Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is the efficient new way for professional photographers to import, select, develop, and showcase large volumes of digital images. So you can spend less time sorting and refining photographs, and more time actually shooting them. Its clean, elegant interface literally steps out of the way and lets you quickly view and work with the images you shot today, as well as the thousands of images that you will shoot over the course of your career. Because no two photographers work alike, Adobe Lightroom adapts to your workflow, not the other way around.
Lightroom 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.
WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 2.0 Build 481478:
Multi-monitor support: Open a view of the Library in a second window that can be displayed on a second monitor. Keep this window open while you?re working in any module, making it easier to view and select photos to edit or present.
Streamlined Library browsing: A reorganized layout in the Library module makes it easier to manage your photos. A Volume Browser lets you check the status of local and networked volumes at a glance. The new Library Filter bar in the Grid view lets you find photos by metadata criteria; attributes such as ratings, labels, and flag status; or a text search of indexed metadata fields. See View information in the Volume Browser and Find photos using the Library Filter bar.
Simplified keywording: The Keywording panel and new Keyword List panel are both on the right side of the Library module, making it easier to add, apply, and manage keywords. A new keyword set suggests similar keywords for photos whose capture times are in proximity.
Support for larger file sizes: Work with files up to 65,000 pixels long or wide, up to 512 megapixels.
Local color adjustments: Make exposure, brightness, clarity, and other adjustments on specific areas of a photo by using the Adjustment Brush tool or the Graduated Filter tool.
Output creations: Save settings from the Slideshow, Print, and Web modules with a collection so that you can easily return to those settings for a group of photos.
Smart collections: Create smart collections based on metadata rules that you specify. Smart collections automatically stay up-to-date with the photos that meet the criteria you specify.
Postcrop vignette: Apply a vignette effect to a cropped photo.
Tighter integration with Adobe Photoshop: Open photos from Lightroom in Photoshop more quickly and as a Smart Object. Merge multiple photos to panorama, merge multiple high dynamic range (HDR) photos, or open multiple photos as one layered file in Photoshop. When you return to Lightroom, edited images are automatically added to the catalog.
New print options: Create print layouts, called picture packages, that contain one photo in a variety of sizes on a page. Enjoy improved output sharpening, and print to a JPEG file for your print service provider.
Improved performance: Lightroom 2.0 makes better use of multiple processors for faster display of thumbnails and photos, and supports 64-bit systems running Windows Vista and Mac OS.
Output SDK: A Software Development Kit allows third parties to create plug-ins that enhance Lightroom functionality for exporting photos, creating web photos galleries, and adding custom metadata.