance selection tool
Facility to easily rename and convert files to DNG after they've been imported to the Lightroom library
Increased interaction between Lightroom library organizational structure and the underlying file system
Filter and search presets to more quickly find the photographs you want
Better performance and improved interface for the Web module features
Develop control improvements based on community feedback, including comments from the Pixmantec user community (welcome!)

Definitely improved.  Seems a lot faster on the Windows platform.  Lots of changes in this version.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2006, 12:30:25 AM by gvdavewh » Logged

David White
tbonanno
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 100


WWW
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2006, 02:35:42 AM »
ReplyReply

Quote
Either the site is tremendously busy or the email got out before the download was ready.

Site Area Temporarily Unavailable
Error

We're sorry, the site area you've requested is unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. Please try again later.

アドビストアは、システムメインテナンスのためサービスを一時停止しております。ご利用の皆様にはご不便をおかけして大変申し訳ございません。メインテナンス作業が終り次第、サービスを開始できるよう準備を進めておりますので、今しばらくお待ち下さいますようお願いいたします。なお、メインテナンス中は、 Webサイトでの製品の購入やご注文履歴の確認、ダウンロード販売で購入された製品の再ダウンロードなどができませんのでご了承ください。よろしくお願いします。
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=77544\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]


Was able to download at about 1:30 AM MDT David.  Will give it a test drive after I get some sleep  

Cheers,

Tony
Logged

Tony Bonanno Photography
ASMP General Member
Santa Fe, New Mexico
http://www.bonannophoto.com
Pages: [1]   Top of Page
Print
Jump to:  

Ad
Ad
Ad