Lightroom V2 Beta
First off the good news, Lightroom V2 beta has been released and anyone can download it to try it out 😎
One of the most exciting new features in LR2 Selective Editing which is the ability to make localised corrections (including dodging, burning, saturation, …) to specific areas of an image.
Other new features include
native 64 bit supp for PC & MAC
much improved interaction with Photoshop (including export to Photomerge, export to multiple layered PSD, opening files as smart objects)
and a ton of other stuff.
Persoanlly I can’t wait for the official release.
Here is the link to the download area but remember that this is a beta product so it will not be perfect, it will crash and functionality will change, you have been warned :shock:.
Having said that I have already installed it and I’ll let you know my thoughts.
Photoshop CS4, 64 bit & Macs
Now for the not so good news if you’re a MAC owner, Adobe have announced that Photoshop CS4 will also be a fully 64 bit native application for the PC only, MAC users will have to wait for CS5 for true 64 support 😦
Jack Nack (Senior Product Manager, Adobe Photoshop) explains all the details if anyone wants to know and I have no doubt that there will be an uproar regarding this announcement.