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.
* Perform nondestructive editing
Enjoy robust support for more than 150 camera raw formats, and experiment with confidence. Adjustments you make to images in Lightroom won't alter the original data, whether you're working on a JPEG, TIFF, DNG, or camera raw file.
* Enjoy an elegant, uncluttered interface
Ease the learning curve and be productive quickly. Task-oriented modules whisk you through typical workflow tasks by putting just the tools you need at your fingertips.
* Professional editing tools
Fine-tune your photographs with precise, easy-to-use tools for globally correcting white balance, exposure, tone curves, lens distortion, and color casts.
* Photographer profiles
Get inspired by documentaries of well-known photographers in the Lightroom Design Center.
* Lightroom/Photoshop Icelandic Adventure
Using the Lightroom, photographers uploaded, sorted, adjusted, and output their raw images while still working in the field.
* Project Photoshop Lightroom tour
Adobe brought the Lightroom beta to 25 schools across the U.S. See the work that resulted from the tour.
Enhancements that can be found in the Lightroom include the following:
• Localized corrections - Enhance specific areas of an image for unsurpassed nondestructive flexibility and control reminiscent of the traditional darkroom dodge and burn experience
• Improved organizational tools - Find the images you need quickly and easily
• Multiple monitor support - Add an additional monitor to efficiently manage photographic workflow and presentation
• Flexible print package functionality - Create custom layouts containing multiple sizes of a photograph on a single page
• 64-bit support - Lightroom 2.0 now takes advantage of the latest hardware architectures with improved memory handling and performance
Changes in Lightroom 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.