Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Version: 4.0 || Release Date: 2012-03-28 || License: Commercial with demo ($299) Developer: Adobe | App Owner: joeybaker

Workflow management and RAW editor

Adobe Photoshop® Lightroom® answers the digital photographer’s call for a workflow application that allows photographers to quickly work with raw format images. With Lightroom you can manage all of your photographs; showcase them in print, dynamic slideshows, and interactive Web galleries that are a simple to produce. Lightroom’s cross platform support allows photographers to effortlessly work on projects from any Windows or Macintosh computer on-location or in the office. Lightroom—spend less time at the computer, and more time behind the lens, doing what you love.

• 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.

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5 Opinions

Changelog is on the blog:

my only complaint is that on my iMac (2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM), it can slow down SEVERELY if you make a lot of edits using the tools. but I love the way it keeps track of edits. while it does some things better than photoshop, it's not a replacement, but rather a compliment.

A lot of improvements over Lightroom 2 already and a lot quicker too.

Nice editing tools, and I love the catalog system. Non-destructive editing FTW!

This program is the best program I have used for raw image adjustments, keywording, and cataloging of my photos. It leaves the original file untouched and saves all adjustments in tiny little sidecar files. Only on image export is the adjustments committed to a jpg file. Add in some of Jeffrey Friedl's excellent (donationware) plug-ins and you have a very handy all-in-one image management system.