If you love Photography, there’s a high chance that you are using the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (or at least know about it). If you haven’t tried the software yet, feel free to download the public beta of Lightroom 3 (the upcoming version).
What is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom? From the official beta page:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software is a digital darkroom and efficient assistant designed for serious amateur and professional photographers. With Lightroom, you can organize, enhance, and showcase your images all from one fast and nimble application that’s available on Macintosh and Windows® platforms.
- Manage your growing photo collection in a visual library that makes it quick and easy to organize, find, and select your images.
- Get the absolute best from every shot—whether raw, JPEG, or TIFF—using state-of-the-art nondestructive editing tools.
- And when you’re ready, showcase your images with the impact they deserve using customizable print layouts, powerful slideshows, web gallery creation tools, and connection to online photo sharing sites (may require third-party plug-ins).
I think it’s worthwhile to give this a try, especially if you haven’t got any tools to edit your photos yet. I rarely did any postprocessing to the photos I took (just because of pure laziness) but it’ll be interesting to find out what Lightroom does without having to pay hundreds of dollars for it.
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 public beta will expire on April 2010, so you have around 6 months to try and see what’s new.
Here are some official introduction videos to find out quickly what’s new in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3: