Saturday Photography News Update

Since I hadn’t posted since Wednesday, I thought I would give you some of the latest and greatest news from around the photography industry.  There are some very exciting things happening and here’s a small sample:


Adobe has released the beta version of Lightroom 2.0!  The version is available to those who already have Lightroom 1.0 and is available for download and testing.  It is not compatible with current Lightroom libraries, so you won’t be able to use it in your regular workflow.  However, you can begin testing and providing feedback to Adobe to ensure that the new version will meet your needs when it’s released.  You can download the beta version from Adobe Labs. (Here’s the link.)  As a side note, NAPP has created a Lightroom 2.0 Beta Learning Center which is free for everyone to use.  (Here’s the link.)  Image courtesy of Adobe. has a daily video blog post from Photoshop World.  I highly recommend that you go check it out.  You can even see a clip of the sneak peek of Adobe CS4!

Yesterday I received my May issue of Macworld and there is an article inside that is an excerpt of Scott Kelby’s book The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers. The article covers color correcting your photos.  Pick up a copy for yourself, it’s great chance to get a preview of Scott’s great book!

Apple has just introduced Aperture 2 and it was released yesterday.  We knew it was coming, now it’s here!  Aperture is Apple’s professional photography workflow solution.  It’s an incredible program with features very similar to Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom.  It easily incorporates Photoshop (much the same way Lightroom does) and it also features a non-destructive editing workflow.  If you use a Mac, check it out.  Apple is also offering a free trial.  Here’s the link to find out more.

That’s it for today’s update.  I’ll see you back here on Monday for more great photography gouge!  Have a great weekend!


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