I have just adopted Lightroom as part of my regular workflow, and admittedly it was a little tough to get out of my old habits. But I can say that I have been not only enjoying the layout and design, but the increased efficiency has been very welcome.
I had just started playing around with Lightroom’s Beta 2 and getting to know a few of the new tools and changes when I found out last night that the completed version had just been released.
All I can say is Wow!
Not only are some of the new tools going to be very useful, but the dual monitor support alone is worth the upgrade.
Here’s a rundown of some of the new features:
- Dual Monitor Support
- Local Adjustment Brush
- 64 bit processing
- Handful of new Tools
- Better integration with Photoshop CS3
- Updated Printing Features
- Updated File Management
There’s also a ton stuff they have tweaked and added to this latest version and I’m really sold as replacing Adobe’s Bridge with Lightroom as my primary file management system. Not only that, but using it for most of my Raw editing.
There are some great sites out there specifically on Lightroom and they’re fantastic resources for finding out more about what makes Lightroom such a unique and useful program. Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski have put together some new ones and one in particular you should check out is
For now, I am back to playing around with this new program and looking forward to seeing what others have to say about it.