I have a First Look at Lightroom article on Macworld Mag’s site. Here’s how it starts:
The first impulse most photographers will have is to compare Adobe’s just announced Lightroom to Aperture, Apple’s pro level photo app. And well they should. We may have a real clash of the titans on our hands here.
Adobe promotes Lightroom as “the efficient new way for professional photographers to import, select, develop, and showcase large volumes of digital images.” Unlike Photoshop—Adobe’s image-editing application that must serve many masters, including graphic artists and Web designs—Lightroom is aimed squarely at photographers. That said, Photoshop complements Lightroom when there’s a heavy image-editing task to handle. And Lightroom makes it easy to open a picture in Photoshop. Generally speaking, though, the tools in Photoshop that photographers need most of the time exist right within Lightroom.
Even at this early public beta stage, it’s clear that Adobe has done its homework. Lightroom is powerful, intuitive, and tailored specifically for the serious shooter.
I get into the details of this in the rest of the article. But I have to tell you here, this will be a very good app. And it dawns on me that we now have two robust photo editors available for the Mac, and nothing for Windows. My how things have changed…