Thursday, October 22, 2009

Adobe Lightroom 3 Beta

Adobe have just announced the release of Adobe Lightroom 3.0 Public Beta. Please note that the software available in this public beta is not a final release. The product quality and the features are still being developed and completed. This version cannot import catalogs from Lightroom 1 and 2 but you can install it next to your existing version and play around with some new cool features. As usual final version is expected to migrate your existing catalogs.

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Some of the new features included for you to play with in the Lightroom 3 beta are:

  • Brand new performance architecture, building for the future of growing image libraries

  • State-of-the-art noise reduction to help you perfect your high ISO shots

  • Watermarking tool that helps you customize and protect your images with ease

  • Portable sharable slideshows with audio—designed to give you more flexibility and impact on how you choose to share your images, you can now save and export your slideshows as videos and include audio

  • Flexible customizable print package creation so your print package layouts are all your own

  • Film grain simulation tool for enhancing your images to look as gritty as you want

  • New import handling designed to make importing streamlined and easy

  • More flexible online publishing options so you can post your images online to certain online photo sharing sites directly from inside Lightroom 3