Adobe has released the first beta version of their popular photo editing and library management tool – Adobe Lightroom, which now reached version 5. This update includes all the features in Lightroom 4, especially the new cameras added in the 4.4 update. I am a long time user of Lightroom, and have used it as my photo editing tool of choice for both my Canon DSLRs and my new Fuji cameras. I really like the integrated approach Lightroom has for both image library management, keywording, image adjustment (the main photo editing module) and printing or exporting. For me Adobe Lightroom has almost replaced Photoshop, for most of my images. I say almost because some image adjustments could only be done in Photoshop. At least until Lightroom 5.
- upgraded spot removal tool (with brush system)
- offline images editing
- auto-adjustments to straighten photos
- new tool: radial gradient filter – the best thing since, well…linear gradients
- support for a ton of new cameras, of interest to me being the Fuji X-E1 and X100s
Will I get the Lightroom 5 upgrade? Let’s start the beta test......