Adobe Systems hat jetzt - vier Jahre nach der allerersten Public Beta - seine Profi-Foto-Software "Adobe Photoshop Lightroom" in Version 3 als Public Beta auf "Adobe Labs" veröffentlicht. Hauptaufgenmerk dieses Major Release seien Verbesserungen in puncto Performance und Bildqualität: "more intuitive importing, unparalleled noise reduction and sharpening tools, enhanced slideshow capabilities and direct publishing to online photo sharing sites like Flickr." Screen2.0 bietet wie immer alle Hintergrundinformationen.
So faßt das Unternehmen die Neuerungen zusammen:
Brand new performance architecture, building for the future of growing image libraries
State-of-the-art noise reduction to help you perfect your high ISO shots
Watermarking tool that helps you customize and protect your images with ease
Portable sharable slideshows with audio — designed to give you more flexibility and impact on how you choose to share your images, you can now save and export your slideshows as videos and include audio
Flexible customizable print package creation so your print package layouts are all your own
Film grain simulation tool for enhancing your images to look as gritty as you want
New import handling designed to make importing streamlined and easy
More flexible online publishing options so you can post your images online to certain online photo sharing sites directly from inside Lightroom 3 beta (may require third-party plug-ins)
"Lightroom"-Produkmanager Tim Hogarty in seinem Blog: "For this latest release we went back to the drawing board and revisited what we believe are the fundamental priorities of our customers: Performance and Image Quality. Lightroom has been stripped down to the "engine block" in order to rebuild a performance architecture that meets the needs of photographers with growing image collections and increasing megapixels. The raw processing engine has also received an overhaul right down to the fundamental demosaic algorithms that now allows unprecedented sharpening and noise reduction results. [...]
We're not even close to finished in terms of features, performance, or image quality, but we want early feedback on our improvements so that we have time to make sure Lightroom 3 is your ideal workflow assistant."
Ein Überblick von Julieanne Kost über die neuen Features gibt es auf "Adobe TV" (englisch):