Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 32 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    beta 3
  • Total Downloads:
    619,333
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 19, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    463
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Professional photographers and serious digital camera hobbyists will appreciate this free beta for Adobe's Lightroom. Upon launching the program, your library of images appears at the bottom of the screen for easy selection, with drag-and-drop functionality to bring selected images into the workspace for proofing. Lightroom's main functions are divided into four sections including Library, Develop, Slideshow, and Print, each offering different options for working with your images. Using the Library tab, it's easy to pick and choose the best images of a set, with layout options for viewing similar images side by side and zoom options for image comparison. Image ratings let you differentiate among similar shots so when you're done you know which images to keep. The Develop tab lets you experiment and manipulate several photo attributes and color correction values with easy-to-use sliders. The Slideshow tab lets you assemble a presentation of your best shots, giving you control over positioning, fade transitions, and how quickly Lightroom displays each image. When it's time to Print, Lightroom lets you work with a number of options for positioning, background, and photo information overlays (such as title, exposure, date, and keywords) to make your final product look the way you like.

While lightroom is fairly easy to work with, more effects to apply to images would have been a welcome feature, as would the ability to quickly create and execute layouts for Web pages. The absence of music during slide shows and automatic digital-camera or memory-card detection are also noticible exclusions from the Windows version. We found Lightroom to be a useful tool for those who are serious about their photos. This free prerelease offers both pro and casual users a chance to check out Lightroom's capabilities before Adobe sets the professional price point in January 2007.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Too slow"

September 10, 2006  |  By xjosie729

 |  Version: Adobe Lightroom beta 3

Pros

1. The interface

2. It's functions

Cons

Lightroom took more than two hours to load my photos.

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3 stars

"A great workflow tool, but other programs can do the same."

August 31, 2006  |  By Zeke129

 |  Version: Adobe Lightroom beta 3

Pros

Amazing organization tools, lots of "development" features that allow you to fix or modify your photos, superb interface, makes slideshows, the BEST printing engine bar none

Cons

Uses excessive memory, works slowly even on the fastest computer, will cost upwards of $100 when the beta expires, there are "free forever" programs that will do the exact same thing

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5 stars

"Like having your light room"

August 15, 2006  |  By xraze

 |  Version: Adobe Lightroom beta 3

Pros

Easy to use photo editing tool which will turn your photo look profesional. Although still in beta, it look good enough to be publish. No common bug found accept for memory hog.

It can make a slideshow too. Thumb up for this one.

Cons

take a lot of memory (768MB RAM, to big for many users). Current trend is still 512MB thing. Overall it still a marvelous photo editing tool.

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2 stars

"You're not missing anything"

August 11, 2006  |  By NotMyProblem

 |  Version: Adobe Lightroom beta 3

Pros

If you have nothing else, this software is good for you. It's free.

Cons

Nothing much it can do, just changing the light, sepia or color filter. Not even red-eye correction. It still needs other photo editing software for editing. You are not missing anything. Some third party application come with your printer might do a better job.

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5 stars

"Very gooooooood"

August 03, 2006  |  By erixcastle

 |  Version: Adobe Lightroom beta 3

Pros

Nothing

Cons

nothing

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4 stars

"Simply Outstanding. One of the best photo managers and editors."

July 23, 2006  |  By themusselmans

 |  Version: Adobe Lightroom beta 3

Pros

This is one of the best photo viewers/managers/editors out there. It has many features and it is very easy to use. There are not as many preset options for editing your photos, but you can customize them easily. It easily manages large amounts of photos, in my case, over 27,000. Despite the 115 MB download, this is worth the wait. There are advanced histograms for viewing light and dark areas on your photos. It is very easy to import your photos. Right click on a dark grey or blank area on any of the screens, and press import, select your source, select ok, and it imports your photos. Some of the preset photo editing tools are: antique grayscale, cyanotype, direct positive, flat, grayscale conversion, lightroom defaults, sepia tone, tonal curves, and much more. I highly recommend this product. It is well worth the 6-month or so "trial" period.

Cons

There are a couple flaws, like slow importing, but I was dealing with about 25 GB of pictures. This is the best program whether your are an amateur or professional photographer.

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5 stars

"Flawless digital photography editor!!"

July 23, 2006  |  By rwangsa

 |  Version: Adobe Lightroom beta 3

Pros

So many features that you could not find in the existing photoshop, such as photo management and library, presets, all digital photography graph, ID, even detailed vignetting that really change the pictures.

Overall, this program gives you flexibility dealing with digital photography. All-in-one solution!! Impressive!

Cons

Even you use high speed computer, still, working and processing time is slow. But once you retrieved the information, it will stay there for quite a while!

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4 stars

"Wow"

July 20, 2006  |  By HerryFor

 |  Version: Adobe Lightroom beta 3

Pros

Just drag and drop. Good.

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4 stars

"it is good"

July 20, 2006  |  By gautam.garg

 |  Version: Adobe Lightroom beta 3

Pros

it is good

Cons

it is not much bad

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4 stars

"Sweet"

July 19, 2006  |  By Poofer

 |  Version: Adobe Lightroom beta 3

Pros

better than micrografx picture publisher 8

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date July 19, 2006
Date Added July 19, 2006
Version beta 3
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Digital Photo Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP, 1.5GHz CPU, 768MB RAM, 1GB+ disk space
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name click-3698865-11833257
Popularity
Total Downloads 619,333
Downloads Last Week 463
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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