Good news! – the highly anticipated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 software ships today.
Thousands of photographers moonlighted as “software developers” for an exciting year in beta-mode. Now their feedback comes to life in the form of a shipping product designed to help deliver a workflow photographers can truly benefit from. Available for both the Windows and Mac platforms, Photoshop Lightroom provides a place to import, manage and present large volumes of digital photographs and provide a more complete photography solution when used alongside Photoshop. The team also released Camera Raw 3.7, which now supports over 150 cameras, including: the Nikon D40 and Pentax K10D. Lightroom and Camera Raw share the same image processing technology to ensure consistent and compatible results across applications that support raw processing.
In appreciation of loyal Photoshop users, early supporters of Photoshop Lightroom and the over 500,000 beta participants, Adobe is offering Photoshop Lightroom to all new customers at a special introductory price of US $199 through April 30, 2007. Photoshop Lightroom will later sell for an estimated street price of US $299. Users of Photoshop Lightroom beta will have access to the program until its expiration on February 28, 2007.
Adobe Camera Raw 3.7 is available as a free download from Adobe.com.
For helpful hints, thoughtful observations and musings on Photoshop Lightroom, pay a visit to John Nack’s blog – http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/lightroom/.