February 13, 2006

Lightroom Beta 2 now on Adobe Labs

The second preview version of Adobe Lightroom has been posted on Adobe Labs. Highlights:

  • Now available as a Universal Binary for compatibility with Intel-based Apple hardware
  • Crop and Straighten tools included in the Develop module
  • Ability to add music to slideshows
  • Ability to create hierarchical keyword sets
  • XMP import and export capabilities. (Please consult Known Issues list for details)
  • Improved Edit in Photoshop capabilities
  • Improved metadata handling
  • White balance support for the Nikon D2X, D2Hs and D50 cameras

The team continues to work on the Windows version of Lightroom, but it’s not ready to share yet. As for resources, Photography Evangelist George Jardine has posted a new video covering the Develop module, building on his earlier introductory video, and Jeff Schewe has posted info and screenshots on PhotoshopNews.com.

Posted by John Nack at 5:15 PM on February 13, 2006
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