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Monday, November 1, 2010

Six Reasons Why Adobe Lightroom 3 Should Be in Your Digital Toolkit

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 07:00 AM

Back in 2009, I reviewed Lightroom 2 - and gave it a fairly glowing review. I spent a fair bit of time evaluating different raw process solutions back then, and Lightroom 2 was the best one out there. A year and a bit later, Adobe has released version 3 of this software tool and it's only gotten better. All of the basics are still the same, so rather than repeating what I've already covered in my review of v2, I thought I'd cover off some of the things that I like the most about Lightroom 3 ($285.99 USD full version, affiliate). Here they are. Read more...


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Adobe Lightroom 3 Reviewed by Digital Photography Review

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Software" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/adobelightroom3/

"Adobe Photoshop Lightroom first saw the light of day in January 2006, as a publicly available beta. Its intended audience, then as now, was professional and enthusiast photographers who want to organize and edit images - primarily RAW files - quickly and simply. For this reason, it doesn't offer layers, or any of Photoshop CS5's various graphic design-oriented features, and originally it offered very little in the way of pixel-level adjustments either."

dpreview.com has their writeup on Lightroom 3, and liked it a lot. Since I'm still not going to use Adobe Camera RAW for my photos, I will give this a pass. For others though, Lightroom 3 offers plenty of power for organising and doing workflow edits to your photos. I tried the beta and quite liked its organisation-to-editing capabilities. I'm looking forward to what Phase One comes up with when it updates its acquisition of Expression Media (formerly iView Media Pro), and see how the two compare. I know they're different, but it's interesting to see how they'll shape up.


Monday, June 21, 2010

PhotographyBLOG Reviews Adobe Lightroom 3

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Software" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.photographyblog.com/revi...htroom_3_review

"Close on the heels of Adobe's release of Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3.0 is now available. Lightroom, unlike Photoshop, is built from the ground up for photography and the unique workflow that we have as digital photographers. Rather than dealing with 3D, vector graphics, and other general graphics tasks that aren't of interest to most of us, Lightroom distills the features down to what is important - image management and optimization. While Lightroom 2 is a popular option for many, the latest release adds some new features that improve the overall workflow and quality of output."

PhotographyBLOG takes a spin at the latest incarnation of Lightroom, and gives it the thumbs up. The main attraction of Lightroom for me is its DAM (Digital Asset Management) capabilities, though currently it's still weak at handling video files, if you're a hybrid user.

For me, I'm still waiting for Nikon to make a Capture Plugin for Photoshop/Lightroom. That's combining the best of both worlds: Capture's better image quality with Adobe's better and more universal workflow.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Adobe Releases Lightroom 3

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 10:43 PM

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshoplightroom/

"Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe(r) Photoshop(r) Lightroom(r) 3 software for Windows(r) and Macintosh, the essential digital photography workflow solution that allows photographers to quickly organize, enhance and showcase their images from one application. First released as a public beta in October 2009, the final version of Lightroom 3 introduces a completely redesigned performance architecture that better handles growing image libraries and provides an unrivaled raw processing engine with noise reduction and sharpening tools to achieve the highest image quality. The 64-bit capable Lightroom 3 includes new features that optimize workflows and allow images to be shared in creative ways, including support for DSLR video files and tethered shooting on select cameras."

After public betas for eight months, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 is ready to go. I've played with the public beta, but only here and there, and on an HP dv2, a woefully underpowered laptop for raw photo editing. Overall, I liked what I saw - did you have a chance to check out the beta? What did you think of it, and what are your favourite new features?

The remainder of the press release is after the break. Read more...


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