Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom

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  • Version:
    beta 4
  • Total Downloads:
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 26, 2006
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Editors' Review


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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1 stars

"Bait and switch"

October 21, 2008  |  By kizzikat

 |  Version: Adobe Lightroom beta 4


Good program, maybe, if you have $400 spare


Advertises itself as "no limitations" free software for a beta version but in reality this is a 30 day trial of $400 software, NOT beta.


Just another bait and switch. It might be a good product but I dislike the dishonesty.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site
Release Date September 26, 2006
Date Added September 26, 2006
Version beta 4
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Digital Photo Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP, 768MB RAM
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name click-3698865-11833257
Total Downloads 626,843
Downloads Last Week 216
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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