Adobe has announced the public beta of Lightroom, “the efficient new way for professional photographers to import, select, develop, and showcase large volumes of digital images. So you can spend less time sorting and refining photographs, and more time actually shooting them. [sic]” Lightroom is a clear shot at Apple’s Aperture, which hasn’t been received so well by working photographers. Lightroom Beta is currently available for Mac OS X, with a Windows version coming soon. By releasing such an early beta to the public, Adobe hopes to solicit feedback from users about how to improve the product.
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