updated 08:50 am EST, Mon February 27, 2006
Adobe hypes Lightroom
Adobe today announced users have downloaded over 100,000 copies of its Lightroom Public Beta, the all-new digital imaging solution that was introduced earlier this year. The company said that over 2,800 photographersare actively participating in the online beta discussions and that it has already begun to respond to the top feature requests in the forums. Released as a direct competitor to Apple's Aperture application, Lightroom Beta 2.0, available as a Universal Binary for compatibility with PowerPC and Intel-based Apple hardware, includes new features to streamline digital photography workflows. Adobe said it plans to provide a Windows beta later this year and has already received requests for it in the forums. Since its debut in mid-February, over 30,000 people have downloaded Lightroom Beta 2.0, according to the company.