Adobe debuts Lightroom Beta 4

“Adobe Systems today announced an update to the public beta of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software at the Photokina tradeshow in Cologne, Germany, which gives professional photographers a new way to import, manage and showcase large volumes of digital photographs,” MacMinute reports.

“The final version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is expected to ship in early 2007. Pricing and further details will be released in the future,” MacMinute reports.

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“Adobe said more than 325,000 people used Lightroom, since its launch earlier this year,” MacNN reports. “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.”

“Adobe Photoshop Lightroom beta ships as a Universal Binary and is available for free download from Adobe Labs website. The company recommends Mac OSX 10.4.3 and a 1GHz PowerPC G4 processor,” MacNN reports.

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Free daily on-line tutorials: George Mann – Using Adobe Lightroom Beta and Adobe Photoshop CS2 – May 20, 2006
Report: Adobe to take on Apple’s Aperture with new ‘LightRoom’ application for Mac OS X – January 06, 2006


  1. So Aperture 1.5 is out and it looks great…

    But why do I have to pay the equivalent of US$416 in the UK when in the US you can buy it for US$299.

    Why the f*ck are you ripping us off so much in the UK market Apple????

    Now I have to wait ’til the next trip to the US…

  2. @marley
    I don’t know how many pro photographers you know, but most of them that I know (and I am one) feel that Photoshop is the tool because its all that is out there, but its ability to manage the editing workflow of a large photo session largely stinks. Aperture, has the post-processing workflow down almost cold – a few little bumps in the road, and it just keeps getting better. I have also used Adobe’s Lightroom, which is a fine product, but I think it is really lacking in some important areas (like, try managing a few 1000 images with it – not so nice…) and does NOT seem to be getting better, IMO.

    Aperture rocks and I am glad that there is competition – it only makes everything better.

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