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Screenshots of Adobe Lightroom Beta

Not to be outdone by Apple’s Aperture application for professional photographers, Adobe has just annouced Adobe Lightroom Beta. NAPP has created a Learning Center for this new tool on their website, that is immensely useful.

Lightroom Beta lets you view, zoom in, and compare photographs quickly and easily. Precise, photography-specific adjustments allow you to fine tune your images while maintaining the highest level of image quality from capture through output. And best of all, it runs on most commonly used computers, even notebook computers used on location. Initially available as a beta for Macintosh, Lightroom will later support both the Windows and Macintosh platforms.

The Lightroom Beta, is available for download from the Adobe Labs website. You’ll need an Adobe ID in order to preview this application.

I’m glad to see Adobe pushing something like this out. I was just talking to Mercer Harris, an excellent photographer in Washington, GA, about Aperture and how it might fit into their workflow. Lightroom looks to be a viable alternative (if priced right)…

This is going to be great for consumers. I’d love to see Apple and Adobe go head-to-head even more. It’ll just drive them to innovate even more!