updated 10:10 am EDT, Tue June 13, 2006
Adobe Lightroom beta 3
Adobe has released a third public beta of Lightroom, its professional software for photographers. Much like Apple's own Aperture, the software is designed to import, select, develop and showcase large volumes of digital images. The beta 3 release includes support for several new raw camera foramts, and many new features and enhancements, including Before and After views in Develop, a history of Develop edits, live preview of HTML/Flash web output in new Web Module, automatic import (a.k.a., Hot Folder support), better handling of PSD and TIFF files, resolution control in Export, a an ddditional straighten tool, the ability to save module settings with collections and shoots, and keyword import/export. The beta expires on January 30, 2007 and is available as a Universal Binary for Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later. A beta of the Windows version is not yet available, but is expected later this year.