June 07, 2010

Lightroom 3 has arrived!

I’m delighted to say that after more than 600,000 downloads of the public beta, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 has arrived. The download is ready to grab, and Adobe evangelist Julieanne Kost has posted 10 new videos to take you through feature and workflow improvements, big and small.

Per Product Manager Tom Hogarty, here’s a quick list of what we’ve changed since the last public beta:

  • Profile-based lens correction that addresses:
    • Geometric lens distortion(i.e., barrel or pincushion)
    • Chromatic aberration
    • Vignette effects
  • Manual geometric lens correction
  • Horizontal and vertical perspective correction
  • Improved Web templates for updated color and design options
  • Additional Print templates to utilize the new creative layout options
  • New develop presets for creative B&W and Color adjustments
  • Focal length filtering available in the metadata filter
  • Updated SDK with publish collection functionality and access to collection and keyword metadata
  • Improved interactive responsiveness
  • Ability to upgrade Lightroom 1, Lightroom 2 catalogs as well as Lightroom 3 beta or Lightroom 3 beta 2 catalogs
    • Images edited in Lightroom 3 beta or Lightroom 3 beta 2 will migrate to Lightroom 3.0 with little or no visual adjustments. Minor sharpening adjustments may appear.
  • Ability to migrate Photoshop Elements 6, 7 or 8 catalogs to Lightroom 3
  • Updated print resolution limits of 720ppi for local printing and 1200ppi for printing to a JPEG file.

Thanks for all the great prerelease feedback, and happy shooting!

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Upcoming Photoshop, Lightroom, and CS5 video sessions

The folks at Fotocare in NYC will be hosting CS5 and Lightroom 3 sessions in a couple of weeks:

Join us in welcoming Adobe specialists, Bryan O’Neil Hughes and Tom Hogarty as they present Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3. In these workshops you will learn the new features in Photoshop and Lightroom. See how to use the new tools to enhance your workflow, making it easier and faster.

June 28th:
Photoshop CS5 : 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Lightroom 3 : 2:00PM – 4:00PM

June 29th
Lightroom 3 : 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Photoshop CS5 : 2:00PM – 4:00PM

RSVP Required
Email: seminars@fotocare.com
Phone: 212-741-2990

Meanwhile on July 13 the Creative Suite User Group of San José will be hosting their first all-video meeting, and the last of their three CS5 launch events. Event organizer Sally Cox writes,

Join us for product demos, raffles, baked goods and other surprises, it’s all free! Meet us at Adobe San Jose or join us online via Adobe Connect Pro. Sign up here.

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